Annie Cahill Kelly, Director, Community Partnerships and Service Learning, University of Notre Dame
Community partners play a critical role in service-learning and civic engagement. They orient, place and supervise students and ensure that their service flows from course objectives. They also can play a central role in reflecting with students upon their experiences and integrating their service work with their personal and academic lives. This session addresses the role of community partners in reflecting with students and offers strategies and ideas from community partners.
TRAIN THE TRAINER - Work on Purpose: Create a Career with Impact
This unique train-the-trainer session is led by the staff of Echoing Green, a social venture fund that invests in next generation talent to solve the world’s biggest problems. Here, Echoing Green shares what we have learned from some of the world’s most successful changemakers about how Millennials can create successful careers with a social impact.
You will leave this session with methodologies, frameworks, tools, resources, and inspiration to help you support the emerging professionals you work with to launch lives and careers that will make a difference in the world. All workshop attendees receive a free copy of Echoing Green’s new Work on Purpose Activity Guide, written in partnership with the Transformative Action Institute. The guide features thought-provoking conversation starters and fourteen creative activities designed to help you support emerging professionals as they navigate their purpose paths.
Walk through the House that Community-Campus Partnerships Built: Considering Benefits and Challenges for Key Stakeholder Groups - Dr. Marie Sandy, Associate Professor of Educational Policy and Community Studies, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee
This 3-hour interactive workshop will engage participants in reviewing what we know about community-campus partnerships and service-learning from the perspective of one of our overlooked constituency groups -- community partners.
Susan Blackwell, Assistant Professor Teacher Education, University of Indianapolis
Theory and Insights International service-learning experiences for students and faculty often generate deeply felt emotional and intellectual changes. Students’ worldviews are often altered politically, morally, personally and/or culturally. Two students’ will share their self-perceptions of their changed worldviews as a result of their participation in an international service-learning course that took them to Belize, Central America. Participants will also engage in discussion regarding the term “transformational” as it applies to students and faculty traveling to developing countries.
- Developing an international student abroad course through team teaching and service learning methods
- Cultivating Professionalism through an Interdisciplinary Service-Learning Project
- The impact of civic mentoring on student development of civic-mindedness
- Using Service-Learning to Integrate Death Education Into Counselor Preparation