Directing the Work



Thank you for joining us at the Executive Directors’ Conference hosted by the Texas Council on Family Violence and the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault on February 17 – 19, 2014 at the Hyatt Lost  Pines Resort. We hope you enjoyed the conference and got an opportunity to relax! Please find below available presentation materials from the pre-conference, plenary and workshop sessions.

For questions, please contact Nikhita Ved at or (512) 685-6294.



Workshop presentation materials on Cost Allocations was made available by Directing the Work: Annual Executive Directors’ Conference. This session was designed especially for programs funded by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). The session covered the core components of a cost allocation system, defined cost allocation, provided the basics on staffing, and discussed internal controls and reports.

Ann Gauntt: Cost Allocation Training

Robert Shamy: Cost Allocation Training

Denise Walch: Cost Allocation Training

Plenary Sessions

Julie Havener: Strengths-Centered Advocacy: An Innovative Approach to Empower Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Kristen Houser: Media SOS: Surviving the “Storm of Sandusky”

Joseph Vess: Breaking Down Silos: Using Gender as  Lens to Improve and Integrate Prevention Efforts

Workshop Sessions

Cathi Hight: Change Management: Dealing with Constant Restructuring and Reorganization 

Cathi Hight: Giving Constructive Feedback: The 1, 2, 3 Formula

Kristen Houser: Camera Ready: Coaching Tips for Media Interviews

Omar Narvaez: Promoting LGBTQ Inclusive Services Through Leadership

Elena Nazarova and Aaron Setliff: Common Places? A Sociocultural Perspective on Domestic Violence Services in Texas and Russia

Kate Robinson: Culture of Learning: Why It’s So Important and How to Build One

Kate Robinson: Managing to Outcomes

Kate Robinson Resources List

Edward M. “Ted” Smith: Best Practices to Avoid Getting Sued By Your Employees

Glenn D. Stockard and Molly Voyles: We Asked, You Responded, We Listened! Managing Your Client Data