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Annual Training Conference & Expo (Virtual) 
Pre-Conference Events: February 17-19, 2021
General Conference: February 23-26, 2021

Our 2021 Annual Training Conference & Expo (ATCE) has gone digital! Although not what we would prefer, the virtual experience will be just as rich and engaging as our traditional in-person conference while also allowing attendees to participate safely and conveniently from any workstation with internet access. Whether in-person or virtually, ATCE is an incredible opportunity to connect with colleagues and experts in your own field and across disciplines.  

The learning tracks have been uniquely designed to meet the diverse interests and needs of the Head Start community.  In addition to breakthrough educational sessions, the event also features pre-conference seminars, forums with national and regional leaders, and notable subject matter experts on our general session stage. From discussion boards to virtual meet-ups to our virtual exhibitor marketplace, we keep attendees connected and engaged.  This rich training experience is ideal for executive and mid-level management, members of governing bodies, direct service staff, as well as parents and community partners.    

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RIVHSA seeks rich and robust educational sessions that meet the diverse interests and specialties of our conference audience.  Each training event provides a unique opportunity for continuing education and to connect with colleagues to share innovative approaches and expand understanding of critical topics important to the Head Start and Early Head Start community.

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marketing opportunities

From exhibition to print advertising, RIVHSA’s cost-effective and high-impact marketing opportunities will help you build visibility in the regional Head Start (HS)/Early Head Start (EHS) community. Our exhibit marketplace and conference program connects exhibitors to hundreds of conference attendees ranging from administrators to service level professionals to parents and partners. RIVHSA only hosts an exhibit area in conjunction with its annual conference but advertisement space is available for all events. 

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corporate sponsorship

​​Becoming a corporate sponsor shows a vested interest in RIVHSA and our member programs. As a corporate sponsor, your company is doing more than establishing or strengthening its connection to our member network, but you’re also joining a community of professionals, parents and partners dedicated to making difference. Corporate Sponsors who wish to make a purchase using a credit card (VISA/MasterCard/Discover) please email to request an authorization form.




​​RIVHSA proudly announces its partnership with ProSolutions Training to provide affordable online training just for you!  This unique collaboration gives our members access to training at a discounted price.  RIVHSA members receive a discount on CDA and online training.  And you want to know what is even better? When you get training from them, you are not only benefiting yourself but also RIVHSA.  Receive CEUs for course hours completed.  Ready to learn more?  Access the information webinar, How RIVHSA is Leading the Charge to Online Training.  In this quick, information-packed webinar, you will discover how to use their learning management system to meet your professional development needs - both immediate (e.g. pre-service, in-service) and long term (e.g. onboarding, credentialing).  ProSolutions Training's goal is to continue Inspiring Potential in you, and of course the children in your center or classroom through online training and professional.  


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Annual Training Conference & Expo (Virtual)

  +  Pre-Conference Events: February 17-19, 2021
  +  General Conference: February 23-26, 2021

Leadership Summit
June 2021 (Specific Dates TBD)

Early Head Start Institute
September 27- October 1, 2021
Tampa, FL



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+ Digital Program (Updated regularly - Please check frequently)

    + Agenda 

     + Speaker/Presenter Directory 

    + Event Sponsor Directory 

    + Exhibitor Directory 

 + Payment Guidelines   

Early Head Start Institute: September 29- October 1, 2020 - Virtual

Leading, Innovating Together:  May-August 2020 - Virtual

Connecting Money & Mission: July 2020 - Virtual [ON-DEMAND SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE]


Annual Training Conference & Expo:  February 18-21, 2020 - Atlanta, GA


Early Head Start Institute: Opening Windows of Opportunity (September 29- October 1, 2020 / Virtual) 

The first 1,300 days of life – from conception to age three – opens critical windows of opportunity. During this period, children’s brains can form 1,000 neural connections every second – a once in a lifetime pace never matched again – and these connections are the building blocks of every child’s future.  We must take advantage of this important period to develop a child’s full potential and shape key academic, social, and cognitive skills that determine a child’s success in school and in life.  Join us at RIVHSA’s Virtual Early Head Start Institute to expand your understanding and application of key frameworks, quality initiatives and best practices regarding the care and development of expectant mothers, infants and toddlers.  This network-specific conference brings together diverse audiences of emerging and seasoned professionals, parents and partners who share a commitment to nurturing young children and strengthening families. 

