The 2019 Region V Leadership and Professional Development Conference will be held November 12-15, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago, Illinois.

Strong leadership in Head Start is more important than ever! We need decisive and thoughtful leaders at every level who are knowledgeable, well trained and rooted in the culture of Head Start.

Based on the Program Performance Standards, Regional and Federal priorities, as well as other needs assessment data and environmental factors the following areas have been chosen as focus areas for the 2019 Region V Leadership and Professional Development Conference:

Program Governance
Program Options/Extending Hours
Education and Child Development
Health Services
Family and Community Engagement
Services for Children with Disabilities
Human Resources Management
Parenting Skills
Professional Development/Coaching
Local Innovation
Data Management
Financial and Administrative Requirements
Workforce Development
Transitions/LEA Relationships
Supervision Skills
Infant and Toddler Services
State Systems Integration

Proposals must be received by February 18, 2019

Presenters receive no payment for participation, and must provide AV equipment, however one regular conference registration fee per presentation will be waived.

The Region V Conference is coordinated by the Ohio Head Start Association, an organization accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. Click here for information about our Professional Development Processes and Policies.

f you have any questions, please contact us at or 937-435-1113.