Posted July 25, 2017 by Brian Stults in General

16th Annual WHSA Training Conference

2018 WHSA Annual Conference
Dream Big, Start Little

The 16th Annual WHSA Training Conference will be held at the Kalahari Waterpark Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells on January 29-31, 2018. The theme this year is “Dream Big, Start Little” Join with other Head Start, Early Head Start, Tribal Head Start and other ECE professionals engaging in amazing workshops, speakers and networking opportunities.

Featuring Curtis Zimmerman

Click Here to Register Now!

Click Here for the Conference At-A-Glance Schedule!


January 29-31, 2018


Kalahari Waterpark Resort & Convention Center
1305 Kalahari Dr.
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Room Block Expires: January 6, 2018
Room rate $82 single, $129 2-4 in room.


$325 Early Bird by 1/6/18
$345 Before 1/24/18
Onsite $395
$125 presenters for full-conference/ free on day of presentation
(Presenter registration will be sent out via email on the schedule is finalized.)
Single Day Attendance: $255 per day ($265 onsite)

Monday Keynote Address:

“Living Life at Performance Level” presented by Curtis Zimmerman.

This nationally-recognized keynote transforms organizations by inspiring individuals to live their life at a higher level of performance. Inspired by his 25 years in the entertainment industry, Living Life at Performance Level™ is a dynamic, experiential program which hands participants tools to ignite their ultimate potential.

Curtis provides an innovative learning experience by engaging his audiences with juggling, “Simon Says,” and fire eating, utilizing his performance expertise to demonstrate his key concepts and make his message memorable. This impactful program is designed for all audiences and is guaranteed to entertain and energize while inspiring participants to Live the Dream.

Empowered individuals build cohesive, productive companies with forward momentum and Living Life at Performance Level™ will transform perspective to create lasting outcomes.

Curtis Zimmerman launched his quest of inspiring others to
live the dream over 20 years ago in Los Angeles, California,
as a nationally recognized mime, juggler and fire-eater.
He has incorporated his extraordinary talents into a powerful
and far-reaching message that takes lives to a higher level
of performance.
Curtis’ personal background is diverse and so are his credits including Entertainer of the year – Universal Studios-Hollywood, Headliner for Regency and Carnival Cruise Lines,
as well as being Author of six books, including his new bestseller, “Life at Performance Level”
On top of all that, Curtis is also a top sought after speaker for major organizations as varied as: Walt Disney Entertainment, Procter & Gamble, Timex and The United States Air Force.
Prepare yourselves to be empowered, challenged, and changed!

Here is a message from Curtis made especially for you!

And More…

NEW – Announcing: WIPFLi training included with Annual Conference registration!!!

Attendees at the WHSA Annual Conference are in for a special treat! This year’s registration includes a full day of optional WIPFLi training on topics that include but are not limited to program guidance, finance, and the new monitoring system.

Wipfli was established in 1930 in Wausau, Wisconsin with a clear vision for bringing personal values to business. Today, more than 1,800 Wipfli team members with unmatched depth of experience are trained to help individuals and businesses of all sizes find success. Streamlined processes, improved performance, leveraged technology, and increased financial growth are Wipfli’s signature.

WIPFLi will be presenting all day on Tuesday January 30th. Take advantage of this one time event by clicking HERE to register for the conference. Single day registration is also available.

Directors: keep an eye on your emails for a survey that will determine what trainings are to be included in this amazing collaborative effort.

NEW – Announcing: Full day of ERSEA and Health Manager STGi Training!!!

The WHSA office has just approved another outstanding addition to this year’s conference! A full day of STGi training will be included on the subjects of ERSEA and Health. The STGi ERSEA focus will cover Parts 1 & 2 of National Centers Training and will take place on Tuesday, January 30th. Health Manager topics are still being determined, but don’t miss this opportunity to be the first to meet your new Regional Health Specialist! The Health Managers focus will run throughout Tuesday and Wednesday, January 30th-31st.

Click Here for the ERSEA Training Agenda!

Click Here for the ERSEA Training Session Overview!

Click Here for the STGi Health Training Agenda!

Click Here for the STGi Health Training Session Overview!

 We hope to see you in January!!!


2018 Annual Conference Details

Full Conference Schedule:

Download (DOCX, 55KB)

2018 Conference At-A-Glance Schedule:

Click Here to View the At-A-Glance Schedule!

Full Training Session Program

Coming Soon!


Interested in exhibiting at this years conference?
Follow this link to our exhibitor invitation page!

Exhibitors such as Teaching Strategies, Kaplan, Lakeshore, ChildPlus, Tiggly and more. Workshops on topics including but not limited to science, math, Play, fatherhood, dual language, Inclusion, parents as partners, mentoring, data, and a Vision Screeners training by Prevent Blindness.


For more information and registration call or email the WHSA office!
Brian Stults
Barb Tengesdal


This Year’s Sponsors: