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October

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Tuesday, October 5th
10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Oct 5-6, 2021
Virtual Training
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT each day

Sessions are live. No recordings will be available.


View Brochure for full details, agenda, and participation and technology information.

To ensure you will be ready to participate in T/TAS online courses or virtual training, review our "Technology Guidelines for T/TAS Online Courses or Virtual Training Events" prior to registering. 

Online Registration

Standard Registration: $500
T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $460 - some restrictions apply

EAGLE: Engaging Advocates and Governance Leadership Executives
is the latest iteration of Western Kentucky University Training and Technical Assistance Services (TTAS) sought after Head Start/Early Head Start Governance training program.

Strong leadership and governance is a critical component of any Head Start/Early Head Start program. Current events necessitate an informed, engaged group of leaders that understand the requirements, responsibilities, and opportunities afforded by becoming a guiding voice for the program. EAGLE focuses on how the role of decision makers involves oversight, total engagement and fundamental governance skills. It provides detailed information to enable members of the Governing Body, policy group(s), and the management team to articulate their roles and responsibilities in the overall operation of the program.

The shared governance model is empowering, educational, and promotes equity. EAGLE participants with no governance background  will  be  prepared  to  contribute  to  important conversations and make critical decisions for program development. Participants with previous experience will better understand the intricacies of federal grant administration, state and local requirements, as well as working cooperatively with stakeholder leadership. Participant staff supporting Governance activities will better understand the role they play in providing quality data and input which best informs  program decision makers. Staff will also be better prepared to provide governance training.

In addition to fulfilling the federally mandated training requirement for newly elected Governing Body and Policy Council members, this session also reviews the fundamentals of parliamentary procedure; discusses innovative engagement strategies for members and families; and tackles conducting governance activities in the new normal of COVID-19. There is also a focus on incorporating equity into program development. This is an important and timely training for anyone involved in program governance.

EAGLE is a two-part virtual training applicable to any Head Start/Early Head Start grantee. Whether staff working with parents and community representatives or new members of the Governing Body, Policy Council, and Parent Committee, this training supports development of confident leaders that will safeguard your program and support services that best serve your community. Start 2021 off on the right foot by joining seasoned trainers Robin Gadsden Dupree and Krystal Heinzen Lindsey for EAGLE: Engaging Advocates and Leadership Executives. Participants will receive the EAGLE: Engaging Advocate and Leadership Executives  workbook that supports the training and includes relevant regulations and other useful resources.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will gain a better understanding of the regulations and responsibilities of Head Start/Early Head Start Governance;
  • Participants will gain a better understanding of their role in oversight activities of program planning and reporting;
  • Participants will become more familiar with parliamentary procedure; and
  • Participants will understand how to train the Governing Body and Policy Council on eligibility.

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Tuesday, October 19th
10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Oct 19-20, 2021
Virtual Training
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT each day

Sessions are live. No recordings will be available.

View Brochure for full details, agenda, and participation and technology information.

To ensure you will be ready to participate in T/TAS online courses or virtual training, review our "Technology Guidelines for T/TAS Online Courses or Virtual Training Events" prior to registering. 

Online Registration

Registration deadline is October 12th!

Standard Registration: $435

T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $400 - some restrictions apply
0.4 CEUs (4 contact hours) from Western Kentucky University: $25


Often times Parent Committees are the untapped fertile ground of the advocacy building experience that could be for Head Start parents. This component of the Head Start shared governance structure should ensure that all parents have a significant decision-making experience that supports school readiness. With support from program leadership and other decision makers, that could be every parent’s experience.

The successful Parent Committee provides a foundation for parents to embrace a leadership role in the Head Start program, in their child’s educational pursuits, as well as in their community. This institute aligns with two of the Office of Head Start Parent, Family and Community Engagement Framework’s family engagement outcomes - “Parents as Advocates and Leaders” and “Family Connections to Peers and Community.”

