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Leadership Forum

Dads of Great Students hosts a weekly virtual meeting to bring together educators, Watch D.O.G.S. program leaders, parent volunteers and subject matter experts in various categories to build community, share ideas and support each other in our pursuit of better outcomes by increasing parent engagement. Here on our website, you’ll find the replay for these national calls.

Join us in our facebook community to continue these conversations and to be informed of the dates and times for our live forum each week. See you there!

Open Forum

Open Forum

Jim WaltersNov 8, 20231 min read
TOP D.O.G.S. Leadership Forum Brand New program lead discusses his first launch event success! WATCH D.O.G.S.® is a strategy, and we at Dads of Great Students provide the tools to execute on that strategy. On this forum, we heard from a guy who took our training and our tools and nearly filled up his calendar… Read More »Open Forum
Getting Teacher & Staff Buy-In

Getting Teacher & Staff Buy-In

Jim WaltersOct 1, 20231 min read
TOP D.O.G.S. Leadership Forum Counselor of the Year – Ashley Wright on ‘Building a Solid Foundation’ WATCH D.O.G.S.® is a collaboration between the educators, administrators and the parent and guardian community. Ashley provides insights in making that collaboration meaningful and effective. It’s all about asking questions and listening to ensure our teachers know that we… Read More »Getting Teacher & Staff Buy-In
Why is it just about Dads?

Why is it just about Dads?

Alex JenkinsMar 2, 20231 min read
TOP D.O.G.S. Leadership Forum What about Moms and other volunteers? This weeks Leadership Forum replay has a very important announcement from our National Director Jim Walters.
Leadership Development

Leadership Development

Alex JenkinsFeb 24, 20231 min read
TOP D.O.G.S. Leadership Forum This weeks replay of the most recent TOP D.O.G.S. Leadership Forum where Mr. Ben Mitchell of the Apex Leadership Group joins us to discuss campus Leadership Development and creative ways to fund raise for your school! They have a very informative YouTube channel documenting their fundraising successes here.
Program Continuity

Program Continuity

Alex JenkinsFeb 9, 20231 min read
TOP D.O.G.S. Leadership Forum Developing Future leaders to ensure the future of the WATCH D.O.G.S.® Program on your campus. Make sure to check out this weeks replay of the most recent TOP D.O.G.S. Leadership Forum where we discuss the importance of planning for your WATCH D.O.G.S.® Programs future and how creating a TOP D.O.G.S. Leadership… Read More »Program Continuity
Bullying on Campus

Bullying on Campus

Alex JenkinsFeb 2, 20231 min read
TOP D.O.G.S. Leadership Forum Why positive male role models make such big a difference This week we discussed the important topic of Bullying on Campus and how showing up for EVERY child can make a difference in the lives of our students and to help ensure all children feel seen and valued. We will cover why this is… Read More »Bullying on Campus
Showing Up for EVERY CHILD

Showing Up for EVERY CHILD

Alex JenkinsJan 27, 20231 min read
TOP D.O.G.S. Leadership Forum Why it’s important to our mission. This week we held a conversation that will touch on the importance of showing all of our children that they are seen, and ensuring all of them feel protected.
Sign Up & Show Up- 201

Sign Up & Show Up- 201

Alex JenkinsJan 20, 20231 min read
TOP D.O.G.S. Leadership Forum The Art of the Second Semester Launch Event In this Leadership Forum we discuss the importance of holding a second semester launch event in order to keep parents & guardians engaged throughout the school year. We discuss tips & tricks, Donuts with Dads, & share ideas for how to keep your… Read More »Sign Up & Show Up- 201
D.O.G.S. Fundraising 101

D.O.G.S. Fundraising 101

Alex JenkinsJan 12, 20231 min read
TOP D.O.G.S. Leadership Forum How to turn your WATCH D.O.G.S.® Program into a revenue source for your campus/PTA/PTO Our most recent Top D.O.G.S. Leadership Forum where we talked about many ways that campus programs are using WATCH D.O.G.S.® to make money for their campus. Be sure to check out these great tips for helping fund… Read More »D.O.G.S. Fundraising 101
WATCH D.O.G.S.® and the PTA

