Pieces to Masterpiece:
Crafting your Community Engagement Story

A three-part webinar series facilitated by Dr. Emily Janke, Director, Institute for Community and Economic Engagement, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (bio)

Illuminating your institution's portrait of community engagement and public service activities is about more than gaining recognition for good work that has already been done. Understanding the full scope and depth of who is doing what, where, when, with whom, to what ends is also an effective organizational change strategy to increase the practice and legitimacy of community engagement as scholarly work.

Join Dr. Emily Janke and TreeTop Commons to explore theory-driven strategies to build a shared and collective campus-wide conversation about the role and value of community engagement in meeting institutional priorities including enrollment, hiring, diversity, and fundraising. Learn about strategies to collect information that allow you to understand your institutional portrait, and why systems to track and measure community engagement activities are strategically invaluable in revealing your institution's "masterpiece" as a community-engaged institution.

These webinars will be made available until June 30, 2018, at which point they will expire.



A Masterpiece Imagined: Envisioning your Future Community Engagement

  • Project a future desired community engagement image: Process as intervention
  • Navigate the dilemma of terms and institutional context
  • Craft your plan and define your team


Preparing your Palette: Organizing your Tools

  • Design your unique institutional process to develop the data you want
  • Avoid political (and personal) burnout by being strategic
  • Develop your data systems


Critical Acclaim! Ensuring Institutional Ownership
Special Guests:

  • Jodi Pettazzoni, Director, Office of Assessment and Accreditation SACSCOC Liaison, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (bio)
  • Jeff Shafer, Associate Vice Chancellor of Communications, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (bio)
  • Paul Pribbenow, President, Augsburg University (October 30th only) (bio)
  • Richard Guarasci, President, Wagner College (November 2nd only) (bio)
  • Kevin Bott, Dean for Civic Engagement, Wagner College (November 2nd only) (bio)

Key Learning Outcomes of the webinar:

  • Understand the importance of crafting an institution's community engagement story
  • Identify what information is most valuable to different audiences/offices
  • Prepare to assist campus audiences/offices utilize the information they receive about community engagement

Make the Most of your webinar(s)!

  • Convene a team to learn together. Provide popcorn!
  • Integrate the webinar(s) into your office or center's professional development schedule for faculty and staff.