Training and Consultation
The CSU Center for Community Engagement is pleased to offer a variety of training and support opportunities to campuses and organizations interested in developing and/or expanding student leadership opportunities in community engagement. While the Advancing Community Engagement With Student Leadership Manual and Workbook was designed as a “how to” that can be used independently, we have found that the additional support and guidance of our experienced staff, student leader mentors and project consultants makes a difference in the overall success of program development.
A variety of possible options are described below. Those interested in exploring possibilities should contact Judy Botelho, Director of the Center for Community Engagement to discuss training design and fees.
The Advancing Community Engagement With Student Leaders Manual and Workbook is ideally suited to bringing together several campus/organization teams who work with our consultants in a facilitated retreat over the course of 1-3 days. Not only will participants walk away with a deep understanding of possibilities, many aspects of program design will be completed by the end of the institute – all with the support and guidance of expert colleagues, experienced student leaders from CSU campuses and the peers who attend.
Our team has developed workshops ranging from 1.5 to 4 hours and presented them at conferences such as The Western Region Campus Compact Continuums of Service, US Social Forum and National Conference on Service and Volunteers. These sessions cover the basics of program design, motivations for working with students, and an orientation to the Advancing Community Engagement With Student Leadership Manual and Workbook.
For those who want to make the most of technology, the CCE is able to transform in-person training opportunities into a webinar format through Elluminate. Team members will not only receive instruction and materials from our consultants, they will be able to develop materials online and ask questions in an interactive format.
Individual Consultation and Campus Support
In addition to formal training opportunities, CCE project staff can be hired to assist with specific aspects of your program design. This can range from several hours of focused problem solving to site visits that provide specialized training and support for your individual campus needs.
The CSU Center for Community Engagement gratefully acknowledges the Surdna Foundation for its generous and visionary support of The Next Stage: Boosting Service Learning to New Heights, three-year grant initiative.