Leader’s Role in Data
This session focuses on the roles that leaders play in fostering the use of data-driven decision-making in their programs. It clarifies the difference between data and information. The session also describes a coordinated, predicable annual planning cycle and shows how the use of data is integrated into and supports that cycle. Leaders will learn the four sets of data activities: preparing; collecting; aggregating and analyzing; and using and sharing data. Explore the leader’s role in pulling together a variety of data sources to tell a program’s story.
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Activities and Handouts
- Data Activities Inventory: Leader's Level [PDF, 100KB]
- Data Resources [PDF, 270KB]
- 2011-2012 Data Charts [PDF, 1.7MB]
- Key Messages for New Leaders [PDF, 505KB]
- Role Cards for Leaders [PDF, 64KB]
- Nifty Notes [DOC, 57KB]
- Telltale Data [PDF, 120KB]
- The Four Data Activities [PDF, 171KB]
- Program Planning in Head Start: The Program Planning Cycle [PDF, 396KB]
Last Reviewed: November 2014
Last Updated: November 19, 2014