The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) is an interactive, immersion experience that gives participants a glimpse into life on low-income. In order to most effectively utilize this tool with your constituency, Missouri CAN encourages all CAPS kit users to invest in the Poverty Simulation Facilitator Training.* During the first day of this event, all participants will experience the Poverty Simulation as family members. Then on day two, participants will gain the skills necessary to plan, promote, direct, and facilitate a Poverty Simulation in their own community.
*Please note that the registration fee covers the cost of facilitator training only, not the CAPS kit. In order to obtain a copyright license and Poverty Simulation kit, please visit http://www.povertysimulation.org/.
Agenda: Click here for the event agenda
Dates and Times:
March 19, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
March 20, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Event Registration: Registration includes training, materials, and lunch on the second day. Breakfast is complimentary with hotel reservations (2 per room). Registration is limited to 80 participants, and this event fills to capacity quickly.
Click the button at the top of this page to secure your spot ASAP. You may pay by credit card online or choose the pay later option during the checkout process in order to pay by check or PO. Registration deadline is March 9, 2018.
Registration fee structure:
$410.00 – CAPS Facilitator Training
Register by February 23, 2018 for $50 early-bird discount: $360
½ price for every 3rd, 6th, 9th registrant:
$180.00 on or before February 23, 2018 or
$205.00 after February 23, 2018
There is no cost for this training if you are employed by a Missouri Community Action Agency and register before the early bird deadline of February 23, 2018. In order to receive this discount, please sign into your individual NEON account prior to registering. MO CAA staff that register after this date will incur a $50 registration fee.
Hotel Registration: A block of rooms has been reserved for the nights of March 18, 19, and 20. To make room reservations with the Hilton Kansas City Airport, follow this link and enter the group code: MCAN. To make reservations over the phone, please call 1-800-HILTONS, indicate that you are attending the Poverty Simulation Facilitator Training, and use the group code: MCAN. Your hotel room reservation and conference registration guarantees complimentary breakfast (2 per room) and free parking. Single and double room rates are $118.00 plus tax. The deadline for reservations at the Hilton is February 23, 2018.
Transportation: For driving directions, taxi rates, and information about the Hilton’s courtesy shuttle to/from the Hilton Kansas City Airport, please click here.
Who to Contact: For any questions regarding the Community Action Poverty Simulation, facilitator training, or accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Missouri CAN at (573) 634-2969 or email us here.
Cancellation policy: All cancellations must be in writing, and there will be a $50 cancellation fee for ALL registrations cancelled after February 23, 2018. The cancellation fee is waived if there is a substitution.