Training Description

Delivered by National Fatherhood Initiative® President Christopher A. Brown, the on-demand 24/7 Dad® Key Behaviors Workshop Training covers everything you need to know to facilitate the workshop effectively.

Topics Covered

  • The 5 Characteristics (Traits) of the 24/7 Dad
  • Program Description, Format, and Topics
  • Session Structure, Descriptions, and Content
  • How to Succeed with Implementation
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Recruitment and Retention Strategies
  • Additional Resources

Features & Benefits

  • An affordable way to train new staff facilitators or volunteers.
  • Teaches staff how to implement the workshop successfully.
  • Addresses how to modify the workshop if needed.
  • Helps facilitators become comfortable with the workshop and lead effectively.
  • Receive a certificate of completion after completing the course.

Who Should Enroll

  • Facilitators of the 24/7 Dad® Key Behaviors Workshop.

Completion Time

  • Minimum 2 hours.

Meet Your Trainer

Christopher A. Brown is the President of National Fatherhood Initiative®. An applied anthropologist with more than 25 years of experience in the fatherhood field, he earned his B.A. from the University of North Texas and his M.A. from the University of South Florida. 

Christopher is the designer of the nation’s most widely-used evidence-based and research-based fatherhood programs and resources, trainer of thousands of fatherhood practitioners, and has been a member of many advisory committees on federally-funded fatherhood initiatives. He most recently served on the advisory committee of the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network ( 

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Father Engagement Academy™ Orientation

    • Materials Needed and Downloadable Files

  • 2

    Section 1 - Introduction and Keystone Habits

    • Introduction and Icebreaker

    • Keystone Habits

  • 3

    Section 2 - 24/7 Dad Characteristics (Traits)

    • Self Awareness and Caring for Self

    • Fathering Skills and Parenting Skills

    • Relationship Skills

  • 4

    Section 3 - 12 Key Behaviors

    • The 12 Key Behaviors of the 24/7 Dad

  • 5

    Section 4 - Workshop Description and Format

    • Description, Format, and Materials Needed

    • Section Structure, Timing, and Delivery Options

    • Workshop Components

  • 6

    Section 5 - Deep Dive and Virtual Delivery

    • Deep Dive: Section 1: 5 Characteristics (Traits) of the 24/7 Dad

    • Deep Dive: Section 2: The Behaviors of Self-Awareness

    • Deep Dive: Sections 1 and 2 of the Fathering Handbook

    • Delivering the Workshop Virtually

  • 7

    Section 6 - Planning Delivery

    • Planning Delivery - Case Study #1

    • Modification to Workshop Format with Groups

    • Case Studies #2 and #3

    • Delivery Plan Template

  • 8

    Section 7 - How to Succeed, Support, and Wrap Up

    • How to Succeed with NFI Fatherhood Programs

    • Recruitment, Retention, and Evaluation

    • The Father Engagement Academy™

    • Support from NFI and Wrap Up