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July 2020

Webinar: Pitfalls and Possibilities for Ethical Partnerships and Critical Pedagogy in Service Learning and Community Engagement in the COVID-19 Era

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference

In the context of service-learning and/or internship programs during the COVID-19 era (and beyond), what does it mean to support participation and voice amongst community partners? How can global educators push students to be more critically reflective about their own positionality as it intersects with their aspirations for participatory development? This session uses case studies of student and host partner experiences to spur reflection and discussion about these crucial questions. We will discuss these cases in Zoom breakout rooms and work to brainstorm optimal responses to each situation. The session draws upon the work of Omprakash (www.omprakash.org), a Seattle-based nonprofit working to help universities build ethical global partnerships and support students with critically-reflective training and mentorship. The session will also include details about the free, open-access online learning programs that Omprakash is offering in response to COVID-19—see https://www.omprakash.org/facing-pandemic—to help universities a) engage with the pandemic from a critical, intersectional lens attentive to issues of power and inequality; 2) attend to crucial…

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June 2020

Webinar: Risk Management in Community Engagement: Considerations and Recommendations in the Time of COVID-19

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference

This webinar will share and discuss aspects/issues for community engagement professionals and faculty to consider when establishing risk management guidelines for online service-learning and volunteerism. What are the questions that should be considered in risk assessment? What are the added factors to consider in the pandemic? Hear from a panel of risk management professionals and a community engagement representative representing different institutions.

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May 2020

End of Semester Virtual Happy Hour

May 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom Web Video Conference Call

Join colleagues from across the Iowa and Minnesota Campus Compact network for a virtual happy hour from 3:30 to 4:30 pm Central time on Zoom web conference. Make new connections and celebrate the end of the semester! Register here.

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Virtual Discussion: Election engagement

May 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom Web Video Conference Call

Join colleagues from across the Campus Compact network every Friday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm Central time on Zoom web conference for a discussion on current issues and challenges related to the Coronavirus crisis. This discussion will focus on election engagement and civic learning. Register for May 15

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Cancelled: Community Engagement Network Gathering – Duluth and Superior

May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Spirit Room, 1323 Broadway St.
Superior, WI 54880 United States
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Join us for an informal, open house gathering of college and university staff, faculty, and partners in and around Duluth and Superior 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: Spirit Room, 1323 Broadway St, Superior, WI 54880 --- 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. 

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Virtual Discussion: Supporting student well-being

May 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom Web Video Conference Call

Join colleagues from across the Campus Compact network every Friday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm Central time on Zoom web conference for a discussion on current issues and challenges related to the Coronavirus crisis. Upcoming Topics: May 8 – Supporting student well-being. Register. May 15 – Election engagement and civic learning. Register. May 22 – Engaging in long-term community recovery. Register. Register here for May 8

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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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Virtual Discussion: Working with community partners

May 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom Web Video Conference Call

Join colleagues from across the Campus Compact network every Friday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm Central time on Zoom web conference for a discussion on current issues and challenges related to the Coronavirus crisis. Upcoming Topics: May 1 – Working with community partners. Register. May 8 – Supporting student well-being. Register. May 15 – Election engagement and civic learning. Register. May 22 – Engaging in long-term community recovery. Register. Register here for May 1

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April 2020

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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Virtual Discussion: Contingency planning for courses

April 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom Web Video Conference Call

Join colleagues from across the Campus Compact network every Friday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm Central time on Zoom web conference for a discussion on current issues and challenges related to the Coronavirus crisis. Upcoming Topics: April 24 – Contingency planning for faculty/courses. Register. May 1 – Working with community partners. Register. May 8 – Supporting student well-being. Register. May 15 – Election engagement and civic learning. Register. May 22 – Engaging in long-term community recovery. Register. Register here for April 24

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CANCELLED: 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 This event is canceled. With questions or to sponsor a table: contact Jaquelyn Chagnon at jchagnon@compact.org or 612-359-6464. AGENDA 11:00 a.m. Registration opens 11:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony & Keynote Speaker Irene Fernando The nomination process for this year is now open! Learn more here. 1:30 p.m. Adjourn KEYNOTE SPEAKER Irene Fernando will provide a keynote address. Irene founded Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF) while a University of Minnesota undergraduate student. She went on to lead STLF for 11 years and has since been a Bush Foundation Fellow, taught social entrepreneurship at Saint…

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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. The workshop will lead participants through the advocacy process, including: Why we should speak up for the issues that matter How to effectively make your voice heard How to engage your elected officials How to share powerful stories. Speakers: Gina Plata-Nino

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CANCELLED: 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

Join us for an 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. 

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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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February 2020

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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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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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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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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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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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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