- Start: May 4, 2021 2:00 pm
- End: May 20, 2021 5:00 pm
Get Head Start governance and management training from the comfort of your own home or office! Learn about important Head Start and Early Head Start governance and management requirements when you attend this special, four-part “Head Start Governance & Management Webinar Series” from May 4-20, 2021.
A successful Head Start or Early Head Start program begins with good governance and efficient management. Make sure that you and your agency understand Head Start governance requirements and management standards by attending the “Head Start Governance & Management Webinar Series” this May. This four-part series will explain the major governance and management requirements under the Head Start Act and Program Performance Standards. However, the learning does not stop there. When you attend the series, you will also learn about common issues that can adversely affect the Governing Body-management team relationship and simple techniques to enhance this important relationship. In addition, you will learn how Head Start agencies can apply risk management principles to protect assets and improve operations. The series will also explain common ethical challenges and how Head Start agencies (and professionals) can avoid problems. This is a series for everyone involved in Head Start and Early Head Start governance or management.
Attend the “Head Start Governance & Management Webinar Series” from the convenience of your home or office to get the keys to successful Head Start or Early Head Start program governance and management. All registrants will be able to participate in the live sessions and, as a bonus, will receive free access (for 30 days) to on-demand recordings of each webinar. Governing Body and Policy Council members and Head Start professionals should register today for this exclusive, four-part series from May 4 through May 20, 2021.
During the “Head Start Governance & Management Webinar Series,” you will learn about more than just the basics of the governance and management requirements under the Head Start Act and Program Performance Standards. You will also learn about how to improve governance and management relations, implement risk management principles, and avoid ethical problems. This four-part webinar series will explore the following issues, among others:
- Head Start governance requirements found in the Head Start Act;
- Governance under the Head Start Program Performance Standards;
- The roles and responsibilities of the Governing Body and the Policy Council;
- The concept of governance versus that of management;
- Management requirements and the role of the Head Start management team;
- Issues in the Governing Body-management team relationship;
- Techniques for enhancing the Governing Body-management team relationship;
- Risk management for Head Start and Early Head Start programs;
- Common ethical temptations for Head Start agencies;
- Dealing with personal and organizational conflicts of interest;
- Regulatory and criminal consequences of ethical violations; and,
- Strategies for avoiding ethical problems.
You will learn about these and still more vital Head Start governance and management topics over the course of the series. You will also have multiple opportunities to get answers to your individual questions from our presenters. Each installment in the series includes a question-and-answer session at the end of the live event. In addition, registration includes one month of free access to the recorded version of each installment in the webinar series.
The “Head Start Governance & Management Webinar Series” will feature four engaging sessions. The series will be held on May 4 (Tuesday), May 6 (Thursday), May 18 (Tuesday), and May 20 (Thursday), 2021. Each session is scheduled to last approximately three hours (including a 15 minute break) from 2:00 until 5:00 pm EDT, and will feature a dedicated question-and-answer period. In addition to the live event, registrants will receive free access to an on-demand recording for 30 days following each installment in the series.
Good governance and effective management start with an understanding of Head Start's governance and management requirements. The "Head Start Governance & Management Webinar Series" also starts with an explanation of these basics. Join attorney Brian Tipton for this first installment 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.
One of the keys to a healthy Head Start agency is a harmonious Governing Body-management relationship, but that is often easier said than achieved. The second installment in the "Head Start Governance & Management Webinar Series" will look at that vital relationship. During this 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 session, you will be able to describe at least three ways to strengthen program governance and the governance-management relationship.
The third installment in the "Head Start Governance & Management Webinar Series" 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.
The final installment of the "Head Start Governance & Management Webinar Series" will discuss risk management for Head Start agencies. Join attorney and leading risk management professional Melanie Lockwood Herman for an in-depth introduction to this important topic. When you attend, you will learn why risk management matters for successful Head Start programs. This session will explain risk management concepts, their evolution, and their current application. After attending the session, you will be able to outline at least three risk management techniques and how they can be applied to Head Start.
By attending the “Head Start Governance & Management Webinar Series,” you will learn about the governance requirements and management standards for Head Start and Early Head Start programs. After attending this series, you will be able to do the following:
- List the governance roles and responsibilities of the Governing Body;
- List the governance roles and responsibilities of the Policy Council;
- Distinguish management from governance;
- 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 Governing Body-management team relations;
- Define risk management in the context of a Head Start agency;
- Identify at least three risk management techniques;
- List common ethical challenges for Head Start; and,
- Describe at least three techniques or controls to prevent ethical violations.
This webinar series is intended for all members of the Head Start and Early Head Start community with governance or management responsibilities. This series 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.
Each session in the “Head Start Governance & Management Webinar Series” is recommended for three hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit in the field of specialized knowledge. Credit is available only for the live webinars, and attendees will need to answer at least 9 of 12 questions asked during each live webinar to receive credit for that installment. The experience level for each webinar in this series is overview. There are no prerequisites for attendance, and no advance preparation is required for attendees.
Jean Block is a nationally recognized consultant and trainer on nonprofit management, board development, FUNdraising and social enterprise. 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 Nonprofit Guide to Social Enterprise: Show Me The (Unrestricted) Money!”; “180+ Great Ideas to Raise More Money”; and others. Visit her websites at jblockinc.com and socialenterpriseventures.com to learn more and sign up for her free e-newsletters.
Melanie Lockwood Herman, Esq., has served as Executive Director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center since 1996 and has held senior management positions in the nonprofit sector since 1987. Melanie is the principal author of more than 20 books on various risk management topics; Melanie’s most recent book was published in Fall 2017: “World-Class Risk Management for Nonprofits.” She is an eleven-time member of The NonProfit Times “Power and Influence Top 50.” In one NPT announcement Melanie was described as “one of the most prolific writers and lecturers on the topic of nonprofit risk,” and “the architect of the risk plans of some of the nation’s largest’ nonprofits.”
Melanie earned a BA in Urban Affairs from American University (Washington, DC), and a JD from George Mason University School of Law (Arlington, VA). She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association and currently serves on three national nonprofit boards (American Foundation for the Blind, Camp Fire, and the National Human Services Assembly).
R. Brian Tipton, Esq., 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 Kirk Private Client Law, LLC, in Atlanta, 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.
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