2017 Affiliate Councils Workshop: Putting on the Cloak of Visibility

Thursday, Nov. 16 | 1:30-3 p.m.

The 2017 NCFR Annual Conference workshop for members of NCFR affiliates (local chapters) will focus on supporting the Family Science field of study and professions by highlighting how affiliates add the value of the Family Science major/profession/field locally in practical ways.

The Affiliate Councils Board (ACB) hosts a workshop annually at the NCFR conference. The workshop offers a unique session for members of state/regional and student affiliates to discuss what their respective affiliate councils are doing, how they are doing it, and gather new ideas that they can utilize moving forward. 

Workshop Registration

This workshop is free to attend if you are registered for the NCFR conference, but please RSVP / add the workshop to your conference registration so we can track attendees. You must be registered for the NCFR conference on the day of this event to attend the workshop. The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

If you do not include this event with your conference registration initially, you can add it to your registration later; log in to My NCFR, go to the screen “continue shopping,” add the preconference, and proceed to checkout for payment.

For assistance with registration, email Susan Baker or call her at 888-781-9331, ext 2884.

Call for Proposals (Deadline Past)

The 2017 affiliate conference workshop will feature roundtable presentations. Affiliate members were encouraged to submit one or more proposals for roundtable discussion that highlighted what their affiliate council is doing well. The goal was for councils to identify their strengths and successes, and showcase these successes in a unique way at their accepted roundtable. Discussion with members of other affiliates across the country will be a priority at the conference. 

Specific workshop topics to consider included recruitment and retention of members; service projects and involvement; annual conferences; fundraising ideas and accomplishments; marketing and social media outreach strategies; leadership; and community engagement. 

Proposal Requirements

  1. Full proposal title and presenter information. While the presentation may be individually authored, it must be state, regional, or student affiliate-based.

  2. Short abstract (maximum 100 words);

  3. Full summary of the roundtable proposal (maximum 1000 words) for peer review. All documents must be in PDF format and should:

    1. Provide a brief background of the proposing affiliate council.

    2. Explain the significance of the considered topic and what the affiliate council is doing that would be beneficial for other affiliate councils.

    3. Include innovative methods, tools, concepts, and approaches for engaging participants with the topic.  

  4. Email your proposal by April 28, 2017, to Bethany Cox, NCFR's manager of member relations

Authors of accepted roundtables will be required to bring any materials needed for their roundtable to the Affiliate Councils Workshop at the NCFR conference in Orlando, Florida, on Nov. 16, 2017, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. 

Questions about proposals? Email Bobby Kern, ACB Program Chair