Upcoming professional development opportunities for faculty and staff
April 3, 2020 Community-Engaged Scholarship Write-In
May 1, 2020 Community-Engaged Scholarship Write-In
May 1, 2020 Community Conversations: Partnership Exploration
June 1-5, 2020 Summer Intensive on Community-Engaged Scholarship
Other Learning Opportunities
The Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop, which takes place in conjunction with the annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference each fall, is an intensive professional development program for advanced doctoral students and early career faculty from across the U.S. and around the world. It provides participants with background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring, and presentations designed to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community engaged scholarship. Selection for the Workshop is competitive. Participants must be nominated and must submit a proposal for a community engaged research project in order to be considered.
The MSU EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI) at the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development is building a new economic development ecosystem, leveraging higher education assets to support the co-creation, co-application, and dissemination of innovative economic development strategies that promise to yield high-growth entrepreneurship, job creation, and economic innovation throughout the state of Michigan.
MSU's office of Communication and Brand Strategy offers monthly workshops to give Michigan State University faculty and academic staff the foundations needed to better communicate research and scholarly work in a succinct and public manner, as well as providing tools and hands-on exercises to help refine communications skills.
The Michigan State University Extension designed its Facilitative Leadership Workshops to help participants build and strengthen the skills and personal confidence necessary to lead and facilitate productive meetings. The goal is to provide participants with a practical hands-on experience using group facilitation tools and techniques in order to work more effectively with business work teams and community organizations.
The Outreach and Engagement Practitioners Workshop, which also takes place in conjunction with the annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference each fall, is designed for university staff, non-tenure-track faculty, and community partners who facilitate, manage, direct, and administer ongoing projects, programs, services, research, and relationships between institutions of higher education and community partners. These professionals span the boundaries between campus and communities and have an emerging professional identity and a unique set of strengths and challenges that will be addressed in this workshop.
Organized by the Indiana Campus Compact in collaoration with other institutions, Pen to Paper is an annual academic writing retreat designed to provide time, space, and resources to guide faculty, professional staff, graduate students, and community partners working on (or planning for) journal manuscripts related to service and community engagement.