WHSA COVID Fiscal Management Training Event
Featuring: Belinda Rinker, JD & Alan Baquet, PhD

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In response to the wishes of our membership, WHSA will hold a follow-up to the February 26th regional fiscal event. Back by popular demand, Belinda Rinker will once again be featured to give a brief refresher of the content covered during the winter meeting, go over changes that have been put into effect since February, and take any and all questions from Wisconsin Head Start Programs. We hope you will join us during this very special event!




June 18, 2021

Event Fees:

$200 per participant

Intended Audience:

Head Start Management, Directors & Fiscal Teams


Contact Brian Stults at BrianS@whsaonline.org

Tentative Schedule:

9-9:15am: Welcome & Zoom Instructions

9:15-10:00am : Event Prep Session:-Managing the Onslaught & Moving Beyond Brainstorms. Review of questions and the questions behind the questions, documentation, and more

10:15-11:30am: Review from RV winter session1 (Belinda Rinker, JD and Alan Baquet, PhD)

11:45-12:30pm: What’s New? Detailed Updates since last event (Belinda Rinker, JD and Alan Baquet, PhD)

1:15-2:30pm : Prepared questions for Belinda and discussion from WHSA

2:45-3:30pm : Questions for Belinda and discussion from morning networking session.

3:45-4:30pm : Debriefing, resources to share, what will you do with the information from today

Belinda Rinker, JD, an attorney and Managing Member of SRCS, has over thirty years of experience working with grant-funded and nonprofit organizations.   She recently retired from her position as a Senior Policy Analyst at the national Office of Head Start in Washington, DC where she led fiscal, facilities and disaster recovery initiatives.   During her Head Start career, she gained hands-on experience in program operations and fiscal management.  Belinda has extensive knowledge of the many governance and fiscal requirements that apply to federal awards and has provided training and compliance assistance at the grantee, state and national level.

Alan Baquet, PhD, an economist and Member of SRCS, has a robust background in educational, nonprofit and private industry settings.  He is nationally recognized for his research and teaching accomplishments.  He successfully applied for and managed grant awards throughout his university career.  He has expertise in supporting the operation of complex organizations, having served as a Department Head and Associate Vice Chancellor in educational settings.  Alan is certified in both Life Coaching and Appreciative Inquiry, critical skills that enhance his ability to facilitate strategic planning and organizational change initiatives.

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