Head Start/Early Head Start Webinars and Trainings from Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP and the Legal Advisory Service

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is the leader in Head Start and Early Head Start training from a legal perspective. FTLF has trained thousands of Head Start employees, and is a primary training partner for NHSA, leading trainings across the country for Head Start/EHS groups of all sizes. For years, the Head Start Legal Advisory Service (“LAS”) has provided high-quality, cost-effective trainings for Head Start/EHS agencies. The LAS is a collaboration between Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP and the National Head Start Association.

Together, attorneys Ted Waters, Nicole Bacon and Alexandra Rosenblatt have advised and counseled numerous programs on the day-to-day regulatory and operational issues that arise in managing their federal grants and running their Head Start/EHS programs. Leaders in the Head Start community, Ted, Nicole and Alexandra can help you do your job more effectively and accurately -they cover what’s happening now and what you need to know in the ever-changing Head Start/EHS environment.

In all of our online and in-person trainings, we identify and explain the law and where the rules come from, what they mean on a practical level, and how you can ensure that your program gets into and stays in compliance. Join us for an upcoming live training, live webinar training, or purchase webinar recordings (on-demand programs) by registering below. Remember, live webinars give you the opportunity to ask questions, while our on-demand programs offer the convenience of viewing on your schedule for up to 30 days.

For questions on any of our trainings or bringing our Head Start attorneys to your program, contact Jaime Hirschfeld, FTLF’s Director of Training and Technical Assistance, at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com or (202) 466-8960.
Click a track below to purchase a Head Start Webinar Subscription – keeping you fully informed on HS/ EHS compliance for a discounted price!

      

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Upcoming Webinars
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Individuals' use of social media has become ubiquitous in our society. Yet sometimes use of social media to communicate can create liability for employers. The law on these issues takes into account individuals' privacy rights as well as employers' overarching need to protect themselves, their employees, and the reputation of the organization. Join us on this webinar to learn about this growing area of the law and what it means for your Head Start program.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify problematic social media situations that could pose challenges for their organization;
  • Explain what should be in a social media policy; and
  • Demonstrate knowledge of language in existing social media policies that have been found to be overly broad.

Tracks: This webinar is a part of the Directors and Human Resources Tracks.

Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recorded Webinar, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
Original Program Date: March 01, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Navigating Social Media Risks - It
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Personnel matters can be challenging for management. In addition, in Head Start, special rules apply to the employment relationship (that is, between a Head Start agency and an employee). In this webinar, we will discuss some of the unique aspects of Head Start agency employment.

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish what needs to be in your Head Start personnel policies, (and use our tips); and
  • Identify issues surrounding staff qualifications and timelines.

Tracks: This webinar is a part of the Directors and Human Resources Tracks.

Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recorded Webinar, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
Original Program Date: March 22, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Qualifications for Head Start Staff
Collapse Head Start and Health Center Collaboration

Assuring health services for Head Start children is important. Head Start Program Performance Regulations require programs to assist parents in enrolling their children in an ongoing system of health care and ensuring that each child has an ongoing source of continuous, accessible care. But it can be very difficult to do with limited resources.

Tracks: This webinar is a part of the Directors Track.

Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar , Live Webinar + Recorded Webinat, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
Original Program Date: April 26, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Head Start and Health Center Collaboration
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Collapse (11/17/16) Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues Under the New HSPPS - Part II

The Office of Head Start has always been concerned with the fiscal management of Head Start organizations.  With the release of the Head Start Peformance Standards and the Uniform Guidance, sound fiscal management is more important than ever!

The second webinar in our two-part fiscal series will address the following topics:

  • Compensation
  • Cost principles
  • Facilities and property

Click here for information on Part I!

Tracks: This webinar is a part of the Directors and Fiscal Tracks.

Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recorded Webinar, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
Original Program Date: November 17, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (11/17/16) Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues Under the New HSPPS - Part II
    Collapse (11/9/16) Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues Under the New HSPPS - Part I

    The Office of Head Start has always been concerned with the fiscal management of Head Start organizations.  With the release of the new Head Start Peformance Standards and the Uniform Guidance, sound fiscal management is more important than ever!

    The first webinar in our two-part fiscal series will address the following topics:

    • Financial management systems
    • Reporting requirements
    • Procurement policies and procedures

    Click here for information on Part II!

    Tracks: This webinar is a part of the Directors and Fiscal Tracks.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recorded Webinar, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: November 09, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (11/9/16) Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues Under the New HSPPS - Part I
    Collapse (10/20/16) Managing Human Resources in Head Start in Compliance with the New HSPPS

    NEW DATE TO ADDRESS HSPPS!

    Human resources management in a Head Start program can be extremely confusing especially with the release of the new Head Start Performance Standards. The regulations require that certain actions take place pre-employment; others during the hiring process, and additional requirements during employment.  The termination process also requires organizations to follow strict procedures.  Ensuring that these elements are implemented correctly is essential not only for proper program operations, but also for morale. In this webinar, the Human Resources Lifecycle of the Head Start employment relationship will be reviewed.

    At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Define pre-employment requirements, such as recruitment and selection procedures and health exams;
    • Understand the hiring process, including steps and tips;
    • Recognize best practices during employment, such as performance reviews and training/development; and
    • Determine how to properly terminate a Head Start employee, including learning the steps on “how to.”
    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recorded Webinar, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: October 20, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (10/20/16) Managing Human Resources in Head Start in Compliance with the New HSPPS
    Collapse (10/6/16) Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and attendance (ERSEA) and Program Design  Under the New HSPPS

    In September 2016, the Office of Head Start released the first comprehensive revision and restructuring of the Head Start regulations since 1975.  The new Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) give grantees unprecedented flexibility.  To take advantage of that flexibility you have to know the rules.

    Our attorneys have used our extensive Head Start experience to develop a new webinar series to help you learn the rules.  Get a lawyer’s take on how to innovate and stay compliant under the HSPPS in regards to ERSEA and program design by joining us for our third webinar addressing these historic changes!

     

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recorded Webinar, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: October 06, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (10/6/16) Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and attendance (ERSEA) and Program Design  Under the New HSPPS
    Collapse (11/17/16) Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues Under the New HSPPS - Part II

    The Office of Head Start has always been concerned with the fiscal management of Head Start organizations.  With the release of the Head Start Peformance Standards and the Uniform Guidance, sound fiscal management is more important than ever!

    The second webinar in our two-part fiscal series will address the following topics:

    • Compensation
    • Cost principles
    • Facilities and property

    Click here for information on Part I!

    Tracks: This webinar is a part of the Directors and Fiscal Tracks.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recorded Webinar, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: November 17, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (11/17/16) Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues Under the New HSPPS - Part II
    Collapse (11/9/16) Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues Under the New HSPPS - Part I

    The Office of Head Start has always been concerned with the fiscal management of Head Start organizations.  With the release of the new Head Start Peformance Standards and the Uniform Guidance, sound fiscal management is more important than ever!

    The first webinar in our two-part fiscal series will address the following topics:

    • Financial management systems
    • Reporting requirements
    • Procurement policies and procedures

    Click here for information on Part II!

