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What is Head Start’s New “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging” Initiative?
Mel Gravely
07-January-2023

What is Head Start’s New “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging” Initiative?

The Gravely Group researched the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEI&B) initiative and monitored hundreds of program practices meant to achieve the D.E.I.&B federal expectations. The Gravely Group is now offering a day-long, in-depth and immersive learning experience to understand these federal expectations better. In this training, Head Start leaders will learn practical approaches to…

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The Gravely Group 2022 Year in Review
Mel Gravely
05-December-2022

The Gravely Group 2022 Year in Review

If you only read one of The Gravely Group’s blogs each year, our annual Year in Review should be it. Each year, we do a recap of all the articles we put out throughout the year, as well as give a few other highlights from our trainings and travels. After nearly three years of uncertainty,…

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Native American Child and Family Conference (Photo Gallery)
Mel Gravely
21-March-2016

Native American Child and Family Conference (Photo Gallery)

The Gravely Group recently presented two of our signature trainings at the Native American Child and Family Conference (NACFC), presented by the Southwest Consortium of Indian Head Start Programs, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The NACFC serves as a forum for Native American Head Start staff to share information, discuss relevant issues, concerns, new ideas…

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The Governance Institute Program for Florida Head Start Association RECAP
Mel Gravely
14-October-2015

The Governance Institute Program for Florida Head Start Association RECAP

I recently attended The Governance Institute Program for Florida Head Start Association. I presented two workshops, as well as presented during the closing session. Program Governance: Ensuring Program Success in Changing Times Conducting Effective Meetings: New and Improved Policy Council & Board Meetings Closing Session Speaker: The History of Head Start and Parent Engagement: Where…

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