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September 25 - 28, 2017
2017 Fall Leadership Institute
Washington, D.C.

Location

This event will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, just a few miles from the White House and the Capitol Building. The Hyatt is full. Please select from the list of alternate hotels.

Registration

Registration is now open! Sign up early as we expect the Institute to sell out again this year.

Leadership in Action

This September, NHSA is hosting a series of events to lift up the voices of Head Start parents and showcase the united Head Start community.  It will be a truly historic week for Head Start!  

The events of the week are:

2017 Fall Leadership Institute

What
The Fall Leadership Institute (FLI) is an annual policy-focused conference for Head Start leadership. It includes updates from key Congressional and Administration leaders (such as the Office of Head Start and other Administration for Children and Families (ACF) offices), insights from Washington-based strategic advisors, and hands-on training on 21st century leadership skills.

When
10:30am, Monday, September 25th - 12:00pm, Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Where
Hyatt Regency Crystal City,  2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202

Who should attend?
Head Start directors, senior staff, parents, board members, association leadership, and others interested in the strategic direction and public policy of Head Start. 

 

Parents as Leaders Training

What
The Parents As Leaders Training (PAL) is a brand new and unique day-and-a-half educational training program that focuses on developing parents into leaders in their programs, families and communities. This intensive training program is a part of our Families Unite for Head Start initiative, launched in 2017.

When
8:30am - 8:30pm, Tuesday, September 26th & 7:30am - 5:30pm, Wednesday, September 27th

Where
National 4H Conference Center,  7100 Connecticut Ave Chevy Chase, MD 20815 and the US Congress. Meetings with Congressional staff and members will take place throughout the day.

Who should attend?
Head Start parents!

Register here.

 

Families Unite for Head Start Rally

What
At least 1,000 parents from around the nation will join more than 500 Fall Leadership Institute attendees to remind Congress of the importance of Head Start by participating in the Families Unite for Head Start spirit rally on Capitol Hill. The rally will feature members of Congress, and other special guests. Following the rally, participants will walk to the US House of Representatives and the US Senate to meet with their members of Congress.

When
11:00am - 12:30pm, Wednesday, September 27th. Meetings with Congressional staff and members will take place between 8:30am and 5:30pm.

Where
Upper Senate Park

Who should attend?
Anyone and everyone who cares about the future of Head Start!

Register here.

Please note: even if you are coming to town only for the Head Start Rally, please register so we can plan appropriately.

 

 

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