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Organizational Leadership

Leadership and governance are the bedrocks of effective management. Head Start program leadership consists of three key entities: the governing body/Tribal Council (i.e., legal and fiscal responsibilities); Policy Council/parent committees (i.e., set program direction); and management staff (i.e., day-to-day operations). These entities work together to provide leadership and strategic direction. Explore resources to help grantees navigate these tasks and relationships. Learn how to build communication and information systems that connect internal and external stakeholders. Find resources to help design and distribute reports and manage recordkeeping activities.

Social Media Essentials for Getting Programs Connected

Use social media to promote your Head Start services, enroll families, and recruit staff. Learn how to develop a social media plan, best practices, and ways to tailor platforms to showcase your program.

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Head Start Program Governance Reference Book

This training resource will help you unpack the governance-related regulations and responsibilities in the Head Start Act and the Head Start Program Performance Standards.

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Governance and Oversight Capacity Screener and Certification

Use this screener to identify ways to improve program governance and build leadership capacity. The accompanying form certifies that programs conducted the required screening.

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Management Systems

Explore the Head Start management systems wheel to learn more about the 12 program management, planning, and oversight systems that are critical to high-quality service delivery.

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Organizational Leadership

Topic:Organizational Leadership

Resource Type: Topic Page

Last Updated: September 28, 2018