2022 AHEPPP Institutes

AHEPPP Institutes are small group, in-depth supplements to your conference experience. We are excited to offer two tracks this year, one virtual and one in person, for both new and seasoned professionals in the field of family engagement. Registration for the Institutes and the 2022 National Conference are now open!

Virtual Institute | Building or Sustaining a Successful Family Program

Join us for the virtual pre-conference AHEPPP Institute, Building or Sustaining a Successful Family Program, on Friday, October 21 from noon to 5 p.m. ET. Designed for those new to parent and family engagement or building a new parent and family program, attendees will engage and interact with colleagues in the field to begin building their professional network and learn promising practices from field experts which can be utilized on their campuses. Participants in this cohort-based institute will have an opportunity to connect in person for a designated session at the conference.

Participants will:

  • Be able to identify the mission, vision, and structure of AHEPPP and how to take advantage of resources to enhance your work

  • Begin to establish a network of mutually supportive parent and family programming professionals

  • Be able to identify elements of successful parent and family programs and ideas for implementation by networking and learning from seasoned professionals in the field

On-Site Institute | Assessing and Advancing our Practice: Strategic Planning for the Future of Family Engagement

Join us for Assessing and Advancing Our Practice: Strategic Planning for the Future of Family Engagement, an on-site pre-conference AHEPPP Institute taking place on Wednesday, November 2 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET. Designed for the seasoned professional, attendees will learn how to strengthen their partnership with families by using data to inform decision-making and developing long-term goals and strategies for family engagement. Participants in this institute will have opportunities for focused discussion with those from similar institution types to discuss challenges and successes and will develop an actionable plan for implementation on their campuses.

Participants will:

  • Identify current practices that positively contribute to inclusive models for family engagement, and recognize opportunities for improvement

  • Understand how to use data to craft a narrative that increases collaboration with and support from various stakeholders

  • Develop an action plan for assessing and advancing family engagement