Head Start Governance and Management Institute 2022


  • Start: November 15, 2022 8:00 am
  • End: November 16, 2022 4:30 pm

Learn about important governance and management requirements for Head Start and Early Head Start Agencies when you attend the Head Start Governance and Management Institute in Savannah, Georgia, on November 15-16, 2022.

A successful Head Start or Early Head Start Agency is built upon good governance and sound management.  Make sure that your program has the foundation for success by attending the Head Start Governance and Management Institute in Savannah this November.  Our updated and expanded curriculum will explore a range of important topics across two full days of training while still covering the fundamentals. 

The Institute will begin with an in-depth explanation of Head Start governance and management requirements in both the Head Start Act and the Program Performance Standards.  In addition, the two-part opening session will also explore guidance from the Office of Head Start.  However, the learning does not stop there.  You will also learn about common governance-management issues and how to build a stronger governance-management relationship.  Other important topics that the Institute will cover include understanding financial statements and reporting requirements, implementing effective internal controls, avoiding ethical temptations, and holding more effective meetings.

When you attend the Head Start Governance and Management Institute, you will not only learn about governance and management requirements but also effective strategies that your Agency can implement.  However, enrollment opportunities are limited.  Make your plans now to join your fellow Head Start and Early Head Start professionals for this year’s Head Start Governance and Management Institute in Savannah, Georgia, on November 15-16, 2022.

 

TOPICS

During the two-day Institute, you will learn about key requirements for Head Start governance and management.  However, the training will go beyond the basics, and you will also learn about improving the governance-management relationship, implementing effective internal controls, avoiding common ethical issues, and even holding more productive meetings.  When you attend, you will learn about the following:

  • Governance requirements under the Head Start Act;
  • Governance requirements in the Head Start Program Performance Standards;
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Governing Body and the Policy Council;
  • Management responsibilities and the difference between management and governance;
  • Recognizing potential challenges in the governance-management relationship;
  • Establishing and maintaining a good governance-management relationship;
  • Understanding financial statements and Head Start reporting requirements;
  • Implementing effective internal controls for your Agency;
  • Spotting and avoiding common ethical issues; and,
  • Holding more productive meetings and planning sessions.

The Head Start Governance and Management Institute will cover these and more vital topics to prepare you and your agency for continued success.  You will also be able to ask our expert presenters your individual questions throughout the conference.

AGENDA

The Head Start Management and Governance Institute will be an in-person event in 2022.  The conference is scheduled for November 15-16, 2022, in historic Savannah, Georgia.  The cancellation deadline is 5:00 pm on Friday, October 14, 2022.  The planned agenda for each day is as follows:

Day One (Tuesday, November 15, 2022)

Sign-in for the Head Start Governance and Management Institute and enjoy a Continental breakfast before the first session.

One of the keys to a healthy Head Start or Early Head Start Agency is a harmonious governance-management relationship, but that is often easier said than achieved.  This two-part session will look at that vital relationship.  During the session, you will learn an easy process for clarifying the roles of the Governing Body and management to help ensure a more productive relationship.

If you have ever watched a football game on television, you will be familiar with the yellow line that is visible to viewers but invisible to the players on the field.  Using the “invisible yellow line” metaphor, Jean Block will guide you through clarifying roles in governance, management, finance, planning, human resources, resource development, and recruitment.  Even if you are not a football fan, you will see how using this approach can stimulate open and honest communication about roles that will lead to a big win for both governing body and management teams, and your essential mission and purpose will be well-served.  Following this double session, you will be able to describe at least three ways to strengthen program governance and the governance-management relationship.

Enjoy a 15-minute coffee break between our morning sessions.

One of the keys to a healthy Head Start or Early Head Start Agency is a harmonious governance-management relationship, but that is often easier said than achieved.  The second half of this two-part session continues the discussion of that vital relationship.  During the session, you will learn an easy process for clarifying the roles of the Governing Body and management to help ensure a more productive relationship.

