These workshops & Keynotes will be recorded live at the
14th Annual 2010 Smart Marriages Conference and will be available on
DVD, CD or MP3 at 800-241-7785 or at
http://www.iplaybacksmartmarriages.com

Audio: CD or MP3/Ipod downloads $15.95 each.
Video DVDs are available of all Keynote sessions
- $29.95


Keynote:
P-10 Sunday, July 11, 11:45am
Lunch Plenary
Connection, Connection, Connection
Marshall Howard, JD
Julie Baumgardner, MS, CFLE
If ever families needed us, they need us now – yet funding to help them is at an
all time low.
Learn how to adapt your therapy, counseling, education skills and the
power of genuine connections to raise money, market your resources and achieve
larger social change for couples, families, and the village.

Training Institutes will not be recorded. 

914 One Day - Monday, July 12 - NO CE
Fundraising & Marketing 2.0
Julie Baumgardner, MS, CFLE, Marshall Howard, JD
Exciting strategies for sustaining your marriage strengthening efforts into the
future - with or without grants. Who, when, and how to ask and creative,
cost-effective messages to transform your community. $50 spouse discount.
Click for more information: http://www.smartmarriages.com/FTF.fundraising.html 

915 One Day - Monday, July 12 - No CE
Tech Boot Camp
Marc Payan
We can't change the world unless we reach it! Learn to use the latest low/no
cost tools to appeal to 21st Century wired couples through Facebook, Blogs, Twitter,
Widgets, etc. $50 spouse discount
Click for more information: http://www.smartmarriages.com/payan.html 

Workshops: July 9 - 11, 2010 - each one is 90 mins long.

203
The Couple Checkup
Peter Larson, PhD, Ron Deal, MMFT
Add this research-based online assessment to
improve premarital (dating, engaged, cohabiting),
married, or remarried programs. Free Discussion
Guides, Leader’s Guide & Group Reports.

205
ThriveSphere – TOOB
Sherod Miller, PhD
Learn to facilitate this comprehensive cost-effective,
web-based inventory for premarital and marital
self/partner/relationship awareness. Part 2 training
online at your convenience. Usually $85, here it’s FREE.

 
219
Facebook and Marriage
Jason and Kelli Krafsky
300 million people use Facebook. Take your program
to the masses
by tapping its free & low-cost marketing
tools.  Plus learn how to help couples protect their
marriages from its dangers. 
 

315
Army Community Covenants
Michael Strohm, MDiv, Laura DeFrancisco,
Kelly Simpson, MA, Elizabeth Carroll, JD, CFLE
Strong marriages and families make for a strong
fighting force. The Army can’t do it alone. Learn how
civilian marriage & community programs can provide
support, especially with Guard and Reserve, but also
with active duty families.
 
319
Increase Your Website Traffic!
Elizabeth Thomas
150,000 people look online for marriage help every
month!
Learn, in non-techie language and affordable
(free!) strategies, what it takes to get your website
ranked high – and reach them.
 

419
Tech Boot Camp
Marc Payan
We can't change the world unless we reach
it!
Learn how to appeal to 21st century couples
by honing your skills on the free and phenomenal
Facebook and Twitter internet resources.
 
420
Establishing & Sustaining Community Marriage Initiatives
Josephine Hauer, EdD, MTS, Karen Elliott, PhD, CFLE
Want to turbocharge your work to strengthen
marriage and fatherhood? Learn what it takes
(steps, resources) from ACF’s Healthy Marriage
Specialists working with non-funded community
partners and federal grantee
s.

607
Hitched (or Not) & Hatching
Jennifer Baker, PsyD, Derek Gwinn, MA, CFLE
Expectant parents are busy. Learn a realistic
alternative to multi-week programs – a fun-filled,
super-charged class that delivers a full-day of
relationship education
.
Involve community
sponsors
for extra oomph.


518
Building Community Partnerships
Carolyn Curtis, PhD
Step-by-step blueprint to fill your classes & expand your
reach
– secrets from the Sacramento HMI recognized
by HHS as tops in the field in developing successful
collaboration strategies.
 
519
Marriage Education Online – Expanding Our Reach
At the Crossroad - Alan Hawkins, PhD, Brian
Higginbotham, PhD, Tamara Fackrell, JD - FOOB
This FREE intervention helps couples evaluate
the possibility of repairing their marriage even
after they've filed for divorce.
Doing It In Your Pajamas - Abigail Hirsch, PhD
Power of Two has harnessed webinar technology
to create small, highly-engaging, interactive online
marriage education classes. 


