Pre-Conference Workshops

Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop (EESW)

September 30 - October 1, 2018

This intensive professional development program provides advanced doctoral students and early career faculty with background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring, and presentations designed to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community engaged scholarship. Participation in the Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop (EESW) is limited and interested applicants must be nominated to be considered for this workshop.

Learn more and apply on the EESW website.

If application is selected, register for EESW Pre-Conference and Full Conference on the main registration site and select the EESW Fee.

Leadership of Engagement 2018: An Engagement Academy Executive Seminar

*Full--Registration Closed*
October 1, 2018

Designed for senior administrators and faculty responsible for building capacity for public engagement, this year the Engagement Scholarship Consortium will host the Engagement Academy to develop the knowledge and competencies required to successfully lead engagement at the unit and institutional level. 

The content will include the latest in international best practices and literatures on the subject of leadership in community engagement, as well as the skills needed to implement changes. Through case studies and analytical tools, participants will develop the ability to "frame" and "reframe" engagement leadership to more effectively embed public engagement in their institution's teaching, research, and service missions.

This Engagement Academy will be taught by:

  • Barbara A. Holland, researcher and consultant, Holland Consulting
  • Lorilee R. Sandmann, professor emerita, Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy, University of Georgia
  • David J. Weerts, associate professor, Higher Education and Faculty Director, Office for Public Engagement, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Outreach and Engagement Practitioners Network (OEPN) Workshop

October 1, 2018

The OEPN preconference workshop 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. Because of the overlap in roles, skills, and values, all "boundary spanners" who facilitate community-university partnerships are welcome and encouraged to attend.

View the pre-conference schedule-at-a-glance

Learn more on the OEPN website.

Pre-College and Youth Programming Workshop

October 1, 2018

The 4th national Pre-College and Youth Programming Workshop will focus on the role of postsecondary institutions in providing a wide range of youth programming and access to universities. This workshop will explore ways in which universities and institutions, through youth programs, have had an impact on student decisions to enroll in postsecondary programs.  Topics that will be included in the workshop include: Pre-College Programming Model: 25 Dimensions | A Beta-Test Study; youth safety and legal implications of pre-college work on college and university campuses; registration systems and resources; community programs and connections; and evaluation methods. All participants will receive a workbook and training materials to continue to advancing their knowledge and skills.

The workshop is designed for postsecondary education administrators, faculty, staff, and graduate students; program directors and coordinators (GEAR UP, Upward Bound, Trios, etc.); K-12 teachers, counselors, and administrators; and, community representatives interested in the role of pre-college and youth development programs.