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Leading, Innovating Together: A Distance Learning Series (May-August 2020 / Virtual)
In response to the global Coronavirus pandemic, RIVHSA has launched a distance-learning series, Leading, Innovating Together (LIT), in lieu of an in-person event this summer.  LIT will be conducted May-August 2020.   For this series, RIVHSA has collaborated with highly regarded regional and national entities to provide a combination of on-demand and live-streamed content. Not only will RIVHSA host customized sessions but we will also create a centralized calendar that integrates webinars being offer by vetted providers. Our goal is to be a one-stop resource for your leadership team's virtual learning needs this summer.  LIT is a great opportunity for both emerging and seasoned Head Start (HS)/Early Head Start (EHS) leaders to expand their understanding and application of best practices, management principles, and quality initiatives to achieve a high standard of excellence today and tomorrow.  This series is ideal for the Executive Director, Head Start and Early Head Start Director, Fiscal Officer, Content Area Managers, Board and Policy Council Chairs/Members, as well as other key staff who hold a position of responsibility and accountability.  Join us for a unique blend of speaker expertise, learning tracks, and presentation formats to encourage breakthrough thinking and collaborative problem-solving.

May 2020 Sessions

June 2020 Sessions

July 2020 Sessions 

Connecting Money & Mission(A Program/Fiscal Management Series) 

August 2020 Sessions

 + Connecting Money & Mission (A Program/Fiscal Management Series)

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 + Meeting People Where and How They Are:  A Leadership Lunch & Learn Series

    Sponsored by OneAmerica (SILVER SPONSOR)  

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Connecting Money & Mission: A Virtual Fiscal and Program Management Series (July 2020)
Every nonprofit organization must balance the pursuit of its mission and financial viability.  The health of the organization depends on its ability to weigh its mission, capital structure, and organizational capacity in equal measure both as individual areas of concerns as well as on a larger scale in relation to each other.  The Region IV Head Start Association has collaborated with the Region IV Office of Head Start to offer a virtual fiscal and program management series that addresses trending issues, is responsive to your voice, and is reflective of our joint commitment to improve grantee performance and support continuous quality improvement in program leadership.  The series was created by the National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations (NCPMFO) at the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute, and the content will be presented by the talented NCPMFO team of experts.  This event is ideal for organizations committed to harnessing the power of teams, and grantees are encouraged to register as an organizational team:  Executive Director, Head Start Director, Fiscal Officer, Content Area Managers, Board and Policy Council Chairs/Members, as well as other key staff who hold a position of responsibility and accountability.  Advance registration is strongly encouraged to ensure that platform capacity can accommodate demand.  The sessions are provided at no cost to grantees.  Each session will include a link to complete an evaluation.  Once the evaluation is completed, participants will receive an attendance certificate.  
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Leadership Summit (June 23-26, 2020 - Atlanta, GA)

[EVENT CANCELLED]  Every year, we look forward to connecting with regional leadership – both seasoned and emerging - at our Leadership Summit to provide cutting-edge professional development and expand our shared our vision for Head Start’s future. But as our nation and the world joins together to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is imperative that each of us does what we can to support this global health movement.   With this belief, RIVHSA cancelled the 2020 Leadership Summit.  In place of the in-person event, we conducted a distance learning series for grantee leadership with a combination of on-demand and live-streamed content from May-August 2020 to bring our community together in the spirit of continued learning and innovation.  

Annual Training Conference & Expo (February 18-21, 2020 - Atlanta, GA)

Preliminary Program (Posted 2/13/20)

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