WATCH D.O.G.S.® and the PTA

Alex JenkinsDec 1, 20221 min read
TOP D.O.G.S. Leadership Forum While the WATCH D.O.G.S.® Program is administered by the school campus in the majority of cases, it is true that it is an initiative run by the PTA in a large number of cases. Many times, it is thought that PTA is for the women and WATCH D.O.G.S.® is for the… Read More »WATCH D.O.G.S.® and the PTA
More than a man on campus…

More than a man on campus…

Alex JenkinsNov 17, 20222 min read
TOP D.O.G.S. Leadership Forum How building a true community around your program can be transformative. Over nearly 25 years, we’ve heard countless stories of how WATCH D.O.G.S. has impacted students, educators, entire communities and even the men who show up to volunteer. What gets lost in most conversations about the program is that special bond… Read More »More than a man on campus…
Using SignUp.com…

Using SignUp.com…

Jim WaltersSep 22, 20221 min read
TOP D.O.G.S. Leadership Forum Special Guests- SignUp.com Our friends at SignUp.com have provided a free premium account to all WATCH D.O.G.S. campuses for many years now. When you purchase a Start-Up Kit, Program Renewal Pack, or a Program Coordinator Tools Replacement Kit, you get one free year of SignUp.com to use for all of your… Read More »Using SignUp.com…
Open Forum

Open Forum

Jim WaltersSep 22, 20221 min read
TOP D.O.G.S. Leadership Forum WATCH D.O.G.S. Wild Card! Please join us in the Official WATCH D.O.G.S. Facebook Group Community.
Pizza Night Launch Event Plan

Pizza Night Launch Event Plan

Jim WaltersSep 21, 20222 min read
TOP D.O.G.S. Leadership Forum WATCH D.O.G.S. Launch Event – PIZZA NIGHT! Please join us in the Official WATCH D.O.G.S. Facebook Group Community. Pizza Night Launch Events have led to hundreds of thousands of fathers and father figures making the commitment to take a day off work and serve on the campus of their children, grandchildren,… Read More »Pizza Night Launch Event Plan
Secondary Campus Support

Secondary Campus Support

Jim WaltersAug 30, 20221 min read
TOP D.O.G.S. Leadership Forum WATCH D.O.G.S. After the ‘Cute’ Wears Off!Middle School and High School Program Support. Please join us in the Official WATCH D.O.G.S. Facebook Group Community. We’ve lost count of the number of counselors at secondary schools who have told us that WATCH D.O.G.S. is most desperately needed at those grade levels that… Read More »Secondary Campus Support
Campus Security

Campus Security

Jim WaltersAug 21, 20221 min read
TOP D.O.G.S. Leadership Forum An Extra Set of Eyes and Ears! Campus Security & D.O.G.S. (pt. 1) Please join us in the Official WATCH D.O.G.S. Facebook Group Community. This purpose is one that brings many fathers and father-figures to campus to begin with. Keeping our children safe is something we all care about. We also… Read More »Campus Security
Sign-Up, Show-Up, Repeat!

Sign-Up, Show-Up, Repeat!

Jim WaltersAug 21, 20221 min read
TOP D.O.G.S. Leadership Forum Getting Volunteers to Sign-Up, Show-Up and Keep Coming Back! (pt. 1) Please join us in the Official WATCH D.O.G.S. Facebook Group Community. There we share ideas, challenges, solutions and inspiration. Each week we have a forum on a topic of interest to the community, or no topic at all. We will… Read More »Sign-Up, Show-Up, Repeat!
A Big Announcement

A Big Announcement

Jim WaltersJun 28, 20225 min read
In the Spring of 2022, it was announced that Watch D.O.G.S. would be closing. A little over a month later, a follow-up notice went out in May that established a new future for the program, with the national offices of Dads of Great Students being established in Austin, TX and the WATCH D.O.G.S. program began… Read More »A Big Announcement
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