Accepting Proposals: Student Conference Workshops

August 21, 2017

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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