Accepting Proposals: Student Conference Workshops

We are seeking workshop proposals for the annual student conference hosted by Campus Compact for Southern New England, in partnership this year with Quinnipiac University.  The one-day conference, on Saturday, October 28, 2017, seeks to create a dedicated space and platform for students who are committed to community service, civic engagement, and social justice and change.

The theme:  Creating Space: Solidarity, Dialogue, Social Justice, Opportunity is designed to provide a framework where students examine their motivations for civic engagement, social justice, and service. We invite you to propose workshops that do one of the following:
(a) add to participants knowledge-base and skills for social and civic engagement
(b) share best practices for engagement, programs and/or projects; or
(c) deepen the understanding of contemporary or historic social concerns. This can be done through reflective discussion, storytelling, shared common experiences, and/or engagement with community partners.

Applications are due by 8 PM on Monday, September 18th. 

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Volunteer recruitment, retention, management, identity development
  • Successful community engagement program models
  • Building inclusive communities
  • Identity development
  • Developing and maintaining community partnerships
  • Marketing your initiatives or fundraising
  • Pitching your ideas to students, faculty, and administrators
  • Connecting service to academic studies
  • Grassroots organizing
  • Program facilitation skills
  • Budgeting and financial management to accomplish your mission
  • Reflection activities
  • Developing service related leadership roles
  • Goal setting (programs, publicizing, missions)
  • Connecting leadership to social justice
  • How to evaluate/assess your programs
  • Ethics of service-learning
  • Engaging alumni
  • Moving from idea to action
  • Using political/legal systems for change
  • Using technology to improve community outcomes
  • Use art as a form of resistance or storytelling

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