To Ask or Not to Ask: Discussing Issues with Your Regional Office and Federal Officials

September 14, 2022

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This webinar, presented by Ann Linehan, a former senior official with the Office of Head Start, and FTLF Managing Partner Ted Waters, will look at sticky relationship issues between federal officials and Head Start programs. Drawing on her decades of inside experience as a federal official, Ann will provide insight on common questions, such as what is the best way to approach your Regional Office (RO) staff with an issue? What are their concerns and goals? What are reasonable expectations for a grantee? What is not a good idea when dealing with your RO?   Pulling from 30 years of experience working with grantees, Ted will give his perspective on the other side, including lessons learned, strategies to avoid, and why “going along to get along” will eventually have adverse consequences.

Target Audience

  • CEOs/ Directors
  • Fiscal Staff
  • Compliance Directors
  • Other grants management staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Explain what to ask from your Regional Office and what not to ask
  • Understand what pressures are on federal officials, when they can help, and when they can’t
  • Develop strategies for approaching Regional Office staff
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
08/02/2022
Course expires: 
09/24/2022
Event starts: 
09/14/2022 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
09/14/2022 - 2:30pm EDT
Cost:
$175.00

ANN LINEHAN

Ann Linehan recently retired from her position as the Deputy Director of Office of Head Start (OHS). Ann served as Deputy Director since 2011 and prior to the Deputy position, she held senior management positions in OHS for 15 years overseeing Program Development, Quality Assurance, and Program Operations. Her leadership has been instrumental to improving program performance and increasing federal and local accountability. 

Ann began her federal career in 1992 in Region I as the Head Start Regional Program Manager responsible for Head Start programs in New England. Before joining the federal government, she was the Executive Director of a non-profit agency for nearly a decade that provided Head Start and Child Care services in eight communities in Massachusetts. Ann began her career as a special needs teacher for medically fragile children. She holds a BS in Sociology and Psychology and a Masters in Education from Boston State.

TED WATERS

Serving as Managing Partner of the firm since 2003, and a member of the Health Law and Federal Grants practices since 1992, Ted is a national authority in the area of federal grants, particularly in the health and community service spheres. He advises clients on all aspects of program requirements, including issues such as cost-based reimbursement, governance, grant administration, cost reporting, and administrative issues and routinely handles challenging issues such as government audits, internal investigations, and litigation. Ted's priority is to help each organization carry out its mission by offering practical, down-to-earth counsel and to ensure that legal challenges do not distract from that focus. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.80 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.

ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS FOR CPE CREDIT

If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 6 of the 8 polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within seven (7) business days.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: CEOs/ Directors, Fiscal Staff, Compliance Directors, Other grants management staff
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to six (6) out of eight (8) polling questions.

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance

Price

Cost:
$175.00
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