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Effective Practices in Parent Engagement, Advocacy, Working with Families to Support Students (EDUO76W)

Presented by: Dr. Daniel Zimmerman
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60 minutes
  •  Wed, November 1, 2017
Event Description

Strategies to Identify and Encourage Parental and Spousal Involvement in Student Success

In this session, expert speaker Dr. Daniel Zimmerman will provide you with an understanding of the root causes behind the potential lack of parent/spouse involvement in student engagement in higher education. Daniel will identify the problem and potential solutions and strategies that can be applied through all levels of education using the funnel system.

Daniel will look in detail at some of the main reasons, from the obvious to the not so obvious, why parents and spouses do no support their students in higher education. In addition, you will be able to implement solutions today that will help with the engagement of your students’ support base. You will get some tools that can be implemented easily to help your school, department, or unit with this growing problem. Through awareness, value, and engagement you will be provided the tools to develop your own programs.

Session Highlights

You will learn:

  • To identify the scope of the problem and the multitude of root causes of lack of student support
    • Family environment
    • Parent-child relationships
    • Parenting skills
  • Effective communication strategies
  • Strategies and solutions that can be implemented today that are based on the funnel model system of awareness, providing value, and engagement
  • About providing a welcoming environment for support
  • The role and importance of family involvement in learning at home and college
  • The link between improved school readiness and academic outcomes
  • The link between improved social emotional competence
  • Strategies for collaborating with the community
  • Strategies for sharing power with support systems
  • Ideas to get your staffed trained to handle these stakeholders
  • Wide and effective family engagement strategies based on logic models for districts
  • To identify linkages between parental involvement and student achievement

Who Should Attend

  • Student advisors and/or student coaches
  • Enrollment advisors and directors
  • Adjunct instructors
  • Student support staff (PLA, financial aid, registrars)
  • Operational leadership that is student facing
  • Corporate academic officers (CAO)
  • Academic advisors
  • Student success specialists
  • Student support personnel
  • Student affairs personnel
  • Dean of students
  • AVP/Directors of student success
  • AVP/Directors of student life
  • AVP/Directors of student services
  • AVP/Directors of student affairs
  • Advisors
About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Daniel Zimmerman
Daniel Zimmerman is a recognized international educator and thought leader in the areas of academic advising, student services, organizational development, and management. His presentations blend theory and practice with real world applications that can be used in the field or in personal/professional development. Dani... More info

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    Event Title: Effective Practices in Parent Engagement, Advocacy, Working with Families to Support Students
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