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February 1 - 4, 2016
2016 Winter Leadership Institute
"The Next Generation of Commitment"

Please note: these Pre-Institute sessions can be added to your Institute experience during the registration process.

Monday, February 1, 2016 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Self-Assessment for the 21st Century

Presented by Shine Assist

How do you feel about your self-assessment process? Is it useful to your program and informative to your community stakeholders? Is it well-aligned to helping you track progress on your five-year goals? Join Shine Early Learning for a hands-on walkthrough of self-assessment techniques designed to help you run an ongoing, outcomes-focused and well-informed self-assessment process over the course of the program year. Build on your understanding of compliance- and outcomes-focused data dashboards to develop high-impact quarterly self-assessment checkpoints, and dive into the development of a rubric-based program-wide self-assessment model (SASCIE), which will help you measure your progress and pinpoint the right next steps across multiple areas in your program over the course of the year.

Major Learning Objectives

  • Participants will understand the data collection and reporting dynamics involved in quarterly self-assessment
  • Participants will understand the value of a rubric for evaluation and continuous program improvement
  • Participants will understand rubric design and development for major service areas (examples in ECE, family services, PDM)

Cristy DeLorenzo, Senior Director, Program Design and Management
Chrissy Rosenblatt, Director of Education & Family and Community Engagement

Monday, February 1, 2016 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Uniform Guidance:

One year and a bit later, what is in it, what has changed and what do Head Start programs need to know?

Presented by Feldsman Tucker, Leifer, Fidell, LLP

The Uniform Guidance, AKA, the Supercircular, became effective on December 26, 2014 and the new Part 75 has now been incorporated into the on-site monitoring tools used by the Office of Head Start. Join our two nationally recognized experts, Ted Waters of Feldesman Tucker and Andrea Wilson of BDO USA LLC as they discuss the major changes in the Uniform Guidance that are important to Head Start programs and how those changes have changed in the months since issuance. Topics such as time and effort, cost allocation, matching and the new Subpart F audit requirements will definitely be covered as well as recent developments and the various FAQs that have been issued by the Office of Management and Budget. This training will be focused on need to know topics for senior management, don't miss it!

Major Learning Objectives

  • Review major changes to the Uniform Guidance since issuance
  • Explore FAQs from the Office of Management and Budget
  • Hear from peers on organizational changes underway in local programs as a result of these regulations.

Edward T. Waters, Managing Partner, FTLF
Andrea Wilson, RAS Managing Director, BDO USA LLC

Monday, February 1, 2016 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Organizational Advancement Strategies Session

This session will provide a forum for leaders of Head Start Agencies to learn and discuss best practices to ensure effective leadership development for themselves, their staff and their boards.

During this session opportunities will be provided for the participants to share challenges, lessons learned and solutions to enhance leadership skills in their own agencies. Tools will be provided to guide the development of an emergency succession plan. Participants will leave with new and innovative approaches to grow and advance their mission.

Major Learning Objectives

  • Equip Head Start Agencies leaders with resources to ensure effective leadership development of themselves, their staff and their boards;
  • Provide tools to structure an emergency succession plan ;
  • Provide opportunities for participants to share challenges, lessons learned and solutions to leadership development activities in their own agency.

Michela M. Perrone, Ph.D.