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Challenging times require new approaches in leadership and in program management.  Inspired by exemplary program leaders in the West, Region 9 Head Start Association is excited to offer our Managers Academy.

One of the ways that great agencies have responded to changing times has been to elevate the skills of managers whose work intersect most closely with the delivery of services.  As essential a great strategy might be, equally essential is the ability to implement the vision and structure.  The foundational component of trust is only strengthened when all parties, at all levels of an organization are moving in the same direction with a clear view of the horizon and the guardrails to support a high impact performance.  As Simon Sinek, the author of may books on organizational success says, “A team is not a group of people who work together but a team is a group of people who trust each other.”  The development of strong management teams starts with the development of individuals.

The values of R9HSA Managers Academy include the belief that each person must acknowledged for their lived experiences, they are all leaders in their organizations and self-development is the key to personal growth and professional success.


The majority of the course work will take place virtually utilizing the Zoom platform and an interactive learning management resource.  In addition, participants will meet in-person on two occasions.  The first in-person meeting is optional, will occur October 24, 2023, associated with R9HSA Family Engagement Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.  The second in-person meeting will take place in Sacramento, January 15-16, 2024.

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