Agency Messages - January 2021

Agency Messages - January 2021 — Jan 21, 2021

The Iowa Head Start Association Board met Wednesday, January 21, 2021 and has the

following messages for you:


Open Board Positions

IHSA currently has an open at-large position. Nomination forms can be found on the IHSA website. Deadline to nominate for this position is January 27.

In September, the board will have three additional openings for at-large members. So, if now isn’t the right time, please consider submitting a nomination this fall.


Director Invites to Upcoming Board Meetings

In an effort to connect a wider audience to board work, IHSA board meeting zoom links will be provided to directors along with meeting agendas. The meetings are open to anyone and the board hopes you will listen in!


Advocacy Services

IHSA has renewed its contract with ICAA for advocacy services. ICAA is utilizing the Eide Walton firm this year. Ashley Otte will forward updates from them as they come in.


New Directors Rally

A New Directors Rally is scheduled. Connect with your early childhood point of contact for more information


Upcoming PD Events

Please note, new events have been added. Hope to see you there!


2  Director Networking

2  Fidelity Checklist Networking


2  Director Networking

2  Family Engagement Networking

25 Running Effective Meetings and Trainings


6  Director Networking

6  Coaching Networking

6  Health Networking

15 Difficult Conversations Training


4  Director Networking

4  ERSEA Networking (Modules)

13 Time Management and Prioritization Training

TBD Prevent Child Abuse Iowa Conference


17 Staff Evaluation and Performance Improvement Training