Wisconsin Head Start Association Community of Practice 2021-22 Gatherings

Click Here to Register for the February Gathering!

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 pool their experiences to build a repertoire of resources, stories and tools. Each CoP will meet a minimum of four times, with the possibility of additional sessions if the group so chooses.


WHSA CoP February Gathering only: $80 (allows entrance of a single participant to the CoP Gathering and Keynote only)
Subscription rate: $140/single year subscription(allows a single participant to enter any CoP meeting throughout the season and admittance to all CoP speakers and special presentations. Discounted $160 since the 2021 events have passed)

Featured speakers will be included with each CoP gathering event!

WHSA CoP Gathering Dates:

September 13-15, 2021
December 1-3, 2021
February 1-3, 2022
April 5-6, 2022

Want to sign up for multiple Communities? Please do! You are more than welcome to attend as many CoPs as you like!

Communities of Practice meeting during the 2021-22 WHSA Training Season: Health & Wellness, Early Head Start, ERSEA, Inclusion & Disabilities, Leadership/Equity, Family Services, Education Managers & Specialists, and Coaches

WHSA CoP Gathering Event:


Back by popular demand, 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) February Event Agenda:

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

  • 10:30-12pm Coaches
  • 12:30-2pm Leadership & Equity
  • 2:30-4pm ERSEA
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
  • 8:30-10am Home Visiting & EHS
  • 10:30-12pm WHSA CoP Keynote: Julie Nicholson Ph.D
  • 12:30-2pm Education Managers & Specialists
  • 3-4:30pm Family Services

Thursday, February 3, 2022

  • 8:30-10am Inclusion & Disability
  • 10:30-12pm Health & Wellness

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

Click Here to Register for the February Gathering!

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