We are excited to announce the official Call for Workshop Proposals for the upcoming 2023 Connecticut Family & Community Engagement Conference!  This is your chance to be an influential part of a transformative event dedicated to putting relationships first and fostering authentic connections within education. Whether you’re an expert, educator, parent, or community leader, we invite you to share your valuable insights and innovative practices that will empower attendees to make a lasting impact on the lives of children and youth. Read on to learn more about how you can be a driving force in shaping the future of family and community engagement in schools and communities.

Why Submit a Workshop Proposal?

At the heart of the Family & Community Engagement Conference is the belief that strong relationships between families, schools, and communities are key to enriching education. As a workshop presenter, you have a unique opportunity to showcase your expertise and inspire fellow professionals, educators, and advocates to embrace meaningful engagement practices. Your workshop can serve as a catalyst for change, sparking fresh ideas and driving positive outcomes in the education landscape.

Topics of Interest: We welcome workshop proposals that align with the conference theme, “Relationships First.” Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Building collaborative partnerships between families, schools, and communities.
  • Effective communication strategies to engage diverse families.
  • Empowering parents and caregivers to support their child’s education journey.
  • Culturally responsive practices for family and community engagement.
  • Leveraging technology for enhanced family and community engagement.
  • Promoting equity and inclusion in engagement efforts.
  • Engaging families in decision-making processes at school and district levels.

Submission Guidelines: To ensure a diverse and engaging conference program, we encourage workshop proposals from a wide range of perspectives. Submissions should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Proposals should be no more than 500 words in length.
  • Clearly state the workshop’s objectives, key takeaways, and how it aligns with the conference theme.
  • Specify the target audience, level of expertise required, and preferred session format (e.g., presentation, panel discussion, interactive activities).
  • Include a brief bio highlighting your experience and expertise in family and community engagement.

How to Submit: Ready to share your expertise and make an impact? Submit your workshop proposal form here. The deadline for proposals is August 14, 2023, so don’t miss this opportunity to be part of an event that will shape the future of education.

Benefits of Presenting: As a workshop presenter, you’ll enjoy several benefits, including:

  • Recognition and exposure among a diverse audience of education professionals and advocates.
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded individuals and potential collaborators.
  • Contribution to the advancement of family and community engagement in education.
  • Potential opportunities for professional development credits or certificates.

The Family & Community Engagement Conference is dedicated to empowering educators, parents, and advocates to build meaningful relationships that enrich the lives of children and communities. By presenting a workshop, you can play a vital role in this transformative event and inspire others to create a lasting impact in education. Don’t miss this chance to be part of something truly special! Submit your workshop proposal today and help shape the future of family and community engagement in education.

For any inquiries or further information, please reach out to Veronica Marion at vmarion@crec.org

Let’s put relationships first and make a difference together!