Developing and Sustaining Effective Parent Advisory Committees Virtual Training June 29, 9:30am-2:30pm PT AND June 30, 9:30am-3:00pm PT
How can an active Parent Advisory Committee enhance Programs’ work with families?
What steps are needed to create and sustain an effective Parent Advisory Committee?
How can Programs prepare to share leadership with Program participants?
This unique, highly-rated training from the National Family Support Network (NFSN) is designed for program managers and direct service staff who work with, or would like to develop, a Parent Advisory Committee (PAC). Whether Programs are exploring setting up a new PAC, or seeking to strengthen an existing one, this training will provide staff with the strategies and tools to maximize the great potential of shared staff-parent leadership.
A Parent Advisory Committee is a leadership group of Program participants that provides input, guidance, and feedback to a Program on a regular basis. An active Parent Advisory Committee can be a highly effective method of supporting meaningful parent engagement, developing parent leadership skills, and supporting a Program's success.
Yet many Programs report struggling with managing Parent Advisory Committees. Funders often expect Programs to have them, yet less frequently ensure Programs have training and support to implement them well. Parents serving on these committees sometimes feel that their participation and contributions are not useful or valued.
The National Family Support Network has developed this training to address these challenges and maximize the great potential of Parent Advisory Committees. Whether Programs are exploring setting up a new Parent Advisory Committee, or seeking to strengthen an existing one, this training will provide staff with the strategies and tools to develop an effective one.
During this training, Participants will identify the benefits and challenges of parent leadership development, learn the key steps and timeline to create and sustain a Parent Advisory Committee, and begin action planning for developing or strengthening a Parent Advisory Committee.
Register by contacting: Your Family Resource Center (FRC) Coordinator/Manager