The Family Partnership Training Institute offers The Family Partnership’s decades of experience in developing best practices for:

  • Multicultural community organizing, leadership development, and civic engagement
  • Direct services and advocacy to end the trafficking of women and teens for commercial sexual exploitation
  • Culturally-appropriate services for adults, youth, and families who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Racial equity public policy advocacy and analysis
  • Violence prevention and trauma informed services

John Till, Senior Vice President of Program Strategy is certified facilitators of Joel Barker’s Implications Wheel, a state of the art forecasting tool used by non-profits, government, and business. Using a wisdom of crowds approach that cuts through debates and makes sure every voice is heard, the Implications Wheel is an excellent way to engage a diverse group around the strategic exploration of potential changes including:

  • Public policy issues
  • Your products and services
  • Strategic initiatives of your organization
  • New opportunities
  • Evolving/changing market needs
  • Client/consumer preferences
  • Emerging technologies, and more!

Qualifications: In 2007, The Family Partnership received the National Family Week Connections Count Award from the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities in recognition of ongoing efforts to organize, build community power, and develop grassroots leaders for civic participation. In 2006, we were awarded the Strengthening Families national award by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and United Neighborhood Centers of America to recognize our unique model of multicultural family organizing.

The Family Partnership, through The Family Partnership Training Institute, offers the following for organizations striving to achieve collective impact through civic engagement:

  • Customized development of civic engagement plans and integration into organizational strategic plans
  • Civic engagement training for board, staff, volunteers, clients, and community members
  • Best practice training models for civic engagement funding and evaluation
  • Individualized coaching, training, and technical support
  • Flexible training access points including webinars, conference calls, and in-person meetings

Along with Till, our staff includes:

  • Jeff Bauer, Vice President of Public Affairs
  • Charisma Smith, PRIDE Program Director