Community Mobilization Workshop™
Learn how to implement The Community Mobilization Approach™ (CMA) to promote involved, responsible, and committed fatherhood in your community.
Delivered by National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) Chief Program Officer Erik Vecere, the on-demand Community Mobilization Workshop™ covers everything you need to start rallying a community around responsible and committed fatherhood.
Features & Benefits
Who Should Enroll
Meet Your Trainer
Erik Vecere is the Chief Program Officer of National Fatherhood Initiative®. Erik has developed and implemented NFI's programs and initiatives across the country and oversees NFI's Program Support efforts, which includes all Community-based, Corrections, and Military initiatives. Mr. Vecere has trained thousands of facilitators to lead various fatherhood programs and has provided technical assistance to hundreds of organizations that improved program quality and effectiveness. He works closely with state, county, and local leaders to create a continual stream of programs and other resources to meet the needs of fathers and families nationally. Erik received a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA and an Associates Degree in Letters, Arts and Sciences from Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, PA.
Father Engagement Academy™ Orientation
Materials Needed and Downloadable Files
What to Expect
Introduction to the Community Mobilization Approach (CMA)
The Importance of a Strong Lead Agency
The "Who" and the "When"
The Importance of Starting Out Strong
FREE CMA Guide and Conclusion
Creating a Vision
REAPS for Fatherhood
Gather Secondary Existing Data
Creating a Community Asset Map
Conduct Focus Groups with Leaders
Analysis and Report Writing
Objectives, Who Will Attend, and Steps Required
The Initial Planning Meeting
Subsequent Planning Meetings
How Many Should Attend and Marketing
Action Plan and Anchoring a Fatherhood Initiative
The Action Plan Template
How the CMA Facilitates the Collaborative Process
Funding the Initiative
Example 1: Mobilizing Fatherhood in Metro Atlanta
Example 2: Summit County Fatherhood Initiative
Reminders and Conclusion