Family Engagement in Higher Education Webinar Series

Each semester AHEPPP: Family Engagement in Higher Education provides our members with complimentary webinars. Webinars are free of charge for members, but advance registration is required. Non-members are charged $50.00 per person per webinar. All webinars are held over Zoom.

Spring 2024 Webinar Series

Title: CAS Program Reviews Demystified: How to Conduct a CAS Review and What You Can Learn From it

Description: AHEPPP’s CAS Rep will share an overview of CAS Standards, what they can be used for, and the steps of conducing a CAS Program Review.  Then, you’ll hear from two presenters on their recent experiences with their own CAS Program Review with examples, tips, and how they used the review to improve their program.

Presenters include:

  • Christine Self, Director of Parent & Family Relations at Texas Tech and AHEPPP’s CAS Representative
  • Will Williams, Executive Director of Student Affairs Development at East Carolina University
  • Carter Fenwick, Director of the Office of Parent & Family Programs at East Carolina University

Date: Wednesday, February 21

Time: 2:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. CT/12:00 p.m. MT/ 11:00 a.m. PT

Title: Help Me Help You! How membership gifts, fees and sponsorships can support you and your constituents

Description: Are you looking for ways to financially support your parent/family program while providing great benefits to your parents, families and partners? Come learn how two universities generate income to support their program.

Presenters include:

  • Susie Smith, Texas Parents, Director, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Brian L. Watkins, Assistant Dean of Students, University of Maryland

Date: Tuesday, March 26

Time: 3:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. CT/1:00 p.m. MT/ 12:00 p.m. PT

Title: Creating and Nurturing Digital Communities

Description: The session will share best practices and resources for developing and managing public and private digital communities for your organization. The presenter will also share how to utilize a campus social media community to expand your workflow, processes, and resource sharing.

Presenters include:

  • Elissa Fontenot, Director, Digital Marketing, Texas State University

Elissa Fontenot is the digital director in TXST’s Division of Marketing and Communications. Elissa has over a decade of experience in digital marketing, including content strategy, digital advertising, and email marketing. She currently shapes the content strategy for a half-dozen of social media accounts at TXST, the institution’s digital advertising efforts, and high-profile web properties. She also leads the digital education related to social media topics for professional staff through monthly work groups.

Date: Tuesday, April 23

Time: 3:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. CT/1:00 p.m. MT/ 12:00 p.m. PT

Title: SPF: Sunshine, Parents, and Families: Effective Summer Communication

Description: Ready to create or revamp your summer communication plan to families? Join professionals from four unique programs to hear strategies to keep families engaged and informed throughout the summer.

Presenters include:

  • Mikele St-Germain, Director of Parent & Family Engagement, Brown University
  • Kristi Okerlund, Director of Student Involvement & Parent Programs, University of North Dakota
  • Stephanie Stiltner, Director of Family and New Student Connections, University of Pikeville
  • Alex Hersperger, Coordinator of Family Programs, Texas A&M University
  • Mel Greiner, Vice President of Marketing, CampusESP

Date: Wednesday, May 15

Time: 2:00 p.m. ET/ 1:00 p.m. CT/ 12:00 p.m. MT/ 11:00 a.m. PT

Please register by Tuesday, May 14.

Registration is now closed.