2013 Manager and Director Academy Overview
The National Head Start Association is pleased to announce our 2013 Manager & Director Academy, June 24 - 27, 2013, Denver, Colorado. Our theme this year is Getting Results, Moving Forward.
The 2013 MDA will once again focus on critical issues facing Head Start agencies of all sizes, throughout the Unites States. The 2013 MDA will be under the direction of Ms. Kristen Hayes. In addition to Ms. Hayes, content experts will be presenting throughout the four days. New this year - a special breakout for executive directors, directors and senior fiscal staff has been added to ensure time is allocated to drill down on strategic issues. Key topics to be covered in 2013 include - Leadership, Human Resources, Head Start Operations Systems Development, and Outcomes Based Management.
Once again, NHSA encourages teams of 3 or more to attend from each agency. Consult the on-line registration tool for team discounts. Continuing Education Units will be available.
Family Development Credential
Held in conjunction with the Academy is the Family Development Credential Instructors’ Training Institute (FDCITI). This four day interactive train-the-trainer Instructors’ Institute will certify Head Start staff as instructors, who will then offer the FDC program by training staff in their local communities.
Click here to learn more about FDCITI.
"Excellent four days for my team and myself. Faculty offered a great deal of new content, and the daily facilitation by Kristen was a great resource. We put in to action a number of the strategies learned at MDA immediately",
Colleen Versteeg, Executive Director, Orange County Head Start,
Santa Ana, California
Renaissance Denver Hotel
3801 Quebec Street
Denver, Colorado 80207
Location: The Renaissance Denver Hotel, the closest hotel to Denver Airport with a free airport shuttle, is conveniently located off I-70, midway between Denver International Airport (DIA) and Downtown Denver.
Room Rate of $135: Call 800-468-3571, by June 3, 2013
Kristen Hayes – 2013 MDA Facilitator
Kristen Hayes, MPM is a Management Consultant and advocate of high-quality programming for children and families. With 10 years’ experience in program implementation and public policy formation, she has worked with organizations across the country to secure grant funding through two Federal departments, and helped grantees effectively utilize funds to meet required outcomes. Since February 2011, Kristen has consulted with Head Start/Early Head Start agencies on a variety of projects including evaluating and improving existing management systems, coaching new Directors through ACF grants administration requirements, conducting organizational assessments to increase the efficiency with which Head Start funding is utilized, and supporting programs through the re-designation process.
2013 MDA Training TeamClick the photo to read the speakers' bios.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Leadership – Session led by National Center for Program Management & Fiscal Operations
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Human Development – Session led by Wipfli’s Tammy T. Jelinek, Strategic Alignment Manager & Seth M. Finestack, Manager
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Head Start System – Session led by Colleen Versteeg, Executive Director, Orange County Head, Start, Inc.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Outcomes Based Management – Session led by Barbara W. Montero – Vice President, T & TA, Aelero Learning
| Time || Room || Description |
| 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. ||Pre Function A || Registration & Networking Room: Pre Function A |
| 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. || Ballroom AB ||Welcome & Introductions |
| 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. || Ballroom AB || Cornerstone presentation by selected experts |
| 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. || || Break |
| 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. || Ballroom AB || Cornerstone presentation by selected experts |
| 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. || ||Lunch on your own |
| 1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. || Ballroom AB || Reflections on the morning |
| 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. || Aspen ||Break out 1: Managers, Coordinators |
| 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. || Telluride ||Break out 2: Executive Directors, Program Directors, and Financial Officers |
| 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. || || Transition to large group |
| 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. || Ballroom AB || Question and answer with the presenters |
Reflections on the day
Schedule is subject to change, based upon faculty’s learning objectives.