Schedule and Agenda for Directors Council Meeting Intended for Head Start Directors and Fiscal Personnel for 2015 Agenda June 16 – 18, 2015 Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel, 3501 Atlantic Boulevard, Virginia Beach, va 23451



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Schedule and Agenda for Directors Council Meeting

Intended for Head Start Directors and Fiscal Personnel for 2015 Agenda

June 16 – 18, 2015

Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel, 3501 Atlantic Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Monday, June 15:

  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm - Early registration for Directors; Fiscal Personnel may prefer to attend Wednesday only for the fiscal training.


Tuesday, June 16:

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Registration for conference participants




  • 12:00 - Directors Council Conference Begins

    • Lunch provided for all conference participants & Board Members







  • 1:00 - 2:30 - Tommy Sheridan, Confirmed, Senior Mngr of Government Affairs, NHSA

NHSA updates, President’s Budget Proposal, Budget Appropriations, 2016 Sequestration Outlook, Reauthorization, etc.





  • 2:45-3:00 – Online Customized Professional Development Options




  • 3:00 - 4:30 – Tommy Sheridan, continued, Policy Updates, many NHSA issues/ideas to discuss throughout this afternoon




  • Dinner on your own


Wednesday, June 17:

9:00am - 4:30pm; breakfast on your own prior to start at 9:00am
Six hours of Fiscal training, to be broken into four 90-minute sessions, with breaks and box lunch in between; refreshments during breaks and box lunch provided, dinner on your own
Training provided by Feldesman, Tucker, Leifer, and Fidell, LLC. For over 40 years, FTLF has been a leader in federal grants law. Much of their work focuses on financial and program requirements, procurements, and property issues. They also advise clients how best to prepare for and respond to government reviews, audits, and cost disallowances. FTLF also has extensive experience in federal grants policy, with a special focus in HHS programs, including HS/EHS.
Throughout the course of the day, the training will provide an overview of the Supercircular changes on the following issues, and others as Q & A arise:




  • Time and Effort Reporting - will allow attendees to avoid significant costs disallowances by identifying requirements for Time and Effort Reporting




  • Subrecipient vs Contractor Issues - will help attendees to understand the distinctions between subrecipient and contractor relationships and factors to consider when making a procurement decision




  • Procurements – will review will attendees the processes in procuring goods and services with federal funds




  • Selected Items of Cost – will deepen understanding of items from the cost principle that are allowable/unallowable to charge to a grant




  • Conflicts of Interest – will assist attendees in identifying when Conflicts of Interest will arise and understanding the key elements of drafting Standards of Conflict


Thursday, June 18:

  • 8:00 – 9:00 Buffet breakfast, please sit with your Region to discuss regional training ideas for the upcoming program year




  • 9:00 – 10:30 Cheryl Strobel, Associate Director of Early Childhood Education, Virginia Department of Education

    • Discussion regarding new VPI Eligibility Criteria and collaboration with Head Start



  • 10:30-10:45 Break




  • 10:45 – 11:30 Aleta Lawson, VA Head Start Collaboration Office Director – news & updates




  • 11:30-12:15 Director’s Council – VAHSA business meeting, your ideas/input moving forward; adjourn before lunch



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