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March 2020

EVERY FRIDAY: Virtual Discussion

March 27 @ 2:30 pm - May 15 @ 3:30 pm
Zoom web conference

Join colleagues from across the Campus Compact network every Friday from 2:30 to 3:30 pm on Zoom web conference for a discussion on current issues and challenges related to the Coronavirus crisis. Register here and each week we will share specific topics.

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April 2020

Speak Up: How to Work Change in Your Community

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will teach participants how to engage in making change in their city, state and country by becoming an advocate. Speakers: Gina Plata-Nino

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CANCELED: April Network Gathering with Volunteer Managers of Central Iowa

April 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fox Brewing, 103 S 11th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States

Campus and Community: How can we work together? Our second Spring Network Gathering will be hosted in partnership with Volunteer Managers of Central Iowa. Members of this organization will join us for a conversation about how campus and community organizations can work together to create more strategic partnerships and streamline communication. Anyone interested in deeper and more meaningful partnerships is encouraged to attend. A brainstorming session from 3-4 pm will be followed by a networking happy hour from 4-5 pm. There is no cost to attend, but please register so we can plan for space. This gathering is part of a new series of informal network gatherings being held quarterly in Des Moines and the Twin Cities. We will also be hosting gatherings in other regions of both states throughout the year. Contact Sinda Nichols at snichols {at} compact(.)org with questions or if you’d like to host a gathering in your area.

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The Power of a Plan: How a Civic Action Plan can Create Significant Impact

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will provide inspiration and honest feedback about creating a Civic Action Plan,the challenges encountered, and the tremendous impact of the plan at two institutions. Speakers: Julianne Gassman, Laura Hill Rao

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May 2020

CANCELED: Presidents’ Engaged Campus Awards Luncheon

May 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Dr
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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This event brings together a variety of civic engagement stakeholders both to celebrate the good work already being done across the state and to consider ways of building on that work for greater impact. Date: May 5, 2020, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Registration starts at 11 a.m.) Location: Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden REGISTRATION This event is canceled. With questions or to sponsor a table: contact Carly Bahnsen at cbahnsen@compact.org or 515-207-0049 AGENDA 11:00 a.m. Registration opens 11:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony & Keynote The nomination process for this year is now open! Learn more here. Keynote Speaker: Marisol Morales, Vice President for Network Leadership, Campus Compact (see below) 1:30 p.m. Adjourn KEYNOTE SPEAKER Marisol Morales is an established leader in the field of community engagement and previously served as Director of the Office of Civic and Community Engagement at the University of La Verne. Morales will join Campus Compact in February of 2018 and leads Campus Compact’s efforts to increase inclusion, equity, and diversity internally and in higher education community…

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Building Student Dispositions for Community Engaged Learning

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The webinar is structured around siz dispositions that are particularly vital for community-engaged learning designed to promote critical thinking and social justice in students. Speakers: David Donahue, Star Plaxton-Moore

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High Impact Civic Learning Pedagogy

May 15 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Kirkwood Community College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Faculty are in a unique position to prepare students for their role in our democracy and as community leaders, but this outcome is often lost to more pressing academic and workforce needs. Yet, civic learning has multiple benefits. It is a high-impact pedagogy that, when done well, supports greater inclusion and success for all students. In this workshop, we will share a variety of tools, frames, and paths for effectively integrating civic learning into courses across disciplines. This will include ideas for political discussions, civic dialogue, civic engagement, community engagement, and more. The session will follow the course design process and link outcomes, activities, and assessment tools that meet a variety of needs and goals. Attendees will have the opportunity to brainstorm and develop a syllabus and/or course activities for the infusion of civic learning. They will leave with new ideas and fresh perspectives for effective strategies that enhance outcomes for all without increasing faculty workload. When: Friday, May 15,…

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June 2020

Community Engagement Professional Retreat

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - June 24 @ 2:00 pm
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus, 2710 S Country Club Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
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Campus Compact has a long history of creating spaces for personal and professional growth for those leading the public purpose of higher education. This retreat is designed by and for Community Engagement Professionals (CEPs) to carry on that tradition and create a unique reflective learning space. We are seeking to create a diverse group of attendees representing a variety of contexts, cultures, identities, and experiences to enhance learning, reflection and growth for all. See below for more information. Applications to attend due April 24, 2020. Retreat Goals:  Relax in a welcoming environment, recognizing that our work is challenging and requires time for reflection and recharging Create an inclusive learning community in which personal and professional experiences are honored Reflect on the gifts and passion participants bring to this work, and affirm their commitment to the field Expand participants’ capacity to deepen engagement across the institution, lead through times of change in higher education, and exercise leadership with an equity lens…

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November 2020

2020 Civic Action Academy

November 13 - November 14
Franklin Junior High School, 4801 Franklin Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50310 United States
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Save the Date! The 2020 Civic Action Academy will be held on November 13 and 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. For the fourth year in a row, this unique professional development opportunity will bring students from Iowa and Minnesota together to learn new ways of making a difference and building skills through civic and community engagement. Sessions will offer skill-building in civic action including philanthropy, leadership, dialogue, advocacy and more. Students will also have a chance to learn what others are doing on other campuses and network with peers. This year, the event will coincide with our first Social Changemaker Challenge, sponsored by Principal. Learn more here.

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2020 Social Changemaker Challenge

November 13
Franklin Junior High School, 4801 Franklin Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50310 United States
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Brought to you by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact and Principal Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact (IAMNCC) is excited to announce the 2020 Social Changemaker Challenge, funded by Principal. The Challenge is open to current college students in business or related majors interested in using emerging business skills to address complex social problems. Student teams will be supported in taking a systems-level approach to understanding the problem, identifying gaps, and proposing solutions. The Social Changemaker Challenge uses higher education’s human capital to create innovative solutions to complex social problems. It helps students get experience addressing complex social problems by demonstrating highly sought-after workforce skills like leadership, problem-solving, critical thinking, adaptability, and teamwork. Student teams will work with a local community or campus partner to submit an application to participate. The application will include a description of the problem and plans for the partnership. IAMNCC staff will select and invite student-community teams to the innovation challenge day. On the day of…

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