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The Father Engagement Experience™

A Unique, Inspiring, and Effective Planning Retreat Like None Other!



"The Father Engagement Experience™
helped prioritize our needs and leverage our network’s capacity. Everyone left
feeling energized and inspired!" 
—Liz Cox, Prevent Child Abuse Iowa

“National Fatherhood Initiative
and their FEE have been i
nstrumental in helping Kansas DCF identify and develop a State and Regional Fatherhood Resource guide that has been used for training our staff to engage fathers and helping our clients engage the fathers externally.”

—Stephanie Parkison, Strategic Partnership Liaison, Faith-Based & Community Initiatives,
Kansas Department for Children and Families


WHAT is the Father Engagement Experience™?

  • An invigorating, interactive, in-person strategic planning session facilitated by NFI staff.
  • Your group uses NFI's design process to determine the main focus of the session(s) and what you will accomplish.
  • The facilitators use storyboards, Pure Form Thinking (e.g. not mixing use of the left and right sides of the brain), and multi-voting tactics to help you design strategies.
  • The Father Engagement Experience™ results in your customized Father Engagement Game Plan™. For an example of a Father Engagement Game Plan™," click here.



WHO is It For?
Any organization, agency, or foundation looking to engage fathers more effectively in the broader work they do with families.

WHEN Should We Use It?
Ideal for strategic planning sessions, staff retreats, board of directors retreats, staff meetings, or collaborative meetings.

Why Should We Use It?
The process cuts through clutter and distractions that can bog down decision making. You will also walk away with an actionable plan. Not to mention, people LOVE it!

Timing, Location, and Investment

  • The Father Engagement Experience™ lasts for 2 days.
  • Your group of 10-20 participants will come together at your organization's location or other location of your choice.
    Investment: $12,999 includes all pre-preparation, planning materials, travel to your location, and session facilitation by 2 NFI staffers.


    Click here to Download a Sample of what your Father Engagement Game Plan™ could look like!

Make a Difference for Fathers in Your Community. Writing a Father Engagement Plan

Fill out the contact form on the right or:

  • Contact Erik Vecere, Chief Partner Success Officer, for more information and to schedule your Father Engagement Experience™.
  • Phone: 240-912-1278 or Email: