Why Should Families "Buy Into" Your Family Life Education? Establishing Credibility as an Educator

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July 13, 2016
Free for NCFR members & CFLEs / $89 for nonmembers
Judy Myers-Walls

Much of the content in Family Life Education (FLE) can be seen as "common knowledge." Many individuals and cultures believe that such knowledge is innate or best learned by doing. Others believe that all families need the assistance of an expert and scientific knowledge in order to avoid pitfalls, raise competent children, and build healthy families.

How can you, an FLE professional, "sell" yourself to audiences that believe they need help and to audiences that believe they would be better off on their own? How can you package your training, personal values, and varied experiences in effective recruitment efforts? Presenter Judy Myers-Walls, Ph.D. CFLE, will address these questions in this webinar.

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Approved for 1.5 CFLE contact hours of continuing education credit.


After watching this webinar, you'll be able to:

  • define professional credibility;
  • define quality in FLE professionals;
  • list steps for increasing credibility;
  • identify the characteristics that might be considered important by a specified FLE audience; and
  • combine knowledge of self, audiences, and research to create a credible professional image.

Approved for 1.5 CFLE contact hours of continuing education credit.

About the presenter

Judy Myers-Walls, Ph.D., CFLE, is professor emerita, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University. She currently is the education director of OnlineParentingPrograms.com. Prior to retirement, Dr. Myers-Walls was an associate professor who taught courses on children and parenting, and conducted research; she also was an extension specialist who translated research findings for use by the public and trained other professionals in programming for children, parents, and families; writing pamphlets; delivering workshops; working with mass media; developing curricula; reviewing materials; and supporting family life education in other ways.

Dr. Myers-Walls has co-authored many publications, including Young Peacemakers Project Book, Peace Works, National Extension Parent Education Model, and Domains of Family Practice Model. She co-edited Families as Educators for Global Citizenship. She also has co-authored or edited more than 50 journal articles and book chapters, more than 50 extension publications and curriculum packages, and more than 90 national and international presentations.

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Even if you can't watch this webinar live, your registration will still grant you access to watch the recording at your convenience. This webinar is now free for NCFR members and Certified Family Life Educators (CFLEs), and $89 for nonmembers.

License for classroom use by one professor is available for $129 for NCFR members, $199 for nonmembers.

License for departmental use (multiple professors) is available for $179 NCFR member / $319 nonmember.

Departmental license for CFLE-approved programs is $149.

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