818
Marriage Rally: Teach-In
Transforming Communities Grassroots Style
Julie Baumgardner, MA, Nisa Muhammad
Learn what communities across the country
are doing to strengthen marriage and how you
can get started. Brainstorm about opportunities
– free media, the web, funding, volunteers, creating
buy-in – and how to avoid the stumbling blocks.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

The sessions below were recorded live at the
13th Annual 2009 Smart Marriages Conference and are available on

DVD, CD or MP3 at 800-241-7785 or at
http://www.iplaybacksmartmarriages.com


Audio: CD or MP3/Ipod downloads $15.95 each.
Video DVDs are available of all Keynote sessions
- $29.95


KEYNOTE:

P-11 Sat July 11, 7:30pm 
Saturday Night - Marriage Rally Teach In!
Transforming Communities with Grassroots & Internet Marketing
Julie Baumgardner, MS, CFLE,
Nisa Muhammad,
Marc Payan

Instead of jackhammers and chisels, we need to learn how to use everything on the Internet - social networks, widgets, twitters, ebooks - AND everything under the sun - movie nights and letters to the editor, jumbotrons and billboards, PSAs and quizzes, pamphlets and parades, mentors and foundations – to bring Marriage Education to the public. Join us for a high-octane Teach In. Learn what others are doing across the country to strenghten marriage and HOW you can tap in to what's free – or at least affordable. These experts will answer your questions, share what works, and steer you around the potholes.
 
WORKSHOPS:

216
Strengthening Marriage in the Black Community
Diann Dawson, JD, MSW, Nisa Muhammad,
Patrick Patterson, MSW, MPH, Rozario Slack, DMin
Black Marriage Day, community leadership, getting
denominations and organizations on board, fatherhood,
kids, special curricula – brainstorm ideas for revitalizing
Black marriages.
 
315
Teach Teens, Reach Parents, Change Communities!
John Van Epp, PhD, Gregg Hunter, Renee Thompson
Teach the PICK program to not only give teens relationship
skills but also to reach parents with a corresponding seminar and
transform entire communities. Diverse & minority settings.

319
Marriage Tech Boot Camp
Marc Payan
We can't change the world unless we reach it! Learn to use
the latest low/no cost tools to appeal to 21st century wired
couples through Ning, Facebook, Blogs, Twitter, Widgets, etc.

320
Marriage Education and Health Care Reform
Jana Staton, PhD, Patty Howell, EdM, Lara Rezzarday, MPA
Marriage Education is the missing link in Health Care reform.
Make the case to national & local leaders with programs,
resources, and research about what can work in a health
care setting.


405
The First Dance: Wedding Prep – TOOB
Bill Doherty, PhD, Elizabeth Thomas
Wedding planning often involves complex, conflicted couple &
family dynamics. Learn how to plan a “family-systems” wedding
that will lay a solid foundation for life-long marriage.

411
The Marriage Course – TOOB
Derek and Cathy Rust
This practical, DVD-based dinner format is easy for lay couples
to teach, transforms & strengthens any relationship (married or
cohabiting), and draws couples in “like magic”.

420
Marriage: Corporate America’s Business?
Jeff Fray, PhD, Julie Baumgardner, MS,
Gary Oliver, PhD, Matthew Turvey, PsyD
Research makes the case: employees with healthy marriages
are more productive. Learn what HR executives say they need
and how marriage educators can deliver. Corporate examples.

514
Boot Camp for New Dads
Bob Ruthazer, CFLE
Rev-up your Marriage Initiative with an acclaimed father-to-father
program – with lessons for implementation: marketing, funding, connecting to
the medical community, and media coverage.

519
Taking it to the Streets
Gena Ellis, MS
Adapt any marriage education program to relate to the Hip Hop
Generation (ages 14-35). Use music & movies to build rapport
and create waiting lists through word of mouth buzz! 


602
Community Marriage Policies (CMPs)
Mike and Harriet McManus
Learn how to organize a CMP in your area by creating
Marriage Savers Congregations that train Mentor Couples
to drastically reduce divorce and cohabitation rates, and
increase marriage rates.

609
Family Expectations
David Kimmel, PhD, Jay Otero, & host couple
This highly successful program uses irresistible strategies
to attract
, retain, and provide marriage ed to low-income
married and unmarried couples as they prepare to welcome their babies.

610
Teaching Marriage to Undergrads
Arthur Nielsen, MD, Frank Fincham, PhD, Janette Borst, MS
Learn how to make marriage courses interesting and
meaningful in the lives – and future marriages – of students.
Bring your ideas and curricula to share.

616
Reaching Men
Lorraine Blackman, PhD, and Indiana Marriage Coalition panel
Teach men how to make their good thing better: Lessons from
re-entry, addiction and fatherhood programs using the African
American Marriage Enrichment programs for couples and parents.

619
Recruitment: Lots of Pot and Food!
Kelly Roberts, MS, Scott Roby, Matthew Munyon, MS, Ryan Carlson, MA
You’ve built it; they aren’t coming. Get practical tips based
on research, internet analysis, and grant project experience
that will help any program maximize workshop attendance - legally!

719
Partner with Cooperative Extension
Ted Futris, PhD, CFLE, Wallace Goddard, PhD
This vast network of educators and researchers offers free
to low-cost programs and information and are obvious partners
for your community, marriage-strengthening, coalition-building
efforts.

