The Region VII Head Start Association is seeking presenters for the 2022 in-person Leadership Conference scheduled for Oct 25-27 (with pre-conference sessions offered on 10/24). The annual conference will be held at the Sheraton Hotel at the Overland Park Kansas Convention Center. It is anticipated that 350 to 400 attendees, including Head Start & Early Head Start program executive directors, program directors, senior level managers, center site managers, front-line staff, specialists, and community partners will be in attendance. Workshop content and instruction should be focused on early childhood education within the scope of the Head Start program. Adult learning principles should be applied and used throughout presentations providing the learner an opportunity to broaden their depth of knowledge in a particular subject matter.


The annual conference is designed to create an "experience" where attendees are inspired to learn, network and exchange strategies that serve to have a positive impact on the local Head Start community as well as enhance the attendee’s personal professional development journey and overall well-being.


The deadline for submission is July 22, 2022. The R7HSA Professional Development (PD) Committee serves as the review panel for all submissions. Proposals will be reviewed and notification of acceptance will be made by August 2nd, 2022. Please fill out the form below to submit your session proposal.


Important: Please review the R7HSA Guidelines for Call for Proposals & Event Participation Document located under upcoming events on the website. This document contains important information regarding submissions as well as suggested topics for this and other R7HSA professional development events.

Thank You for your interest and consideration in presenting at this important annual event that brings the Head Start community back together!

CLICK HERE to view the R7HSA Presenter Guidelines

Note: To ensure the safety of all in attendance including presenters, R7HSA will follow all CDC, state and county guidelines in place at the time of R7HSA face to face events.

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Session/Presentation Title
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* Lead Presenter Name & Title
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Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2022 Region VII Head Start Leadership Conference. Questions regarding your submission, please contact Donna Veatch, Director of Executive Services. Email: Business Cell: 816.718.2260

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