FTLF's Annual Head Start Leadership Conference
While every Head Start organization is different, the same rules apply to everyone (and there are a lot of rules). It can be challenging to keep everything straight between requirements under the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS), state regulations, and federal laws like the Uniform Guidance. In the era of the Designation Renewal System (DRS), getting it wrong can have huge negative consequences.
Over the two-and a half days, FTLF attorneys will:
- Describe the laws that apply to Head Start programs
- Explain where the rules come from, what they mean on a practical level, and how to meet the standards for compliance
- Provide the View from Washington – news from Capitol Hill and potential changes and challenges for Head Start programs on the horizon
This training is designed to be a crash course in managing a Head Start program, covering the key topics every Head Start leader needs to understand; highlighting the challenges you face every day and sharing specific examples to ensure that you know how to identify an issue and address what you've learned. More seasoned Head Start leaders will also find this comprehensive overview to be a helpful refresher that includes important updates to Head Start requirements that range from A to Z.
Head Start Governance
- Governing Body and Policy council composition requirements
- Respective responsibilities of the Governing Body and Policy Council
- Documentation and recordkeeping obligations
- Consequences of knowingly violating eligibility rules
- Avoiding common pitfalls in eligibility determinations
Fiscal Integrity and Management Issues
- Facilities and property management (Federal Interest)
- Financial management systems
- Procurement policies and procedures
- Delegate agreements and monitoring
- Cost Allocation/ Blended and Braided funding
- Time & effort reporting
- General requirements and program-specific flexibility
- Areas of heightened risk and implementation challenges
- Navigating pre-employment and the hiring process
- Complying with requirements that apply during employment
- Approaching the termination process
- Preparing for the Aligned Monitoring System (AMS) 2.0
- Understanding Head Start Program Performance Standards
- Being "review ready" every day
All are welcome, but we think those in the following roles will find this training especially helpful:
- Executive Director/ Head Start Director
- HR Director/Manager
- Grant Manager
- Finance Staff
- Any staff new to Head Start or newly promoted to a leadership role
After this training, you will be able to:
- Understand how to show compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards
- Identify Uniform Guidance requirements most relevant to Head Start Programs
- Describe how to successfully mitigate common compliance issues
- Discuss current hot-topic issues that every Head Start leader should know
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET
|10:30 - 11:00 a.m.||Welcome and Head Start 2023 Update|
|11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
What is a Head Start Grant?
|12:00 - 12:15 p.m.|
|12:15 - 1:30 p.m.||Head Start Governance and Conflicts of Interest|
|1:30 - 2:15 p.m.||Break|
|2:15 - 3:15 p.m.|
Head Start Human Resources Requirements
|3:15 - 3:45 p.m.||Health & Safety Information Memorandum: ACF-IM-HS-22-07|
|3:45 - 4:00 p.m.|
|4:00 - 5:30 p.m.||Health & Safety Significant Incidents Case Study Breakouts|
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET
|10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
Providing Services When Facing Budget Cuts
|12:00 - 12:15 p.m.|
|12:15 - 1:45 p.m.||Blended Funding|
|1:45 - 2:30 p.m.||Break|
|2:30 - 4:00 p.m.||Cost Share/Match Group Exercise|
|4:00 - 4:15 p.m.|
|4:15 - 5:15 p.m.|
Federal Interest and Property Management
|5:15 - 5:30 p.m.||Q&A|
Friday, Nov. 17, 2023
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
|10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
Agreements Under Head Start Grants: Contractors, Delegates, and "Partners"
|12:00 - 12:15 p.m.||Break|
|12:15 - 1:15 p.m.|
|1:15 - 1:30 p.m.||Wrap-Up and Open Q&A|
FTLF'S VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
This live, interactive training will take place in FTLF's Virtual Classroom, hosted by Zoom. Should you have any technical questions or would like more information, please contact us at email@example.com or 1-855-200-3822.
Nicole Bacon, a Partner at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, works in the firm’s Federal Grants, Litigation, and Health Law practice groups. Nicole offers her clients specialized guidance in compliance with federal grant law including specific programmatic requirements as well as the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements of Federal Awards. Nicole represents a variety of community-based organizations, before State and Federal courts as well as administrative bodies. [Full Bio]
Phillip Escoriaza is Senior Counsel in the firm’s Federal Grants and Health Care practice groups. A native of Puerto Rico, Phillip’s bilingual, nationwide practice serves non-profit organizations, municipalities, local government agencies, and other federal grantees. Prior to joining Feldesman Tucker, Phillip ran a practice from San Juan which spanned corporate, business, public policy, government and contract law, and included contested matters and appeals before state and federal courts. [Full Bio]
Kathy Ghiladi, a Partner in FTLF’s federal grants practice, serves as counsel to Federal and State contractors and grant recipients across the country, including community action agencies receiving CSBG Act and Head Start funding. She has assisted Head Start agencies in reviewing and responding to monitoring reviews and has represented Head Start agencies in appeals before the Departmental Appeals Board. She has provided Head Start trainings across the country including trainings provided to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families personnel. In addition, she represents federal grant recipients in Government investigations and audits, and has helped Head Start agencies navigate governance and related obligations during difficult times involving CEO transitions, Policy Council disputes/mediation, investigations, and audits. [Full Bio]
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 12.80 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.
- Prerequisites: None
- Target Audience: C-Suite, Executive Director/ Head Start Director, HR Director/Manager, Grant Manager, Finance Staff, Any staff new to Head Start or newly promoted to a leadership role
- Advanced Preparation: None
- Program Level: All
- Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
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- 11.25 Certificate of Attendance
Training Is Not Recorded
This training will not be recorded for later viewing, as we would like attendees to be comfortable and candid, sharing their experiences and asking scenario-based questions. The discourse between the attorneys and participants is a valued part of each training.
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