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Fall 2018 Kick-off Retreat

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join us September 21, 2018 for our annual retreat, which is FREE and open only to Indiana Campus Compact partner campuses.

This year’s retreat will kick-off Listen. Talk. Transform, a year-long look into the many forms of dialogue as a tool for crossing differences and improving lives in our communities.

We will be holding the retreat at The Prindle Institute for Ethics in Greencastle.

This event is a chance for faculty, staff, and students, of all levels of involvement in service-learning and community engagement, to hone their skills and leave rejuvenated and ready to work. Participants can attend a full-day, skill-building workshop or choose from a variety of workshops designed to enhance the work of practioners, faculty, and students alike.

The Retreat is also an opportunity for participants to connect with Indiana Campus Compact staff to learn specific ways they can make the most out of their partnership and learn how to connect with others from their region and their campus.

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Registration will open in August 2018.

Highlights of the 9/21/18 Retreat are:

  • This year’s opening keynote and Q & A session from Indiana Humanities CEO Keira Amstuz, will explain how Indiana Humanities uses dialogue with communities to address issues, come together, and learn from one another. She will talk about three different models for campuses to use in their dialogue work and provide resources available from Indiana Humanities to implement them.
  • Track one is a deep-dive, day-long workshop from Dan Griffith and Carolyn Gentle-Genitty, IUPUI, concentrating on the basics of communicating across divides. The workshop features a tool kit which includes a step-by-step guide to understanding and taking action in the 4 stages of dialogue.
  • Tracks two and three consist of peer-led workshops such as:
    • past recipients of the Indiana Campus Compact Listening to Communities (LTC) grant from IU Bloomington, IU South Bend, Indiana State, University of Notre Dame, and Saint Mary’s College will share various successful LTC models to start a dialogue with your community to find out their needs and work together to address them.
    • to help shine a light on empathy, Notre Dame graduate student Caitlin Smith will use Thomas Nagel’s famous philosophy paper “What is it Like to Be a Bat” to delve into the idea that one can imagine oneself as a bat, but cannot imagine what is like to actually be a bat. In other words, though we may be able to put ourselves into someone else’s shoes, but no one can actually feel exactly what it’s like to be the “other.”
    • Amy Ludwig, Director of the Campus Election Engagement Project will discuss non-partisan ways to implement election engagement activates that promote civil discourse on campuses and provide resources to implement them.
  • Additionally, we will provide space and special programming for Indiana Campus Compact Campus (ICC) Liaisons to network with each other. We will also be provide 1:1 consultations with ICC staff members so members of our partner campuses can learn how to leverage the resources of ICC and get the most out of our partnership.

Read about the 2017 Fall Kick-off Retreat.


September 21
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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