Congress of Leaders in Community Engagement

Transformation Through Collaborative Learning.  

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

  • Each community of practice will be facilitated by an upper-level administrator or senior faculty member (or a team of co-facilitators) from an Indiana Campus Compact partner institution.
  • The facilitators will choose the topic and develop the learning outcomes.
  • Engaged practitioners and scholars from the IKONC Collaboration (Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and North Carolina Campus Compacts) are invited to participate in any one of the learning communities, which will meet virtually from July 2021 through April 2022.

Supporting Leaders. Together.

This is your chance to lead a vibrant network of engaged scholar-practitioners in discussion on a topic aimed at pushing the field of community engagement further.

We are accepting applications for facilitators and teams of co-facilitators to guide participants as they engage in a practice of reflective dialogue and collaborative learning and knowledge creation.

  • Each community of practice is allotted $1,800 to support the selected facilitator or team of co-facilitators.
  • This opportunity does not require an institutional match.

Download the full request for facilitators.

Accepted Facilitators or Co-Facilitators will be notified by April 28, 2021.

Selected Facilitators or Co-Facilitators will lead monthly community of practice calls beginning in July 2021 and continuing through April 2022. A facilitator orientation call will take place the week of May 24, 2021.

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.

This is your opportunity to discuss the topics relevant to you, your discipline, or your institution.

Examples of possible topics include:

  • Assessing Community-Engaged Student Learning
  • Civic and Electoral Engagement Beyond the Election Cycle
  • Community-Engaged STEM Activities
  • Competencies for Emerging Community Engagement Professionals
  • Deeping Your Development as a Senior Community Engagement Professional
  • Democratically Engaged Assessment Practices
  • Developing Sustainable Community Partnerships
  • Developing Today’s Student Leaders into Tomorrow’s Community Leaders and Organizers
  • Exploring Critical Service Learning
  • Institution-wide Tracking and Monitoring of Community Engagement Activities
  • Principles of Community-Based/Engaged Research
  • Rewarding the Scholarship of Engagement through Institutional Rewards Systems

Submit your community of practice topic idea today! The application can easily be completed in an afternoon! Proposals are due April 19, 2021.

Stay tuned! The list of accepted communities of practices and facilitators will be announced here the week of April 26, 2021.

Join the Conversation.

We invite YOU to participate in the Congress of Leaders.

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

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.