VIP provides parents and program staff the opportunity to review, revise, and renew their commitment to implementing parent-driven Parent Committees with program practices relevant for today’s parents. Every aspect of this institute will emphasize the importance of parents individualizing the Parent Committee to meet their needs by working in concert with staff. Program parents and staff are encouraged to attend together.

Learning Outcomes

  • Empower parents to embrace and take agency over the Parent Committee;
  • Explore staff perceptions of the Parent Committee and the specific tasks and roles parents play in the Parent Committee that incorporates leadership, advocacy, and networking;
  • Develop creative strategies to get more families engaged in the Parent Committee;
  • Explore ways to ensure each parent has a significant decision-making experience throughout the program;
  • Gain a better understanding of the importance of the relationship between school readiness and the Parent Committee and parent transitions; andIncrease the knowledge of relevant regulations, guidelines, and best practices relative to the Parent Committee.

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For event announcements via email, please join the T/TAS news and updates by email service at http://orgs.wku.edu/ttas/email-announcements.php.

Friday, October 22nd
10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Oct 22 - Nov 10, 2021
Virtual Training

Phase One: Oct 22  - Nov 5, 2021 – Self-paced Recorded Presentations and Activities

Phase Two: Nov 9 -10, 2021 – Live Zoom Session, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT
(11 AM-2 PM ET|9 AM - Noon MT|8-11 AM PT)

Sessions are live. No recordings will be available.

View Brochure for full details, agenda, and participation and technology information.

To ensure you will be ready to participate in T/TAS online courses or virtual training, review our "Technology Guidelines for T/TAS Online Courses or Virtual Training Events" prior to registering. 

Online Registration

Registration deadline is October 15th!

Standard Registration: $550

T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $515 - some restrictions apply

According to the Office of Head Start, programs should not have to prepare for reviews. T/TAS believes programs should take a different approach. In 1996, T/TAS at WKU was the first to design and present the latest information on the Head Start/Early Head Start federal monitoring review process. Over two decades later, T/TAS is still providing this service. Preparing for an Onsite Review is nationally recognized as the premier source for programs searching for the best way to support all facets of review preparedness. Preparing for an Onsite Review: Focus Area 2 is designed to assist will assist staff members on how to demonstrate implementation of plans and be prepared for data tours.

To maximize the information shared and to explain the uniqueness of each grantee, T/TAS believes that preparation for a federal review is a prudent activity. The Focus Area 2 (FA-2) reviews, whether virtual or in person, will build on the information obtained in the Focus Area 1 review; documentation and suggestions from the funding sources; and the standard questions presented in the FA-2 review instrument.

Preparing for an Onsite Review: Focus Area 2 is a must for any agency that has an upcoming Focus Area 2 review. This seminar will be in two phases. Phase One will contain pre-recorded sessions that will provide an overview of the focus area instrument and process. In addition, you will receive a worksheet you can use to prepare your staff for the review. Phase Two consists of two separate 3-hour live Zoom training sessions.

Whether in person or by meeting virtually, getting the members of the governing body and Policy Council prepared to discuss how they work with the program to plan, implement, and evaluate the impact the program is having on the local community is no small undertaking. Demonstration of how they evaluate school readiness and use data to make informed decisions is vital to the review process. It is also important for the governing body and Policy Council to do so in a concise yet informative manner. Preparing for an Onsite Review: Focus Area 2 will assist staff who work with these two bodies in determining what information needs to be demonstrated, what information needs to be discussed, and what the limits of federal reviews entail.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will dissect the federal review process, including the latest monitoring protocol and the role of additional requirements.
  • Participants will identify changing emphases since the last review cycle, including any addendums.
  • Participants will review each section of the latest monitoring instrument and discuss the information and materials that should be prepared and available for the review team.
  • Participants will discuss lessons learned from the last federal review period and issues identified for designation renewal.
  • Participants will receive materials that support the protocol.

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For event announcements via email, please join the T/TAS news and updates by email service at http://orgs.wku.edu/ttas/email-announcements.php.

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