817
Are You Media Ready!?
Dave Currie, PhD, Christie Rayburn
The media calls.  Are you ready?  What does a great radio/TV
interview look like? What's the best way to promote your book? 
Your cause?

818
Healthy Marriage = Healthy Women & Girls
Patty Howell, EdM, Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD
What do we want? Healthy Marriage! What do we need? Healthy
Marriage! Learn why Healthy, Stable Marriage should be the rallying
cry for the women’s movement and for anyone who cares about women’s
wellbeing.  
 


The sessions below were recorded live at the
12th Annual 2008 Smart Marriages Conference and are available
on CD or MP3 at 800-241-7785 or at
http://www.iplaybacksmartmarriages.com

Audio: CD or MP3/Ipod downloads $15.95 each.
Video DVDs are available of all Keynote sessions
- $29.95

The California Campaign
Dennis Stoica, MBA
As California goes, so goes the nation! California has set a goal of reducing its
divorce rate by 15%. Learn the steps it's taking to implement a state-wide Marriage
Education saturation model, to make programs and services accessible throughout the
state, and to carefully track the results. Californians: learn how to get involved.
Everyone else: learn strategies to transform your own state, community, or setting.
________

P-6 Fri, July 4, 12:45pm
Breaking Through: Tools of the Trade
Julie Baumgardner, MS, CFLE
Instead of jackhammers and chisels, we use jumbotrons and billboards,
PSAs and games, quizzes and surveys, pamphlets and parades – everything under the sun,
to break through into a new era of Smart Marriages and Happy Families.


Workshops on CD or MP3:


315
Rewiring Premarital Preparation
Jason Krafsky
Less than a third of engaged couples use our services.
Update to fit the needs of, and appeal to, 21st century
“wired” couples
. Plus how to tap into Youtube, Myspace
and Facebook.

318
Where Are the Men?
Neil Chethik
Learn practical marketing steps to encourage men to
attend classes by creating a male-friendly atmosphere
that will keep them engaged and working on their marriage.

320
HHS: Lessons from the Field
Sharon Rowser, MA, Robin Dion, MA, Jay Otero
The Supporting Healthy Marriages (SHM), Building Strong
Families (BSF), and Oklahoma Family Expectations projects
share lessons about adapting programs and engaging diverse,
low-income, unmarried and married couples in marriage education.


411
Children in the Middle – TOOB
Don Gordon, PhD
Use this award-winning online divorce education program to
maximize community divorce prevention efforts. Plus how
to recruit parents
in failing marriages and form partnerships
with pastors, schools, physicians.

517
Healthcare Connection Strategies
Jennifer Baker, PsyD, Duane Nelson, MS,
Carolyn Curtis, PhD, Don Ferguson, PhD, Jana Staton, PhD
Learn how to provide marriage & relationship education
in health care settings – Relationship First Aid Kits, ob-gyn
connections, PPT for busy docs, and training health care
providers for brief interventions.

718
Hit Your Targets
Jennifer Baker, PsyD, Derek Gwinn, MA
Learn to adapt marriage/relationship programs to reach
a range of populations: good ole boys, newlyweds, stepfamilies,
couples owning a business, planning a wedding, having a baby, etc.

818
Marriage Rally: Teach In
Transforming Communities Grassroots Style
Julie Baumgardner, MA, Nisa Muhammad, Jim Sheridan, JD, MBA
Learn what communities across the country are doing
to strengthen marriage and how you can get started. Brainstorm
about opportunities – free media, the web, funding, volunteers,
creating buy-in – and how to avoid the stumbling blocks.
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The sessions listed below was recorded live at the
12th Annual 2008 Smart Marriages Conference and are available
on CD or MP3 at 800-241-7785 or at
http://www.iplaybacksmartmarriages.com

Audio: CD or MP3/Ipod downloads $15.95 each.
Video DVDs are available of all Keynote sessions
- $29.95

757-010
P-8 Sunday, Luncheon Plenary, July 1, 12:15
Tools of the Trade: Showcase
Julie Baumgardner, MS, CFLE, Dennis Stoica, MBA
Explore everything under the sun - billboards, PSAs, websites, games, quizzes,
brochures - all kinds of tools and strategies to help us float our Marriage Education
boat.


757-520
Harness the Internet: Marriage Resource Centers
Dennis Stoica, MBA
Learn to build a website for your marriage project or
Community Marriage Resource Center to market
local marriage programs. Includes FREE templates and instructions.

757-605
Marriage @ Work
Tim Gardner, MA, DMin
Innovative, practical, proven strategies for adapting marriage
education principles to the business environment. Learn
what one committed educator can do – and how to do it.
Multiple examples.

757-614
Marriage Education for Good Ole Boys
Jennifer Baker, PsyD, MFT
Learn to supplement existing marriage programs with
film clips, Country music, humor and stories to engage
often neglected low-income white couples.

757-815
Skills 101
Ron Deal, MMFT
It’s not just what you teach, but how you teach it that
creates behavioral change. Learn a whole new tool bag
full of fun, engaging techniques to improve your effectiveness
as a marriage & family educator.




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