Name of Organization
Meeting Location
Date/Duration of Meeting
Title of the Meeting

8:30-9:00  Networking Breakfast

9:00-9:30  Welcome and Introductions
 Introduce the program’s core staff
 Introduce the coalition members and their roles
 Introduce meeting participants and describe the range of sectors represented (i.e., state/federal, fatherhood programs, local residents, child advocates,  clinicians, domestic violence, faith-based groups, local businesses)

9:30-10:00  Motivational Speaker
 Present a motivational guest speaker with a personal story

10:00-10:45  Overview of the Program
 Describe the issues in the community that led to developing the program (i.e., describe relevant community statistics)
 Describe the mission and objectives of the program
 Describe the program’s model and service strategy

10:45-11:00  Break

11:00-12:00  Special Guest Speaker
 Identify a national or locally known expert in the field. Also could be a government official who is supportive of the program.

12:00-1:00  Networking Lunch

1:00-3:00  Roundtable Discussions
 Convene separate roundtable groups to discuss specific topics or issues of concern in the community. Could also convene one roundtable discussion focused on a specific issue. Here is a list of sample topic areas presented at other meetings:
o Restoring the Institution of Marriage
o Making the Case for Marriage
o The Promise of Prevention: Couples and Marriage Education
o How to Understand and Strengthen Relationships in Low Income Populations
o The Role of Marriage Mentoring

3:00-3:30  Closing Comments
 Provide an overview of next steps for the program and timeline
 Solicit participants’ interest in being involved in the program
 Be clear about meeting dates
 Confirm commitments from stakeholders and assign responsibility for actions

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