2015 June Leadership Conference UPDATE

Posted by Julie Stone on May 6, 2015 under News | Be the First to Comment

The 2015 June Leadership and Professional Development Conference is quickly approaching!Red

We have updated the agenda and registration materials with session details. Click here for agenda and registration information.

There is a lot packed into the event, from the EHS School Readiness Summit to Planned Language and Leadership Academy Follow-Up events, a CLASS Refresher, Federal and State Leaders to share the newest initiatives and priorities, and a great deal of content to support professional and leadership development in every area and every level of your organization. And the “icing” on the cake will be a Birthday Party to celebrate Head Start’s 50th anniversary!

Save the Date – Special Conscious Discipline Event

Posted by Julie Stone on April 30, 2015 under News | Be the First to Comment

Creating Brain Smart® Classrooms and Head Start Programs Using Conscious Discipline®

cdAugust 10-11, 2015

Doubletree Worthington – 175 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43235

In this two day training, participants will have the opportunity to become acquainted with Conscious Discipline® or upgrade their current understanding of this highly effective social emotional curriculum for classrooms and Head Start Programs.

Day 1 will include a full day of inspiration and education from Kim Hughes, a highly regarded Loving Guidance Associate, as she shares the foundation of Conscious Discipline®, the brain state model, and the essential components of safety and connection.

Day 2 will include two break-out sessions focusing on the practical aspects of using the Seven Skills of Conscious Discipline to build the School Family™, provided by Renee Sutherland, Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor, and Conscious Organizations– the Head Start administrator’s perspective, provided by Peg Tazewell, Knox County Head Start Executive Director.

Intended audience:  Head Start Administrators, Teachers and Assistant Teachers

As a result of this event, participants will be able to utilize the Seven Skills and Powers of Conscious Discipline® in their Head Start programs and in their classrooms to help build a connected School Family™ where willingness, memory and learning can be maximized.

Registration Fee: $250

2015 June Leadership and Professional Development Conference

Posted by Julie Stone on April 26, 2015 under News

The 2015 June Leadership and Professional Development Conference will be part BIRTHDAY PARTY, part INSPIRATION, part BUSINESS, and lots of LEARNING and GROWING!



June 1-4, 2015

2501 Great Wolf Lodge  Mason, OH  45040    513-459-8885

Reservations—  1-866-954-9653 or click here

Use Group Code—1505OHSA

Room Rate—$117.00 (includes waterpark passes)


OHSAI June Leadership Conference

Posted by Julie Stone on April 16, 2015 under News

The OHSAI Staff are busy finalizing plans for the 2015 OHSAI June Leadership and Professional Development Conference. We are very excited about our new venue, the Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio.


2501 Great Wolf Lodge  Mason, OH  45040    513-459-8885

Reservation—  1-866-954-9653 or click here

Use Group Code—1505OHSA

Room Rate—$117.00 (includes waterpark passes)


Conference Registration—$370.00


You can expect these exciting offerings:

  • Fun and exciting keynote speakers, and a very special “Birthday Party” to celebrate 50 years of Head Start
  • Updates from Regional and National Head Start leaders
  • Early Head Start School Readiness Summit planned cooperatively among four of the National Centers
  • Leadership Academy for Practice Based Coaching Part 2 (for those programs participating in the April event)
  • Follow up to the Planned Language Approach content
  • An in-depth examination of Culture Shifts in Head Start for Directors and other key leaders
  • Intensive content to support efforts to improve CLASS scores in key areas
  • Linking I am Moving, I am Learning to CLASS and other efforts
  • Infant/Toddler Content – Vision and Hearing Screening, Attunement, Home Visitor Support
  • Supporting Parent and Family Engagement – Culture and Diversity, Interviewing and Problem Solving, Nurturing Critical Thinking in Adults, Communication Differences
  • Parenting and Parent Leadership sessions
  • The Brain, Trauma, and Implications for Head Start Services
  • Transportation Networking session
  • Oral Health Issues – Moving Forward
  • And more….


Watch for agenda and reservation information coming soon.



OHSAI April Meeting

Posted by Julie Stone on March 2, 2015 under News

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hilton Polaris – 8700 Lyra Dr, Columbus, Ohio 43240

With our different location, the format is a little different as well. On Thursday morning, we have three sessions that apply to a broad range of managers, staff and parents – New Culture Shifts in Head Start, Making the Most of Your Relationships with Families, and Teamwork. The luncheon will include an informative and fun interactive experience, and the afternoon Roundtable sessions will address specific content area topics.

Special thanks to our Meeting sponsor

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Click here to view the full agenda and registration materials.
Click here to make reservations at the Hilton Polaris deadline to book at conference rate is Sunday, March 15th.