How to become a Champion
Signing up as a Champion is a simple online process, all done at our new online community Think Fathers – where you can share expertise in father-inclusive practice. Your first step, if you haven’t done it already, should be to register at Think Fathers. All you need is a user name – which should be your real name – an email address, and a password. Once you’ve registered, it’s worth completing your profile as that will let other users see where you are and what field you work in. Make sure you sign up for emails and we’ll send you Dad Test-related eshots for you to share with your group, as well as regular email newsletters about the Think Fathers campaign. The next step is to create a group for your organisation, project or service. You will be the group owner – you’ll be the main contact with the Fatherhood Institute, so any emails will come to you. You’ll be able to invite other Think Fathers members to join the group, as well as other colleagues who aren’t yet members; you’ll be in charge of the Dad Test for your organisation. (If your circumstances change, you can nominate someone else to be the group owner.) On your new group page, you’ll have the option of starting the Dad Test. When you do that, you’ll be asked to sign up as a Champion. You can start the Dad Test there and then – as group owner, you’ll see a page of initial actions you should take to get started. You’ll see the Champion badge next to your group name – look out for other Champion groups you can share your experiences and challenges with.