Grants Counsel Head Start Live Training: The RoundTable Series
Grants Counsel is excited to offer our RoundTable series, a revolutionary format for training, idea generation, problem-solving, and sharing solutions.
What is it?
Part training, part-solve-a-thon, part inspiration, the RoundTable series provides a live forum for Head Start content matter specialists to gather in Washington, D.C. for two-days of discussion and training about Head Start and its unique requirements.
What do we do?
Each RoundTable has four parts:
- Learn: We’ll spend time working through concepts that are important to Head Start and your specific content area. We’ll use case studies so that you can easily see how to apply your knowledge to real work scenarios. The agenda for the Learn session of the RoundTable is generated by you. When you register for the RoundTable, we’ll send you a detailed survey and get information on what you want to know. Then we’ll tailor the RoundTable discussion to meet your needs.
- Solve: Part of the RoundTable will be devoted to solving common problems endemic to Head Start and your specific content area. We’ll brainstorm, discuss innovative solutions and make an implementation plan. Again, we choose this topic based on feedback from you! The topic will be announced before you come to DC so that, if you wish, you can spend time thinking about the problem.
- Inspire: We believe that just because we’ve always done something one way doesn’t mean we should continue to do it that way. To provide a bit of disruption to business-as-usual, we identify content matter experts in other industries and fields and have them offer suggestions and potential solutions to problems you face in Head Start every day. We want you to leave the RoundTable with a set of innovative solutions that you can implement at your program.
- Your Head Start Professional Network: You’ll leave RoundTable with a new professional Head Start network that you can call upon when you return home. A key component of the Roundtable is to build a team and to get to know each other better. During the evening between days 1 and 2 of the RoundTable, we participate in fun, team-building activities designed to foster a relationship with your colleagues. These team-building activities will also allow you to learn more about DC, whether you’re a DC expert or you’ve never traveled here!
Your learning doesn’t stop when you leave D.C.! Each month for a year after the RoundTable, we’ll have monthly virtual check-ins to share updates, troubleshoot problems, and encourage each other.
Who should attend?
The RoundTable series is perfect for all levels of Head Start professionals, ranging from those who are new to working with Head Start to seasoned experts.
The philosophy of the RoundTable series is that everyone has ideas to offer. Have you been in Head Start for decades? Your experience will be invaluable in trouble shooting common Head Start problems. Are you brand new to Head Start? Your fresh perspective will be indispensable in brainstorming novel solutions to common Head Start problems.
Worried the training will be too basic or too advanced? We minimize this potential problem by encouraging everyone to listen to our virtual Deep Dive series before you come to the training. We think this is so important, that we even offer the Deep Dive series for free to all who register for the RoundTable series. The Deep Dive series provides a foundation for the work and learning that we’ll continue during the RoundTable.
What you get:
When you register for a RoundTable, you get:
- The Deep Dive webinar series for your specific content-matter expertise
- A two-day workshop in Washington, D.C., including breakfast and lunch on both days and dinner on Day One
- A fun team-building activity
- 11 virtual check-in meetings lasting approximately 1 hour
Join us for the next RoundTable
Registration is now open for our next RoundTables, which will be held near Washington, D.C. on October 17 and 18 (HR) and November 7 and 8 (Governance). The cost is only $999 (including meals), and space is limited to 15 participants to allow for maximum student participation.
Click here for more information about the Human Resources RoundTable, and to register.
Click here for more information about the Governance RoundTable, and to register.