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!

      

Register for individual webinars and recordings below.
Upcoming Webinars
Collapse Environmental Health & Safety: Part 1

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. 

Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webinar, Webinar + Archive, Additional Line
Original Program Date: May 11, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Environmental Health & Safety: Part 1
Collapse Environmental Health & Safety: Part 2

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:

  • Staff and supervision

  • Safe transportation

Click here for more information on Part 1. 

Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webinar, Webinar + Archive, Additional Line
Original Program Date: May 24, 2017
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Environmental Health & Safety: Part 2
Collapse Privacy Issues 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.

Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webinar, Webinar + Archive, Additional Line
Original Program Date: June 08, 2017
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Privacy Issues Under the New Performance Standards
Collapse Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues - 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: July 11, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues - Part I
    Collapse 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: August 03, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Managing Human Resources in Head Start
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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 (2/3/16) Best Practices for Head Start Time and Effort Reporting

    Charging the costs of employee time to specific federal grants can be an onerous task. But doing it right — that is, following proper requirements and ensuring proper oversight — is critical. Unfortunately, this continues to be an area in which there a lot of findings, both from ACF Head Start monitoring, as well as OIG audits. This webinar is an opportunity to double-check your organizations practices, and help you avoid significant cost disallowances.

     

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

    • Identify requirements for Time and Effort Reporting, including necessary elements for time sheets;
    • Analyze why fundraising matters and pitfalls to avoid; and
    • Learn about potential cutting-edge changes from the Supercircular.

    Please note: Participants will receive a recommended sample timesheet.

    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: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-demand Streaming, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: February 03, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (2/3/16) Best Practices for Head Start Time and Effort Reporting
    Collapse Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues - 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: July 11, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues - 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 (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 Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues - 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: July 11, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues - Part I
    Collapse Privacy Issues 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.

    Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webinar, Webinar + Archive, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: June 08, 2017
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Privacy Issues Under the New Performance Standards
    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 (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 (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 (2/3/16) Best Practices for Head Start Time and Effort Reporting

    Charging the costs of employee time to specific federal grants can be an onerous task. But doing it right — that is, following proper requirements and ensuring proper oversight — is critical. Unfortunately, this continues to be an area in which there a lot of findings, both from ACF Head Start monitoring, as well as OIG audits. This webinar is an opportunity to double-check your organizations practices, and help you avoid significant cost disallowances.

     

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

    • Identify requirements for Time and Effort Reporting, including necessary elements for time sheets;
    • Analyze why fundraising matters and pitfalls to avoid; and
    • Learn about potential cutting-edge changes from the Supercircular.

    Please note: Participants will receive a recommended sample timesheet.

    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: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-demand Streaming, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: February 03, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (2/3/16) 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) UG: Is your organization at risk under the new Supercircular?

    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) UG: Is your organization at risk under the new Supercircular?
    Collapse Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues - 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: July 11, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues - Part I
    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 (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 Environmental Health & Safety: Part 1

    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. 

    Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webinar, Webinar + Archive, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: May 11, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Environmental Health & Safety: Part 1
    Collapse Environmental Health & Safety: Part 2

    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:

    • Staff and supervision

    • Safe transportation

    Click here for more information on Part 1. 

    Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webinar, Webinar + Archive, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: May 24, 2017
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Environmental Health & Safety: Part 2
    Collapse Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues - 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: July 11, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Head Start Fiscal & Management Issues - 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 (3/1/2017) 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

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (3/1/2017) Navigating Social Media Risks - It
    Collapse (3/22/2017) 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 (3/22/2017) 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 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: August 03, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Managing Human Resources in Head Start
    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 (4/26/17) 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 Webinar, Additional Line with Purchase of Live Webinar
    Original Program Date: April 26, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (4/26/17) Head Start and Health Center Collaboration
    Upcoming Live Events
    Collapse (June 26, 2017) Head Start Human Resources Requirements - Region IV Pre-Con Session

    REGION IV: Head Start Human Resources Requirements

    June 26, 2017

    Join the attorneys at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, leaders in Head Start and Early Head Start training from a legal perspective, for this hands-on, in-depth training covering important human resources issues facing Head Start programs including the Head Start Human Resources Lifecycle, new Head Start requirements for staff qualifications, employer responsibility for social media communications, and other important is HR matters.

    Human Resources Management

    Human resources management in a Head Start program can be extremely confusing!  This is compounded with the release of the new standards in 2016 that increase Head Start specific staff qualification requirements. The regulations are extremely prescriptive and require that certain actions take place pre-employment; others during the hiring process, and additional requirements during employment.  In the event an employee is terminated, the organization must follow strict procedures.  Ensuring that these elements are implemented correctly is essential not only for proper program operations, but also for morale.

    Social Media

    In addition to the Head Start Program Performance Standards, Head Start programs face the same challenges as other employers like how to manage employee use of social media. The 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. Like all other employers, Head Start programs should know about this continuously developing area of law that impacts employer-employee relationships.

    At the end of the presentation, 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;
    • Determine how to properly terminate a Head Start employee, including learning the steps on “how to.”
    • Identify issues surrounding staff qualifications and timelines. 
    • 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.

    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-Day Training:

    $350 per person 

    (for members of Region IV only)

    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 (June 12, 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 Hotel Accommodations:

    Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
    165 Courtland Street NE
    Atlanta, GA 30303

    Cancellation Policy for this Event:
    For this live training, full refunds will be issued for cancellations received in writing or via phone prior to June 5, 2017 (3 weeks prior to the start of the event). Should you need to cancel, please contact Jaime Hirschfeld, Director of Training and Technical Assistance, via email at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com or via phone at 202-466-8960. Should you have scheduling or other last-minute problems after our cancellation cut-off date (within in the last 3 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.

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person
    Original Program Date: June 26, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (June 26, 2017) Head Start Human Resources Requirements - Region IV Pre-Con Session
    Collapse (May 3 & 4, 2017) Head Start Leadership Workshop: New Privacy Regulations - Washington, DC

    Head Start Leadership Workshop: New Privacy Regulations
    A different approach to training
    May 3 & 4, 2017
    Washington, DC

    The new Head Start Program Performance Standards have taken effect and with them comes brand new privacy regulations.  The new privacy regulations are divided into three main parts:

    • Disclosure of personally identifiable information (PII) from child records;
    • Parents’ rights to access child records; and
    • Maintenance of child records.

    These new regulations require that every Head Start program implement data management procedures that are approved by the governing body and policy council.  Those procedures must address the “quality of data and effective use and sharing of data, while protecting the privacy of child records,” and must be in place by August 1, 2017.  

    As a Head Start Manager, where do you even begin in complying with the new privacy regulations and what is the best approach to implementation?  To truly succeed in this brave new world, managers will need a deeper understanding of:

    • What the law requires;
    • What the law permits;
    • How to successfully implement the new requirements 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 focused on the new privacy regulations and provide you with the skills to successfully implement your program’s privacy program.

    What is included?

    • One and a half days of small-group, collaborative Head Start specific training led by FTLF attorneys that on a regular basis provide counsel and advice to Head Start programs
    • Networking opportunities with peers from across the country
    • Breakfast and snacks on both days and lunch on day one
    • Sample policies on privacy, social media and record retention that can be easily altered for your Head Start program

    How is this training different?

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

    Edward “Ted” Waters, Esq. Managing Partner
    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 Edward 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.

    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

    FTLF has reserved a block of rooms at the rate of $259 per night at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2201 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037.  

    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.

    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 Leadership Workshop: New Privacy Regulations - Washington, DC
    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).