How to Prepare for Monitoring in the New Era

Washington, DC US
December 5, 2018 to December 6, 2018

Head Start Leadership Workshop

Head Start has entered a new era – new paradigm (innovation v. compliance), new performance standards (flexible v. prescriptive), and a new monitoring protocol.

FTLF is excited to present its new workshop: How to Prepare for Monitoring in the New Era.  This intensive training is ideal for any Head Start manager that will play a part in monitoring. The small group format allows for robust discussion with your colleagues – other Head Start managers – so that you can learn from other agencies.

The workshop will identify best practices that allow programs to be “review-ready” every day.  Participants will also learn about strategies to prepare for a monitoring review, tips for acing the review itself, and contingency planning for unexpected events. 

Among other things, this training will focus on:

Continuous Improvement: 

  • Learn the four steps to ensure that your program maintains a culture of compliance and continuous improvement.  These habits will allow your program to be review-ready every day.

Focus Area One:  Among other objectives, you will learn:

  • How to prepare for a Focus Area One review;
  • What reviewers are after;
  • Key compliance pitfalls;
  • How to memorialize the Focus Area One review for a Head Start on Focus Area Two.

Focus Area Two:  Among other objectives, you will learn:

  • How to use the four habits to establish a strategy for continuous improvement;
  • How to prepare for a Focus Area Two review;
  • What reviewers are after;
  • Key compliance pitfalls; and
  • What to do if reviewers are reading the regulations incorrectly.
How is this training different?

It’s collaborative.  Research shows that adults learn best in a collaborative setting.  We’ve limited the training to a small group of participants so that trainers can lead participants in collaborative, solution-oriented discussions.

It’s active.  This training is hands-on.  Our experts will lead you in exercises to help you learn how to read statutes and regulations critically so that when there are changes to the law you will be better equipped to understand and adapt to the changes.

It’s practical.  You’ll leave this training with a roadmap to success, complete with to-do lists, best practices, and advice on policies and procedures.

Join FTLF's Head Start Practice Group Attorneys for a small group training that will provide you with the skills you need to succeed on new monitoring reviews. 

Don’t delay - space is limited!

Target Audience

All are welcome, but we think people in the following roles will find it especially helpful:

  • CEO
  • Executive Director/ Head Start Director
  • CFO
  • COO
  • HR Director/Manager

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the four steps to ensure that your program maintains a culture of compliance
  • Learn how to prepare for review events
  • Learn key compliance pitfalls
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.60 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
Course opens: 
07/20/2018
Course expires: 
03/30/2019
Event starts: 
12/05/2018 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
12/06/2018 - 3:00pm
Cost:
$1,500.00
FTLF Learning Center
1129 20th Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
United States
+1 (855) 200-3822

Travel

Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End 
2121 M St NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 838-2222

The Wink - Washington, DC 
1143 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 775-0800

Kimpton Hotel Palomar DC 
2121 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 448-1800

The St. Gregory Hotel - Dupont Circle 
2033 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 448-1800

Kimpton Hotel Madera 
1310 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-7600

The Embassy Row Hotel
2015 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 265-1600

The Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 483-6000

Hilton Garden Inn - Washington DC/Georgetown Area
2201 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 974-6010

Embassy Suites - Georgetown
1250 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 857-3388

Nicole M. Bacon

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]

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 and the never-ending list of grant administration matters. Ted’s expertise in financial, cost reporting, reimbursement, and administrative issues is widely recognized and he routinely handles government audits, internal investigations, and litigation. [Full Bio]

Conference participants can earn up to 12.6 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: CEO, Executive Director/ Head Start Director, CFO, COO, HR Director/ Manager
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group-Live 

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.learningmarket.org.

Available Credit

  • 12.60 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/20/2018
Course expires: 
03/30/2019

Price

Cost:
$1,500.00
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