D.A.D.S. will be in Denver on July 19 - 21 during the NDSC Convention. We will be hosting two sessions and you can also look for us on the exhibit floor.
Introduction to D.A.D.S.
Sunday, July 21 - Cycle 5 (10:30 am - 12:00 pm); Colorado Convention Center, Room 102
Our general session for fathers, Intro to D.A.D.S., is always well attended. Many fathers find out about D.A.D.S. for the first time at the convention. This session is just for fathers and we always save time for each attendee to brag about their child. This session IS a D.A.D.S. meeting.
Friday, July 19 - Sharing Session 1 (1:30 - 3:00 pm); Hyatt Regency, 3rd Level, Centennial A
Note that this session is earlier in the weekend than at previous conventions.
Maximizing D.A.D.S. is for leaders/members in existing D.A.D.S. groups AND STAFF/LEADERSHIP in local Ds organizations. Groups will discuss problems and share solutions. If your group isn't kickin on all cylinders OR if your organization is interested in the D.A.D.S. program----this is your session. Below is outline that we use for this session. Each component will be discussed and leaders/interested groups will take away tactics and strategies to help Maximize the reach, potential and power of a successful D.A.D.S. group. While the first goal of D.A.D.S. is to create a network of fathers willing to develop a program based on the needs of the men involved, there is a proven formula. The closer it's followed, the more successful a D.A.D.S. program is.
D.A.D.S. is a program. D.A.D.S. operates as a committee or community group
Building the Connection/Promotion
There is a mission. There are goals.
Functional Bucket Model
Ask for help
We hope to see you in Denver!