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June 2023

Practicing Democracy: Educators Workshop

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave
St Paul, MN 55105 United States
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Practicing Democracy: A toolkit for educating civic professionals

Join us for this FREE workshop hosted by St. Catherine University and Iowa and Minnesota Campus Compact. The event will be facilitated by Nick Longo from Providence College, who authored the Practicing Democracy toolkit. Registration is limited to 50 people. The workshop will offer practical strategies for embedding civic engagement across the curriculum and will help educators: create opportunities for students to engage in critical reflection create opportunities for students to connect across difference prepare to facilitate inclusive and participatory problem-solving work with students to become "civic professionals" The workshop will be held in the President's Dining Room, 3rd floor in the Coeur de Catherine building. Guests will not need a parking pass to park in the O'Shaughnessy lot: https://www.stkate.edu/about/visit-campus.

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November 2023

Civic Action Academy

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - November 11 @ 4:00 pm
Grinnell College, 1115 8th Ave
Grinnell, IA 50112 United States
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The 2023 Civic Action Academy will be held on November 10-11 in Grinnell, IA at Grinnell College. This professional development opportunity will bring students from Iowa and Minnesota together to learn new ways of making a difference and building skills through civic and community engagement. Sessions will offer skill-building in civic action including philanthropy, leadership, dialogue, advocacy, and more. Students will also have a chance to learn what others are doing on other campuses and network with peers. Dr. Tania D. Mitchell and Dr. Kesho Scott as our keynote speakers for the 2023 Civic Action Academy. They will also provide workshops for our faculty and staff on Saturday, November 11. Their talks will focus on equity work in the field of higher education and community/civic engagement. More details about the theme will be shared later this summer. Read Dr. Scott's bio here and Dr. Mitchell's bio here. Additionally, Shannon Stober of Jump Start Training & Development will lead an intensive student leader workshop on Friday…

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