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TOPICAL NETWORKING SESSIONS

These sessions provide unique opportunities for participants to connect with peers with similar interest areas in the U.S. and Canada.  Participants can choose one topic from each round to make new connections, peer share, and exchange information, resources, and ideas.  The topical expert facilitator of each session will provide initial framing and guidance for the group.  

Thursday, October 15

Round One: 3:30 – 4:25pm ET

  • Funder Huddle - by invitation Facilitator: Linetta Gilbert, Gilbert & Associates

  • Multi-Generational Programming 

         Facilitator: Hilary Allen, Families Canada

  • Parent Leadership Development - for Programs

         Facilitator: Julie Day, National Parent Leader

  • Social Enterprise Models for Non-Profit Sustainability

         Facilitator: Alexandra James, Be Strong Families

  • Strengthening Families Implementation 
    Facilitator: Cailin O’Connor, Center for the Study of Social Policy
     

  • Anti-Racism 
    Facilitator: Ali Jawetz, Center for the Study of Social Policy

  • Standards of Quality Implementation 
    Facilitators: Debbie Comstock, CA Network of Family Strengthening Networks  & Julie Matusick, National Family Support Network
     

  • Father Engagement 
    Facilitator: Drew Soleyn, Dad Central Ontario

  • Navigating the Pandemic as a Family Support Program 
    Facilitator: Barbara Leavitt, United Way of Utah County

Thursday, October 15

Round Two: 4:35 – 5:30pm ET

  • ACES & HOPE 
    Facilitator: Cailin O’Connor,
    Center for the Study of Social Policy

  • Developing New Family Resource Centers

         Facilitator: Andrew Russo

  • Funding in the Post-Pandemic Era 

         Facilitator: Natalie Towns, Georgia Division of Family and Children Services

  • Parent Leaders - for self-identified parent leaders
    Facilitator: Julie Day, National Parent Leader

  • Supporting Families in Rural or Frontier Regions 
    Facilitator: Taryn Yates, Idaho Children's Trust Fund

  • Anti-Racism 
    Facilitator: Ali Jawetz, Center for the Study of Social Policy

  • Standards of Quality Implementation 
    Facilitators: Debbie Comstock, CA Network of Family Strengthening Networks  & Julie Matusick, National Family Support Network
     

  • Father Engagement 
    Facilitator: Drew Soleyn, Dad Central Ontario

  • Navigating the Pandemic as a Family Support Program 
    Facilitator: Barbara Leavitt, United Way of Utah County