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Donna Veatch 
Region VII Head Start Association 

2023 R7HSA Management Acceleration Program (MAP) Virtual Training Series 



Please note completing the pre-registration form is your first step in applying for the Management Acceleration Program (MAP) Class of 2023 which is being offered virtually again this year. The deadline for submission is March 21 at which time applications will be reviewed for consideration based on the criteria as stated. Application acceptance/regret notification will be sent by March31. 

SEND NO PAYMENT at this time. Class of 2023 Participants will be invoiced after acceptance and confirmation is complete.


EVENT DATES: April 17, 20, 25, 27 & May 2, 2023 
(Virtual sessions are held 9am-1:00pm)

The Region VII Management Acceleration Program (MAP) is an expansive training program that provides Head Start/Early Head Start Directors and Managers a solid foundation of Head Start principles and management practices. Participants begin a professional development journey that takes them through a continuum of learning of all Head Start key areas required for improved success at the recipient level.

Who is MAP designed for?

MAP is designed for Head Start management and administrative staff. Those who may benefit from the training include: Directors, Management Staff, as well as Executive Directors and other leadership (including Fiscal and Human Resources staff) who support the Head Start program. Participants will receive a high-level overview of components of Head Start and gain a deeper understanding of how integration and coordination across the program are essential to provide quality services for children and families. With limited registration, priority will be given to those in their current position for two years or less. 

Objectives: Participants will:

1. Develop skills in using and keeping current regarding Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) as part of professional practice in delivering and monitoring Head Start services to children and families. 

2. Increase awareness of program planning and its relationship to integration of services, systems, and comprehensive program management.

3. Identify key information to support the delivery of quality services for children and families, (i.e., School Readiness, Parent, Family, and Community Engagement, etc.).

4. Develop relationships with peers in similar positions at other Head Start programs.

Added Benefits:

In addition to building a peer network, 2023 MAP participants will have the opportunity to hear from the Region VII Office of Head Start and interact with  the Region VII Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Team and the Region VII Head Start Association.

MAP participants will engage in a variety of interactive virtual learning experiences that include include formal presentations, introduction to resources, small group breakout sessions and much more all designed to assist the participant in further navigating the complex world of Head Start while building on each individuals professional development. 


Fee for MAP Class of 2023 is to $795.00

The fee includes access to all electronic training materials.

Invoices will be issued after participant selection is completed. Registration is non transferable. Cancellations must be made prior to April 10th, 2023. A $75.00 cancellation fee will be invoiced.

Note: When registering, it is important to use the email of the person who is applying for the Management Acceleration Program.