Relationship 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.
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.
- Better Family Life: Marriage and Relationship Education and Workforce Investment Program Highlight
- Building Healthy Marriages: Marriage and Relationship Education and Child Welfare Program Highlight
- Community Action Kentucky: Marriage and Relationship Education and Head Start Program Highlight
- Oklahoma Marriage Initiative: Marriage and Relationship Education and TANF Program Highlight
Marriage and Relationship Program Resources
Staff turnover is one of the leading concerns among employers. Losing experienced staff can affect the ability to meet program and organizational goals.
Marriage educators are the face of your marriage and relationship education program. Proper training is critical to your program’s success.
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.
This Case Study examines the "Standing Capacity" model operated as part of the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative (OMI).
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.
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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