Manage your programRelationship education program management involves coordinating processes, prioritizing tasks, and overcoming challenges. Effective program management will ensure that all parts of your program are performing to their full potential and allow the program the best chance for success. Managing a relationship education program involves many different activities. The National Healthy Marriage Resource Center has created multiple resources for program management. Please continue to refer to this page for new resources regarding the management of your program.

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Program Operations

Many practitioners put great effort into preparing healthy marriage content and recruitment activities, but neglect the importance of core operational issues such as scheduling and logistics. The following resources give guidance on these factors, which can contribute significantly to a positive first impression of your program.

  • Operational Issues Tip Sheet: This document will assist healthy marriage & relationship program grantees in planning and implementing marriage education programs.
  • Operational Issues How-to-guide: This guide takes an in-depth look at operational issues for healthy marriage programs, such as scheduling, logistics, selecting a location, and more.

Program Highlights


Marriage and Relationship Program Resources
Preventing Staff Turnover

Staff turnover is one of the leading concerns among employers. Losing experienced staff can affect the ability to meet program and organizational goals.

Training Marriage Education Practitioners

Marriage educators are the face of your marriage and relationship education program. Proper training is critical to your program’s success.

Using Volunteers Effectively in Delivering Marriage Education Workshops

Recruiting the right people and putting them in the right positions can increase your organization’s ability to reach more couples and families without the added expenses of hiring more staff.

Standing Capacity: A Case Study of the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative

This Case Study examines the "Standing Capacity" model operated as part of the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative (OMI).

Intake and Assessment: An Approach to Serving Couples

It may be helpful to have an intake process during enrollment to determine if a couple is appropriate for your marriage and relationship education class.

Delivering Marriage and Relationship Education Services on the Web

Advances in internet technologies during the past few years have made it technically feasible to deliver high-quality, highly engaging and high-impact online education.

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