Building Together: Collaborative Leadership for ECE Workforce Development Systems
Collaboration begins when people work together toward a common goal and achieve something greater than they would have alone. Across the country many in the Early Childhood Education field have worked collaboratively on systems-building efforts to deliver more efficient and effective services. Cross-agency systems approaches that support workforce development can create opportunities to improve programs, address inequities and increase outcomes. We need inspired leaders to champion this work. Come learn the essential elements of effective leadership and what steps you can take to build and sustain collaboration in your community.
In her more than 25 years in the early childhood education field, Fiona has worked as a teacher and director in early childhood programs, a college instructor, grant administrator, program director and author, trainer and speaker on collaborative leadership. As the Program Director of the Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles, she develops and oversees workforce development and quality improvement programs, including the California Early Care and Education Workforce Registry. She is the author of Building Together: Collaborative Leadership in Early Childhood Systems (Redleaf Press 2019) and was chosen as a Master Leader from the Exchange Leadership Initiative in 2016.