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Workplace Programs

What would happen if your business focused on promoting responsible, engaged fatherhood? How might your dad employees react if they knew their employer was committed to helping them be the best dad they could be? What impact would your workplace see if workers built a real sense of community and could connect with others spanning departments, wages and seniority?

What if we told you all this and more could be achieved over lunch once a week?

Good Dads now offers its Fundamentals of Fatherhood course as an employee benefit for leading businesses in the Ozarks that employ fathers and fathers-to-be. We find the course is especially effective in manufacturing settings.

Success Story: SMC Packaging

We hosted our Fundamentals for Good Dads (formerly Fundamentals of Fatherhood) course as an employee benefit to dads and dads-to-be at SMC Packaging Group in Springfield, MO. The result was an empowering, inspiring experience that men won’t soon forget. 

“We are investing in what that employee is going to become. People matter.”

– Sherrie Stine, HR Manager, SMC Packaging Group

Good Dads Is
Good for Business

Your commitment to fostering a workplace culture that expects ALL dads to be positively involved in the lives of their children starts with Fundamentals for Good Dads, the essential Good Dads playbook. 

What would happen if your business focused on promoting responsible, engaged fatherhood? How might your dad employees react if they knew their employer was committed to helping them be the best dad they could be? What impact would your workplace see if workers built a real sense of community and could connect with others spanning departments, wages and seniority? 

What if we told you all this and more could be achieved over lunch once a week? 

Good Dads now offers its Fundamentals for Good Dads course as an employee benefit for leading businesses in the Ozarks that employ fathers and fathers-to-be. We find the course is especially effective in manufacturing settings.

We envision your workplace as the perfect place for creating a peer-supported group of fathers and soon-to-be fathers. To achieve this vision, you may send members of your own team to a training event hosted by Good Dads so they can learn lead the course, or you can choose to have skilled Good Dads facilitators come to your offices to serve your fathers (local travel only).

Why Focus
on Fathers?

Your commitment to encouraging engaged fatherhood translates to a significant economic impact—for your business and for the community.

Here’s some data to back that up.

‍Happy dads are happy employees.

Men who spend more time with their kids on a typical day are more satisfied with their jobs and are less likely to look for another job, according to a 2015 Academy of Management Perspectives study that surveyed nearly 1,000 fathers working an average 46 hours/week. What’s more, they experience less work-family conflict and greater enrichment in their jobs and at home. 

Men in healthy relationships perform better at work.

When Dad has a good relationship with Mom, he is generally more involved in his children’s lives, according to research published in the series Fathers, Childcare and Work. Moreover, companies that encourage fathers to be more engaged in their children’s lives have discovered their dad employees are more satisfied and perform better at work.

‍When Dad is positively involved in his children’s lives, the kids benefit in more ways than one.

Children in state care have higher rates of hazardous behavior. They are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior and have children of their own during adolescence. They’re more likely to be victims of abuse/neglect and have higher rates of drug/alcohol addiction. When we encourage men to become active parents, we are saving the lives of children who would otherwise be at risk for falling through the cracks.

About Fundamentals for Good Dads

Fundamentals for Good Dads is an 8-part course designed to encourage positive father involvement. The essential Good Dads playbook is the perfect way for any dad (including step-dads, grandfathers and father-figures) to become more engaged with their children.

The course paves the way to forging connections among fathers using familiar language and relatable examples common to any sports lover. It uses an extended coaching metaphor to illustrate that the winning habits successful coaches employ are many of the same strategies that good dads use to raise and lead healthy, happy families.

Participants will explore the following: 

  • As a dad and as the coach of my family, what can I do to ensure we make it through hard times? 
  • How can I positively impact my family using my strengths? 
  • On whom can I rely?

Participants experience a fusion of engaging facilitator-led discussion topics and educational, impactful activities. They use multimedia expert testimonials from professional coaches chiefly relevant to twenty-first century fathers to cover big-picture topics like healthy masculinity, discipline and handling one’s emotions.

Course Objectives

Module 1 Pre-Game Warm-Up
  • Recognize that good fundamentals are important for success in many areas of life.
  • Identify strategies for family success.
  • Identify personal values for fatherhood. 
  • Recognize how values influence behavior.
  • Differentiate values and perspectives in a diverse society.
  • Explore how one’s values may change.
  • Explain how a dad’s values influence his children.
  • Identify positive male role models.
  • Explore the influences that father-figures have on children.
  • Examine the differences between boys and men.
  • Discover the qualities and characteristics of great coaches.
  • Identify the barriers one faces in being a good dad.
  • Explore the influence fathers have on their children.
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a family team.
  • Investigate the importance of coaching and mentoring children.
  • Define and describe self-confidence.
  • Explain the attitudes, skills and strategies associated with building self-confidence.
  • Connect accountability and responsibility to confidence.
  • Identify sources of conflict in relationships.
  • Practice recognizing signs of anger.
  • Describe the significance of healthy, supportive relationships.
  • Develop strategies for coping with change.
  • Identify positive and negative strategies for managing stress.

Bundles & Purchasing Options

Customers looking to purchase Good Dads 2.0 must first complete a facilitator training. To maintain the highest possible delivery quality of the evidence-based program to participants, Good Dads does not allow purchases from folks who haven’t been trained.

Head Coach Bundle
$349.95
  • 2 Fundamentals for Good Dads Facilitator Manual Binders
  • 1 flash drive containing all 8 Coaching Clips 
  • 20 sets of Fundamentals for Good Dads Participant Guides (8 regular modules +1 supplementary module)
Personal Trainer Bundle
$225.95
  • 1 Fundamentals for Good Dads Facilitator Manual Binder
  • 1 flash drive containing all 8 Coaching Clips
  • 10 sets of Fundamentals for Good Dads Participant Guides (8 regular modules + 1 supplementary module)
Team Manager Kit
$15.95
  • 1 set of Fundamentals for Good Dads Participant Guides (8 regular modules +1 supplementary module)

Looking for
other ways
to bundle?

To order additional Participant Guides, flash drives or any other Fundamentals for Good Dads materials, please contact us: 
Rhonda Andersen
Good Dads Director of Training & Education
417-501-8867 Ext. 2
[email protected]