FAMILIES SUPPORTING FAMILIES
For more than three decades, tens of thousands of people around the world have benefited from courses in Family Enrichment. The courses began in the 60's and are currently offered in 66 countries, in 5 continents.
Based on the case study method, pioneered at Harvard Business School, participants read through a case, which is a short story depicting a real-life situation, and then analyze it to determine: the facts, the problems and the
potential solutions. In doing this individually and as a group, they acquire many important skills that will help them both in their personal lives and in their professional lives. They will be equipped to deal effectively with the challenges they encounter and work better as a team. Additionally, the participation in the courses builds a supportive network among families.
Family Enrichment courses are designed according to the developmental stages of life. The methodology is essentially participatory, consisting in the discussion of the cases. The cases are analyzed and debated in the large, General Group Sessions. These sessions are moderated by experienced married couples/parents who are experts of the case and its theme. Each case is accompanied by a brief technical note, which discusses the theme in a concise manner.
In preparation for each subsequent General Session, participants meet for one hour in a small group setting to discuss the case in a more relaxed & friendly ambiance. This fun get-together allows participants to get to know each other and share their thoughts on the case. Each small group has a team leader couple to facilitate so that everyone has a chance to speak about the case. There are no group opinions, just a friendly and open exchange. These foundational guidelines are upheld as the standard for participation.
The International Federation for Family Development (IFFD) is a non-governmental,
independent, and non-profit federation, whose primary mission is to support families
Family Enrichment Calgary in partnership with IFFD promotes and supports training initiatives to help
married couples, and the family, which is the fundamental, building block of society.
Join us for a practical case study course designed to help parents discover the value of their adolescent children and how to effectively communicate in moments of crisis.