Building a More Effective Parent
Relations Program

(Retired) | Last updated May 6, 2016

Course Length

1h 28m

Last Updated

May 6, 2016

Building a More Effective Parent
Relations Program

(Retired) | Last updated May 6, 2016


Learn how you can develop a program that better engages parents by addressing their specific needs. If executed correctly, an effective program can lead to improved student success, enhance your institution’s reputation, and connect your institutional goals with a highly engaged population. In this webcast, you will learn how to:

  • Expand upon or create a parent relations program
  • Survey and understand your institution’s parents’ needs and interests
  • Use the information you learn to create a self-sustaining program

Who should attend?

If you work directly with parents, parent programs, or are involved in parent relations, this program is for you. Whether you are looking to start or build a fledgling program, we encourage you to attend this webcast. While fundraising is one component, the structure highlighted here is housed within student affairs.


  • Overview – Bringing a Program Out of Infancy
  • Cultivating a Comprehensive Program
    • Understanding parent needs
      • Surveying
      • Advisory board
    • Events and programs
    • Communications
    • Resourcing
  • Managing Volunteers
    • Best practices
    • Navigating tricky situations
  • Measuring Your Program
    • Suggested metrics
    • K-State’s successes
  • Next Steps

Why is this event retired?

At AI we want to always ensure that the best and most current trainings are available to members, and we regularly review our trainings to ensure that is the case.