Head Start Leadership Workshop: Fiscal Management

Washington, DC US
July 25, 2018 to July 26, 2018
The Office of Head Start has always been concerned with the fiscal management of Head Start organizations. With the release of the Head Start Performance Standards and the Uniform Guidance, fiscal management is more important than ever! The Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) require strong and effective fiscal management as well as a structure to ensure proper oversight of all program areas.
These issues coupled with the Uniform Guidance and new administration emphasize why Head Start programs need to have a deeper understanding of what the law requires and permits and how to successfully innovate within the limits of the law. This understanding will not only improve accountability but also reduce risk and result in a high-quality program.
Join Ted Waters and Nicole Bacon, Partners of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, the nation’s leading Head Start attorneys for this two-day training addressing the hottest fiscal issues affecting Head Start programs since the release of the new performance standards. Attendees will leave this hands-on training with practical tips and techniques as well as slides, supplementary sources, sample checklists and documents.
Topics include:
  • Compensation
  • Cost principles
  • Facilities and property
  • Financial management systems
  • Reporting requirements
  • Procurement policies and procedures; and
  • Much, much more!!!

How is this training different?

  • It’s collaborative.  Research shows that adults learn best in a collaborative setting.  We’ve limited the training to a small group of participants so that trainers can lead participants in collaborative, solution-oriented discussions.
  • It’s active.  This training is hands-on.  Our experts will lead you in exercises to help you learn how to read statutes and regulations critically so that when there are changes to the law you will be better equipped to understand and adapt to the changes.
  • It’s practical.  You’ll leave this training with a roadmap to success, complete with to-do lists, best practices, and advice on policies and procedures.

Join FTLF's Head Start Practice Group Attorneys, Ted Waters and Nicole Bacon, for a small group intensive training that will provide you with the skills you need to successfully manage your Head Start program’s most important resource – its staff! 

    Don’t delay, space is limited!

    Target Audience

    • CEO
    • Executive Director/ Head Start Director
    • CFO
    • COO

    Learning Objectives

    At this training, participants will:
    • Understand how to reduce risk within their Head Start program;
    • Learn how the HSPPS affects fiscal issues;
    • Discuss how to be innovative within the confines of both the HSPPS and Uniform Guidance; and
    • Understand the key risk areas for Head Start programs and strategies to reduce risk.
    Course summary
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    07/25/2018 - 8:30am EDT
    Event ends: 
    07/26/2018 - 3:00pm EDT

    What is included?

    • Two days of small-group, collaborative Head Start specific training led by experienced FTLF attorneys who regularly counsel and advise Head Start programs
    • Sample policy on social media that can be easily altered for your Head Start program
    • Listening Lunch with NHSA staff
    • Networking opportunities with peers from across the country
    • Breakfast and snacks on both days and lunch on day one


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      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]


      serving as Managing Partner of the firm since 2003, and a member of the Health Law and Federal Grants practices since 1992, Ted focuses his practice on helping organizations to solve problems, often in crisis situations.  Ted’s expertise in financial, cost reporting, reimbursement, and administrative issues is widely recognized, and illustrated by his selection as a 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in health care. Ted routinely handles challenging issues for clients such as government audits, internal investigations, and litigation, deftly guiding them to a resolution. [Full Bio]

      Conference participants can earn up to 14 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.


      • Prerequisites: None 
      • Target Audience: CEO, Executive Director/ Head Start Director, CFO, COO
      • Advanced Preparation: None  
      • Program Level: All
      • Delivery Method: Group-Live 

      Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.learningmarket.org.


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