Month: April 2014
Region IV Head Start Association
2014 Leadership Summit Preconference Workshops
One-Day Live Institute
June 16, 2014 (Monday)
8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. EDT (On-site Check-in: 7:15 A.M.)
Atlanta, GA (Sheraton Atlanta Hotel)
Take your Head Start or Early Head Start program’s governance to the next level of effectiveness. The Office of Head Start considers governance a key indicator of a successful Head Start or Early Head Start program, in part, because governance is the one component that touches all other aspects of the program. Governance is emphasized in the new terms and conditions for five-year grant awards and will continue to be an area of focus for the Office of Head Start in its oversight of the five-year grants. This greater focus on governance is not surprising. Governance has been a key area for Head Start findings in recent years, and the Office of Head Start has concluded that poor or ineffective program governance is often a warning sign of an agency likely to have other problems. These factors, combined with a shift toward more consideration of performance and effectiveness rather than just compliance with minimum standards, mean that governance has taken on an even larger significance for Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Effective governance, however, takes more than knowing the basics. This full-day workshop will not only explain the fundamental rules for Head Start governance but provide insights and best practices needed to take your Head Start or Early Head Start program’s governance to that next level.