    Tracks: This webinar is a part of the Directors and Fiscal Tracks.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recorded Webinar, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: November 09, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (11/9/16) Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues Under the New HSPPS - Part I
    Collapse (12/1/16) Does Your Program Make the Grade? How Grantee Performance Will Be Measured Under the New Standards

    In September 2016, the Office of Head Start released the first comprehensive revision and restructuring of the Head Start regulations since 1975.  The new Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) give grantees unprecedented flexibility.  To take advantage of that flexibility you have to know the rules.

    Our attorneys have used our extensive Head Start experience to develop a new webinar series to help you learn the rules. Get a lawyer’s take on how to innovate and stay compliant under the HSPPS by joining us for our webinar providing a information on how performance will be monitored under the HSPPS!

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recorded Webinar, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: December 01, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (12/1/16) Does Your Program Make the Grade? How Grantee Performance Will Be Measured Under the New Standards
    Collapse (2/15/17) Privacy Policies Under the New Performance Standards

    At the National Head Start Association’s 2016 Parent, Staff, and Leadership Training Conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Office of Head Start stressed that all grantees should be developing a privacy policy that complies with the new Head Start Program Performance Standards.  Don’t know where to start?  Wondering what your policy should say?  Want information about how to protect yourself from non-compliance or deficiency findings in the area of privacy?  This webinar is for you.

    Tracks: This webinar is a part of the Directors Track.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recorded Webinar, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: February 15, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (2/15/17) Privacy Policies Under the New Performance Standards
    Collapse (9/22/16) Out With the Old, In With the New: An Overview of Major Changes Under the New HSPPS From a Legal Perspective

    In September 2016, the Office of Head Start released the first comprehensive revision and restructuring of the Head Start regulations since 1975.  The new Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) give grantees unprecedented flexibility.  To take advantage of that flexibility you have to know the rules.

    Our attorneys have used our extensive Head Start experience to develop a new webinar series to help you learn the rules. Get a lawyer’s take on how to innovate and stay compliant under the HSPPS by joining us for our webinar providing a comprehensive overview addressing these historic changes!

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: September 22, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (9/22/16) Out With the Old, In With the New: An Overview of Major Changes Under the New HSPPS From a Legal Perspective
    Collapse (9/29/16) What Head Start Leaders Need to Know: Performance Standards Changes to Governance

    NEW TIME: This webinar will now take place at 1 pm ET

    In September 2016, the Office of Head Start released the first comprehensive revision and restructuring of the Head Start regulations since 1975.  The new Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) give grantees unprecedented flexibility.  To take advantage of that flexibility you have to know the rules.

    Our attorneys have used our extensive Head Start experience to develop a new webinar series to help you learn the rules. Get a lawyer’s take on how to innovate and stay compliant under the HSPPS in regards to governance by joining us for our second webinar addressing these historic changes!

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recorded Webinar, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: September 29, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (9/29/16) What Head Start Leaders Need to Know: Performance Standards Changes to Governance
    Collapse (4/15/15) Standards of Conduct & Conflicts of Interest in Head Start
    Head Start agencies are required to have Standards of Conduct to define acceptable practices and behaviors for those that work, volunteer, or are affiliated with the agency. Your Policy Council and Board are responsible for approving these Standards. Attending this webinar will also help you understand what Conflicts of Interest are and when they arise, as well as the particular prohibitions, policies, and other items that must be included in your policies and procedures on Standards of Conduct.

    At the end of this webinar, you'll be able to:
    • Understand the key elements of drafting Standards of Conduct;
    • Identify when Conflicts of Interest will arise; and
    • Distinguish individual and organizational Conflicts of Interest.

    Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Head Start Directors, Policy Councils, Boards, but all are welcome.
    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: April 15, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (4/15/15) Standards of Conduct & Conflicts of Interest in Head Start
    Collapse (5/4/16) Risk Areas: Making Sure Your Organization is in Compliance with the Uniform Guidance

    As we all know, numerous strings attach to grantees’ use of federal funds, and getting the rules wrong can have serious and costly consequences for your organization.  Staying in compliance with all of the applicable rules, however, can be daunting, and the new Uniform Guidance has altered some of the rules to which you’ve grown accustomed, particularly for nonprofits.  Major changes include revision of the procurement standards, a shift in focus on time and effort documentation requirements, new aspects of indirect cost rates, and clarified guidance for subrecipient relationships.  Many of the changes necessitate review, and potentially revision, of your existing policies and procedures.  This webinar will discuss some of the most significant areas of revision, and how they relate to your operations.

    Formats Available: Recording, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording, Additional Line with purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: May 04, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (5/4/16) Risk Areas: Making Sure Your Organization is in Compliance with the Uniform Guidance
    Collapse (5/6/15) Managing Risk - An Introduction to Compliance in Head Start
    Effective compliance is the name of the game across the board for the Head Start program, whether you are explaining your practices to funders, program reviewers, auditors or the media. Compliance isn't stagnant -- in fact, learning how to develop a culture of compliance and systems for staying in compliance is especially important given all of the changes to procurements, delegate agency agreements, and time and effort reporting (to name but a few) stemming from the Supercircular guidance. So just how do you establish a culture of compliance in your Head Start program?

    At the end of this webinar, you'll be able to:
    • Explain why compliance matters;
    • Identify the 7 elements of a compliance program; and
    • Use our tips about what works and what doesn't.

    Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Head Start Directors, Senior Management, Compliance Officers, Compliance Committee members, but all are welcome.
    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: May 06, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (5/6/15) Managing Risk - An Introduction to Compliance in Head Start
    Collapse (9/16/10) Preparing for, Responding to, and Challenging Government Audits
    Have you ever worried about getting audited by the government?  Perhaps from the Office of Inspector General ("OIG"), the Government Accountability Office ("GAO"), or others?  Head Start and Early Head Start programs across the country have been audited by the OIG every year (separate and apart from your OHS monitoring reviews) and over the past year, some have been visited by the GAO as well.  This on-demand webinar covers what to expect from these kinds of audits and what is expected of your program, including:
    • The purpose of government audit and their elements;
    • The limits of OIG authority; and
    • The process for challenging audit findings, including administrative appeals and formal legal action.
    Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Head Start Directors, Senior Management, Compliance Officers, Compliance Committee members, but all are welcome.

    Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: September 16, 2010
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (9/16/10) Preparing for, Responding to, and Challenging Government Audits
    Collapse 2-Part Webinar: Who
    You told us.  We listened.  We’ve turned our governance webinar into a 2-part training (total of 3 hours) to cover the critical aspects of Head Start/EHS governance. Our newly expanded 2-part webinar now includes:
    • Insights into the new governance Terms and Conditions that attach to your grant;
    • Our legal analysis of the new Governance Screener tool;
    • Discussion of the Composition Requirements, Conflicts of Interest, and Responsibilities for both the Board and Policy Council (and where they differ!); and
    • Additional tools to help make Shared Governance easier.

