Nurturing Community Engagement in Higher Education
This particular two day program is designed to support universities and colleges with establishing and cultivating effective community engagement activities; participants will be presented with various community engagement models and systems and will explore ways in which community engagement is planned and integrated in line with their institution’s strategic directions and within the various activities of the institution to create the real impact. They will also have the opportunity to reflect on and assess their own institutional community engagement activities and define in accordance improvement plans.In addition,participants will discuss different strategies to develop partnerships with the community and will look at how to get different stakeholders buy in. Methods and mechanisms to assess community engagement impact will also be considered in the context of the institution.
This program is addressed at senior management and those in charge for initiating, leading and managing community engagement activities within their respective institution, schools or colleges including but not limited to Vice Presidents for Community Outreach, Deans of Schools and Colleges, Directors of Continuing Education and staff within career advising and placement units among others.