Directors Exchange



Meeting dates:
-November 18, 2020 – Contact Alejandra at for meeting notes.
-January 28, 2021 – Contact Alejandra at for meeting notes.
-March 17, 2021 @ 2:00 PM PST – Click HERE to register. Click HERE to view the agenda.
-May 19, 2021
-July 21, 2021



The R9DeX is 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. R9DeX will consist of three meetings per year.

The goal of the R9DeX  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.


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 trainings, 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 career.


R9DeX meetings will be scheduled six times per year. 



September 21, 2o2o

Managing Mindsets


Led by Deidre Harris

We’re living in unprecedented times with unprecedented upheaval and angst (to say the least!). So how do we support staff in managing their mindsets and maintaining their resiliency? Join us for a 1-hour wellness call with Deidre Harris who will facilitate conversations focused on strategies for “shifting” dispositions while helping staff feel empowered.



PowerPoint Slides

Padlet Boards

Certificate of Participation



October 29, 2019

Honolulu, HI – Family Engagement and Cultural Effectiveness Conference

Led by Larry Campbell, Catholic Charities & Stacy Brown, Family Support Hawaii

In today’s frenetic-paced culture in which we live, finding the time to get everything done seems to be an unsurmountable task. In this session we will look at research from the book “Scarcity” to understand how this affects our daily performance, whether for the positive or negative. We’ll look at bandwidth and how each of us individually must look within to measure whether or not we’re performing at our peak. The pressing weight that Directors encounter are heavy, yet there are ways to evaluate our management practices, how we approach leadership, delegation, supervision and developing staff. Is there a way to balance all of this? Yes, but it does take a keen self-admission to examine our self-care routines in order to thrive. In this uniquely designed forum for Senior Directors, Administrators and Managers, we will examine data and research coupled with interactive discussion to sharpen each others’ capacity to serve needy population groups in our respective service areas.


February 11, 2019

Phoenix, Arizona

Session facilitated by Mr. Larry Campbell of Catholic Charities Head Start and Ms. Amy Corriveau, City of Phoenix Head Start.

“I Wonder…”

During this session, the facilitators will lead all attending Directors in a self-assessment of their program’s data management and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process.

The stressors of a Head Start Director are intense to say the least.  Managing all the mandates of HSPPS, HS Act, State Child Care Licensing Regulations, State QIRS requirements, OMB regulations, and the list goes on.  How do you monitor all of this? In recent years OHS has placed much emphasis on data collection to improve quality outcomes…but more recently has advanced to focus on analyzing data to make timely course corrections. Perhaps you feel that your program is behind the curve.  Maybe your program is starting to make headway in the process of analyzing data.  And some may be well underway with exploring new methodologies for data analytics for CQI.  This session will benefit any program director regardless of your current level of progress.  Come gain examples from peers as we share examples of data dashboards, integration with systems, and data tours. Networking with other directors is a key deliverable in this session with the intention that each Director gleans from one another and returns to their program challenged and excited about next steps.

During the Director’s Exchange…Head Start/Early Head Start program participants obtain ideas, tools and resources to guide their ability to evaluate their individual program’s progress toward data collection and analysis as measured against the HSPPS 1302.102 (c) Using Data for Continuous Program Improvement.

  • “Ensure data is aggregated, analyzed and compared in such a way to assist agencies in identifying risks and informing strategies for continuous improvement in all program service areas;”
  • “Ensure child-level assessment data is aggregated and analyzed … to direct continuous program improvement” …
  • Use information from ongoing monitoring and the annual self-assessment, and program data on teaching practice, staffing and professional development …”
  • Use program improvement plans as needed to strengthen or adjust content and strategies for professional development, change program scope and services, refine school readiness…”

R9HSA Directors Exchange – January 2020 E-mail

Questions? Contact Ed Condon at or 916-259-0971 ext. 101.

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.
  • Provide resources to assist our members in compliance and professional development.

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