    So why is this important?  Head Start governance has always been nuanced. Through the course of designation renewal and 5-year grant periods, ACF is taking governance even more seriously than it did before.  And if you think about, that makes sense because good governance is often a signal that generally, things are headed in a good direction with your program. So join us to make sure that your Board, Policy Council, and senior staff receive critical governance information.

    At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

    • Identify if you are in compliance with the new governance Term and Condition for your grant;
    • Recognize the unique roles and responsibilities of the governing Board and Policy Council;
    • Develop a plan to deal with Composition requirements and Conflicts of Interests;
    • Consider how best to utilize the new screener; and
    • Use new communication tools between the Board and Policy Council.
    Who Should Attend: Head Start Management, and staff assisting Boards and Policy Council.

    Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming
    Original Program Date: October 15, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS 2-Part Webinar: Who
    Collapse (1/13/16) Handling Matching (or Non-Federal) Share

    Head Start programs are required to provide a 20% match of non-federal funds for the operation of their programs. This match (or "non-federal share") applies to Head Start and Early Head Start funds. Year in and year out, non-federal share is an ongoing trouble area for programs.

    At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Distinguish what items and services your program can count as match;
    • Recognize how to document matching share;
    • Reinforce why showing "overmatch" makes sense; and
    • Consider common and not-so-common pitfalls to avoid.

    Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Head Start Directors, Fiscal Staff, and Management Team, but anyone is welcome.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: January 13, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (1/13/16) Handling Matching (or Non-Federal) Share
    Collapse (10/7/15) Getting Cost Allocation and Indirect Cost Rates Right in Head Start Programs

    Many Head Start and Early Head Start programs have numerous funding streams, such as federal Head Start funds and state funding. With the myriad of funding sources that programs juggle, following the federal rules for cost allocation carefully and appropriately has never been more important. If a grantee fails to follow these rules correctly, it can result in monitoring findings, cost disallowances, and additional penalties.

    At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Understand the importance of cost allocation;
    • Improve how your organization allocates costs;
    • Learn more about indirect cost rate changes under the Supercircular; and
    • Gain real world examples of the how and why.


    Who Should Attend:
    Executive Directors, Head Start Program Directors, CFOs, and others involved in planning or accounting activities, but all are welcome to attend.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-demand Streaming, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: October 07, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (10/7/15) Getting Cost Allocation and Indirect Cost Rates Right in Head Start Programs
    Collapse (11/17/16) Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues Under the New HSPPS - Part II

    The Office of Head Start has always been concerned with the fiscal management of Head Start organizations.  With the release of the Head Start Peformance Standards and the Uniform Guidance, sound fiscal management is more important than ever!

    The second webinar in our two-part fiscal series will address the following topics:

    • Compensation
    • Cost principles
    • Facilities and property

    Click here for information on Part I!

    Tracks: This webinar is a part of the Directors and Fiscal Tracks.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recorded Webinar, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: November 17, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (11/17/16) Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues Under the New HSPPS - Part II
    Collapse (11/9/16) Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues Under the New HSPPS - Part I

    The Office of Head Start has always been concerned with the fiscal management of Head Start organizations.  With the release of the new Head Start Peformance Standards and the Uniform Guidance, sound fiscal management is more important than ever!

    The first webinar in our two-part fiscal series will address the following topics:

    • Financial management systems
    • Reporting requirements
    • Procurement policies and procedures

    Click here for information on Part II!

    Tracks: This webinar is a part of the Directors and Fiscal Tracks.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recorded Webinar, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: November 09, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (11/9/16) Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues Under the New HSPPS - Part I
    Collapse (12/2/15) Uniform Grant Guidance (U.G.G.) - The Supercircular is Final, Are You in Compliance?

    There has been a lot of talk about the Supercircular (or U.G.G.) over the last year, but now that it is time to implementing the guidance, is your organization prepared?  Do you know what changes are required of your organization in order to comply with this new rule?  This webinar will provide attendees with information on what Head Start organizations need to consider in order to be in compliance with the Supercircular and key deadlines.

    Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Head Start Program Directors, CFOs, and others involved in planning or accounting activities, but all are welcome to attend.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: December 02, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (12/2/15) Uniform Grant Guidance (U.G.G.) - The Supercircular is Final, Are You in Compliance?
    Collapse (3/4/15) Best Practices for Head Start Time and Effort Reporting
    Charging the costs of employee time to specific federal grants can be onerous. But doing it right -- that is, following proper requirements and ensuring proper oversight -- is critical. Unfortunately, this continues to be an area in which we see a lot of findings, both from ACF Head Start monitoring, as well as OIG audits. Use this training to double-check your practices to help you avoid significant cost disallowances.
     
    At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:
    • Identify requirements for Time and Effort Reporting, including necessary elements for time sheets; and
    • Learn about potential cutting-edge changes from the Supercircular.
     
    We'll also include a sample timesheet that we recommend using.
     
    Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Head Start Program Directors, CFOs, and others involved in planning or accounting activities, but all are welcome to attend.
     
    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: March 04, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (3/4/15) Best Practices for Head Start Time and Effort Reporting
    Collapse (4/27/16) Contractor or Delegate? What

    Head Start agencies must enter into various legal relationships to provide required services to the children and families in their communities. The relationship might be labeled a “collaboration,” “partnership,” or “memorandum of understanding (MOU).” Regardless of what you name the relationship, when expending federal grant dollars, Head Start agencies must select between one of two types of relationships: (1) a delegate (subrecipient) relationship or (2) contractor relationship. The choice will impact the written agreement between the parties, monitoring responsibilities, and other obligations under the grant. Making this determination can be tricky with respect to EHS Child Care Partnerships as well as other common agreements in Head Start. During this webinar, we'll discuss:

    • How to distinguish between a delegate and contractor relationship;
    • The contrasting monitoring responsibilities associated with each relationship including the new subrecipient monitoring requirements under the Uniform Grants Guidance; and
    • Important terms to include in delegate and contract agreements.

    Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Head Start Directors, Leadership Team Staff of both Grantees and Delegates, but all are welcome

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording, Additional Line with purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: April 27, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (4/27/16) Contractor or Delegate? What
    Collapse (4/6/16) Handling Procurements/Contracts in Head Start Post- Supercircular Implementation

    The implementation of the Supercircular has resulted in additional procurements requirements for purchased made with Federal grant funds.  These requirements ensure that grantees conduct competitive procurements, performing cost and price analyses, and avoiding conflicts of interest.  In this webinar, we will review the new procurement requirements at each threshold so that organizations do not have cost disallowances.

    At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Review the processes involved in procuring goods and services with federal funds;
    • Delineate items for inclusion in procurement policies and procedures; and
    • Articulate the specifics needed for inclusion in Codes of Conduct.

    Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Head Start Directors, CFOs and Fiscal Staff, other senior staff, but all are welcome.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: April 06, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (4/6/16) Handling Procurements/Contracts in Head Start Post- Supercircular Implementation
    Collapse (9/17/15) U.G.G.: Is your organization at risk under the new Supercircular?

    Note: This webinar was rescheduled from September 10, 2015.

