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Mel Gravely to Present Three Workshops at 31st Annual Head Start Parent Conference

IMAG0294The National Head Start Association’s 31st Annual Head Start Parent Conference will be held December 7-11, 2014 in New Orleans. The Gravely Group CEO, Melvin Gravely, will present three of his signature workshops at this conference on Program Governance, Team Building, and Effective Meetings.

See our recap from 2013.

The Gravely Group Workshops

Program Governance: Ensuring Program Success in Changing Times
Monday, December 8, 2014
Venue: Hilton Riverside New Orleans
Room: Cambridge
As times change in Head Start, effective Head Start governing bodies provide direction to guide organizations. Understanding the structure of program governance will ensure a strong Head Start program that will function as mandated in the Act. Knowing the decision making process within programs will prevent any unnecessary internal conflict and/or legal issues in the future. Participants will learn strategies to support program governance and ensure program systems are appropriate.

Team Building for Head Start Success
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Venue: Hilton Riverside New Orleans
Room: Elwood
Managing groups of people in a new environment can be challenging. Many Head Start organizations rely on teams to meet their mission. Effective Head Start teams produce outstanding results and succeed despite difficulties. This presentation will provide resources on understanding the benefits of team dynamics and how to capitalize on the talents of a successful Head Start team.

Conducting Effective Meetings: New and Improved Parent Policy Council
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Venue: Hilton Riverside New Orleans
Room: Grand Salon 19/22
Parent leaders and Head Start staff will learn their governance roles and how to effectively conduct the business of their program.This training will provide a toolkit for success to build strong working relationships with Policy Councils. The Head Start Performance Standards and Robert’s Rules of Order are focal points of this training.


  1. Leah Davies says:

    Mel, you have contributed greatly to parent and teacher understanding of Head Start programs.

  2. Melvin J. Gravely says:

    Thanks Leah for your comments

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