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.


Webinar 1:
A masterpiece imagined: envisioning your future community engagement

August 8, 2017 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm ET
August 9, 2017 | 11:00am - 12:00pm ET

  • 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

Webinar 2:
Preparing your palette: organizing your tools

September 6, 2017 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm ET
September 7, 2017  | 11:00am - 12:00pm ET

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

Webinar 3:
Critical acclaim! Ensuring institutional ownership

October 30, 2017 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
November 2, 2017 | 11:00am - 12:30pm ET

  • Identify who else needs to endorse or contribute to the work to be done
  • Connect all who can benefit with data
  • Empower your partners:
    • Institutional Research
    • University Relations
    • Administrative leadership


Choose if you would like to register for one or both of the webinars. You will be able to pick the days/times during the registration process.

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Make the Most of your webinar(s)!

  • Convene a team to learn together. Provide popcorn!
  • Integrate the webinar(s) into your fall professional development schedule.
  • Use the webinar(s) as a foundation for the Charting a Course Institute and/or the Carnegie Workshop.