If you have ever watched a football game on television, you will be familiar with the yellow line that is visible to viewers but invisible to the players on the field.  Using the “invisible yellow line” metaphor, Jean Block will guide you through clarifying roles in governance, management, finance, planning, human resources, resource development, and recruitment.  Even if you are not a football fan, you will see how using this approach can stimulate open and honest communication about roles that will lead to a big win for both governing body and management teams, and your essential mission and purpose will be well-served.  Following this double session session, you will be able to describe at least three ways to strengthen program governance and the governance-management relationship.

Take the opportunity to have lunch at one of Savannah's many renowned restaurants, or make other use of this 90-minute break between the morning and afternoon sessions.

Good governance and effective management start with an understanding of Head Start's governance and management requirements.  The first afternoon of the Head Start Governance and Management Institute will focus on these basics.  Join attorney Brian Tipton for the first installment of this two-part session to learn about these important requirements as found in both the Head Start Act and Program Performance Standards.  You will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the Governing Body and Policy Council as well as essential program management standards.  After attending this session, you will be able to identify Head Start's governance requirements and distinguish the role of management.

Enjoy a 15-minute break between our afternoon sessions.

By now, you know that good governance and effective management start with an understanding of Head Start's governance and management requirements.  The Head Start Governance and Management Institute continues with an explanation of these basics.  Join attorney Brian Tipton for the second installment of this two-part session to learn about these important requirements as found in both the Head Start Act and Program Performance Standards.  You will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the Governing Body and Policy Council as well as essential program management standards.  After attending this session, you will be able to identify Head Start's governance requirements and distinguish the role of management.

The first day of the Head Start Governance and Management Institute will conclude at 4:30 pm on November 16, 2022.

Day Two (Wednesday, November 16, 2022)

Sign-in for the second day of the Head Start Governance and Management Institute and enjoy a Continental breakfast before the morning sessions.

Understanding the Head Start or Early Head Start Agency’s financial condition is essential for good governance and effective management, but not everyone in a leadership position has a background in finance.  During this session, Certified Public Accountant Keith Hundley will explain the basics of financial statements and reporting for non-accountants.  You will learn how to use financial statements and common reports to inform governance and management decisions.  You will also learn about red flags and when to seek advice from accountants and other financial professionals.  In addition, the session will offer suggestions for financial management professionals in attendance to explain financial statements and reporting to the non-accountants in their own agencies.  After attending this session, you will be able to identify financial statements and other reporting requirements for Head Start and Early Head Start Agencies.

Enjoy a 15-minute coffee break between our morning sessions.

All Head Start and Early Head Start Agencies are required to implement effective internal controls.  How, though, does an Agency do that?  Join Certified Public Accountant Keith Hundley for a lively discussion of internal controls.  He will explain both what to do and what not to do.  During this session, you will learn about the basic requirements for internal controls, the preferred framework for internal controls, and common control activities.  Using real world examples, the session will also explore challenges to internal controls and how your agency can strengthen its controls and avoid problems.  After attending this session, you will be able to outline the requirements for internal controls for Head Start and Early Head Start Agencies and identify at least five controls that your agency should implement.

Explore Savannah's lunch scene on your own during this 90-minute break between the Institute's morning and afternoon sessions.

This session of the Head Start Governance and Management Institute will discuss ethical temptations in the context of program governance and management.  Head Start agencies face ethical choices on a daily basis and how they respond can dictate whether their programs will ultimately succeed or fail.  This session, presented by attorney Brian Tipton, will look at practical challenges to good governance and management using real world examples.  You will learn about recurring compliance issues, conflicts of interest, fraud and abuse, and administrative and legal sanctions (including criminal prosecution).  Following this session, you will be able to identify common ethical dilemmas Head Start agencies face and outline techniques for preventing ethical lapses.

Enjoy a 15-minute break between our afternoon sessions.

Meetings are a fact of life, and planning is an essential requirement for all Head Start and Early Head Start Agencies.  How, then, can programs make these related tasks more efficient and effective? Join us for this workshop exploring common barriers and strategies to holding more efficient and productive meetings and planning sessions.  The workshop will feature real world exercises that Head Start and Early Head Start Agencies can implement at no or little cost.  After attending this workshop, you will be able to identify strategies for more effective meetings and program planning.

