Wisconsin Head Start Association
Communities 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 WHSA Communities of Practice gathering will consist of around three days over which all CoPs will hold their meetings. These events will include special speakers with expertise and guidance as well as your peers who will share their experiences and knowledge.


  • Single CoP Event Only: $90 (allows entrance of a single participant to a single CoP gathering and Keynote only)
  • Subscription rate: $230(DISCOUNT)/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 10-13, 2023
December 11-13, 2023
February 5-7, 2024
April 15-18, 2024

Special 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 2023-24 WHSA Training Season: Health, Mental Health, Home Visiting, ERSEA, Inclusion & Disabilities, Family Services, Education Managers & Specialists, Data Management, Coaches and a special, PBS-hosted Head Start Interactive Community entitled “Strengthening Connections with Families”. CoP registrants are encouraged to participate in as many communities as they would like!

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WHSA CoP Gathering Events

(Tentative)Event Agenda:

WHSA CoP Gathering: Dec. 11-13, 2023

December 11, 2023

08:30 AM – 10:00 AM: ERSEA
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Inclusion & Disabilities
12:30 AM – 2:00 PM: Coaches
02:30 PM – 04:00 PM: Health
December 12, 2023
08:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Home Visiting
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: PBS Presents – A Head Start Interactive Learning Experience “Strengthening Connections with Families”
12:30 – 02:00PM: Mental Health
2:30 PM – 04:00 PM: Education Managers & Specialists
December 13, 2023
08:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Family Services
12:30 AM – 2:00 PM: Data Management

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

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