The 2023 Family Life Education Virtual Summit is scheduled for Friday, June 23, 2023. This event will provide an opportunity to advance Family Life Education by sharing successful efforts and practices and exploring strategies for expanding its reach and influence.

The 2023 submission period closed on March 30, 2023.

Thank you to everyone who submitted proposals! Submitters will be notified of their submission status by Friday, May 12, 2023.

The full call for proposals below is for reference only.

Call for Proposals

The National Council on Family Relations — the premier multidisciplinary and nonpartisan professional association dedicated to understanding and strengthening families — seeks proposals to the 2023 Family Life Education Virtual Summit that address any and all aspects of Family Life Education including the 10 FLE content areas.


Session formats include:
Presentation – Presentation of information with question-and-answer session.
Workshop – Presentation of information with opportunities for audience participation throughout.

Session length options include:
30 minutes

60 minutes
75 minutes

Proposals on any aspect of Family Life Education are welcomed but we are especially interested in presentations or workshops focused on the following topics:

Best Practices

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Trauma-informed practice
  • Advocating for Family Life Education

FLE Methodology: Plan, implement, assess, & evaluate a Family Life Education program or business

  • Funding and grant writing
  • Program development
  • Identifying evidence-based programs and practices
  • Program implementation
  • Approaches and techniques for program and service delivery including coaching
  • Program evaluation
  • Marketing – Establishing your business and building your brand

Working with Specific Populations

  • Fatherhood
  • Immigrant and refugee families
  • Youth / high-risk youth
  • Military families
  • Grand families

Specific Areas of Programming

  • Parenting education
  • Financial well-being
  • Relationship & marriage education
  • Human sexuality education
  • Grief and loss

Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Clarity of the Proposal Content - The submission includes clear articulation of the proposal content.
  • Evidence Base - The submission includes clear rationale and is supported by credible sources. The submission includes at least 3 reliable & relevant resources that support the proposal (e.g., peer-reviewed publications, needs assessment, organizational websites, etc.)
  • Application to the Practice of FLE - There is a strong connection to practical implications, application, and recommendations.  The content is relevant to the day-to-day practice of the FLE practitioner.
  • Opportunities for Audience Participation - The session reflects opportunities for audience participation (e.g., Q & A for presentation / activity for workshop).
  • Contribution and Innovation - The presentation has the potential to stimulate new knowledge and/or contribute to innovative practice.
  • Implementation History or Capacity - The work/information presented has been, or has the capacity to be, adequately implemented. The proposal doesn’t just share ideas about how something might be done but includes information that shows a successful history of or capacity for implementation. It demonstrates opportunities for expansion, and is sustainable.
  • Presenter Qualifications - The presenter has the necessary knowledge and experience to present about the topic.

Excellent = 3 points; Good = 2 points; Fair = 1 point; Poor = 0 points
Maximum score = 21
Minimum score required = 12

Thank you to everyone who submitted proposals!

Submitters will be notified of their submission status by Friday, May 12, 2023.