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Summer Institute for Head Start Management

July 23-26, 2019

at Cal State University East Bay Downtown Oakland Center 

for information on the Basic Skills Summer Institute click this link

For the brochure in PDF format, click this link


The Summer Institute curriculum is based entirely on the Parent, Family Community Engagement (PFCE) framework, and on the goals and Relationship Based Competencies (RBCs) listed in the appendix to ACF-IM-HS-12-05. We cover the RBCs for Supervisors, presenting the latest in social work theory and practice to help you implement the PFCE framework.

The Management Summer Institute will be held in Oakland, CA on July 23–26, 2019 at the Cal State University Downtown Oakland Center.

The new Parent, Family Community Engagement (PFCE) framework requires HUGE changes for how Head Start family workers assist families. Our courses cover all of the new Relationship Based Competencies (in ACF-IM-HS-12-05). The Office of Head Start eventually wants each local program to develop their in-house training capacity. Sending your staff to our courses is one way to develop the ability of your staff to provide that training. Whether your staff take the courses for college credit or not, they can (a) acquire the latest knowledge and skills needed to implement the PFCE framework, and (b) use our curriculum and materials for training other staff back home. 

We provide these courses for college credit for Head Start staff in conjunction with the California State University East Bay. To the best of our knowledge, we are the only West Coast provider of university-credit courses that are keyed exactly to the Relationship Based Competencies in the PFCE framework. These courses take place during the summer at the California State University downtown Oakland campus. The Summer Institute faculty are drawn from the Schools of Social Work and Social Welfare at U.C. Berkeley, CSU East Bay, San Francisco State, and other area universities and their MSW graduates, and from Head Start programs. These courses have also been conducted on-site for the City of Oakland, Riverside County Office of Education, Tulare County Office of Education, Merced County Office of Education, and others.  

All Management Institute participants get:
    • Information Packet. After we receive your registration, we will send you an information packet with: (a) what clothing to bring, (c) how to get from airports to the hotels, (d) driving directions, (e) the preliminary schedule, (g) parking instructions, (h) whether or not you are one of the first 49 registrants for that week who can go on the free bus trip to San Francisco, and (i) other area hotels.
    • Four days of family development and case management training based on the latest in social work theory and practice.
    • A workbook with many useful materials.
    • College credits available to be used towards the CSU Certificate in Family Development or toward an A.A. or a B.A. ($134 per unit). Over 800 people have have transferred CSU credits to their schools back home.
    • After Hours: A free guided tour of San Francisco for the first 49 registrants.
    • A reception hosted by the Center for Community Futures.
    • Certificate of Completion: If you complete 75% of the classes, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Institute.
    • CEUs: Continuing Education Units are available for the Management Institute attendees from California State University. CEUs are available for MFTs and LCSWs, payable in check made payable to CSUEB.  NOTE: CSU has switched from a quarter to a semester system.  Two CEUs cost $268.
    • New ways to meet the goals and standards created by the RBCs.
    • Network with your peers and learn how they are doing family development.

The Institutes do not include room and board.  


Schedule: Management Institute for Supervisors of Family Services Professionals
Tuesday, July 23–Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Cal State University downtown Oakland campus
22.75 hours of classes = 2 hours College Credit from California University East Bay at Hayward (CSUEB)

Monday July 22
Day 1
Tuesday July 23
Day 2
Wednesday July 24
Day 3
July 25
Day 4
Friday July 26
Registration open

Workshop 1. Supervisors:
Goal 2: Self-Aware and Culturally Responsive Relationships

Kilolo Brodie, MSW, Ph.D.

