With degrees in Psychology and Business, Tariq Saleem Ziyad, a Certified Family Life Educator, (CFLE), is also a Certified Family Wellness Instructor, a Prepare/Enrich Administrator, a member of the National Council on Family Relations, and co-author of numerous magazine and newspaper articles about parenting, relationships and marriage.
He is co-founder of ManTalk Sessions, a forum for supporting and strengthening men to accept the responsibilities of protecting and caring for women, children and community. Called affectionately the “transcendental Muslim”, Mr. Ziyad is a bridge builder, community organizer and a highly respected proponent of Interfaith initiatives, emphasizing Unity in Diversity among spiritual communities.
Tariq is Co-Director of Dasi-Ziyad Family Institute (www.dzfi.org), an agency that strengthens families, couples and individuals through healthy relationship skills education. DZFI creates and implements skill-building curricula, courses and workshops including:
From Couple to Couple – 3-day comprehensive Mentor Couple/Marriage Educator Training course
The Young Pioneer Project – Multidisciplinary character and leadership building project for youth ages 5-18 pioneered in 6 Cleveland Public schools and a neighborhood center
The Phoenix Project – Interpersonal Relationship skill-building course for ex-offenders, partners and families
Tariq and his wife, Krsnanandini, are featured in Cleveland Couples: 40 Inspiring Stories of Love and Commitment. Along with other Family experts, they have articles in the book: All~in~One Marriage Prep: 75 Experts Share Tips and Wisdom to Help You Get Ready Now.
Along with 8 others, they are co-authors of the international book, Heart and Soul Connection: A Devotional Guide to Marriage, Service and Love.