    Head Start program grants have numerous requirements as a result of receiving federal funding. Not properly following these requirements can have serious and costly consequences.  Staying in compliance with all of the applicable rules and regulations, however, can be daunting, and the new Supercircular has only made the task even more difficult for federal grantees. From changes relating to time and effort reporting to indirect cost rates and cost allocations and everything between federal grantees are required to incorporate all of the new requirements into their existing business practices and related policies and procedures.  Accomplishing all of this correctly can be a big task, and before you get too far, now is a good time to conduct your own self-audit to make sure that you have implemented the new requirements correctly.  Being proactive is essential in order to minimize of possibility of potential delays and interruptions to program funding, and periodic federal grants self audits can help to minimize this possibility by helping to keep you in compliance.  During this webinar, we will discuss:

    • The components of a compliance program including time and effort reporting, Indirect cost rates and cost allocation,  and procurement requirements;
    • How to implement internal audits and monitor the compliance program;
    • Tips for auditing controls; and
    • Necessary changes to policies and procedures and operational procedures.

    Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Head Start Program Directors, CFOs, and others involved in planning or accounting activities, but all are welcome to attend.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-demand Streaming, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: September 17, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (9/17/15) U.G.G.: Is your organization at risk under the new Supercircular?
    Collapse (10/6/16) Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and attendance (ERSEA) and Program Design  Under the New HSPPS

    In September 2016, the Office of Head Start released the first comprehensive revision and restructuring of the Head Start regulations since 1975.  The new Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) give grantees unprecedented flexibility.  To take advantage of that flexibility you have to know the rules.

    Our attorneys have used our extensive Head Start experience to develop a new webinar series to help you learn the rules.  Get a lawyer’s take on how to innovate and stay compliant under the HSPPS in regards to ERSEA and program design by joining us for our third webinar addressing these historic changes!

     

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recorded Webinar, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: October 06, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (10/6/16) Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and attendance (ERSEA) and Program Design  Under the New HSPPS
    Collapse (3/17/15) Understanding the Newly Released Final Rule for Head Start and EHS Eligibility

    On February 10, 2015, The Office of Head Start released the final rule on Head Start Eligibility. This new rule provides clear instruction on how to determine if families are either income or categorically eligible for Head Start services. In addition, it describes the types of documents Head Start organizations may accept from families to prove eligibility, and the length of time which programs should maintain those documents. The goal of these new requirements is to strengthen program integrity and prevent fraud and mismanagement. 

    The final rule is available to the public at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-10/pdf/2015-02491.pdf.

    This session will review the newly released rule and help your program comply with the eligibility rules, and ensure that all of your employees who determine eligibility get the much needed training. We'll cover not only the basics of the Head Start eligibility process, but also discuss the consequences of knowingly violating the eligibility rules.

    At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the new Head Start eligibility rules;
    • Observe where the pitfalls lie for your program in determining eligibility; and
    • Verify if your program is in compliance with the new requirements and if not, identify steps to reach compliance.

    In addition, tips for best practices will be included and your questions will be addressed.

    Who Should Attend: Eligibility Workers, Eligibility Managers, ERSEA staff, Executive Directors, Head Start program Directors, and other senior staff, but all are welcome.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: March 17, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (3/17/15) Understanding the Newly Released Final Rule for Head Start and EHS Eligibility
    Collapse (6/8/16) An Update on Head Start Eligibility

    With the Final Rule on Head Start Eligibility in effect for just over a year, this webinar will serve as an update on the rule itself and provide Head Start organizations with tips on how to improve the eligibility process, staff education and record retention. 

    Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Head Start Program Directors, CFOs, and others involved in eligibility activities, but all are welcome to attend.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording, Additional Line with purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: June 08, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (6/8/16) An Update on Head Start Eligibility
    Collapse  (12/3/14) Key Indicator-Compliant (HSKI-C) Monitoring Protocol: Understanding the Head Start/EHS Aligned Monitoring System

    New for the FY 2015 Protocol (Subject to Change, depending on the Aligned Monitoring System’s Changes)

    OHS in the process of transitioning to the new 5-year grant cycle and the monitoring system is changing as well. Now, under the Aligned Monitoring System, smaller-scale “review events” are carried out over the first three years of a grant. Each of these review events is significant in determining whether a grantee is providing high-quality services and remaining compliant with program requirements. In the midst of all these new changes to monitoring, it’s especially important for you to understand how these review events will affect your program. This webinar covers the legal perspective on monitoring – which is very important because findings have legal significance to your program’s operations. This webinar has a special focus on the Head Start Key Indicator – Compliant (HSKI-C) Monitoring Protocol.

    At the end of this webinar, you’ll be able to:

    • Understand the 27 Compliance Measures that comprise the HSKI-C Protocol;
    • Read the actual Targeted Questions that reviewers will be ask as part of the standardized method of evidence collection; and
    • List pitfalls that reviewers look for to determine whether or not you’ve passed the HSKI-C.
    Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Head Start Directors, staff assisting Boards and Policy Councils, Board members and Policy Council members, but all are welcome.
     
    We recommend that your organization share a webinar registration and gather to participate in the webinar together. Should your organization not be able to come together, you may register for additional lines at the discounted rate of $49 per line.
    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: December 03, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS  (12/3/14) Key Indicator-Compliant (HSKI-C) Monitoring Protocol: Understanding the Head Start/EHS Aligned Monitoring System
    Collapse (1/18/17) Environmental Health & Safety: Issues Outside the HS Facility

    Health and safety issues have been a leading cause of deficiencies for Head Start and Early Head Start programs over the last several years and show no sign of weakening!  The transition to five-year grants has brought additional terms and conditions focused on health and safety, not to mention the aligned monitoring system preserves a strong focus on environmental health and safety issues.  FTLF’s Legal Advisory Service two-part webinar series on environmental health safety will address faced by Head Start and Early Head Start programs inside and outside their facility.

    This webinar will specifically explore important Head Start and Early Head Start environmental health and safety topics that occur outside the facility, including:

    • Ensuring that your playgrounds are safe;
    • Fulfilling safe transportation requirements; and
    • Understanding and preparing for the changes to health and safety requirements under the new Performance Standards.

    Click here for more information on the environmental health and safety session focusing on issues inside the facility. 

    Tracks: This webinar is a part of the Directors Track.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recorded Webinar, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: January 18, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (1/18/17) Environmental Health & Safety: Issues Outside the HS Facility
    Collapse (1/25/17) Environmental Health & Safety: Issues Inside the HS Facility

    NEW DATE - JANUARY 25, 2017

    Health and safety issues have been a leading cause of deficiencies for Head Start and Early Head Start programs over the last several years and show no sign of weakening!  The transition to five-year grants has brought additional terms and conditions focused on health and safety, not to mention the aligned monitoring system preserves a strong focus on environmental health and safety issues. 

    FTLF’s Legal Advisory Service two-part webinar series on environmental health safety will address faced by Head Start and Early Head Start programs inside and outside their facility.

    This webinar will specifically explore important Head Start and Early Head Start environmental health and safety topics that occur inside the facility, including:

    • Common, critical environmental health and safety problems resulting in deficiencies and recompetition that your program must avoid; and
    • How your program can provide safe environments for classrooms and centers.

