Congress of Leaders in Community Engagement

Transformation Through Collaborative Learning.  

The Congress of Leaders is made up of four unique communities of practice, focused on one specific area of community engagement.

Meetings will occur virtually and be scheduled based on the availability of the members of each community of practice. Registered participants will be contacted by their group’s facilitator shortly after registration closes to arrange meeting dates and times.

The featured communities of practice for the 2021-2022 Congress of Leaders are:

Critical Engagement: Developing Sustainable Community Partnerships Through Critical Service Learning led by Dr. Kiesha Warren-Gordon, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology in Ball State University’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology.

Rowing in the Same Direction: Advancing Collective Impact led by Dr. Mary Jane Eisenhauer, Professor of Education and Interim Associate Director of the School of Education and Counseling at Purdue University Northwest.

Community-Driven Partnerships: Creating the foundation for reciprocity, power-sharing, and sustainability led by Dr. Lindsey Payne, Director of Service-Learning at Purdue University, and Carly Evich, Graduate Assistant for Service-Learning at Purdue University.

Assessing COVID-19 Impact on Supply Chains in Indiana and Worldwide led by Dr. Janaina (Jane) Siegler, Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management in Butler University’s Andre B. Lacy School of Business.

Priorities, Emerging Issues, & Critical Competencies.

Each community of practice is an opportunity for inter-campus collaborative peer exchange of ideas examining the emerging issues, priorities, challenges, and critical competencies that define the field of community engagement.

Engaged scholars and practitioners from IKONC partner institutions can join the Congress of Leaders through participating in one of the four communities of practice.


Registration closes July 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM (ET), or once the participant capacity is met.

This is a FREE program for individuals affiliated with IKONC partner institutions.

All participants will register via the Indiana Campus Compact Engagement Portal.

The Congress of Leaders supports publicly engaged scholarship and community-driven engagement.

The Congress is supported by Laura Weaver, Director of Professional Development and Engaged Learning, laura {at} incampuscompact(.)org.