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HS/EHS Governance Pre-Institute Session to the 2019 Arkansas Head Start Institute

4/15/2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CT)

Type: In Person Event

Industry: Governments, Nonprofits, Tribal Gaming and Government

Cost: $395

Event Contact:

Phone: 888.876.4992


Event Location:

DoubleTree Hotel – Robinson Center

424 West Markham

Little Rock



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Why Attend

Professionals new to the organization, as well as professionals who have been there for decades, will benefit from this HS/EHS Governance session. 

Join this training workshop to learn about the regulations and, more important, how to implement them in your organization. Review the requirements you need to know to stay in compliance through examples, stories and best practices learned from years of experience. Take back up-to-date and relevant information to implement immediately in your agency.

Wipfli’s nonprofit experts have been presenting the highest-quality training for more than 40 years. Participants declare Wipfli training “empowering,” “outstanding,” “meaningful,” “invaluable” and “relevant.” At this workshop, our experts will provide you with relevant training relating to the management and administration of the Head Start and Early Head Start grants.


This session is designed specifically for staff, policy council, parents and board members of Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) organizations, including Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships. The Head Start requirements are like no others. You need to know what your role is to help keep your agency in compliance. Over the past few years, much more scrutiny has been placed on staff, policy council, parents and boards, and regulations and requirements are changing all the time. During this presentation and workshop, the audience will have the opportunity to hear information, share information and work through scenarios to help them explore how to use the information back in their agencies.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review how the governing body is set up according to the Head Start Act and the Head Start Program Performance Standards.
  2. Discuss the role requirements of staff, policy council, parent and board members; why the requirements exist; and how these roles work together.
  3. Gather information on what training staff must provide to the policy council and ideas on how to conduct that training.


Tammy Jelinek, MBA
Partner, Nonprofit and Government Practice

Registration Fee

  • Early-bird rate:$345 per person if registered by March 15, 2019
  • Regular rate:  $395 per person if registered after March 15, 2019

Registration fees include:

  • Training workbook.
  • Reference materials (any PowerPoint presentations and/or additional references) available for download.
  • Refreshment breaks.

Continuing Education Credits will be issued through ARHS 

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made after March 15, 2019, will be charged $100 per person cancellation fee. If you cancel, you may send a substitute from your organization. Participants who register but neither attend nor cancel are charged for their full registration fee. Call 888.876.4992 for questions about this policy.

Hotel Information

DoubleTree Hotel – Robinson Center
424 West Markham
Little Rock, AR 72201

P:  501.372.4371 (tell them you are with the AR Head Start Institute)

Room Rate: Single/Double: $96, Triple: $106, Quadruple: $116
Rate Expires: March 10, 2019

Please note:  Wipfli will only be presenting at this conference. Wipfli does not have a room block. If you have any questions, you must contact Arkansas Head Start or the hotel.

Daily Schedule

Monday, April 15, 2019             

9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. HS/EHS Governance
12 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00 – 4 p.m. HS/EHS Governance (continued)  

Be Prepared:  Download your materials two weeks prior to training

All reference materials (any PowerPoint presentations and/or additional references) for this training workshop will be available online two weeks prior to the start of the training workshop. For your convenience, you will have access to the online materials for two weeks following the training workshop.

Please download the materials before the training workshop to your computer/device and bring your computer/device with you to the training workshop. If you prefer to print the materials, please bring them with you because paper copies will not be available on site.

Internet access and power outlets will be available. Please limit Internet access to checking email and accessing training workshop materials. You will receive a workbook on site for hands-on activities. Registered attendees will receive an email when the materials are available online. 

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Tammy Jelinek
Tammy T. Jelinek, MBA
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Event Location:

DoubleTree Hotel – Robinson Center

424 West Markham

Little Rock