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National Head Start Manager and Director Academy

The National Head Start Association is pleased to announce our 2013 Manager & Director Academy, June 24 - 27, 2013, Denver, Colorado. Our theme this year is Getting Results, Moving Forward.

The 2013 MDA will once again focus on critical issues facing Head Start agencies of all sizes, throughout the Unites States. The 2013 MDA will be under the direction of Ms. Kristen Hayes. In addition to Ms. Hayes, content experts will be presenting throughout the four days.  New this year - a special breakout for executive directors, directors and senior fiscal staff has been added to ensure time is allocated to drill down on strategic issues. Key topics to be covered in 2013 include - Leadership, Human Resources, Head Start Operations Systems Development, and Outcomes Based Management.

Once again, NHSA encourages teams of 3 or more to attend from each agency. Consult the on-line registration tool for team discounts. Continuing Education Units will be available.

On-site registration is available Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 2 pm.


Family Development Credential

Held in conjunction with the Academy is the Family Development Credential Instructors’ Training Institute (FDCITI). This four day interactive train-the-trainer Instructors’ Institute will certify Head Start staff as instructors, who will then offer the FDC program by training staff in their local communities.


"Excellent four days for my team and myself. Faculty offered a great deal of new content, and the daily facilitation by Kristen was a great resource. We put in to action a number of the strategies learned at MDA immediately",

Colleen Versteeg, Executive Director, Orange County Head Start,
Santa Ana, California