Trish gave a quick snapshot of the center’s programming and budget for 2014. She noted these accomplishments from FD’s annual report:
- Reached 43,749 people in direct opportunities offered by Family Development, with almost half of adult participants representing racially and ethnically diverse populations.
- Reached over 313,000 people through our website, publications, and social networking.
- Published 103 journal articles, evaluation reports, curricula, and other resources.
|Day one of the Qualey-Skjervold Conference at the MN Arboretum.|
For my part at the Qualey-Skjervold conference, I highlighted the steps taken to address the results of the Employee Engagement Survey conducted in fall 2013. These steps included: 1) dedicating staff to work on communications, training, and curricula development, and 2) strengthening the Family Matters blog as a means of communication with Family Development staff and faculty. I also shared that we would be hiring additional SNAP-Ed Educators in order to better ensure statewide coverage for the program.
Finally, I noted that we will give more attention in the future to deepening our reach in diverse communities, developing supervisors and other leaders, and increasing funding to support our programs.
If you want more details on our conference presentation, download the slides in PDF form here: Family Development Update.