Workshop 3 Supervisors:
Goal 1: Positive Goal Oriented Relationships

Cathy Ralph, MSW

Workshop 5 Supervisors:
Goal 3: Family Well-being and Families as Learners
Goal 4: Parent-Child Relationships and Families as Lifelong Educators

Jenell Thompson, LCSW

Workshop 7 Supervisors
Goal 6: Family Access to Community Resources

Christine Slaymaker, Sonoma County Head Start

10:15 to Noon
Workshop 9
Goal 8: Coordinated, Integrated and Comprehensive Services

Christine Slaymaker
Lunch on your own
Lunch on your own
Lunch on your own
Registration 1:00-5:00p

Workshop 1
Goal 7.  Leadership and Advocacy

Workshop 3 Goal 1 continued

Workshop 6
Goal 5.  Family Connections to Peers and Community

Jenell Thompson, LCSW

Workshop 4 Supervisors:
Goal 10. Professional Growth
(+ transitions)

Shawneece Stevenson, MSW
Free time

Goal 9. Data Driven Services and Systems for Continuous Improvement

Jim Masters, MS
Free Bus Tour of San Francisco (for first 49)
Reception hosted by the Center for Community Futures

*Friday p.m.: Certificate of Attendance will be provided to all participants who attend at least ¾ of the workshops.
**The San Francisco tour is free to the first 49 registrants for each week.


Institute Class Locations
  • All Institutes are at the California State University (CSU) downtown Oakland campus at 10th and Broadway. This is in the heart of downtown Oakland. You can get there by BART (12th street stop), AC Transit, and easily by local freeways. It is only 15 minutes away from the Oakland International Airport and 25 minutes from downtown San Francisco.

Hotel Info

  • We have a small block of rooms at a historic landmark boutique hotel located in “Old Oakland” one block from the California State University downtown conference site.

    The room block is at the Washington Inn, 495 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94607.  (Across the street from CSU).  Group rate: Single is $155 per night. Two queen beds is $165 per night.  King is $175.  Plus tax. Plus $20 per additional occupant.  Call the Hotel reservations department, 510-452-1776. Online:  Management Institute Group Promotional Code is: CFCF4. 

    In addition, there are other hotels nearby where you can make your own arrangements.  Most of them are at or below the $175 Federal lodging rate for Oakland.

    Oakland Marriott City Center – 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607.  510-451-4000

    Waterfront Hotel – 10 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94607.  888-842-5333

    Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown – 988 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607.  510-625-8282.

    Contact Matt about hotel issues at, or 510.339.3801 


  • Daily parking at the CSUEB center, overnight parking at area garages. We will send you a list.


Airport Transportation:

  • The Washington Inn hotel is located about a half hour from the San Francisco International Airport and an hour from the Oakland International Airport. Shuttle or taxi service is available to and from both airports. Information about transportation will be mailed with registration confirmation.


Institute Check-In

  • Management Institute onsite registration is from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019 and resumes at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23. The final schedule will be distributed on-site.


Certificate of Completion

  • If you complete 75% of the classes (or more), you will receive a Certificate of Completion from us.


CEUs (click this link for more information):

  • TWO Continuing Education Units are available for the Management Institute from California State University.  CEUs are for LCSWs, MFTs, and RNs.  Write a check for $268 to the CSUEB.  CSU did switch from a quarter to a semester system.  The new fee is $134 per semester units, so two units is $268.  Click this link for the registration form for course EXTX 400C.

College Credit

  • For $268, you can receive two college credits from the California State University East Bay, course number EPSY 825C. Make check payable to CSUEB. MAIL all forms and checks to me, Jim Masters, PO Box 5309, Berkeley, CA  94705.  I have to bundle them and turn them in to CSU. Institute Contract Registration Form for CSUEB.


Registration Fees

  • The fee for the Summer Institute for Management is $895.



  • Substitutions are allowed at any time. We must have a written request, e-mail or mail. No substitutions by telephone. (We will confirm the substitution in writing and send the new person an information packet.)


  • If you cancel before June 1, a fee of $100 will be charged for each individual cancellation. If you cancel after June 1, or you fail to appear at the Institute, we must charge you the full fee.

There is no “one way” to do family development. The Institutes provide a wide range of social work, family development and case management methods from which you can choose. Adapt their ideas to your local needs. We hope to see you there.


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