Wisconsin Head Start Association is hosting the 20th annual training conference titled Virtually Unstoppable. The 2022 Annual Conference will be an exciting opportunity for professional development. Join together with other professionals from Head Start, Early Head Start, parents, Tribal, Migrant, Even-start, child care, Birth-to-Three, home visiting, higher education, ECE students, state partners, CCR&R, health care partners, social services, mentors, coaches, and all ECE to attend this special event!

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February 28- March 2, 2022


Virtual (Zoom)


$295 Early Bird by 1/14/2022
$325 Before 2/28/22.


All sessions will be recorded unless the presenter/s requests otherwise.
Session recordings will be available for one to two months following the close of the event
depending on the wishes of the presenter/s.

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Monday Keynote Address:

Dr. Donna Beegle-Communicating and Relating More Effectively Across Poverty Barriers

Former Head Start parent, Dr. Donna Beegle inspires and educates individuals, organizations, politicians and entire communities with proven models to better outcomes for people in poverty. Born into a migrant labor family and married at 15, Dr. Beegle is the only member of her family who has not been incarcerated. By age 25, she earned her GED and then, within 10 years, received her doctorate in Educational Leadership. She is an authentic voice from poverty that speaks, writes and trains across the nation to break the iron cage of poverty for others through services provided by her company, Communication Across Barriers (CAB).

Tuesday Keynote Address: 

Kobe Campbell: Calming to Connect

Kobe Campbell is an award-winning licensed trauma therapist, counselor, writer and speaker. Kobe received her B.A in Psychology from UNCW and a M.A in Counseling from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. With a kind, compassionate, and energetic spirit, she helps people find the truest versions of themselves under the pain that they’ve endured through therapy, speaking, retreats, organizational trainings, and spiritual formation.

Wednesday Keynote Address:

Dr. Barbara Straud: Supporting Social-Emotional Needs and Enhancing Emotional Communication

Barbara Stroud, PhD, is a licensed psychologist with over three decades worth of culturally informed clinical practice in early childhood development and mental health. She is a founding organizer and the inaugural president (2017-2019) of the California Association for Infant Mental Health, a member of the Academy of ZERO TO THREE Fellows, and holds prestigious endorsements as an Infant and Family Mental Health Specialist/Reflective Practice Facilitator Mentor.


Topics including but not limited to curriculum design, the power of play, fatherhood, dual language, inclusion, parenting, mentoring, data, community partnerships, teaching, administration, staff wellness, mental well-being, program management.

2022 Conference At-A-Glance Schedule:

Please utilize the WHSA SCHED online program previously sent to all registrants. Enjoy the show!

Call for Presenters:

The WHSA Call for Presenters is now closed. Thank you for your submissions.


For questions, comments or if you would like more information,  call or email Brian at brians@whsaonline.org.

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