Invite from the Center for Community Learning at Western Washington University
Please join us for free, upcoming Community Engagement Fellows programs in April and May!
Learning Together Trainings (April 12-16)
The Learning Together Training Sessions focus on poignant issues and needed skill sets of our time, including acknowledging indigenous land, sustainability and resiliency, intergenerational dialog, equitable teams and meetings, listening, healthy partnerships, social learning leadership, and more!
See the session schedule, descriptions, and facilitators on the Learning Together Trainings Page.
Sessions are designed as interactive social learning spaces. Be ready to explore new ideas, meet new people, and share your wisdom and experiences on these topics! Participation is free and open to all, and will be conducted via Zoom. Participants can sign up using this simple Google Form: Sign-up for Learning Together Trainings
CEF: Beyond Boundaries (April 21-May 27)
In response to the pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement, in February we launched a new program called CEF: Beyond Boundaries to more explicitly forge partnerships that transcend geographical, political, and sociocultural boundaries.
We hope you will sign up for the April-May edition of CEF: Beyond Boundaries, and spread the word! See words of encouragement from past participants below.
Fellows will join in a series of six 75-minute facilitated weekly meetings on Zoom starting April 21 and ending May 27. There are four cohort meeting time options, so you can more easily find a time that works for you.
During our highly interactive meetings, we will discuss the design of healthy collaborations and support each other in advancing our work through activities like Design Clinics. We value listening, reflection, and practical action. You’ll get no homework or assigned readings. Our meeting topics will be:
- Week 1: Why Engagement?
- Why are you drawn to build new collaborations beyond boundaries?
- Week 2: Preparing the Self
- What do you need to keep in mind about yourself as you engage?
- Week 3: Forming Lasting Partnerships
- When challenges arise, how will you and partners respond?
- Week 4: Integrating Your Work
- How can new collaborations support your work holistically?
- Week 5: Defining Success
- Where will new collaborations take you and your partners?
- Week 6: Building Support
- Who will champion the collaborative work over time?
CEF: Beyond Boundaries is free and open to all. We hope to gather people living in many different places and of diverse backgrounds, and that participants include those working in higher education, tribal and non-tribal governments, non-profits, libraries, P-12 schools, and other community organizations.
To sign up, please complete this simple form by April 16: Sign up for CEF: Beyond Boundaries
Please send questions about these exciting programs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are grateful to the hundreds of people who have helped CEF flourish and continue to thrive despite the pandemic. We welcome these new opportunities to work with you. Please spread the word.
Community Engagement Fellows is a free public service of Western Washington University. If you’d rather not get nice emails like this, just send a note to Travis.
“In a year of Zoom meeting after Zoom webinar, this actually was the most helpful, enlightening, and inspiring meeting/communities that I’ve been a part of. It really helped me improve my leadership, communication, and collaboration skills and given me ideas that I’ve already been implementing into my college’s programs. -Bradley Hartsell, Emory & Henry College