Explore an overview of the yearly self-assessment process and outcomes for new Head Start and Early Head Start leaders. During the five phases of the process, staff, leaders, parents, and partners take a look at the progress they have made towards their goals and objectives. They also compare data across content areas to address higher-level systemic issues. By asking pertinent probing questions, programs can determine if they are using their human and financial resources to achieve their goals. This session will help you recognize the importance of the self-assessment process. Learn to use a strength-based model to assess progress towards goals, objectives, and expected outcomes. The session also explains how to use the self-assessment report as a source of vital data for the planning process.
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Self-Assessment Session Description Note: This resource is under review.
Webinar and PowerPoint Presentation
Activities and Handouts
- Asking the Right Questions Tip Sheet
- Data Analysis 101: An Activity for Exploring Data Analysis Techniques
- The Phases of the Self-Assessment Process
- The Self-Assessment Webinar Worksheet
- Asking the Right Questions
- Choosing Your Self-Assessment Team
- Elevator Speech: Inviting Self-Assessment Team Members
- Keeping Self-Assessment in Mind throughout Program Planning
- Key Messages for New Leaders
- Nifty Notes
- Customizable Orientation Training
- Tip Sheet: Ideas for Your Annual Self-Assessment Process Note: This resource is under review.
- Summary of Ongoing Monitoring Results
- Summary of Progress on Goals and Objectives
- Self-Assessment—Truth or Myth?
- Whose Role Is It Anyway? A Board Game
Last Reviewed: December 2016
Last Updated: January 6, 2017