Training West


Training events, live/on-demand

Training West brings Head Start agencies affordable and accessible training events, live/on-demand, and soon online courses. These trainings target program leadership and senior managers whose workplace tasks include fiscal, human resources, training and talent development, community partnerships and parent leadership.

Peer-to-Peer Forums

Human Resources Forum: A peer-to-peer exchange for individuals working in Human Resources to support Head Start programs.  Individuals may be working in Compensation and Benefits, Compliance or Talent Development. Click here to Join







Inspiring Movement, Resilience and Self-Care

Help! I’m exhausted! Sound familiar? Join us for this fun and accessible workshop; offering ways to inspire resilience and self-care for both you and the children you serve. Learn how imaginative movement, mindfulness and calming techniques can support wellness both in and out of the classroom.

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Behavior Management + CLASS ®  = A Comprehensive Framework

Trainer: John Gunnarson, Consultant, Early Care and Education







Phoenix, AZ

  • February 12-13, 2019 – Seminar: “Behavior Management + CLASS ®  = A Comprehensive Framework”
  • February 26, 2019 – Webinar 1: “Implementing Positive Behavior Management: Strategies, Questions, Discussion” RESOURCES
  • March 26, 2019 – Webinar #2: “Sustaining Positive Behavior Management: Strategies, Questions, Discussion” RESOURCES

About this training…

Finally… a comprehensive, easy-to-understand approach to behavior management!   This two-day seminar with follow-up webinars will provide participants with a strong framework that they can use on behavior management.  Apply this framework program-wide or with individual classrooms.  On Day 1, you will learn concrete strategies for creating a classroom culture that embraces positive expectations, skills, and behaviors.   These are the foundational pieces that exceptional teachers use to develop their class into a cohesive, cooperative group.   Strategies will be presented using the CLASS ®  Behavior Management indicators.   On Day 2, you will learn specific options for responding to the misbehaviors of individual children.  You will emerge with a comprehensive framework that you can apply to any misbehavior in any classroom.

The intended audience and participants for this seminar are education program managers, coaches, teachers, directors, and support staff.   Teams are encouraged to register.  All participants will receive a handbook to support their implementation of positive behavior strategies.

Here is the two-day agenda…

Proactive Behavior Management:  Use CLASS ®  to Create a Classroom Culture that Supports Positive Behaviors

Day 1 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • 8:00 am     Doors Open   Registration and Continental Breakfast.
  • 8:30 am     Attendees should be checked in and reviewing materials.
  • 9:00 am    Training Session Starts – Day 1

Learn specific techniques for creating classrooms in which teachers intentionally teach children positive behavioral expectations.  Using CLASS and other research, this engaging seminar will focus on:

  • Intentionally teaching behavioral expectations
  • Redirection of misbehavior
  • Proactive
  • Clear behavior expectations
  • Support for autonomy and leadership, and
  • Classroom meetings.

Reactive Behavior Management:  Use Effective Strategies to Respond to Behavior Problems

Day 2 – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

In response to misbehaviors, participants in this engaging seminar will learn concrete strategies to apply to any behavior problem.  After identifying the goal of the child’s misbehavior, teachers have effective options to choose from:

  • Ignoring the behavior
  • Restructuring the environment
  • Directing the behavior
  • Offering choices,
  • Problem-solving, and
  • Logical consequences.

Participants will practice using a comprehensive Positive Discipline Action Plan that can be applied to any misbehavior.

Webinar:  Implementing Positive Behavior Management:  Strategies, Questions, Discussion

Webinar:  Sustaining Positive Behavior Management:  Strategies, Questions, Discussion

Day 4 – 3:00-4:00 pm


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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Sacramento, CA 95816



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