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July 22 - 25 2019
2019 Manager and Director Academy
Indianapolis, Indiana

Who should attend?

Agency senior staff, including, but not limited to, managers and directors of Family and Community Partnerships, Finance, Education, Health & Nutrition, Human Resources, and Program Support.

Discounted rates

Book your hotel room by Monday, July 1st to reserve NHSA's discounted rate! Hotel reservations can be made after registering for the Academy.

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About the 2019 Academy

Join us in Indianapolis, Indiana from July 22 - 25, 2019 for a journey through the Head Start grant cycle: how to build a strong foundation with effective program planning, setting goals and uniting your team to meet them, bring your data to life, and be inspired to adapt for improvement.

This peer-learning environment will bring together Head Start practitioners from across the country to break down what it takes to align your program services with your five-year grant, develop leadership skills that support all staff and their professional development, and use data to tell your program’s story.

The program is developed by NHSA staff in collaboration with outside experts. Under the direction of skilled moderators, the Academy will feature a wide range of presenters with expertise in areas of strategic importance to Head Start.


Location: Westin Indianapolis

The 2019 Manager and Director Academy will take place at the Westin Indianapolis. To reserve NHSA's discounted hotel rate, please register for the Academy and use the hotel reservation link that will be sent in your confirmation email. The discounted hotel rate expires Monday, July 1st.



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Registration schedule

Super Early Bird

sended 5/24

Member: $709
Non-Member: $1,049

Early Bird

5/25 - 6/7

Member: $829
Non-Member: $1,049


6/8 - 7/21

Member: $949
Non-Member: $1,049


7/22 - 7/25

Member: $999
Non-Member: $1,049

    Register now!


Two leadership events this summer...

NHSA is bringing the Manager and Director Academy and the Early Childhood Innovation Summit to Indianapolis the week of July 22, 2019. Both events will take place at the Westin Hotel. But what’s different between the Academy and Summit?

In short, the Academy analyzes today, and the Summit explores tomorrow.

Read more about which event you should attend.