Events and Workshops

Engaged Scholar Critical Community Engagement Roundtables

Created for faculty and staff on the front lines of the University’s community-engaged work, Critical Community Engagement Roundtables offer challenging discussion, peer support and a safe place to test new ideas. The monthly roundtables are made up of community-engaged practitioners from across the University united by a desire to share their experiences and learn from others working in community-university partnerships. Email Sara Axtell to be added to the email listserv to receive specific topics and meeting reminders.

Individualized Public Engagement Workshops

The Office for Public Engagement offers a menu of workshops designed to support the work you are doing to institutionalize public engagement in your unit or program. We are happy to work with you to secure Responsible Conduct of Research continuing education credit when possible. Email Sara Axtell for details.

Developing and Applying Partnership Principles

The Partnership Principles workshop uses "Principles of Partnership" developed by the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health as a springboard for discussion about the principles that need to be in place to guide the development and implementation of effective community-campus partnerships.  By the end of the workshop, participants will develop a list of partnership principles that fit particular units and discuss how to use the principles to navigate challenges in community-university partnerships.  (Two 90 minute sessions.)

Learning Community Workshops

A learning community is a format for professional development in which group members pool their combined knowledge and experience to create new learning.  Learning communities can be particularly effective if group members are working on a particular project (e.g., integrating service-learning into core required courses), or to frame a particular question of interest (e.g., what is the best way to fully integrate community engaged research into our implementation of tenure and promotion guidelines?).  The Office for Public Engagement staff can help to co-facilitate or serve as resource people for learning communities.

Securing Philanthropic Support

Higher education philanthropists often invest in institutions and programs that are making a clear contribution to society.  This interactive workshop explores how departmental leaders and engaged scholars can work with collegiate development officers to secure philanthropic support for engaged teaching, research, and service.  Drawing on current scholarship in the areas of engagement, philanthropy, and alumni relations, participants will learn about strategies for boosting private support to achieve departmental and collegiate engagement goals.

Center for Community-Engaged Learning

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities' Center for Communtiy-Engaged Learning offers staff development events during the academic year.  Sign up for the listserve by contacting Laurel Hirt and receive additional information about these sessions. 


Minnesota Campus Compact

Minnesota Campus Compact offers a variety of events and workshop.

Civic Leadership Initiative Online

The Civic Leadership Initiative Online (CLIO) brings together freely accessible resources and people who care about civic learning, action, and leadership development.  CLIO reflects multiple voices and ways of engaging in public life, rather than a fixed curriculum, so use it and contribute as you wish.