Upcoming Conferences


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The Gravely Group Upcoming Conferences

We travel all over the country presenting workshops at state, regional, and national conferences. We hope to see you at the next conference!

SC Statewide Board Training Retreat 2017

November 30 - December 2, 2017
Charleston, SC

Mel Gravely will serve as the Key Trainer for this conference.

At The Gravely Group, we believe that there is a critical role that nonprofits play in communities across the nation. Thus it is imperative that a nonprofit Board function at a high level to ensure a clear and strategic organizational direction that supports the agency’s efforts to successfully navigate the challenges, responsibilities and opportunities of a new and changing environment.

NHSA 2017 Parent and Family Engagement Conference

December 4-7, 2017
Austin, TX
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Great meetings don’t just happen. Participants will learn their roles and how to properly structure and organize their board and policy council to effectively conduct the business of the group. This workshop will provide tools for leadership with a prescription for success and the necessary tools to build a strong working relationship with their partners. The Participants will be using the New Head Start Standard and Robert’s Rules of Order as a resource. Handouts will include “The do’s and don’ts of conducting meetings, using the New Head Start Performance Standards. Worksheets will be provided on how to organize and prepare for a meeting, create meeting agenda, proper manner on how to record minutes, how to make a motion, etc. Individuals will participate in a mock meeting using the resources provided in the presentation


Region IV Head Start Association
2018 Annual Conference
February 5-8, 2018
Atlanta, GA

Region IV Head Start Association
2018 Leadership Summit
June 11-14, 2018
Atlanta, GA

Region IV Head Start Association
2018 Early Head Start Institute
September 17-20, 2018
Atlanta, GA

Tell Me and I Forget,
Teach Me and I Remember,
Involve Me and I Will Understand

– Benjamin Franklin