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Annual Conference
Manager and Director Academy
June 29 - July 2, 2015


This event will be held at the Wyndham Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. Reserve your room by June 8th for the discounted group rate of $139.

Who should attend?

Agency senior staff, including, but not limited to, managers and directors of Family and Community Partnerships, Finance, Education, Health & Nutrition, Human Resources, and Program Support.

About the 2015 Academy

The National Head Start Association is pleased to announce our 2015 Manager & Director Academy, June 29 – July 2, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas. Our theme this year is "50 Years of Leadership."

The 2015 MDA will focus on critical issues facing Head Start programs of all sizes, throughout the United States. In collaboration with NHSA’s Professional Development staff, the content is shaped by MDA advisor Kristen Hayes. In addition to Ms. Hayes, content experts will be presenting throughout the four days. New this year are special concurrent sessions which focus on case studies submitted by Head Start Grantees.  This approach will provide new and experienced teams of executive directors, directors, fiscal staff, human resources and content area managers opportunities to drill down on strategic issues. Key topics to be covered in 2015 include Leadership Agility, Governance, Management Systems, Nuts and Bolts, Integration, Five Year Grants Management, Maximizing Self-Assessment and Data, Data, Data.

NHSA encourages teams to attend. Team discounts are available. 

Continuing Education Units will be available.


San Antionio's Riverwalk

Family Development Credential Instructors Training Institute

Offered concurrently with the Academy, this train-the-trainer institute is for those who wish to become certified instructors to offer and facilitate the Empowerment Skills for Family Workers course from the National Family Development Credential (FDC) Program. This program, administered by the University of Connecticut, offers professional training and credentialing for front ine family workers.
Click on the tab above to find out more and start your application for the institue.