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August 2017

Site Directors Academy

August 8 @ 8:00 am - August 10 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Marina Village, 1936 Quivira Way
San Diego, CA 92109 United States
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Creating your own leadership style, bringing out the best in others and building a cohesive team: These are some of the skills you will learn at the Site Directors Academy. The program is designed to help site based leaders develop strategies to lead effectively and maintain high performing teams in the midst of turbulent external and internal organizational change. This academy targets individuals responsible for the oversight of one or more child development centers to help them align the operations…

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Human Resources Networking Meeting

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, 1441 Quivira Road
San Diego,, California 92109
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This HR Networking Meeting will be a unique opportunity for individuals supporting all functions of HR - Recruitment - Safety - Employee Relations - Compensation and Benefits - Compliance - Talent Development - to come together to listen, learn, network and build a professional community to advance our agencies performance. This meeting will be a blend of training, reflection and community building for HR professionals in the western states.  Four seasoned experts will be on-hand to facilitate the content offered…

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Northern California Early Head Start – Parent Engagement Conference

August 25 @ 8:00 am - August 26 @ 4:00 pm PDT

RAISING HANDS, OPENING HEARTS Register FREE Here! Priority registration deadline is August, 4th 2017.*  The Northern California Early Head Start Parent Engagement Conference will take place at the River Lodge Conference Center in Fortuna, CA, August 25-26, 2017. This event is presented by California Department of Education, Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership, a collaboration of Partner Agencies and local Family Child Care Networks in Northern California. Hear from Excellent Speakers, Learn New Skills  The Parent Engagement Conference opens…

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September 2017

NHSA – 2017 Fall Leadership Institute

September 25 - September 28
Hyatt Regency, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 United States
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Leadership in Action Now more than ever, the leaders of the Head Start community need to come together to preserve Head Start's current funding level and structure.  There continues to be a massive amount of change underway in Washington, and we need to continue doubling-down on our leadership and advocacy on behalf of Head Start's children and families. There will undoubtedly be challenges ahead, but together the Head Start community will continue to turn those challenges into the opportunity to…

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October 2017

Family Engagement and Cultural Effectiveness Conference

October 30 - November 3
Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kalia Rd
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States
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Join us for this important conference that aims to increase intentional and meaningful family engagement that reaches across diverse cultures. This three-day conference will feature 6 special speakers, 34 workshop sessions, an evening reception network opportunity, exhibitors offering resources and services that help programs thrive, and more! Learn more at the FEC homepage!

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December 2017

The Leadership Challenge for Head Start Managers and Directors

December 6 @ 9:00 am - December 7 @ 4:00 pm PST
Sierra Health Foundation, 1321 Garden Highway
Sacramento, CA 95833 United States
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This training is based upon The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, developed by Jim Kouzes and Berry Posner. Through a series of creative learning activities and exercises, as well as the utilization of a Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), this workshop will de-mystify the concept of leadership development and approach it as a learnable set of behaviors.  Today, The Five Practices along with 10 commitments and the 30 behaviors are the basis of The Leadership Challenge® Model, the most recognized standard of leadership excellence.

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The Leadership Challenge for Head Start Managers and Directors

December 12 - December 13
Kellogg West Conference Center, 3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
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December 12-13, 2017 | Kellogg West Conference Center, Pomona, CA If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.—John Quincy Adams Running a Head Start Association means juggling the needs of children, parents and staff as well as the myriad of tasks needed to operate any business organization. Meanwhile, Head Start agencies are experiencing enormous stress and additional uncertainty due to re-competition, budget restrictions and increased poverty in families. This…

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The Vision

All children, regardless of their circumstance at birth, deserve a full and prosperous life.

The Mission

  • Support high-impact Head Start programs for children and adults by creating opportunities for collaboration, networking and information sharing.
  • Unite with state and national Head Start organizations to ensure regulatory and budget outcomes that support our work.
  • Champion the message that every child and family who succeeds makes their community a better place.

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1225 8th Street, Suite 342
Sacramento, CA 95814



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