Wisconsin Head Start Association
Community of Practice Spring Gathering Event

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WHSA Communities of Practice (CoPs) are groups comprised of individuals with similar roles with the goal of solving common problems and developing best practices. Participating individuals engage in joint activities and discussions, help each other, and contribute information. They share concern and passion for what they do and, over the course of four meetings a season, pool their experiences to build a repertoire of resources, experiences, stories and tools. Each CoP will meet a minimum of four times, with additional sessions if the group so chooses. The WHSA Spring CoP Gathering will mark the last event of the 2020-21 CoP Season.

Event Description: The Community of Practice gathering will consist of two days over which all CoPs will hold their meetings. This event will include a Keynote with expertise and guidance about how to advance successful group learning initiatives.

Fees: Registration fees will be charged per Community membership. Both subscription (including 4+ meetings per year) and individual meeting rates will be available. The Keynote will be included for all those that register, regardless of level.

This event only: $80 (free for WHSA CoP Subscribers)
Subscription rate: N/A.
This is the last WHSA CoP Gathering of the 2020-21 training season.

This Seasons WHSA CoP Gathering Dates:

October 12-13, 2020
December 7-8, 2020
January 20-21, 2021
April 7-8, 2021
Groups will schedule additional stand-alone meetings based on necessity and availability of its members.

Communities of Practice meeting during the 2020-21 WHSA Training Season: Health & Wellness, Home Visiting, ERSEA, Inclusion & Disabilities, Leadership Development, Family Services, Education Managers & Specialists, and Coaches

WHSA Spring CoP Gathering Event:


Julie Nicholson, Ph.D., is a Professor of Practice at Mills College and Co-Director of the Center for Equity in Early Childhood Education. Dr. Nicholson conducts community-engaged scholarship and her teaching, research and publications emphasize issues of social justice and equity in early childhood.

Tentative Event Agenda:

Wednesday, April 7th:

  • 8:30-10:00am: Home Visiting
  • 10:30-12:00pm: Special CoP Keynote Presentation!
  • 12:30-2:00pm: Education Managers & Specialists
  • 3:00-4:30pm: Family Services

Thursday, April 8th:

  • 8:30-10:00am: Coaches
  • 10:30-12:00pm: Health
  • 12:30-2:00pm: ERSEA
  • 12:30-2:00pm: Leadership Development
  • 3:00-4:30pm: Inclusion/Disability

Contact Brian at brians@whsaonline.org with any questions.

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