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Michigan Head Start Association 24th Annual Training Conference Recap (Photo Gallery)

Mel Gravely attended the Michigan Head Start Association’s 24th annual training conference March 5-6, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He presented two workshops, Team Building and Effective Meetings.

Team Building for Head Start Success

Workshop Description:
Managing groups in a new environment can be challenging. Many Head Start organizations rely on teams to meet this mission. Effective Head Start teams produce outstanding results and succeed despite difficulties. This presentation will provide resources on understanding the benefits of team dynamics, how to deal with dysfunctional teams, and how to capitalize on the talents and strengths of a Head Start team.

Conducting Effective Meetings: New & Improved Parent Policy Council/Committees

Workshop Description:
Parent leaders and Head Start staff who attend will learn their governance roles and how to effectively conduct the business of their policy council/committee. This training will provide participants with a toolkit for success by providing the necessary equipment to build a strong working relationship with Head Start partners. The head start Performance standards and Robert’s Rules of Order are focal points of this training to ensure councils/committees are in accordance with the Head Start Act.

Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote
Ann Linehan, Acting Director
Office of Head Start

Luncheon Keynote
Kay Willmoth, Regional Program Manager
Office of Head Start

Head Start 50th Celebration Keynote
Kimberly P. Johnson, Children’s Author
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