    Click here for more information on Part 2. 

    Tracks: This webinar is a part of the Directors Track.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recorded Webinar, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: January 25, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (1/25/17) Environmental Health & Safety: Issues Inside the HS Facility
    Collapse (10/21/15) Head Start Monitoring Overview

    The Office of Head Start (OHS) assesses grantee compliance through a monitoring system that is aligned with a comprehensive five year continuous oversight plan. The Aligned Monitoring System aids in intensive examination of performance in these core areas:

    • Environmental Health and Safety
    • Management Systems and Program Governance
    • Fiscal Integrity
    • Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA)
    • Comprehensive Services and School Readiness
    • Teacher-Child Interactions, as addressed through the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS™) observation instrument

    All performance areas include a series of key indicators, compliance measures, and targeted questions to evaluate each grantee. A series of protocols are used by OHS for targeted reviews. These instruments are used to gather information to assess core performance areas of Head Start and Early Head Start grantees. OHS uses the information to determine program strengths, concerns, areas of noncompliance, and deficiencies. This webinar will provide and overview of the monitoring system and also touch on common trouble spots that programs should be aware of.

    Please note: This webinar will not walk through each of the Monitoring Protocols. Please see the other webinars in our “Understanding the Head Start/EHS Monitoring Protocol” series for in-depth webinars on the various sections of the Monitoring Protocol. 

    At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Communicate the nuts and bolts of the monitoring process (and where the big pictures changed have occurred);
    • Improve how your monitoring review goes, based on our advice and ideas; and
    • Determine which tips on how to handle an “unannounced” review you want to use.

    Who Should Attend: Directors and other Senior Management new to Head Start within the last five years, but all are welcome.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-demand Streaming, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: October 21, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (10/21/15) Head Start Monitoring Overview
    Collapse (11/11/15) Head Start Monitoring: An In-Depth Look at the Fiscal Review Event Part I
    As the Head Start grants have transitioned to a five-year period, the monitoring process has also gone through changes. Now all organizations will receive review events in years one through three of the grant period, with the Fiscal Integrity Review Event taking place in either year two or three. This webinar series will provide an in-depth legal perspective of the first three performance areas of the Fiscal Integrity Review Event  including what is included in the key indicators of the protocols.
     
    At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
    • Understand the details of the Fiscal Integrity Key Indicators and corresponding Compliance Measures;
    • Point to clues in the Targeted Questions to help you know what reviewers are looking for; and
    • Be prepared for the Fiscal Integrity review event.

    If you are interested in a broader overview of Head Start monitoring and the new Aligned Monitoring System, please visit our on-demand webinar here.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: November 11, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (11/11/15) Head Start Monitoring: An In-Depth Look at the Fiscal Review Event Part I
    Collapse (11/18/15) Head Start Monitoring: An In-Depth Look at Environmental Health & Safety

    Environmental Health and Safety is a major focus of the new five-year grant cycle and the Aligned Monitoring System. This review event  focuses solely on the health and safety across a Head Start program, examining the following key indicators:

    • Safe and Clean Facilities;
    • Healthy Learning Environments;
    • Safe Learning Environments and Supervision; and
    • Safe Transportation.

    During the webinar, the presenter will review the key indicators and corresponding compliance measures and point to clues in the Targeted Questions to understand what the reviewers are looking for. 

    At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Understand the details of the Environmental Health and Safety Key Indicators and corresponding Compliance Measures;
    • Point to clues in the Targeted Questions to help you know what reviewers are looking for;
    • Gain insight into self-disclosure to OHS and what that means in this context; and
    • Be prepared for the Environmental Health and Safety review event.


    It is more important than ever for Head Start grantees to be in full compliance with all health and safety related matters! 

    Who should attend: Senior Management, Fiscal Staff, and ERSEA Staff who will be responding to reviewers on-site. 

    If you are interested in a broader overview of Head Start monitoring and the new Aligned Monitoring System, please visit our on-demand webinar here.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: November 18, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (11/18/15) Head Start Monitoring: An In-Depth Look at Environmental Health & Safety
    Collapse (11/9/16) Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues Under the New HSPPS - Part I

    The Office of Head Start has always been concerned with the fiscal management of Head Start organizations.  With the release of the new Head Start Peformance Standards and the Uniform Guidance, sound fiscal management is more important than ever!

    The first webinar in our two-part fiscal series will address the following topics:

    • Financial management systems
    • Reporting requirements
    • Procurement policies and procedures

    Click here for information on Part II!

    Tracks: This webinar is a part of the Directors and Fiscal Tracks.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recorded Webinar, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: November 09, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (11/9/16) Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues Under the New HSPPS - Part I
    Collapse (12/8/15) Head Start Monitoring: An In-Depth Look at the Fiscal Review Event Part 2
    As the Head Start grants have transitioned to a five-year period, the monitoring process has also gone through changes. Now all organizations will receive review events in years one through three of the grant period, with the Fiscal Integrity Review Event taking place in either year two or three. This webinar series will provide an in-depth legal perspective of the last three Fiscal Integrity Protocol Key Performance Areas:
    • Compensation
    • Cost principles
    • Facilities and property
     
    At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
    • Understand the details of the Fiscal Integrity Key Indicators and corresponding Compliance Measures;
    • Point to clues in the Targeted Questions to help you know what reviewers are looking for; and
    • Be prepared for the Fiscal Integrity review event.

    If you are interested in a broader overview of Head Start monitoring and the new Aligned Monitoring System, please visit our on-demand webinar here.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: December 08, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (12/8/15) Head Start Monitoring: An In-Depth Look at the Fiscal Review Event Part 2
    Collapse Head Start Monitoring 5 Webinar Package
    Included in this package:
    • Head Start Monitoring Overview (Oct. 2015)
    • Head Start Monitoring: Fiscal 1 (Nov. 2015)
    • Head Start Monitoring: Fiscal 2 (Dec. 2015)
    • Head Start Monitoring: Health and Safety (Nov. 2015)
    • So You Have Monitoring Findings (Feb 2014)
    Formats Available: Streaming
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Head Start Monitoring 5 Webinar Package
    Collapse (10/20/16) Managing Human Resources in Head Start in Compliance with the New HSPPS

    NEW DATE TO ADDRESS HSPPS!

    Human resources management in a Head Start program can be extremely confusing especially with the release of the new Head Start Performance Standards. The regulations require that certain actions take place pre-employment; others during the hiring process, and additional requirements during employment.  The termination process also requires organizations to follow strict procedures.  Ensuring that these elements are implemented correctly is essential not only for proper program operations, but also for morale. In this webinar, the Human Resources Lifecycle of the Head Start employment relationship will be reviewed.

