Using the Logic Model & Family Planning Wheel to Strengthen Communication, Planning, & Assessment of Family Life Education Programs

This webinar is available for free to NCFR members and to Certified Family Life Educators (CFLEs). Log in, or become an NCFR member or a CFLE, to access it.
April 21, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Free for NCFR members & CFLEs / $89 for nonmembers
Family Life Education Planning Wheel and Framework

Strong planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs is crucial for cooperative extension and Family Life Education (FLE) professionals as they work with groups in community education programs or coalitions.

This webinar will teach you how to leverage well-established tools — logic models and the Family Life Education Methodology Planning Wheel — to strengthen your community and family programming and meet the educational needs of your community, especially when working on teams with others who do not have Family Life Education or extension experience. These tools can also be useful in higher-education settings for students as they work on group assignments and eventually transition into the workforce.

Patrice Powers-Barker, Katie Schlagheck, Jim Bates
From left: Patrice Powers-Barker, Katie Schlagheck, Jim Bates

Webinar presenters Patrice Powers-Barker, CFLE, Katie Schlagheck, CFLE, and Jim Bates, Ph.D., will provide background and show real-world examples of how to use these tools separately and together, including using them with community or educational partners:

  • Logic Model: The logic model is a plan that shows the relationships among resources, activities, outputs, outcomes, and impact for a program.
  • Family Life Education Methodology Planning Wheel: This tool provides steps to follow for defining the purpose and outcomes of; designing; implementing; and evaluating your program offerings.

By attending the webinar, you will be able to:

  • use a logic model to communicate with students, partners, funders, and community members;
  • use the Family Life Education Methodology Planning Wheel and understand how it complements and expands upon the logic model; and
  • implement the logic model and planning wheel to promote better communication, planning, and assessment of programs in practice and educational settings.

Approved for 1 hour of CFLE continuing education credit.

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About the Presenters

Patrice Powers-Barker, CFLE, is an Ohio State University extension educator in family and consumer sciences (FCS) in Lucas County, Toledo, Ohio. She holds a master’s degree in Family Life Education from Spring Arbor University and a bachelor’s degree from Hiram College. She works with families on topics including wellness, food safety, household budgeting, mindfulness, local foods, and universal design. Beyond using her Certified Family Life Educator credential to directly reach families in her community, she is also interested in encouraging other professionals to recognize the value of their work with families. She has worked with teams to make useful and meaningful connections between the FCS profession and resources from NCFR, and she serves on the Ohio Council for Family Relations Board of Directors.

Katie Schlagheck, CFLE, started in June 2014 as the FCS educator in a split position with Sandusky County and Ottawa County for the Ohio State University. She also serves on the Ohio Council for Family Relations Board of Directors. She holds a master’s degree in human development and family studies from Central Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree in human development from Washington State University. In her professional role, she is always on the lookout for new partnerships and collaborations in order to strengthen programming in the community.

Jim Bates, Ph.D., is a tenured associate professor and extension field specialist of family wellness in the FCS program area of Ohio State University Extension. He holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Human Sciences in the Human Development and Family Sciences program area. He holds a doctoral degree in child and family studies from Syracuse University, a master’s degree in developmental studies from Purdue University, and a bachelor’s degree in marriage, family, and human development from Brigham Young University. He has taught courses in family relations; family life program design, implementation, and evaluation; parenting; intergenerational relationships; and research methods and applied statistics. He has formed partnerships with community outreach organizations to evaluate programs and has consulted on a multi-state, multi-year projects. His program themes as a specialist in family wellness with Ohio State University Extension are intergenerational family relationships; family resiliency; and Family Life Education program design, implementation, evaluation, and analysis.

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