The objective of the FDF courses is to make the role of parents more “professional”. By professionalism we mean fostering responsibility, freedom and love, enabling the family to perform its crucial role.
In addition to men and women being trained to be better professionals, they must also be trained in parenting. The Family Development programmes provide them with the knowledge and tools to allow them to achieve greater family happiness.
The FDF courses are structured on the basis of programmes designed in accordance with the various stages of children’s development; the marital love course includes the most important aspects in a marital relationship. They provide knowledge on the main pedagogic frameworks and the basic habits that children must learn.
The courses developed in this programme are based on the case study method, a particularly participative methodology in which a small group of couples grouped in teams analyse real cases discussed at general sessions moderated by experts.
Courses take place over several sessions, on a monthly or fortnightly basis, or, on special occasions, by accumulating several sessions over a few weekends. The number of sessions depends on each course, but they always have the required minimum to cover the basic contents and the rhythm is marked by the coordinator, adapted to the needs of the couples taking part.
It is fundamental for the husband and wife to take over the responsibility for the educational role, and both must agree to undertake a real commitment for their personal, marital and family happiness. Only then can progress be made if a common goal is sought. This is why the attendance of both spouses is a specific requirement to take part in our courses.
The programmes are coordinated by our experts who are involved in organising the activities to train and support families. The coordinators of the courses are professionals from various sectors trained in moderation and communication techniques and with a wide knowledge of the contents of each of the programmes.
The courses are developed within the scope of a common role: we are parents training parents, families training families.
Each course will have a schedule once a sufficient amount of people have registered their interest. Each course has a cost of £90 per couple, except Personal Project, that has a cost of £60.
Family Enrichment courses are based on the case study method used in leading business and law schools. Love, marriage and family life are not mathematical formulas that have only one right solution. Only you and your spouse can work out what is best for your relationship and your family. Family Enrichment courses help you form your own ideas and opinions as to what is best for your family.
The case will mirror a real life situation and read like a novel, confronting you with some compelling problems. Through discussion with your spouse and other small groups of couples you will put yourself into the shoes of the protagonist of the case to find possible solutions.
You will be enriched by the ideas and solutions of many people with diverse backgrounds, personalities and expertise. The discussions and debates will force you to think widely and deeply and will foster real engagement and friendship with the other couples. A professionally trained moderator will facilitate and encourage everyone’s contributions. At the end of each case session this moderator will provide a summary and well researched input on the subject matter of that particular case. Each course consists of five cases.
Our case study method provides the tools so that people can find their own solutions to their family challenges. Our methodology is non-prescriptive yet highly effective and always has a positive outcome.