Upcoming professional development opportunities for faculty and staff

June 3-7, 2024 Summer Intensive on Community-Engaged Scholarship

June 14, 2024 Community-Engaged Scholarship Write-In

July 12, 2024 Community-Engaged Scholarship Write-In

August 2, 2024 Community-Engaged Scholarship Write-In

October 24-25, 2024 Community-Engaged Scholarship Fall Writing Retreat

November 12, 2024 MSU Broader Impacts Conference 2024

Other Learning Opportunities

Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop

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.

MSU Center for Regional Economic Innovation: Regional Economic Innovation Webinar Series

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.

University Communications: Communicating Beyond Journals and Peers

MSU University Communications has resources and tools 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.

MSU Extension: Facilitative Leadership Workshops

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.

Outreach and Engagement Practitioners Network Workshop

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.

Pen to Paper Writing Retreat

Pen to Paper is an 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. The Community-Engaged Alliance is committed to supporting engaged scholars through every stage of the publishing process. The two and a half-day retreat provides participants with time to discuss ideas with and receive feedback from journal editors, receive mentoring from senior faculty coaches, share ideas with peers, and write. Each year attendance is intentionally kept to a minimum in order to foster personal connections between participants and their journal editors and senior faculty coaches.

UCF Downtown Engaged Scholarship Lectures

These are lectures by visiting faculty and other special guests who have expertise in community-engaged scholarship, with focus on research, teaching, outreach, and institutional design. All sessions are recorded and posted online for future viewing. All sessions are on Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST.