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Outreach and Community Engagement Staff Network

Outreach and Engagement Staff Workshop

A Preconference Event of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium Annual Conference

October 5 - 6, 2014
Edmonton, Alberta

Offered in conjunction with the 2014 Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference, the Outreach and Engagement Staff Workshop (OESW) will be held from Sunday, October 5th (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) through Monday, October 6th, 2014 (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).

The OESW is designed for university staff and non-tenure-track faculty members who, in roles distinct from those of tenure-track faculty, facilitate and manage ongoing projects, programs, services, research and relationships with community partners. These professionals span the boundaries between campus and community and have an emerging professional identity and a unique set of strengths and challenges that will be addressed in this workshop. Because of the overlap in roles, skills and values, "boundary spanners" who facilitate community-university partnerships on behalf of community organizations are also welcome to attend.

This preconference workshop will:

  • engage participants in exploring the common roles, skills and values of successful community-university boundary spanners;
  • deliver tools and resources for addressing key challenges;
  • provide a venue for practitioners to establish visibility and a voice in the field of community-university partnerships; and
  • strengthen intercampus engagement networks for learning, resource sharing, problem solving and collaboration.

To learn more about the OESW or the Outreach and Community Engagement Staff Network, contact OESW Chair Katherine Loving at kaloving@uhs.wisc.edu or (608) 263-5714.