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Gallery: Facilitators Travel Far and Wide to Attend Good Dads’ Training Camp

Gallery: Facilitators Travel Far and Wide to Attend Good Dads’ Training Camp

Father-focused individuals from the four corners of the state and everywhere in between attended the five-day Good Dads Training Camp last week in Downtown Springfield to discover the best strategies and tools for leading a Good Dads class in their respective communities.

More than two dozen community leaders attended the two training sessions—for the fatherhood skills course Good Dads 2.0 and for the healthy relationships skills class. They travelled to Springfield representing the following counties:

  • Boone
  • Cedar
  • Douglas
  • Dunklin
  • Greene
  • Jackson
  • Jasper
  • Laclede
  • Marion
  • Newton
  • Phelps
  • St. Francis
  • Taney

We are so grateful to everyone who attended the Training Camp. It’s no exaggeration to say that we truly could not reach all the dads we serve without the hard work and commitment of our skilled class facilitators!

Thank you to the planning, dedication—and blood, sweat and tears—of the event’s organizers who helped make the workshop go so successfully:

Our master facilitators, who have collectively led well over a hundred Good Dads participants enrolled in the New Pathways program.
  • Janice Reynolds
  • Sally Herman
  • Lee Bramlett
We would be remiss to NOT recognize the awesome Good Dads staff, who did so much leading up to and during the event to make it a great hit! Especially:
  • Rhonda Andersen, Director of Training & Education. Without her, this event truly could not happen!
  • Austen Korell, Admin Assistant, who did a fantastic job behind the scenes helping everything go smoothly.  

Training Camp is one of our largest events of the year, and it’s a fantastic opportunity to learn perspectives and stories from others, connect over a shared commitment to serving fathers and get inspired to make a difference.

Feeling FOMO? Mark your calendars for our next Training Camp in Springfield in the fall, November 13–15 and November 18–20, 2024. It’s never too early to secure your spot! Reach out to us at [email protected] to learn more.


Photos by Rhonda Andersen & Diana Dudenhoeffer

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