With over 200 agencies in Region 9, there are a significant number of individuals in leadership roles with a wide range of professional skills. Frequently, these individuals are invited to attend training, institutes, and summits by associations, consultants, and vendors. Infrequently, directors are invited to collaborate in a network opportunity that is designed to build skills, relationships, and solutions for themselves and their agencies. New directors lack the connections to peers that are essential for success. Similarly, experienced directors seek to be leveraged for insights and resources they have gained during their careers.
The Director’s Exchange meetings are designed to create a space for executive directors, directors, and deputy directors to regularly connect, learn new skills, and strategize over effective practices to advance their programs. Director’s Exchange meetings will consist of three meetings per year.
The goal of the Director’s Exchange meetings is to nurture relationships among new and experienced directors, create a safe and collaborative environment for professional growth, and gain strategies to build high-impact organizations. In addition, these meetings will allow participants the opportunity to tour other agencies, meet with selected trainers and nurture professional friendship in an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust.
Participation is limited to three attendees per agency, per session.
Director’s Exchange meetings are scheduled six times per year.
Next meeting dates:
-May 19, 2021
-July 21, 2021
I have been to management workshops, not leadership training. This has totally changed my perspective and encouraged me to propel forward in developing my skills.
I am honored and humbled to be a recipient of the Region 9 Head Start Association’s Legacy Scholarship. The scholarship helped me get one step closer to achieving my goal of becoming a Head Start Director.
I took part in The disproportionate impact of COVID 19, and how to provide “real” support for black/brown children and families and I just want to say this was an amazing webinar. I hope we can look forward to further conversation on this topic.
Thank you so much for making events like this! I really enjoyed and learned so much teaching strategies to implement STEM in the classroom.
The HR Network was an excellent opportunity to network and learn the best practices from other HR professionals within Head Start programs. You will be amazed by the level of talent and experience of the participants.
The Summer Camp training was powerful and inspiring! Each presenter was very engaging, it’s hard to even pick a favorite session!
The Leadership Challenge training was very relevant to my work as a Head Start leader! Great facilitation; stayed with the program yet allowed time for individual and small group reflections.
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