Good 2 Great: Professional Development Training Series 

First Meeting: November 5, 2019 

Second Meeting: May 5, 2020

Dates & Time

November 5, 2019

May 5, 2020

Time:  9:00am—4:30pm (both meetings)

Meals Included: lite breakfast and lunch both meetings


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IHSA Training Room

 3435 Liberty Drive 

Springfield, IL 62704

Registration Fees

Member Registration Fee (includes DFSS & their partners): $200.00 per person

5 or more Registration from the same Agency—$175.00

Non-Member Registration Fee—$350.00

Registration Fee includes both meetings. 

Lite continental breakfast and lunch provided for both meetings.


If you need a sleeping room, IHSA recommends the following hotels that are close to the IHSA Training Facility:

Courtyard by Marriott / 3462 Freedom Drive / 217-793-5300

Fairfield Inn / 3446 Freedom Drive / 217-793-9277

Staybridge Suites / 4231 Schooner Dr / 217-793-6700

Hampton Inn and  Suites / 2300 Chuckwagon Dr. / 217-793-7670


Do you want to be great at your job and not merely good? Many people settle for good because well…it’s just easier. Some people don’t even try to be great. Those are the individuals that are not striving to do the best and be the best for their Head Start organization. Going from good to great is not magic. It’s passion, purpose, and action. Find your path, have a purpose, and make it happen. Turn your resistance into growth and fully immerse yourself in the experience. Get out of your own way and to create success for yourself by channeling your thinking, feeling, and doing. To go from good to great, you need to be disciplined with disciplined thoughts and disciplined actions. Think about the thoughts that serve you, feel the feelings that empower you, and do what you know needs to be done. Applying this approach in your profession will in no time…take you from good to great! If you want to reach your true and full potential in your Head Start role….join us for this advanced level learning opportunity series that will take you from being good at your job to GREAT!

In this training, you will learn more about the Gateways Authorized Entity process and Guidelines for Success. We will review key policies including Authorized Entity standards, guidelines and expectations for the program as you move forward. You will learn how to access and maximize the portal and about the features available and how to use the portal to monitor registry membership, training hours and credential status for your team members. We will explore methods to understand credentials and learn how to better support your staff through the process. Learn more about the available Gateways Credentials, related application processes and the range of supports available to support you and your team. The second part of this training will be guiding you through designing effective trainings and to share quality practices for training adults. Learn the key components to understanding adult learning and engaging adults in learning. Recognize and implement learning styles and instructional strategies using multiple intelligences to create an effective learning  environment for learners. This training will explore the various components and tools which help adults learn. Writing objectives and ways to assess those objectives will be discussed in addition to techniques and processes that will improve the impact and effectiveness of your trainings.