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Community Engagement Certificate


Professional Development Community Engagement Certificate

The Office of Community Relations, the Engaged Learning Office, and the Thayne Center for Student Life, Leadership, and Community Engagement are excited to offer a new Community Engagement Professional Development Certificate for Faculty and Staff starting fall 2023. The purpose of the certificate is to help foster community partnerships by sharing partner spaces and learning how to best engage with them. As faculty and staff build connections within the community and foster deeper college-community partnerships, the College, our students, and our communities will benefit.

Over three, one-hour sessions, the Community Engagement Professional Development Certificate provides examples of engagement frameworks and introduces institutional tools that support reciprocal and effective partnerships.

Staff and faculty can attend one, two, or all workshops.If you are seeking a certificate, you must attend all three workshops. Those who attend all 3 workshops and submit the provided reflection form after each workshop will earn a Professional Development Community Engagement Certificate.

2023-2024 Schedule

Workshop 1: Definitions, Principles and Values of Community Engagement, Nov. 13 at VOA-Redwood Resource Center.
Workshop 2: Infrastructure and Support Systems, Feb. 26, 2024 at Comunidades Unidas.
Workshop 3: Assessment and Impact of Community Engagement, March 18, 2024 Boys and Girls Club, Murray.

These workshops are designed for faculty and staff building or managing curricular, cocurricular, and outreach partnerships. The training is open to all staff and faculty members but is specifically designed for staff and faculty interested in developing and strengthening partnerships or who are manager level and below.

Sign up opens each fall and is available in MySLCC under Employee Training (non-required) and search under the Community Relations department. Register for each workshop separately. Space is limited. Registration is required. Attendees can drive themselves to the partner location or transportation will be provided from the Redwood Campus to partner locations.

Please contact Katie Larsen, Community Relations Coordinator at x 3843 or with questions.