The Head Start Governance and Management Institute will conclude at 4:30 pm on November 16, 2022.

OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES

By attending the Head Start Governance and Management Institute, you will learn about the governance requirements and management standards for Head Start and Early Head Start programs.  You will also learn about evolving expectations for Head Start Agencies.  After attending this Institute, you will be able to do the following::

  • List the roles and responsibilities of the Governing Body;
  • List the roles and responsibilities of the Policy Council;
  • Distinguish governance from management;
  • Outline the key management requirements for a Head Start or Early Head Start Agency;
  • Identify at least three challenges in the governance-management relationship;
  • Describe at least three strategies for improving governance-management relations;
  • Identify common ethical issues for Head Start Agencies and professionals;
  • Read financial statements and Head Start fiscal management reports;
  • Describe the preferred internal control framework for Head Start Agencies;
  • Outline internal control requirements and recognize at least five controls; and,
  • Describe at least three strategies for more effective meetings.

AUDIENCE

The Head Start Governance and Management Institute is intended for all members of the Head Start and Early Head Start community with governance or management responsibilities.  This training will benefit Governing Body members, Policy Council members, Chief Executive Officers, Executive Directors, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Head Start and Early Head Start Directors, Education Managers, Center Directors, and other managers.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Attendees of the Head Start Governance and Management Institute may be able to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit.  The complete course is recommended for a total of 14 hours of CPE in the field of specialized knowledge (nonprofits and government).   However, State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  The experience level for this training is overview.  There are no prerequisites for attendance, and no advance preparation is required.

SPEAKERS

R. Brian Tipton is a practicing attorney with more than two decades' worth of experience working with nonprofits, governmental units, and other grant-funded organizations across the United States.  Currently, Brian is Managing Director with Private Client Law in Atlanta, Georgia, where he heads the firm's tax-exempt and grant-funded solutions practice.  He is a summa cum laude graduate of the Louisiana State University and the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University.  Brian regularly represents grant-funded entities of all types in the areas of regulatory compliance, audits, funding source disputes, administrative appeals, and litigation.  Brian also consults with organizations on governance, human resources, programmatic, and corporate matters, and develops and presents training programs for nonprofits and grant-funded organizations.

Keith Hundley is a CPA and partner with Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI), and has a combined twenty years of experience in private industry and public accounting.  Keith is a part of the firm’s governmental services and nonprofit practice recognized throughout the South for its knowledge of auditing standards and business practices.  Keith specializes in providing audit, tax and consulting services to nonprofits, as well as federal, state and local governments.  Keith regularly serves as a continuing education leader for CRI as well as a certified facilitator in the CRI Leadership Academy.  Keith is an active member in the American Institute of Certified Accountants (AICPA) and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA), and is a 2011 inductee to the Troy University Accounting Hall of Honor.

Jean Block is a nationally recognized consultant and trainer on nonprofit management, board development, and FUNdraising.  She is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has held leadership roles as both board and staff in local, regional, and national nonprofits.  Jean has written several books on nonprofits, including the “Invisible Yellow Line”, “180+ Great Ideas to Raise More Money” and others.  Visit her website at jblockinc.com to learn more.

CONFERENCE HOTEL

This year’s Institute will will be held at the DoubleTree Savannah Historic District, located along the beautiful Waterfront.  The DoubleTree is conveniently located within easy walking distance of major attractions as well as the many shopping and dining options in historic Savannah, Georgia.  Rooms are available for special conference rates starting at just $159 per night (plus applicable tax).  Theses special rates are available for November 14 through 18, 2022, and may be offered for additional nights subject to hotel availability.  Hotel reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 1-912-790-7000.  Please ask the reservations agent for the “Federal Grants Training 2022 rate to receive the discount.  In addition, you can reserve your room online by clicking on this hotel reservations link.  The room reservation cut-off date is October 24, 2022 (or until the block is exhausted).  Because of the small number of rooms available, we advise making your reservations as soon as possible.

 

$449 / Early Bird
(By September 23)

 

$499 / Regular
(After September 23)

 

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