CTCC builds capacity for innovation and use of best practices by coordinating training events for a wide range of stakeholders, including Presidents, Provosts and Deans, faculty, students, as well as Department Heads such as community service, service learning, and career services.
This section outlines the current range of planned training events for 2013 coordinated by CTCC as well as gatherings organized by our member campuses. Our calendar lists trainings sponsored by outside organizations.
- Principles and Practices of Community-Engaged Learning, May 24, Middlesex Community College
- Making it Matter: A Retreat for Community Engagement Professionals, June 3, Goodwin College
- Awards Breakfast & 15th Anniversary Celebration, June 12, Hartford Club
Friday, May 24, 2013
Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Rd., Middletown, CT
8:30am – 1:00pm
Thanks to Middlesex Community College acting as lead sponsor, this event is being offered for FREE!
Carrie Williams Howe, Executive Director of Vermont Campus Compact, Adjunct Faculty Member at The University of Vermont, Service-Learning Consultant
Have you considered integrating a community project into one of your courses? Not sure where to start or what it would look like? This workshop will introduce you to the nuts and bolts of community-engaged learning (also commonly referred to as “service-learning”) so that you can decide whether it will work for you. Topics covered will include: definitions (what is CEL, what is it not?); curricular models & options; key components; and strategies for success. In addition, we’ll connect you with resources that will help you to move forward when you do decide to take the plunge. Designed as an interactive session, this workshop will also offer you the opportunity to meet colleagues from your own campus and others in the region who are interested in CEL.
8:30 – 9:00am – Welcome & Introductions
9:00 – 10:00am – What is Community-Engaged Learning, and why do we do it?
10:00 – 11:00am – Key components of Community-Engaged Learning
11:00am – 12:00pm – Understanding and using Critical Reflection assignments
12:00 – 1:00pm – Working lunch – What are your ideas?
To register for this FREE workshop, please email Noreen Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 17 2013.
Questions? Contact Judith Felton, Chair, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences: email@example.com
A Retreat for Community Engagement Professionals
Facilitated by Dr. KerryAnn O’Meara
June 3rd, 2013 from 10 am – 4 pm
Goodwin College, East Hartford CT
Cost: $75 CTCC members. $150 non-members
Limited to the first 25 attendees who send payment
Grant-writer. Curriculum developer. Supervisor. Teacher. Budget-Maker. Bridge-Builder. Student Outcome-evaluator. Scholar. Leader. Colleague. Van- Driver. Mentor. These are all roles that community engaged professionals play on a weekly basis as the stewards of their institution’s community engagement agenda.
Such positions require multiple skills, flexibility, and sense of agency. This can be one of the best jobs in the world, but requires reflection and planning to make sure that priorities are identified and time allocated to pursue them.
The MAKING IT MATTER One Day Retreat aims to provide this time away from email, meetings, and daily campus life to reflect, engage in individual and organizational strategic planning, connect with colleagues from the region, and re-energize. Sponsored by Connecticut Campus Compact and facilitated by Dr. KerryAnn O’Meara of the University of Maryland, the retreat will engage participants in discussion and training in:
- Saying Yes and No…Strategically
- Developing Your Brand
- Using Data Strategically
- Leadership Strategies
Dr. KerryAnn O’Meara is Associate Professor of Higher Education at the University of Maryland and Director of their ADVANCE grant which works to create work environments that invest in individual learning, agency, networks, and recognized commitments. KerryAnn also has professional experience as a director of community engagement, and in working with faculty to support it.
To register for this event please go to our GroupSpaces page: http://groupspaces.com/CTCampusCompact/item/417012