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May 2017

Summer Regional Gathering – St. Cloud

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Welcome Center, St. Cloud State University, 355 Fifth Ave. S. St. Cloud, MN 56301
St. Cloud, MN United States
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Take some time to connect and learn with colleagues committed to advancing community engagement this summer! In a context that includes tight budgets and societal polarization, many of us are feeling challenged to clarify our goals, expand our partnerships, and enhance our capacity and impact. This interactive gathering will provide a space to discuss campuses’ community engagement priorities and goals, to delve into pressing questions and challenges in peer coaching circles, and to learn about communities of practice as a strategy for advancing community engagement work, as well as specific strategies and resources for fostering dialogue across differences. Campus teams or individual faculty, staff, and administrators at any Minnesota Campus Compact member institution may register at no charge; the registration fee for non-member colleges and universities is $25. Lunch is provided. For more details and to register, click HERE.

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Summer Regional Gathering – Moorhead

May 31 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Concordia College, Moorhead , MN United States + Google Map

Take some time to connect and learn with colleagues committed to advancing community engagement this summer! In a context that includes tight budgets and societal polarization, many of us are feeling challenged to clarify our goals, expand our partnerships, and enhance our capacity and impact. This interactive gathering will provide a space to discuss campuses’ community engagement priorities and goals, to delve into pressing questions and challenges in peer coaching circles, and to learn about communities of practice as a strategy for advancing community engagement work, as well as specific strategies and resources for fostering dialogue across differences. Campus teams or individual faculty, staff, and administrators at any Minnesota Campus Compact member institution may register at no charge; the registration fee for non-member colleges and universities is $25. Lunch is provided. For more details and to register, click HERE.

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June 2017

Summer Regional Gathering – St. Paul

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Buenger Education Center, Concordia University, Concordia Ave. & Hamline Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN United States
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Take some time to connect and learn with colleagues committed to advancing community engagement this summer! In a context that includes tight budgets and societal polarization, many of us are feeling challenged to clarify our goals, expand our partnerships, and enhance our capacity and impact. This interactive gathering will provide a space to discuss campuses’ community engagement priorities and goals, to delve into pressing questions and challenges in peer coaching circles, and to learn about communities of practice as a strategy for advancing community engagement work, as well as specific strategies and resources for fostering dialogue across differences. Campus teams or individual faculty, staff, and administrators at any Minnesota Campus Compact member institution may register at no charge; the registration fee for non-member colleges and universities is $25. Lunch is provided. For more details and to register, click HERE.

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Midwest Campus Compact Conference

June 6 - June 7

Join us June 6-7, 2017 at Loyola University Chicago for the 2017 Midwest Campus Compact Conference – Doing Democracy: Asset-Based Engagement and Culture Change. We’re all too aware these days that our nation is wrestling with racial divides, political polarization, and economic inequality that endanger our democracy. As we advance higher education’s public purposes–-and gather in Chicago, home of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute–-a focus on our campuses’ and communities’ strengths is critical. To sustain ourselves and enhance our impact, we must also go beyond simply adding more community-engaged courses, research projects, programs, and partnerships. We must understand the identities that shape our work, foster inclusive and equitable spaces for collaboration, support multiple forms of change- making, and integrate a sense of civic agency and responsibility into the core of our institutional cultures. Whether you are new to civic and community engagement, curious about learning the basics of campus-community partnerships, or a seasoned professional seeking innovative approaches and discussion of…

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Ripple Effects Mapping: A Participatory Evaluation Approach for Engaged Community Work

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Minnesota, Coffey Hall, Room 401, 1420 Eckles Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Register here Ripple Effects Mapping (REM), uses elements of Appreciative Inquiry, mind mapping, and qualitative data analysis to engage program participants to reflect upon and visually map the intended and unintended changes produced by a complex program or collaboration. The result is not only a powerful technique to document impacts, but a way to engage and re-energize participants and stakeholders to keep moving toward collective goals. Presenter Scott Chazdon, an evaluator with the University of Minnesota's Extension Center for Community Vitality, will provide an in-depth description of REMs use to document the impacts of collaborative community initiatives, such as community gardening efforts in the Frogtown and Rondo neighborhoods near downtown Saint Paul. Coffey Hall is located at the corner of Buford and Eckles, across the street from the Saint Paul Student Center. Paid parking is available at a surface lot at the corner of Commonwealth and Cleveland or at the Gortner Ramp. The surface lot less expensive ($4). More information…

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Summer Regional Gathering – Rochester

June 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of Minnesota Rochester, 111 South Broadway Rochester, MN 55904
Rochester, MN United States
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Take some time to connect and learn with colleagues committed to advancing community engagement this summer! In a context that includes tight budgets and societal polarization, many of us are feeling challenged to clarify our goals, expand our partnerships, and enhance our capacity and impact. This interactive gathering will provide a space to discuss campuses’ community engagement priorities and goals, to delve into pressing questions and challenges in peer coaching circles, and to learn about communities of practice as a strategy for advancing community engagement work, as well as specific strategies and resources for fostering dialogue across differences. Campus teams or individual faculty, staff, and administrators at any Minnesota Campus Compact member institution may register at no charge; the registration fee for non-member colleges and universities is $25. Lunch is provided. For more details and to register, click HERE.

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Summer Regional Gathering – Mankato

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Heritage Hall, South Central College, 1920 Lee Blvd. North Mankato, MN 56003
Mankato, MN United States
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Take some time to connect and learn with colleagues committed to advancing community engagement this summer! In a context that includes tight budgets and societal polarization, many of us are feeling challenged to clarify our goals, expand our partnerships, and enhance our capacity and impact. This interactive gathering will provide a space to discuss campuses’ community engagement priorities and goals, to delve into pressing questions and challenges in peer coaching circles, and to learn about communities of practice as a strategy for advancing community engagement work, as well as specific strategies and resources for fostering dialogue across differences. Campus teams or individual faculty, staff, and administrators at any Minnesota Campus Compact member institution may register at no charge; the registration fee for non-member colleges and universities is $25. Lunch is provided. For more details and to register, click HERE.

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November 2017

Iowa Civic Action Academy

November 3 @ 8:00 am - November 4 @ 5:00 pm
Grand View University – Student Center, 1200 Grandview Ave
Des Moines, IA United States
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Save the Date for our inaugural Iowa Civic Action Academy. This is a new, professional development opportunity for students interested in learning new ways of making a difference and building skills through civic and community engagement. It will be held November 3 and 4, 2017 at Grand View University in Des Moines. Students from across the state (undergraduate, graduate, and beyond) are invited to learn from professional across sectors. Sessions will offer skill-building in civic action including philanthrophy, nonprofit leadership, dialogue, advocacy and more. Students will also have a chance to learn what others are doing on campuses across the state and network with peers. Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact Justin Ellis at jellis {at} iwcc(.)edu. Registration and opportunities to present will open later this year.

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March 2018
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True Stories of Engagement: Higher Education for Democracy, 2018 Campus Compact National Conference

March 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
J. W. Marriot, 10 S West St,
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Campus Compact is excited to announce our next National Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 25-28, 2018. The conference will feature pre-conference institutes, plenary sessions, networking opportunities, and over 50 breakout sessions, as well as a Summit of Presidents and Chancellors from Sunday March 26-Monday March 27, 2018.

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