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2017 National Family and Community Engagement Conference

June 22, 2017 - 8:00 am to June 24, 2017 - 12:00 pm
Event Host(s): Institute for Educational Leadership
The 2017 conference supports all who strive for excellence in family-school-community partnerships. Participants will access 4 major plenaries presenting leadership perspectives from a multitude of backgrounds, including the high-impact work taking place locally in the Bay Area.

Engaging Families: Transformational Moments, Sustainable Practices is a field-building, personal and professional development event that focuses on knowledge areas such as:

  • Early Support and Intervention with young children and families is the best educational investment, a springboard for lifelong learning.
  • Relationship Building and Trust are foundational to high-quality family engagement and community practice.
  • Building Adult Capacities and improving the systems designed to support adult learning and skill building is critical for helping children thrive.
  • Parent Leadership, Advocacy and Community Organizing are key to ensuring healthy communities and thriving spaces in which families and children can learn and grow.
  • The top engagement practices Promote Inclusion, Ensure Equity and Create Opportunity while improving outcomes for children and adults with and without disabilities, regardless of race, language, culture or economic status.
  • Integrated, Systemic Approaches are critical for applying evidence-based practices that maximize impact.
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