Starting January 23, 2024
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. Participants will meet in Sacramento, Ca on July 23-24, 2024 for our closing gathering.
“The opportunity to engage in self-reflection to help strengthen us as leaders is rare. To do so in a space facilitated by experts in the field, provided with resources and a new network of connections, and supportive colleagues is even rarer. There is a breadth and depth of knowledge to both gain and share during the Manager’s Academy, and is a way to connect your purpose and passion into actionable growth.” -Megan Lamb, SETA Head Start
“The unique thing about this course is getting to work with Desiree who is so versed in experiences in the world of Early Head Start/Head Start. Her passion and love for the field is felt. She also makes the environment safe and is able to draw such wonderful connections with each participant. This is a great course to take to really fill your own cup, learn more, and expand your knowledge. I also love being able to meet leaders from other programs! Being able to make connections and have conversations with each other has been amazing. We all have like roles and it’s nice to bounce ideas off of each other. I feel like I have made connections with others that will continue throughout my career.” -Ashley La Soya, Volunteers of America Southwest
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.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.