From Challenges to Constructive Partnerships: Working with Large Licensee Organizations

Licensing large organizations, such as Headstart, national corporate chains, etc,, that operate numerous care facilities can present  challenges for a licensing agency. Issues related to consistency of rule interpretation, inflexibility of procedures, requests for staff reassignment, and political pressure are often faced by the licensing agency as it interacts with large organizations. 

This webinar will present an approach that can move the licensing relationship from one full of challenges to a constructive partnership between a licensing agency and the large organizations that it licenses.  While examples come from the field of child care, the approach can be applied to the areas of child welfare and adult licensing.

Jacqueline Wood has over 30 years experience in the field of human service regulation and early education, the majority in child care licensing.  This experience includes directing all Michigan child care licensing field operation, as well as developing and leading professional development activities for licensing staff.  Her experience further includes teaching and directing early childhood programs, as well as curriculum development and teaching early childhood professionals, at local community and university levels.

She has worked collaboratively with higher education institutions, R and R agencies, licensee groups, schools and media companies to expand and improve learning opportunities available to licensing staff and individuals working in the field of child care.  Much of this work was accomplished through strong licensing partnerships with licensees and professional organizations.  Jacqueline has degrees in Education and Child Development with advanced work in effective teaching and learning.

While this speaker has been carefully chosen by NARA to present relevant information to our members, the views and opinions expressed in this webinar, unless expressly stated otherwise, are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of NARA.

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