    At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Define pre-employment requirements, such as recruitment and selection procedures and health exams;
    • Understand the hiring process, including steps and tips;
    • Recognize best practices during employment, such as performance reviews and training/development; and
    • Determine how to properly terminate a Head Start employee, including learning the steps on “how to.”
    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recorded Webinar, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: October 20, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (10/20/16) Managing Human Resources in Head Start in Compliance with the New HSPPS
    Collapse (3/2/16) Managing Human Resources in Head Start

    Human resources management in a Head Start program can be extremely confusing. The regulations require that certain actions take place pre-employment; others during the hiring process, and additional requirements during employment.  The termination process also requires organizations to follow strict procedures.  Ensuring that these elements are implemented correctly is essential not only for proper program operations, but also for morale. In this webinar, the Human Resources Lifecycle of the Head Start employment relationship will be reviewed.

    At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Define pre-employment requirements, such as recruitment and selection procedures and health exams;
    • Understand the hiring process, including steps and tips;
    • Recognize best practices during employment, such as performance reviews and training/development; and
    • Determine how to properly terminate a Head Start employee, including learning the steps on “how to.”

    Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Head Start Directors, Human Resources Director and Personnel, but all are welcome

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: March 02, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (3/2/16) Managing Human Resources in Head Start
    Collapse (6/1/16) Qualifications for Head Start Staff

    Personnel matters can be challenging for management. In addition, in Head Start, special rules apply to the employment relationship (that is, between a Head Start agency and an employee). In this webinar, we will discuss some of the unique aspects of Head Start agency employment.

    At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Distinguish what needs to be in your Head Start personnel policies, (and use our tips); and
    • Identify issues surrounding staff qualifications and timelines.

    Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Head Start Directors, Human Resources Director and HR Personnel, but all are welcome.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording, Additional Line with purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: June 01, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (6/1/16) Qualifications for Head Start Staff
    Collapse (6/21/16) The Final Rule on the FLSA White-Collar Overtime Regulations: What Employers Need to Know Now

    On May 18, the U.S. Department of Labor released its Final Rule on white-collar exemptions to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Among other things, the Final Rule, which will take effect December 1, 2016, raises the salary level for exempt status and the compensation level for highly compensated employees.  The thresholds will automatically be adjusted every three years.  These and other changes in the Final Rule are expected to have a significant impact on many employers.

    What should you be doing to be prepared for December 1? FTLF is partnering with Stacy Mueller of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP to bring you this timely webinar which will cover the provisions of the Final Rule and what employers need to be thinking about right now.  The webinar will address the following topics:

    • New salary threshold for exempt status
    • New compensation level for highly compensated employees
    • Review of the duties test (which will remain unchanged)
    • Special guidance for non-profit employers
    • Reclassification considerations, and options going forward: what employers need to be thinking about now
    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording, Additional Line with purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: June 21, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (6/21/16) The Final Rule on the FLSA White-Collar Overtime Regulations: What Employers Need to Know Now
    Collapse Navigating Social Media Risks - It

    Individuals' use of social media has become ubiquitous in our society. Yet sometimes use of social media to communicate can create liability for employers. The law on these issues takes into account individuals' privacy rights as well as employers' overarching need to protect themselves, their employees, and the reputation of the organization. Join us on this webinar to learn about this growing area of the law and what it means for your Head Start program.

    By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Identify problematic social media situations that could pose challenges for their organization;
    • Explain what should be in a social media policy; and
    • Demonstrate knowledge of language in existing social media policies that have been found to be overly broad.

    Tracks: This webinar is a part of the Directors and Human Resources Tracks.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recorded Webinar, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: March 01, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Navigating Social Media Risks - It
    Collapse Qualifications for Head Start Staff

    Personnel matters can be challenging for management. In addition, in Head Start, special rules apply to the employment relationship (that is, between a Head Start agency and an employee). In this webinar, we will discuss some of the unique aspects of Head Start agency employment.

    At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Distinguish what needs to be in your Head Start personnel policies, (and use our tips); and
    • Identify issues surrounding staff qualifications and timelines.

    Tracks: This webinar is a part of the Directors and Human Resources Tracks.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recorded Webinar, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: March 22, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Qualifications for Head Start Staff
    Collapse (9/10/10) Governance Boot Camp - Process Tools
    This is the second section of our Board and Policy Member Governance Boot Camp.

    Every Board and Policy Council meeting is chock full of work to be done — ranging from developing goals, to approving grant renewals and policies, to ensuring fiscal and programmatic oversight.  Despite the time crunch, both bodies still need regular training.  Because we kept hearing from programs across the country how hard it is to fit in governance training into busy Board and Policy Council schedules, we’ve designed our Governance Boot Camp just for you!

    This series is designed to ensure that you can provide cutting-edge governance training to both your Board and your Policy Council – in short segments that can fit into their regular meetings.  Each of these two webinars is comprised of discrete, short topics of 20-30 minutes in duration.  So you can show one segment at one Board or Policy Council meeting, and another segment at the next.  The presentations are “on-demand” so that they can be watched at your Board or Policy Council’s convenience.  You can also use the same training segments for both your Board and your Policy Council – so you get multiple trainings for one low price.  And, importantly, you’ll have an extended time (6 months) to use each one webinar, comprised of multiple segments.  

    In this second part of our Board and Policy Council Governance Boot Camp, we’ll tackle some important process tools that will improve the functioning of your Board and Policy Council.

    In one segment, we’ll cover:
    • Board/Policy Council Self Evaluation
      • Why it matters and how to do it
      • Considerations for whether your Policy Council should do this as well
    In another segment, we’ll cover:
    • How best to conduct Board or Policy council meetings;
      • Including tips on process; and
      • When and how to use Executive Sessions
    In another segment, we’ll cover:
    • Best Practices for Meeting Minutes
    In another segment, we'll cover:
    • Creating an Annual Board or Policy Council Work Plan
    Materials: This section contains 3 handouts and a copy of the full presentation slides covering all included topics.


    Target Audiences:
      Boards of Directors/Governing Bodies, Policy Council and Committees, and Senior Management or staff that work with them.


    *Please Note: LAS Subscriptions are not valid for Governance Boot Camp webinars but can be used to purchase any other live or on-demand webinars located on this site for savings up to $30 per webinar.
     




    Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming
    Original Program Date: September 10, 2010
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (9/10/10) Governance Boot Camp - Process Tools
    Collapse (9/9/10) Governance Boot Camp - Governance Essentials
    This is the first section of our Board and Policy Member Governance Boot Camp.

    Every Board and Policy Council meeting is chock full of work to be done — ranging from developing goals, to approving grant renewals and policies, to ensuring fiscal and programmatic oversight.  Despite the time crunch, both bodies still need regular training.  Because we kept hearing from programs across the country how hard it is to fit in governance training into busy Board and Policy Council schedules, we’ve designed our Governance Boot Camp just for you!

    This series is designed to ensure that you can provide cutting-edge governance training to both your Board and your Policy Council – in short segments that can fit into their regular meetings.  Each of these two webinars is comprised of discrete, short topics of 20-30 minutes in duration.  So you can show one segment at one Board or Policy Council meeting, and another segment at the next.  The presentations are “on-demand” so that they can be watched at your Board or Policy Council’s convenience.  You can also use the same training segments for both your Board and your Policy Council –so you get multiple trainings for one low price.  And, importantly, you’ll have an extended time (6 months) to use each one webinar, comprised of multiple segments. 

