Wisconsin Head Start Association is offering four no-cost learning opportunities throughout Summer. Join your peers virtually on June 15, 29, July 13, and 27 for the WHSA Leadership Lunch & Learn Series consisting of: “When do we get off the roller coaster?: Leading During Chaos and Change Fatigue” with Lisa Lewis-Cogswell, the STGI showcase: “Leadership Prioritization & Planning Resources” with Madelyn Connell, and “Laying the Groundwork for a Vibrant, Inclusive Organizational Culture” with Abha Thakkar.

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When do we get off the roller coaster?: Leading During Chaos and Change Fatigue – June 15, 2022 (12:00-1:30pmCDT)

Lisa Lewis Cogswell: With 20+ years of experience in building organizational culture and human connection, Lisa supports employees to feel belonging and trust, while being engaged, energized and fulfilled at work. She loves inspiring individuals and teams to become more self-aware, intentional, connected and resilient. As an experienced executive, consultant, and trainer, her passion is to facilitate individual and organizational growth and transformation.

“When do we get off the roller coaster?: Leading During Chaos and Change Fatigue”: Being a leader during consistent change and chaos can be the most challenging aspects of a management role these days. How do we help our teams manage stress while we are overwhelmed and anxious? How can I increase morale and build trust on my team when the uncertainty and change are the new norm these days – along with more expectations and hybrid work? Let’s discuss some strategies to building a sense of psychological safety and calm, regulated nervous systems for YOU and your teams!

Leadership Prioritization & Planning Resources – Part 1: June 29, 2022 (12:00-1:30pmCDT) & Part 2: July 13, 2022 (12:00-1:30pmCDT)

Madelyn Connell, Grantee Specialiist with the STGi Training and Technical Assistance Center, will be joining WHSA throughout June and July for a special two-part session offering guidance straight from Region V OHS!

“Leadership Prioritization & Planning Resources” will focus on HS Performance Standards through the lens of specific timeframes, general foundations for excellence, and planning calendars for program, education and fiscal management.

Laying the Groundwork for a Vibrant, Inclusive Organizational Culture – July 27, 2022 (12:00-1:30pmCDT)

Abha Thakkar is the owner of Mosaic LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in organizational systems development and coaching for nonprofits, collective impact initiatives, and local governments through an antiracist lens. Abha brings 20+ years of local leadership and a unique combination of skills and relationships that are critical to systems work, including grassroots leadership development, community organizing and non-extractive engagement, food systems resilience, community journalism, restorative justice, financial management, policy development, and systems analysis.

“Laying the Groundwork for a Vibrant, Inclusive Organizational Culture” will take place from noon until 1:30 on July 27, 2022. It will focus on exploring the key aspects of organizational cultures that support recruitment, retention, high performance, staff investment and community impact.

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