R9 Director’s Exchange (R9DeX)


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.  In frequently, 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 would be scheduled three times per year. 

Our first gathering of the R9DeX, was October 23, 2018.  This session was held at the Family Engagement and Cultural Effectiveness Conference. 

Our second gathering of the R9DeX will be February 11, 2019. The session will be 10:00 – 4:00 pm.  This session will be complementary with your conference registration at the Western State Early Learning Institutes.  Click here to register.



Monday February 11, 2019

2019 Western States Early Learning Institutes

Phoenix, AZ – DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Tempe

Presenters: TBA

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Fiesta Ballroom 3


June 2019 – TBA


Questions? Contact Ed Condon at econdon@region9hsa.org 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.

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