2021 Winter Leadership Institute

2021 Winter Leadership Institute

The Winter Leadership Institute

Join Head Start leaders from across the country from March 9 - 11, 2021 for an unforgettable virtual experience.

What is it?

Informative sessions, invaluable networking events, and the opportunity to make a difference by meeting with members of Congress.

Interested in attending?

Don't wait! Claim your spot at the 2021 Winter Leadership Institute and help ensure this Congress values Head Start.

Why attend this Winter Leadership Institute?

A new Congress brings with it new priorities, new challenges, and new opportunities. We need you, your voice, and your stories to make Head Start’s impact heard. Now, more than ever, our Head Start families need allies in Congress.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a vast depth of inequities. Many Head Start families now face the ripple effects of this virus: lost wages and slow economic recovery, housing instability, and increased food insecurity. At the Winter Leadership Institute, we will explore meaningful policies, the role of Head Start in our country’s recovery, and meet with lawmakers to help provide a level of stability that will make all the difference. With a new administration and new Congress marking the start of a new era in Washington, we must take this opportunity to stand up for Head Start.

Are you up to the task? Join us in helping ensure this Congress is one that understands, values, and empowers the important role Head Start serves for our nation’s most vulnerable children and families from low-income backgrounds nationwide.

What’s special about NHSA’s Winter Leadership Institutes?

The Leadership Institutes are essential, not only because they offer informative sessions and invaluable networking events, but because they provide the opportunity throughout the year to meet with members of Congress and their staff to build strong, impactful relationships.

Learn and Grow

Leadership Institutes offer deep-dive insights into the policies that affect Head Start nationally and explore how these can be implemented locally. What’s the latest, and what can we expect in the months ahead?

Advocate and Educate

NHSA’s government affairs team will make sure that you have all the resources you need to schedule virtual meetings with your members of Congress. These meetings connect your work to Congress’ agenda, so you can have a hand in shaping a strong future for Head Start. Together, we can make sure that this dialogue leads to results.

Network and Share

By convening leaders from across the country, our Leadership Institutes help drive the Head Start community forward. Meet with your colleagues from across the country, share in conversations about niche Head Start happenings, and make connections that last.



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