The team behind the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Family Transitions Concentration Area is hosting a webinar on Engaging Military Families on Social Media on September 17 at 10 a.m. The webinar is for professionals working with military families to build resilience and navigate life cycle transitions, but the basic principles discussed can be applied to FD educators work with all types of families.
Social media can be an important tool to reach military families, especially during times of transition. With the right approach, you can do even more to engage military families and build a community of support. In this webinar, you’ll learn about best practices for using social media to reach a military audience, especially “militariennials” (millenials in the military). Presenters also will discuss strategies for building community on social media by talking with people instead of at them, and opening the door for them to talk to each other.
Webinar presenters include:
- Bob Bertsch, who has worked in communications, education and web technology for more than 20 years. He's currently a web technology specialist with North Dakota State University Agriculture Communication and a member of the eXtension Network Literacy community of practice, which works to engage professionals in a community built around learning in networks.
- Bruce Moody, who is a public affairs specialist with the U.S. Department of Defense in the Military Community Outreach office of Military Community and Family Policy. He supports efforts to inform service members and their families about the programs, resources, and information available to help them meet the challenges of military life. He accomplishes this through the development of communication campaigns, leading the organization's presence and engagement on social media, and writing speeches and blog posts for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. Bruce also served as a public affairs specialist at Navy Installations Command, representing the Navy's family readiness programs. In 2007, Bruce retired from the U.S. Navy after serving 20 years in public affairs positions there.
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