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2018 Winter Leadership Institute
January 22 - 25, Washington, D.C

Schedule at a Glance

*Subject to change

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Sunday, January 21st

9am - 5:00pm CQI Pre-Institute Session: Advancing Continuous Quality Improvement in Your Program


Monday, January 22nd

8:00am - 5:30pm Registration
10:30am - 12:00pm Opening Session 
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm - 3:00pm We Can Do Better: Head Start and Child Welfare
3:15pm - 4:45pm Breakout A: Paying Fair: Financing the Workforce
Breakout B: Metrics that Matter: Putting Your Data to Work
Breakout C: Enlisting Unexpected Messengers
5:00pm - 6:00pm Hill-arious Visits: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly


Tuesday, January 23rd

8am - 5pm Registration
8:30am - 9:15am Workforce, Eligbility, States and Accountability:
Planning for the Next Reauthorization
9:30am - 10:15am Keynote: Addressing the Impact of Serious Mental Illness and
the Opioid Crisis on Pregnant Women, Children and Famiilies
10:30am - 12pm Parent Pathways: Growing the Head Start Workforce from Within
12:00 - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30 - 2:45pm Breakout A: Innovative Approaches to Staff Development
Breakout B: Tackling Addiction: What Can Head Start Do?
Breakout C: Become an Advocacy Pro: Basic Media Training
3:00 - 4:15pm Breakout A: Staff Health and Wellness: Addressing Trauma
Breakout B: Unpacking Tax Reform and Its Impact on Head Start Families
Breakout C: Cultivating Champions: Your Chamber of Commerce
4:30 - 5:15pm Federal Update: The Community's Comments: Use of CLASS in the DRS
5:15 - 6:00pm  Biannual Head Start Town Hall


Wednesday, January 24th

8:45am - 10:00am Head Start Breakfast on the Hill
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-50
10:00am - 2:45pm Hill Day
TBD by State Captains Hill Day Debrief
2:00 - 3:00pm Office of Head Start: Fiscal Operations
3:00 - 4:30pm Office of Head Start Update
4:30pm - 5:00pm Administration for Children and Families Update
5:00pm Closing Session
6:00pm Choose Your Own Adventure: an Evening in DC


Thursday, January 25th

8:00am - 12:00pm Registration
8:30am - 12:30pm Reauthorizarion Workshop A: Workforce
Reauthorization Workshop B: The Role of States
Reauthorization Workshop C: Eligibility, Recruitment, and Selection