Organizational Leadership

Governance Readiness Tool

Governance in Head Start is complex. The Office of Head Start has found that many governing bodies, especially those that are new to Head Start, find their oversight role to be challenging. This tool helps organizations' governing bodies and leaders assess their capacity to effectively oversee a Head Start program.

Governance Puzzlepieces

This tool:

  • Is designed to help governing bodies and other leaders develop a governance readiness plan that details the most effective training and technical assistance strategies.
  • Draws on current research related to effective governing body practices.
  • Highlights practices that are particularly relevant to the leadership and oversight of a Head Start program. 

Governance Readiness Tool