Critical Mass: Growing Your PFLAG Group

Track: Build the Future
Workshop Block 4: Sunday, October 27 – 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Room: Julia Lee AB

It isn’t easy getting momentum when you're trying to grow your PFLAG support group or chapter. Sometime it seems that it's a step forward and another back as participation ebbs and flows. This session will look at several focus areas that can help move your group towards a critical mass and a sustainable size. You’ll learn how public outreach, technology and aligning partners all have significant impact on growth. Attendees will also learn about meeting consistency and how to turn observers into chapter volunteers.

Presenter Bios

Dan CongerDan Conger, PFLAG San Diego County

When Dan Conger's adult child came out, he asked the question “Can I really call myself an ally?” After attending just a few PFLAG meetings, he jumped in to help the local support meeting grow. A few short years later, he calls himself an ally but an also an advocate. Dan is a husband, father of two, a co-facilitator at one of six chapter support groups and a board member with PFLAG San Diego.

Kathie MoehligKathie Moehlig, PFLAG San Diego County

Kathie Moehlig is the Executive Director of San Diego-based TransFamily Support Services, and a leading authority on supporting transgender and nonbinary youth and their families. A tireless advocate for the LGBTQ community, she was named “Woman of the Year” by California Assemblyperson Todd Gloria, and one of the “Best People of San Diego” by CityBeat Magazine. A certified life coach, parenting instructor and motivational speaker, Kathie’s work has been featured in the New York Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune and on the NBC News. Kathie serves on the Human Relations Commission for San Diego. She has lived in San Diego for 25 years, raising her children here and regularly crisscrossing the county to work with families, school, healthcare and the organizations to promote understanding, inclusion, and equality.

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