North Carolina Head Start Association

Male Engagement Conference

October 24-26, 2023 | Cherokee, NC


2nd Annual Male Engagement Conference 2023

October 24-26, 2023 | Cherokee, NC


NCHSA’s annual conferences are devoted to all things Head Start, the annual Male Engagement Conference brings the Head Start community together for sharing knowledge, networking with peers, and celebrating achievements.

Please join us for  “Supporting Men & Strengthening Families”  

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men"

- Frederick Douglas


The purpose of the male engagement conference is to provide a dynamic experience dedicated to the engagement, learning and equipping of men and fathers. Through various forms of delivery dialogue and discussion, the goal of this event is to improve the quality of life for society by building up our communities through the leadership and success of men and fathers. The leadership track will include sessions for leaders, human resources, and fiscal. This conference features more than 40 educational sessions developed to meet the needs of organizational teams: Executive Director, Early Head Start Director, Fiscal Officer, Content Area Managers, Child Care Partners, Board and Policy Council Chairs/ Members, Male Engagement Coordinators, Family Advocates as well as other key staff who hold a position of responsibility and accountability


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Call for Papers

The North Carolina Head Start Association (NCHSA) invites you to submit a proposal for presentation at our 2nd Annual Male Engagement Conference. Our conferences provide the perfect opportunity to connect with colleagues and gain insight from noted speakers and knowledgeable presenters addressing key issues, quality initiatives, and best practices. 

Our training conferences are uniquely designed to meet the diverse needs and interests of the Head Start community. Selection of proposals will be made by our T&TA team. Once a proposal has been approved, the Lead Presenter will receive notification of our decision.

Deadline for submission is August 1st, 2023

 Training categories include:

Sponsorships and Exhibitors

The North Carolina Head Start Association (NCHSA) invites you to submit an application for sponsorship for our annual conference. Becoming a corporate sponsor shows a vested interest in NCHSA and our member programs. As a corporate sponsor, your company is doing more than establishing or strengthening its connection to our member network, but you’re also joining a community of professionals, parents and partners dedicated to making a difference.

The sponsorship year is valid from FebruaryNovember of each year. Our corporate sponsorship program is a powerful tool to expand and strengthen customer service networks to support quality, advocacy, and professional development. These areas are key to enhancing our programs each day.