Monday, July 6, 2020 at 1:00 PM CDT
Friday, July 10, 2020 at 12:00 PM CDT

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Marriott Country Club Plaza 
4445 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64111

(816) 531-3000

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Mike Baugher 
Region VII Head Start Association 

2020 R7HSA Management Acceleration Program (MAP) Training 


The trainers will review your application to ensure MAP is right for you. We will contact you when your application is approved.(Disregard if you have been pre-approved)

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The Region VII Head Start Management Acceleration Program (MAP) is a comprehensive training program available to new Head Start / Early Head Start program management staff of two years or less in their current role, and is designed to provide foundational information about Head Start, services, and systems. Though designed as a multi-focal overview for program management staff, other grantee management may also benefit from this program including executive directors, fiscal officers, human resources managers, etc. 

MAP provides a combination of formal and informal learning opportunities; it also utilizes multiple modes of learning from interactive face-to-face large group training, web-based presentations, and individualized technical assistance on site. MAP is designed to provide new leaders an opportunity for a successful orientation into Head Start programming and operations that will lead to the delivery of quality services. 

At the conclusion of the program, each MAP participant will have completed an introduction to all Head Start services and systems, received professional development opportunities internally and externally to Head Start through a self-directed individualized Extended Learning Plan.  

Multiple modes of training delivery: 

• Interactive Large-Group Training
• Web-Based Training 
• Extended Learning Application Plan 
• Additional Professional Development Training 


1. Each participant will complete at least one learning objective for inclusion on their Extended Learning/Application Plan each day following training sessions.

2. Objectives will be based on current learning and self and/or program improvement goal. 

3. Participants agree to one follow-up contact within the year following their MAP formal training.

4. Participants are responsible for assessing their current status and progress in meeting professional development goals and objectives as developed during the course of MAP.  

As a member of the MAP Class of 2020, you will have the opportunity to network and develop relationships with other Head Start Managers from across the region, as well as engage with members of the Region VII Head Start Office and the entire Region VII Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Team. You should plan to fully participate in this weeklong, interactive training that will provide multiple resources for you to take back to your program, as well as Individual and Grantee Action Planning.
Please bring: a copy of the Head Start Program Performance Standards, and a copy of the Head Start Act. 


Registration for 2020 MAP Training is $945.

Lunch is provided on days 2, 3, and 4.
Snacks and beverages are provided throughout the week.
Includes all training materials.