2024 NCFR Affiliate Councils Workshops

Student and State/Regional Affiliate Workshops | Proposal Deadline: March 25, 2024, 11:59 p.m. PST

Deadline Extended to March 25, 2024

Janis L. Henderson, Affiliate Councils Conference Program Representative

The NCFR Affiliate Councils (AC) consists of the state/regional and student affiliates, with the Affiliate Councils Board (ACB) providing support to NCFR affiliate councils. NCFR affiliate councils provide opportunities to interact within communities at the state, regional, or university level (local), spur new initiatives within those communities, and allow members to develop new and expanded perspectives on a variety of topics important to families. Active engagement in an affiliate council provides a network of colleagues who empower and support one another. Strong affiliate councils are vital to NCFR as they play an important role in connecting state, regional, and student organizations to each other and to the national organization. Student affiliate councils consist of students who anticipate careers in Family Science as well as university faculty that serve as advisors. State/regional affiliates include Family Science professionals working as researchers, scholars, and practitioners. State/regional affiliates can provide students with a network beyond their university home. State/regional members are encouraged to connect with and support student affiliate councils.

In accordance with the conference theme, Building Resilience Among Individuals, Families, and Communities, the ACB goal for the 2024 AC conference sessions is to provide programming that empowers and informs resiliency processes; reflects strengths building for individuals’ professional, volunteer, or advocate pathways; and growth and stability within affiliate communities and beyond.

The ACB invites all NCFR members to submit a workshop, interactive or traditional, symposium, or panel formats. Building on changes made for recent ACB conference sessions, submissions that bridge affiliate involvement with other areas of professional development are sought; suggested topics include:

  • resilience building when navigating change and during times of change;

  • resilience building through community service; and

  • empowering students and professionals’ development, social action, and resilience work


Individuals or collaborative groups are invited to submit. Please submit the following two separate documents in PDF format addressing the following:

  1. Title and Proposal Information, including:
  • title and format for the proposed session;
  • abstract (maximum 100 words);
  • three measurable objectives for the session; and
  • session proposal (maximum 1,000 words) for peer review
  1. Presenter Information for each presenter, including:
  • presenter(s) name(s);
  • Email address(es);
  • State, regional or student affiliate(s) (if applicable);
  • Professionals should include degree earned, discipline and university from where the degree was earned, current employer and title; and
  • Students should include the program and university in which they are currently enrolled

The first presenter will be the primary contact between NCFR conference planners.

Deadline Extension! Proposal documents should be emailed by March 25, 2024, 11:59 p.m. PST, to Ginnie O’Neill Director of Member Engagement and Development.



Applications and nominations for the three AC awards are due June 1.

  • Affiliate Grant (grant money for an affiliate group);·
  • Meritorious Service Award (for outstanding service by state and regional affiliate council members); and
  • President for-a-Day-Award (empowers a student or new professional to continue growing in their leadership within NCFR).

More information can be found here. Contact NCFR Membership if you have any questions.

Contact: Janis Henderson, Affiliate Councils Conference Program Representative, J. Henderson Education Services; email: [email protected]