2021 PMFO-UCLA Head Start New Director Mentor Initiative
The National Center for Program Management and Fiscal Operations (PMFO) is pleased to offer a unique opportunity for new Head Start directors to expand their knowledge and practice, enhance their networks and improve performance and career development through a one-year mentor-mentee relationship with an effective and experienced Head Start director.
Through the New Director Mentor Initiative (NDMI), new Head Start directors (those in position for fewer than three years) will have the opportunity to become more effective leaders to achieve maximum positive impact on their organizations.
The 2021 NDMI will kick off with a Live Learning Event that will be delivered VIRTUALLY over 5 weeks beginning in February 2021. The Live Learning Event is a reflective and interactive leadership and management training and will be held the following dates and times (attendance is compulsory):
February 25, March 4, March 11, March 18 and March 25 (one day/week)
New directors will also be provided tools and resources on key Head Start Management Systems and Leadership and Governance through live training and technical assistance webinars and self-directed learnings throughout the one year program. There is NO REGISTRATION FEE.
As a result of the PMFO-UCLA mentor-mentee relationship, new Head Start directors will:
Head Start directors chosen must commit to the following:
Selected participants will be notified by February 1, 2021.
TBD 2021 PMFO-UCLA Head Start Management Fellows Program
The UCLA Head Start Management Fellows Program is a partner in the National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations (NCPMFO), which is funded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Head Start.
Criteria for Admission:
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A minimum of 2 years’ tenure as a director or manager in a Head Start/Early Head Start program or an executive who currently holds a leadership role in a regional or state Head Start association
Documentation of a leadership role in a local, state or regional community organization for a minimum of 2 years
A commitment from a co-participant who is the applicant’s supervisor, to participate for the final two and one-half days of the program
Demonstrated competence in working within community organizations and a pledge to work with other Head Start/EarIy Head Start programs in the future through training workshops and/or mentoring opportunities
Participants are responsible for a registration fee of $3,100 plus travel expenses for themselves and their co-participant. We do select a limited number of two-person teams from the same program.
As part of NCPMFO, the Fellows Program will be offered from June 21 - July 2, 2020, at UCLA Anderson School of Management.
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