The all-new Father Engagement Academy™ by National Fatherhood Initiative® is home to the nation's leading on-demand training programs for fatherhood and family practitioners in direct-service organizations of all kinds. Whether you're a social worker, family program manager, case manager, or volunteer who runs or wants to start a fatherhood program, we have a course for you!
“I received tons of good information about becoming a more father-friendly organization in the Father Engagement Certificate™ training. I immediately had a staff meeting to implement many of the things that were learned through the materials.”Executive Director, Iowa City, Iowa
“The length of the Effective Facilitation Certificate™ was adequate to thoroughly cover the topic. I found the information regarding facilitators' outer and inner focus and the types of cognitive biases that are common among fathers to be especially enlightening!”Fatherhood Mentor/Coach, USA
“The Father Engagement Certificate™ training gave me a greater understanding of working with fathers and their families. I also got great ideas on how to market our program.”Father Engagement Specialist, Central Texas
“The Effective Facilitation Certificate™ presentation was very engaging! I really liked learning about the different kinds of dads that can be served and how their attitudes affect how valuable the program will be for them.”Healthy Young Parent Client Advocate, Colorado
How to Use The Vital Topics Guides to Increase Father Involvement
35 minutes: Learn ways to effectively use NFI’s Vital Topics Guides in your setting. You’ll get an overview of the guides and then take a deep dive into one topic from each one to learn how to customize discussions.
The Father-Friendly Organization Workshop™
3 hours: Learn a ton of tips to create a father-friendly organization in any setting that leads to effective father engagement. You'll gain access to the automated version of our comprehensive Father Friendly Check-Up™ to assess your organization.
The Advanced Certificate Bundle
10 HoursAdvanced training for family practitioners to learn 5 core competencies to engage fathers in programs and effectively facilitate any program! Includes the Father Engagement Certificate™ and Effective Facilitation Certificate™.
The Expert Certificate Bundle
15 Hours: Family practitioners will benefit from this expert-level training to fully engage fathers in programs and keep them coming back! Includes Father Engagement™, Effective Facilitation™, and Recruitment and Retention Certificates™.
Father Engagement Certificate™
4 Hours: Learn the five core competencies for effective father engagement developed by NFI during the National Responsible Fatherhood Capacity-Building Initiative, which helped 125 diverse organizations engage fathers more effectively.(4) 4.8 average rating
Effective Facilitation Certificate™
6 Hours: Learn the skills to be an excellent fatherhood program facilitator, about adult learning styles that affect how your participants learn and engage, and how to properly prepare to effectively facilitate group sessions.(4) 4.8 average rating