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2012 Outreach and Engagement Staff Workshop

Sunday, September 30, 2012, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Monday, October 1, 2012, 8:00am - 1:00pm

: $75 (Meals and all materials are included in the registration fee)

Led by peer practitioners with a keynote by David Weerts (University of Minnesota).

The Outreach and Engagement Staff Workshop 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, contact Katherine Loving at or (608) 263-5714




Important Dates

September 30, 2012
Pre-Conference Workshops & Events

October 1-3, 2012
13th Annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference



The University of Alabama

Center for Community-Based Partnerships

Office of Community Affairs

Bryant Conference Center

College of Continuing Studies