    In this first section of our Board and Policy Member Governance Boot Camp, we’ll tackle key topics that every Board and Policy Council needs to know or brush up on.

    In one segment, we’ll discuss:
    • Shared Governance
      • Roles of Board and Policy Council
      • General Responsibilities of Board and Policy Council
    In another segment, we’ll cover:
    • Specific Responsibilities of Board and Policy Council
    In another segment, we'll cover:
    • Composition Requirements of Both Bodies
    In another segment, we'll cover:
    • How to Handle Potential Conflicts of Interest

    Target Audiences:
      Boards of Directors/Governing Bodies, Policy Council and Committees, and Senior Management or staff that work with them.

    *Please Note: LAS Subscriptions are not valid for Governance Boot Camp webinars but can be used to purchase any other live or on-demand webinars located on this site for savings up to $30 per webinar.
     



    Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming
    Original Program Date: September 09, 2010
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (9/9/10) Governance Boot Camp - Governance Essentials
    Collapse (1/14/15) Navigating Social Media Risks - It
    Individuals' use of social media has become ubiquitous in our society. Yet sometimes use of social media to communicate can create liability for employers. The law on these issues takes into account individuals' privacy rights as well as employers' overarching need to protect themselves, their employees, and the reputation of the organization. Join us on this webinar to learn about this growing area of the law and what it means for your Head Start program.

    By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
    • Identify problematic social media situations that could pose challenges for their organization;
    • Explain what should be in a social media policy; and
    • Demonstrate knowledge of language in existing social media policies that have been found to be overly broad.

    Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, HR directors and staff, compliance officers, but all are welcome to attend.


    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: January 14, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (1/14/15) Navigating Social Media Risks - It
    Collapse (4/20/16) The Anatomy of a Contract

    Head Start organizations negotiate important contracts with partners and vendors all the time.  However, do you really have an understanding of each of the contract provisions?  This webinar will dissect the most important and confusing contract provisions for Head Start organizations.

    Formats Available: Recording, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording, Additional Line with purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: April 20, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (4/20/16) The Anatomy of a Contract
    Collapse Head Start and Health Center Collaboration

    Assuring health services for Head Start children is important. Head Start Program Performance Regulations require programs to assist parents in enrolling their children in an ongoing system of health care and ensuring that each child has an ongoing source of continuous, accessible care. But it can be very difficult to do with limited resources.

    Tracks: This webinar is a part of the Directors Track.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar , Live Webinar + Recorded Webinat, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: April 26, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Head Start and Health Center Collaboration
    Upcoming Live Events
    Collapse (March 1 & 2, 2017) Head Start Managers Workshop - Washington, DC

    Head Start Managers Workshop
    A different approach to training
    March 1 & 2, 2017
    Washington, DC

    The Uniform Grant Guidance has taken hold.  The new Head Start Program Performance Standards have taken effect.  A new administration has taken over. 

    For a Head Start program to succeed in this brave new world, managers will need a deeper understanding of

    • what the law requires;
    • what the law permits;
    • how to successfully innovate within the limits of the law; and
    • how to make the right impression in monitoring reviews. 

    Join the Head Start legal experts at FTLF for a small group, intensive training that will give you the skills you need to lead a successful Head Start agency.  

    How is this training different?

    • It’s collaborative.  Research shows that adults learn best in a collaborative setting.  We’ve limited the training to 15 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.

    PLUS participants will also have the opportunity to attend a happy-hour networking event with local Head Start and non-profit leaders. 

    Presenters:

    Nicole Bacon, Esq., Partner

    Alexandra Rosenblatt, Esq., Senior Associate

    Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is the leader in Head Start and Early Head Start training from a legal perspective. FTLF has trained thousands of Head Start employees, and is a primary training partner for NHSA, leading trainings across the country for Head Start/EHS groups of all sizes.

    Together, attorneys Nicole Bacon and Alexandra Rosenblatt have advised and counseled numerous programs on the day-to-day regulatory and operational issues that arise in managing their federal grants and running their Head Start/EHS programs. Leaders in the Head Start community, Ted, Nicole and Alexandra can help you do your job more effectively and accurately -they cover what’s happening now and what you need to know in the ever-changing Head Start/EHS environment.

    Cost for this one and a half day training:

    $1,499 per person  

    Don’t delay, space is limited!

    Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event (February 15, 2017). If payment is not received in full 2 weeks prior to the start of the event, your order will be cancelled and you will be denied entrance to the training.

    Location and Accommodations:

    Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP Offices
    1129 20th St. NW, Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20036

    Following registration, FTLF will provide you with a list of nearby hotels.

    Agenda:

    The training will run from 9 am - 5 pm on March 1 and 9 am - 12:30 pm on March 2.  Continental breakfast and snacks will be provided on both days and lunch and on day one. 

    Click here for a detailed agenda.

    Cancellation Policy for this Event:

    For this live training, full refunds will be issued for cancellations received in writing or via phone prior to February 15, 2017 (2 weeks prior to the start of the event).

    Should you need to cancel, please contact our registration vendor, Peach New Media, via email at support@peachnewmedia.com or via phone at 866-702-3278 (8am-6pm Eastern Time). Should you have scheduling or other last-minute problems after our cancellation cut-off date (within in the last 2 weeks prior to the start of the event), we will not issue any refunds. However, during that time, we will do our best to accommodate you via other means, possibly including and not limited to changing the name on your reservation to that of someone else within your organization or transferring the registration to another live event already on our schedule.

    Disclaimer:

    FTLF is not responsible for any hotel, airfare, or other accommodations that participants make.

    Please contact Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com, if you have any questions.


    Cannot attend our March training?  FTLF is offering this training May 3 & 4.

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person
    Original Program Date: March 01, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (March 1 & 2, 2017) Head Start Managers Workshop - Washington, DC
    Collapse (March 28 & 29, 2017) Risky Business: Managing Risk in Your Head Start Program - Fairfax, VA

    RISKY BUSINESS: MANAGING RISK IN YOUR HEAD START PROGRAM

    MARCH 28 & 29, 2017
    MARRIOTT FAIR OAKS
    FAIRFAX, VA 

    Tuesday, March 28 – 8 am – 5 pm
    Wednesday, March 29 – 8 am – 12:30 pm

    The Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) require strong and effective fiscal and human resources management as well as a structure to ensure proper oversight of all program areas.  However, given the increased flexibility provided by the HSPPS this is not an easy task and often leaves programs wondering where to start!  These issues coupled with the Uniform Guidance and new administration emphasize why Head Start programs need to have a deeper understanding of what the law requires and permits and how to successfully innovate within the limits of the law.  This understanding will not only improve accountability, but reduce risk and result in a high quality program. 

    Join Nicole Bacon and Alexandra Rosenblatt of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, the nation’s leading Head Start attorneys for this one and a half day training addressing the hottest fiscal and HR issues affecting Head Start programs since the release of the new performance standards.  Attendees will leave this hands-on training with practical tips and techniques as well as slides, supplementary sources and sample checklists and documents.

