Head Start Governance & Management Institute 2019


  • Start: October 8, 2019 8:00 am
  • End: October 9, 2019 4:30 pm

Join us in sunny San Diego, California, on October 8 and 9, 2019, to learn the keys to sound fiscal management for Head Start and Early Head Start programs, including how to satisfy crucial fiscal management rules, implement best practices, and avoid common problems.

Our annual Head Start Governance and Management Institute will have a special “Focus on Fiscal Management” for 2019.  Both the Governing Body and Policy Council as well as management have significant roles to play in maintaining the fiscal health of Head Start and Early Head Start agencies, and all three must understand the program’s fiscal management requirements.  However, fiscal management rules can be confusing, and the Office of Head Start’s expectations continue to evolve with changes to the fiscal monitoring protocols.  Recent enforcement actions (ranging from disallowances to termination) demonstrate, however, that the Office of Head Start is serious about compliance with financial management rules.  Help your Head Start or Early Head Start program meet these crucial fiscal management requirements by attending this year’s Head Start Governance and Management Institute in San Diego, California, on October 8-9, 2019.

 

 

TOPICS

The curriculum for this special Institute has been updated and revised for 2019 to provide you with the most up-to-date information about fiscal integrity and monitoring.  During the training, you will explore important Head Start and Early Head Start financial management topics in detail.  Over the course of two full days, you will learn about the following:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the Governing Body and management concerning fiscal integrity;
  • Fiscal management requirements under the revised Head Start Program Performance Standards and HHS Part 75 (the Uniform Grants Guidance);
  • Updated monitoring process and focus areas for fiscal implementation;
  • Identifying and avoiding common fiscal management problem areas;
  • Maintaining an adequate fiscal management system;
  • Developing a compliant recordkeeping system to support effective fiscal management;
  • Understanding and following rules for direct and indirect costs;
  • Complying with Head Start program income rules and fundraising guidance;
  • Meeting Head Start match requirements (including requirements related to in-kind contributions;
  • Understanding recent fiscal management guidance and the lessons from recent administrative decisions;
  • Ensuring compliance with Head Start procurement standards and avoiding questions costs;
  • Preparing for audit success under the Single Audit Act; and,
  • Consequences of noncompliance with fiscal management requirements.

The Institute will discuss these topics and more to provide you with the critical information about Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal management requirements needed to ensure that your program has a sound fiscal management system in place. There will also be extensive opportunities throughout both days for you to get answers to your questions about Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal management.

AGENDA

The Head Start Governance and Management Institute: Focus on Fiscal Management will be held on October 8 and 9, 2019, in San Diego, California.  The planned agenda for each day is as follows:

Day One (Tuesday, October 8, 2019)

8:00 A.M. – On-site Conference Check-in
8:30 A.M. – Session I:  Head Start Fiscal Management Roles and Responsibilities
10:00 A.M. – Morning Break
10:15 A.M. – Session II:  Head Start Fiscal Management Issues and Monitoring Update
11:45 A.M. – Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 P.M. – Session III-A:  Health Start Fiscal Management Requirements
2:45 P.M. – Afternoon Break
3:00 P.M. – Session III-B:  Head Start Fiscal Management Requirements (Continued)
4:30 P.M. – Adjourn (Day One)

Day Two (Wednesday, October 9, 2019)

8:00 A.M. – On-Site Conference Check-in
8:30 A.M. – Session IV:  Procurement Best Practices
10:00 A.M. – Morning Break
10:15 A.M. – Session V:  Match, Fundraising, and Program Income
11:45 A.M. – Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 P.M. – Session VI:  Fiscal Management Lessons Learned the Hard Way
2:45 P.M. – Afternoon Break
3:00 P.M. – Session VII:  Audits of Head Start and Early Head Start Agencies
4:30 P.M. – Adjourn (Institute)

OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES

By attending the two-day Institute in San Diego, you will gain the knowledge necessary to comply with the key fiscal management requirements for Head Start and Early Head Start programs.  After attending this special training, you will be able to:

  • Describe the fiscal management responsibilities of the Governing Body and agency management;
  • Identify at least three common fiscal integrity problem areas for Head Start or Early Head Start and describe how programs can avoid these issues;
  • Explain the current Head Start and Early Head Start monitoring process for fiscal management;
  • Describe the revised Head Start Program Performance Standards and how these standards affect fiscal management;
  • Identify the major fiscal management requirements of HHS Part 75 and how these requirements apply to Head Start and Early Head Start;
  • List the requirements for acceptable match or non-Federal share;
  • Identify the rules for program income, fundraising, and unrestricted funds;
  • Identify the major components of an acceptable procurement process; and,
  • Describe the audit process for Head Start and Head Start programs under the Single Audit Act (Subpart F standards).

AUDIENCE

You will benefit from this exclusive Head Start Governance and Management Institute: Focus on Fiscal Management as an Executive Director, Fiscal Officer, Head Start or Early Head Start Director, Governing Board or Policy Council member, Procurement or Contracting Officer, or Fiscal or Head Start/Early Head Start program staff member.

SPEAKER

R. Brian Tipton is a practicing attorney with more than two decade’s experience working with nonprofits and grant-funded organizations across the United States.  Currently, Brian is Managing Director with The Private Client Law Group, P.C., in Atlanta, where he heads the firm’s charitable solutions and grant-funded organizations 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 Head Start and Early Head Start programs (as well as other grant-funded entities) 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 entities.

CONFERENCE HOTEL

The training will be held at the Marriott Courtyard San Diego Downtown, one of the top-rated hotels in San Diego. The Courtyard is conveniently located next to the famous Gaslamp Quarter and a short distance from other major attractions as well as the airport. Rooms are available for a special conference rate starting at $169 per night (plus tax). The special rate is available for October 7 through 9, 2019, and may be offered for additional nights subject to hotel availability. Hotel reservations can be made on-line by clicking here for the reservations page.  Reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-321-2211 and requesting the special rate for “The Private Client Law Group.” The room reservation cut-off date is September 6, 2019 (or until the block is exhausted). Because of the small number of rooms available, we advise making your reservations as soon as possible.

 

Registration Details

 

$399 / Early Bird
(By August 30)

 

$449 / Regular
(After August 30)