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Engage Parents and Families with “Magic” Questions [Free Webinar]

Does your program struggle to engage parents and families? Is parental engagement one of the goals for your funder?

The free webinar about “Asking Magic Questions” offers strategies to not just invite these crucial stakeholders into your sites, but to welcome them in, and keep them coming back.

It’s about relationships

We’ve all heard that “relationships are hard”. But building relationships between your staff and your program’s parents and families is the key to lasting engagement.

Yes, it can be challenging. But youth receive a profound benefit from having so many adults caring for them.

Supercharge your engagement with parents and families

Nobody knows the youth in your program better than their families. So, consider starting to engage parents and families by simply asking them:

“How can we ensure your child’s success?”

On the webinar, some topics we discuss include:

  • how to welcome families (with tips on how to craft those invitations)
  • strategies for building relationships with family manners
  • discussions of successful family events
  • tips for training staff on working with families

In addition to the Magic Questions that we share on the webinar, other participants share the techniques that work for them. You’ll hear about cafe nights, art shows, wine and cheese events, and more!

Watch a replay

My good friend and collaborator Cassandra O’Neill and I presented the Asking Magic Questions webinar on 8/28/18 for Educa Education Software. However, you can watch the recording anytime.

The live webinar relied heavily on participant experiences and feedback. Participants used all of the webinar tools to engage with us and each other. Afterwards, Geoff Nixon, the CEO of Educa, praised the webinar for its high audience participation rate and said that our topic and messages resonated with the participants.

Continuing the discussion

We’re excited to share that we’ve been invited back to Educa to continue our discussion on engaging parents and families. In a follow-up webinar, scheduled for 12/6/18, Cassandra and I will focus on shared storytelling as a way to strengthen relationships and trust between programs and families.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

In addition to these Educa webinars, Cassandra and I will co-facilitate a webinar for the WBECS Professional Coaches Community of Practice on 10/15/18. We’re still finalizing our topic, but it will broadly be about giving and receiving feedback.

And please check out prior WBECS webinars here and here that Cassandra and I hosted.

Finally, Cassandra and I would like to offer our thanks and appreciation to Educa’s CEO Geoff Nixon for hosting this important conversation.