    Topics include:

    • ERSEA;
    • Fiscal Integrity and Management Issues;
    • Grants Management;
    • Human Resources;
    • Program Structure;
    • Privacy Issues;
    • Vendor-Subrecipient Relationships and Contracting Requirements;
    • Tips for implementing the new standards; and
    • Much, much more!!!

    At this training, participants will:

    • Understand how to reduce risk within their Head Start program;
    • Learn how the HSPPS affects human resources and fiscal issues;
    • Discuss how to be innovative within the confines of both the HSPPS and Uniform Guidance; and
    • Understand the key risk areas for Head Start programs and strategies to reduce risk.

    Registration:
    Early bird rate (until February 10): $675

    Regular registration (after February 10): $725  

    Registration is available at: http://HeadStart.PeachNewMedia.com.                               

    Conference participants can earn up to 11 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.

    Location:
    Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks 
    11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway 
    Fairfax, VA 22033-3312

    FTLF has negotiated the discount rate of $159 per night. To make your hotel reservations please call 888-236-2427 and ask for the FTLF LLP TRAINING Room Block. Additionally, you may book online at www.fairfaxmarriott.com, entering your requested dates of stay and the group code FTLFTLA.   The discounted rate expires March 6, 2017.

    Additional Information
    Prerequisites: None 

    Target Audience: Specifically targeted for Head Start Executive Staff, fiscal officers and human resources staff, but all are welcome.

    Advanced Preparation: None  

    Program Level: Basic     

    Delivery Method: Group-Live 

    Refunds and Cancellation Policy for this Event:  All cancellation requests must be received in writing.

    • All cancellations prior to February 28, 2017, will receive a full refund.
    • All cancellation requests received between March 1, 2017 and March 14, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.
    • All cancellation requests received after March 15, 2017 will not be eligible for a refund.

    For more information regarding our cancellation policy or for any concerns, please send a request in writing to Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com

    _______________________________________________

    Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP 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 the 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. 

    Formats Available: Regular (After February 28)
    Original Program Date: March 28, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (March 28 & 29, 2017) Risky Business: Managing Risk in Your Head Start Program - Fairfax, VA
    Collapse (May 3 & 4, 2017) Head Start Managers Workshop - Washington, DC

    Head Start Managers Workshop
    A different approach to training
    May 3 & 4, 2017
    Washington, DC

    The Uniform Grant Guidance has taken hold.  The new Head Start Program Performance Standards have taken effect.  A new administration has taken over. 

    For a Head Start program to succeed in this brave new world, managers will need a deeper understanding of:

    • what the law requires;
    • what the law permits;
    • how to successfully innovate within the limits of the law; and
    • how to make the right impression in monitoring reviews. 

    Join the Head Start legal experts at FTLF for a small group, intensive training that will give you the skills you need to lead a successful Head Start agency.  

    How is this training different?

    • It’s collaborative.  Research shows that adults learn best in a collaborative setting.  We’ve limited the training to 15 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.

    PLUS participants will also have the opportunity to attend a happy-hour networking event with local Head Start and non-profit leaders. 

    Presenters:

    Nicole Bacon, Esq., Partner

    Alexandra Rosenblatt, Esq., Senior Associate

    Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is the leader in Head Start and Early Head Start training from a legal perspective. FTLF has trained thousands of Head Start employees, and is a primary training partner for NHSA, leading trainings across the country for Head Start/EHS groups of all sizes.

    Together, attorneys Nicole Bacon and Alexandra Rosenblatt have advised and counseled numerous programs on the day-to-day regulatory and operational issues that arise in managing their federal grants and running their Head Start/EHS programs. Leaders in the Head Start community, Ted, Nicole and Alexandra can help you do your job more effectively and accurately -they cover what’s happening now and what you need to know in the ever-changing Head Start/EHS environment.

    Cost for this one and a half day training:

    $1,499 per person  

    Don’t delay, space is limited!

    Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event (April 19, 2017). If payment is not received in full 2 weeks prior to the start of the event, your order will be cancelled and you will be denied entrance to the training.

    Location and Accommodations:

    Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP Offices
    1129 20th St. NW, Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20036

    Following registration, FTLF will provide you with a list of nearby hotels.

    Agenda:

    The training will run from 9 am - 5 pm on May 3 and 9 am - 12:30 pm on May 4.  Continental breakfast and snacks will be provided on both days and lunch and on day one. 

    A more detailed agenda will be provided closer to the training.

    Cancellation Policy for this Event:

    For this live training, full refunds will be issued for cancellations received in writing or via phone prior to April 19, 2017 (2 weeks prior to the start of the event).

    Should you need to cancel, please contact our registration vendor, Peach New Media, via email at support@peachnewmedia.com or via phone at 866-702-3278 (8am-6pm Eastern Time). Should you have scheduling or other last-minute problems after our cancellation cut-off date (within in the last 2 weeks prior to the start of the event), we will not issue any refunds. However, during that time, we will do our best to accommodate you via other means, possibly including and not limited to changing the name on your reservation to that of someone else within your organization or transferring the registration to another live event already on our schedule.

    Disclaimer:

    FTLF is not responsible for any hotel, airfare, or other accommodations that participants make.

    Please contact Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com, if you have any questions.


    Cannot attend our May training?  FTLF is offering this training March 1 & 2.

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person
    Original Program Date: May 03, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (May 3 & 4, 2017) Head Start Managers Workshop - Washington, DC
    (9/10/10) Governance Boot Camp - Process Tools
    (9/10/10) Governance Boot Camp - Process Tools
    This series is designed to ensure that you can provide cutting-edge governance training to both your Board and your Policy Council – in short segments that can fit into their regular meetings. Part 2 includes: Board/Policy Council Self Evaluation, How best to conduct Board or Policy council meetings, Best Practices for Meeting Minutes, and Creating an Annual Board or Policy Council Work Plan.
    (9/9/10) Governance Boot Camp - Governance Essentials
    (9/9/10) Governance Boot Camp - Governance Essentials

    This series is designed to ensure that you can provide cutting-edge governance training to both your Board and your Policy Council – in short segments that can fit into their regular meetings. Part 1 includes: Shared Governance, Specific Responsibilities of Board and Policy Council, Composition Requirements of Both Bodies, and How to Handle Potential Conflicts of Interest.

    Cancellation Policy for Head Start LAS Webinars

    For webinars, FTLF can issue a full refund for cancellations received at least one week prior to the webinar date. Alternatively, we can accommodate changing the name on a registration to someone else within your organization or transferring the registration to another already-scheduled upcoming live webinar or an on-demand program up to 24 hours prior to the webinar start time.

    For live trainings, FTLF can issue a full refund for cancellations received in writing or via phone at least three weeks prior to the start of the event. Should you have scheduling or other last-minute problems after our cancellation cut-off, we will not issue any refunds. However, during that time, we will do our best to accommodate you via other means, possibly including and not limited to changing the name on your reservation to that of someone else within your organization or transferring the registration to another live event already on our schedule.

    Should you need to cancel, change, or transfer a registration, please contact our registration vendor, Peach New Media, via email at support@peachnewmedia.com or via phone at 866-702-3278 (8 am-6 pm Eastern Time).