Consultation and Facilitation

Our staff and partners can come to your campus or organization to provide consultation, training, and facilitation. Below are some of the common topics and content we offer. We are also happy to develop new or adapt existing content to suit your specific goals.

What campuses say about working with us:

“I can’t remember the last time that a faculty-development workshop was *so* invigorating, educational, and thought-provoking. You’ve really enriched my thinking about my course.” – Amy Hamlin, Associate Professor of Art History, St. Catherine University.

“They took the time to listen and understand what we needed and how it fit into our larger goals for the program. They delivered a high quality workshop that was very well received. We plan to have them run this session again next fall.” -Justin James, Professor of Mathematics, Minnesota State University, Moorhead

“The Minnesota Campus Compact team did a wonderful job facilitating an engaging and thoughtful workshop on Asset Based Community Development and cultural self-awareness for our training program. I would highly recommend them!” – Brian Hilliard, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota

Scheduling & Rates

Starting each summer, we will take requests for on-campus customized services for the coming academic year on a first-come, first-served basis. We will take other requests throughout the year, as capacity allows.

Member campuses and affiliate organizations can access one customized service (workshop, presentation, facilitation) per year as a benefit of membership/affiliation. Basic consultation and technical assistance is always free for member campuses, such as phone consultations and campus visits.


We are also available to provide additional services on fee-for-service basis. Members receive a 50% discount on these services.


Standard cost per staff trainer/facilitator:

  • $250 half day/ $500 full day (plus travel expenses) for members and affiliates
  • $500 half day/ $1000 full day (plus travel expenses) for non-members

If you would like to bring us to campus but the rates above are prohibitive, please contact Sinda Nichols at snichols {at} compact(.)org or 612-436-2080 about the possibility of negotiating a different arrangement.

Topics and Content

Campuses and organizations interested in deepening their contributions to their communities and our democracy may draw on us to facilitate a daylong Civic Action Planning retreat or lead conversations on a range of topics:

  • The Civic Mission of Higher Education
  • Community Engagement 101
  • Moving from Outreach to Engagement
  • Civic-Minded Professionals
  • Messaging Community Engagement

When done well, community-engaged courses and civic learning can be transformative educational experiences for students. We are available to help design faculty development or work directly with faculty, whether through an intensive Engaged Faculty Institute or an array of shorter workshops:

  • Community-Engaged Course Design
  • Teaching Through a Civic Lens
  • Deepening Student Learning through Critical Reflection
  • Dialogue in the Classroom

Our staff and partners include great facilitators for student groups and teams of student leaders. In addition to the Civic Agency Workshops, we can also provide other content and resources for students:

  • Civic leadership competencies
  • Connecting community and career
  • Dialogue Facilitation Skills
  • Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

Sometimes it’s helpful to have an outside facilitator to guide or contribute to a group process. We’re happy to be that resource.

    • Strategic planning — for a centers, institutes, programs, or partnerships
    • Team development retreats
    • Focus groups
    • Participatory processes

These experiential modules support everyone’s leadership development, including administrators, faculty, staff, and students. Many campuses have us facilitate these workshops with faculty and staff in a train-the-trainer context.

  • What’s in Your Fishbowl? Cultural Self-Study
  • Public Narrative: Story of Self
  • The Self in Conflict
  • Asset Based Community Engagement
  • The Danger of a Single Story
  • Skills for Listening Across Difference
  • Bridging Divides: Depolarization Exercises
  • The Social Change Wheel