(Recorded Webinar) Monitoring Tips

Duration: 70 minutes
Recorded on: 11/9/2022

Head Start programs must undergo federal programmatic monitoring at least once every three years. In addition to scheduled reviews under the AMS 2.0, the Head Start Act allows for unannounced reviews in which the monitoring team shows up at your program unexpectedly. Now that the monitoring review process is linked to re-competition under the Designated Renewal System (DRS), avoiding review findings is especially important. 

On this webinar, Feldesman attorneys will provide:

  • An overview of AMS 2.0
  • The nuts and bolts of the monitoring process
  • Advice on ensuring your monitoring review goes smoothly
  • Tips on how to handle an "unannounced" review

Target Audience

  • Executive Directors
  • Head Start Directors
  • Any program personnel who are new to the monitoring process
  • Management Team
  • New Leadership/Management Staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the nuts and bolts of the monitoring process and identify the major changes 
  • Better prepare for a future monitoring review
  • Understand which tips to implement when faced with an "unannounced" review
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
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Kathy Ghiladi 

Kathy Ghiladi, a Partner in Feldesman’s federal grants practice, serves as counsel to Federal and State contractors and grant recipients across the country, including community action agencies receiving CSBG Act and Head Start funding. She has assisted Head Start agencies in reviewing and responding to monitoring reviews and has represented Head Start agencies in appeals before the Departmental Appeals Board. She has provided Head Start trainings across the country including trainings provided to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families personnel. In addition, she represents federal grant recipients in Government investigations and audits, and has helped Head Start agencies navigate governance and related obligations during difficult times involving CEO transitions, Policy Council disputes/mediation, investigations, and audits. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance


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