AMS 2.0 and Head Start High-Risk Topics

Arlington, VA US
October 8, 2018

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FTLF is hosting a pre-conference session at the National Head Start Association's (NHSA) 2018 Fall Leadership Institute. To register for this training and/or the Institute, please click here.

Head Start has entered a new era – new paradigm (innovation v. compliance) and new performance standards (flexible v. prescriptive). The new Aligned Monitoring System (AMS) 2.0 reflects this shift.

In this one-day pre-conference session, FTLF attorneys will walk participants through the common pitfalls that have stumped Head Start programs over the years as well as discuss the new challenges all programs should be prepared to tackle.


      Learning Objectives

      After this session, participants will be able to:

      • Understand and implement best practices that allow them to be “review-ready” every day
      • Identify and discuss strategies to prepare for the AMS 2.0 Focus Areas 1 and 2
      • Develop contingency planning for unexpected events
      Course summary
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      Event starts: 
      10/08/2018 - 8:30am EDT
      Event ends: 
      10/08/2018 - 4:30pm EDT
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      Serving as Managing Partner of the firm since 2003, and a member of the Health Law and Federal Grants practices since 1992, Ted is a national authority in the area of federal grants, particularly in the health and community service spheres. He advises clients on all aspects of program requirements, including issues such as cost-based reimbursement, governance, grant administration, cost reporting, and administrative issues and routinely handles challenging issues such as government audits, internal investigations, and litigation. Ted's priority is to help each organization carry out its mission by offering practical, down-to-earth counsel and to ensure that legal challenges do not distract from that focus. [Full Bio]


      Nicole Bacon, a Partner at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, works in the firm’s Federal Grants, Litigation, and Health Law practice groups. Nicole offers her clients specialized guidance in compliance with federal grant law including specific programmatic requirements as well as the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements of Federal Awards. Nicole represents a variety of community-based organizations, before State and Federal courts as well as administrative bodies. [Full Bio]


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      Registration for this training is being conducted by the National Head Start Association (NHSA). 

      Questions? Please contact NHSA at or call 703-260-7575 between 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday- Friday ET.


      • With Institute registration: $275
      • Pre-Institute session only: $500

      What is NHSA's cancellation policy?

      A cancellation fee of $75 per registration, or a maximum of $150 per organization, is assessed for cancellations received through September 17, 2018. After September 17, 2018, no cancellations or refunds are given, but substitutions are accepted with written notification. You may view the full Cancellation Refund and Substitution Policy. Send notifications of cancellations and substitutions to