Training on: “Building Strong Leaders”

It’s important to have strong leaders in place across your program. We need Center Directors to provide leadership for their center…guiding their staff and taking full accountability for their center. We need Family Service Workers and Home Visitors to provide guidance and support to our families to be engaged in their child’s education and on the road to self-sufficiency. And we need Content Area Managers to ensure that high quality services are being provided effectively and efficiently… and that their content area stays in full compliance.

This custom designed training addresses the best practices of Leadership Development and supervision. We will address cultivating a program of excellence as well as the leadership and commitment that it takes to attain excellence. The training will focus on the elements of becoming a strong leader. Identifying your supervisory style is one of the key elements. Being knowledgeable about your supervisory style is essential in becoming an effective leader. This training will explore different supervisory styles and finding out which one is the best fit for you.

We offer on-site, highly interactive Leadership Development training that includes topics such as:

  • Leadership versus management;
  • What leadership looks like;
  • Identifying your supervisory style;
  • Your role and responsibilities as a leader;
  • Setting expectations and accountability;
  • Giving staff the tools to be successful;
  • A focus on compliance monitoring (always staying “Review-ready”);
  • Going above and beyond in attitude and action.

This hands-on training provides staff with an opportunity to learn about what it takes to be a leader – and it provides them with opportunities to “practice” being a strong leader.

Training on Leadership Development and how to successfully supervise staff is critical for your Center Directors, Content Area Managers and other supervisors. Managers need the skills to be an effective leader as well as the tools to guide and support their staff. It’s important that supervisors achieve buy-in with their employees. When staff feels that their supervisor is invested in them and their success, staff will give 100% to their job. This is especially important in this case as their job is to provide high quality services to the children and families.

Looking for training on Building Strong Leaders for your staff? Give us a call at (704) 451-3255 or email us at

Supervising Your Brain and Other Helpful Habits

Serving Head Start and Early Head Start children and families is very important work. We work closely with our children in order prepare them for Kindergarten as well as a foundation of lifelong learning. We work closely with our families to ensure that they are fully engaged in their child’s education and on the road to self-sufficiency. This work is significant, demanding and strenuous.

If you work in Head Start or Early Head Start, you know certain things. You know that…

  • Change takes practice. Practice takes time. Extra time is something that you don’t have.
  • Working with challenging families can be draining and it takes a toll on you.
  • Taking care of yourself in order to serve children and families is critical.

Do you get to the end of the day and feel exhausted? When is the last time that you accomplished everything on your “to do” list? If someone else listened in on the things that you say to yourself, what would they hear? A friend encouraging you on? Or an overly critical version of yourself?

No matter what your role is, it’s essential to understand how “supervising your brain” is key to doing effective, rewarding work. This highly interactive training takes a hard look at what we need to be paying attention to in order to make a difference. A difference in your life… in the lives of those you work with and for… and a difference in the lives of the children and families that we serve.

This on-site, practice-based training will include:

  • Writing actionable steps toward your next goal;
  • Describing the complete picture of what’s keeping you stuck;
  • Identifying small habits that can change your life;
  • Practicing new ways of dealing with the everyday challenges of working in Head Start and Early Head Start.

Looking for training on Supervising Your Brain and Other Helpful Habits for your staff? Give us a call at (704) 451-3255 or email us at