Wisconsin Head Start Association
2022-23 Community of Practice:

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.

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


Single CoP Event Only: $90 (allows entrance of a single participant to a single CoP gathering and Keynote only)

Subscription rate: $230/single year subscription(allow a single participant to enter any CoP meeting throughout the season and admittance to all CoP speakers and special presentations)

WHSA CoP Gathering Dates:

October 17-19, 2022
December 6-8, 2022
February 1-3, 2023
April 10-13, 2023

Featured speakers will be included with each CoP gathering event!


All WHSA CoP Gathering events will be
accomplished through Zoom.

Want to sign up for multiple Communities? Please do! you are more than welcome too!

Communities of Practice meeting during the 2022-23 WHSA Training Season: Health, Mental Health, Home Visiting, ERSEA, Inclusion & Disabilities, Family Services, Education Managers & Specialists, Data Management, Transportation and Coaches. CoP registrants are encouraged to participate in as many communities as they would like!

WHSA CoP Gathering Event: April CoP Gathering

(Tentative)Event Agenda:

Mon, April 10
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM WHSA CoP Gathering: Transportation
02:30 PM – 04:00 PM WHSA CoP Gathering: Data Management
Tues, April 11
08:30 AM – 10:00 AM WHSA CoP Gathering: ERSEA
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM WHSA CoP Gathering Event: Inclusion & Disabilities
02:30 PM – 04:00 PM WHSA CoP Gathering: Health
Wed, April 12
08:30 AM – 10:00 AM WHSA CoP Gathering: Home Visiting
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM WHSA CoP Gathering Keynote: Charisse Daniels-Johnson
12:30 PM – 02:00 PM WHSA CoP Gathering: Mental Health
02:30 PM – 04:00 PMWHSA CoP Gathering: Education Managers & Specialists
Thrus, April 13
08:30 AM – 10:00 AM WHSA CoP Gathering: Family Services
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM WHSA CoP Gathering: Coaches

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

Keynote Topic: Leadership

Charisse Johnson is mother/Stepmother of 7, former chair of her local Head Start Policy Council, former President of the Wisconsin Head Start Association Parent Affiliate, Former Vice President of the Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health Board, and Former member of the Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Council. She is currently a Family Engagement Specialist at the Northside Early Childhood Zone in Madison. She has a passion and personal and professional commitment to family engagement. Charisse understands that empowered families and parent leadership are essential to healthy children and communities.

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