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January 2020

Building Democratic Skills Through Deliberative Dialogue

January 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop will provide an overview of the National Issues Forum deliberative dialogue model and allow participants to engage in a brief practice Forum. Speakers: Leslie Garvin

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February 2020

Webinar: Being an Effective Co-Educator

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom Web Video Conference Call

Community-based organization staff: Join us for this interactive session focused on the essential role community organizations play as co-educators when working with college students. We will share information on good practices and exchange wisdom among participants. Free of charge and open to all. With questions, contact Kara Trebil-Smith at ktrebilsmith@compact.org. February 12, 12 - 1:30 pm via Zoom. REGISTER HERE    

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Braving the Wilderness: How Vulnerability can be a Pathway for Social Change

February 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn a framework to give language and understanding for how fear and power imbalances impact our capacity to communicate and connect with people across power and dominance. Speakers: Judy Botelho, Nanci Luci Jiménez, Pilar Pacheco, Christina Gonzales-Salgado

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Pop-Up Book Club: Creating Space for Democracy

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Zoom Web Video Conference Call

Join us for an informal, book-club conversation with the authors of the new publication Creating Space for Democracy: A Primer on Dialogue and Deliberation in Higher Education. Hear their take on the key takeaways from the book and new challenges arising from the current political climate. Bring your questions and conversation topics for a lively discussion about embedding dialogic and democratic practices across higher education. Attendees are encouraged to read the book in advance if possible. Register here to receive a Zoom link for participation.

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Community Engagement Network Gathering – Twin Cities

February 19 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Five Watt Coffee, 928 7th St W #103
St. Paul, MN 55102
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REGISTER HERE Join us for an informal, open house gathering of college and university staff, faculty, and partners in and around the Twin Cities working on issues of community and civic engagement in higher education. This is an open space for networking, connection, and idea exchange among those who are interested in higher education's public purpose and seek thoughtful collaborators. No charge to attend. This event is also an opportunity to bid a fond farewell to our Director of Member Engagement and Minnesota Operations Sinda Nichols. Location: Five Watt Coffee, Keg and Case, W 7th Market, 928 7th St W #103, St Paul, MN 55102 --- This event is part of a series of informal Campus Compact network gatherings across Iowa and Minnesota. Find a full calendar of 2019-20 Minnesota events. Learn more about Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact's mission and priorities. Contact Sinda Nichols with questions at snichols@compact.org or 612-436-2080.

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Designing Asset-Based Educational Experiences

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will introduce Dr. Tara J. Yosso's Community Cultural Wealth Model, as a framework for discovering and embracing every student's unique assets knowledge and talents. Spearkers: Kristina Barger

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Equity By Design: Using Equity-Centered Community Design to Co-Create Community-Engaged Projects

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grinnell College, 1115 8th Ave
Grinnell, IA 50112 United States
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$200 – $400

Saturday, February 29th, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa Joe Rosenfield Center, Room 1010 9:00am to 5:00pm This workshop is open to faculty, staff, community members/organizations, and students interested in beginning to develop a framework for their own collaborative community projects.  You may already have a project in mind or you might just be interested in beginning to think about how to design equitable, collaborative community projects. Workshop Description: What are the roles of identity, power, and equity in community-centered collaborations? How might we design equitable, campus – community collaborative projects based on the fundamentals of Creative Reaction Lab’s Equity-Centered Community Design framework?  How do we develop a lens of personal and organizational humility?  In this interactive workshop, participants (community members, community organizations, faculty, and engaged youth) will examine their respective identities and roles as community members and change-leaders by: Learning the fundamentals of the Equity-Centered Community Design framework, Reflecting on history, healing, identity, and power to inform the context of collaboration, Defining…

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March 2020

High Impact Community-Engaged Learning Practices & Processes

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will focus on three practices that facilitate achievement of high impact community-engaged learning (service-learning). Speakers:Jim Bowman, Lynn Donahue, Marta Rodriquez-Galan

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Campus Compact 2020 National Conference

March 29 @ 8:00 am - April 1 @ 8:00 am
Hyatt Regency Seattle 808 Howell Street Seattle, WA 98101

Compact20 is the largest and most inclusive national conference focused on the role of higher education in building democracy and healthy communities. Sessions explore topics such as civic engagement, community-engaged research, civic- and service-learning, institutional change, university-community partnerships, and more. Compact20 provides professional development and networking opportunities for community engagement professionals, engaged faculty, community partners, student civic leaders, and campus senior leaders. Preview rates expire November 14 Early rates expire February 13 Regular registration closes March 15 REGISTER HERE

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April 2020

Community Engagement Network Gathering – Winona and La Crosse

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Engage Winona, 119 E 3rd St.
Winona, MN 55987 United States

REGISTER HERE Join us for an informal, open house gathering of college and university staff, faculty, and partners in and around Winona and La Crosse working on issues of community and civic engagement in higher education. This is an open space for networking, connection, and idea exchange among those who are interested in higher education's public purpose and seek thoughtful collaborators. No charge to attend. Location: Engage Winona, 119 E 3rd St., Winona, MN --- This event is part of a series of informal Campus Compact network gatherings across Iowa and Minnesota. Find a full calendar of 2019-20 Minnesota events. Learn more about Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact's mission and priorities. Contact Sinda Nichols with questions at snichols@compact.org or 612-436-2080.

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Speak Up:How to Work Change in Your Community

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will teach participants how to engage in making change in their city, state, and country by becoming an advocate. Speakers: Gina Plata-Nino

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Presidents’ Engaged Campus Awards Luncheon

April 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saint Mary’s University, Twin Cities, 2500 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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This event brings together a variety of civic engagement stakeholders both to celebrate the good work already being done across the state and to consider ways of building on that work for greater impact. Date: April 17, 2020, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Registration starts at 11 a.m.) Location: St. Mary's University, Twin Cities, 2500 Park Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404. See campus map. With questions or to sponsor a table: contact Jaquelyn Chagnon at jchagnon@compact.org or 612-359-6464. REGISTRATION Awardees will receive one complimentary registration. IAMNCC AmeriCorps and VISTA members can also attend at no cost, contact program staff for your comp code. Individual attendee: $60 (early), $70 (regular) Student/AmeriCorps member: $15 (early), $20 (regular) Early bird rates are available through February 28, 2020. Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on April 3, 2020, unless the event sells out earlier. Register here. Tables can also be sponsored to support the event, receive promotional benefits, and ensure that your group can sit together. With questions or to sponsor a table: contact…

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The Power of a Plan: How a Civic Action Plan can Create Significant Impact

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will provide inspiration and honest feedback about creating a Civic Action Plan, the challenges encountered, and the tremendous impact of the plan at two institutions. Speakers: Julianne Gassman, Laura Hill Rao

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May 2020

Building Student Dispositions for Community-Engaged Learning

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The webinar is structured around six dispositions that are particularly vital for community-engaged learning designed to promote critical thinking and social justice in students. Speakers: David Donahue, Star Plaxton-Moore

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June 2020

Community Engagement Professional Retreat

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - June 24 @ 1:00 pm
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus, 2710 S Country Club Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098
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Save the Date: June 22 - 24, 2020. Application coming in January.  About the Retreat Location: Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus, 2710 S Country Club Rd, Woodstock, IL 60098 Dates: Monday, June 22 - Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Audience: Community Engagement Professionals based on Campus Compact member campuses in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin Cost: Registration is $500 for members/ $1,000 for nonmembers and includes meals and lodging in single occupancy rooms with private bathrooms. Retreat Goals Create an inclusive learning community in which personal and professional experiences are honored. Allow space for participants to reflect on the gifts and passion and affirm their commitment to the field. Expand participants’ capacity to Deepen engagement across the institution, Lead through times of change in higher education, and Exercise leadership with an equity lens. Explore tensions and challenges inherent in the work and identify ways to address them. Share tools and strategies to strengthen participants’ ability to foster and deepen their campus’s engagement…

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