We invite you to strengthen your civic leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills join the Nashman Center at our Civic Leadership Dialogues!

Civic Leadership Dialogues consist of workshops, informational sessions and casual dialogues on various topics including active citizenship, advocacy, leadership, diversity, equity and other related topics. We focus on the overarching theme of inclusive excellence. Three to four sessions will be offered each semester.

 

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PATHWAYS OF PUBLIC SERVICE

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 7pm (EST) via Webex

Amy Cohen, Executive Director, Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service

This workshop will focus on the Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement and how students can engage in each pathway on and off campus. The Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement describe a range of possibilities by which we can make a contribution to the common good.

 

INCLUSIVE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 6pm (EST) via Webex

Rochelle Yancey, Associate Site Manger, Jumpstart

This session will provide an overview of inclusive recruitment and retention strategies in order to diversify your team and effectively collaborate and communicate in ways that appreciate multiple perspectives.

 

ENTERING COMMUNITIES RESPECTFULLY: IMPLICIT BIAS IN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 6pm (EST) via Zoom

Caleb Torres, Associate Manager, Jumpstart 

This workshop will introduce the principles and practices for thoughtfully engaging with communities, including motivations, impact of social identities, and strategies for engaging in reciprocal, ethical, and respectful ways.

 

CLAIMING YOUR VALUES IN VOLATILE TIMES

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 7pm (EST) via Zoom

Will Brummett, Program Manager, Co-Curricular Service

This ethical reasoning workshop will explore the importance of naming and claiming your most important values in a time of social upheaval and uncertainty. Practices on grounding ourselves in our values even when it's the hardest will be discussed.

 

CULTIVATING CIVIC IDENTITY

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 7pm (EST) via Zoom

Dr. Rachel Talbert, Graduate Fellow, Community Engaged Scholarship

What is civic identity? How do you build it? This workshop will examine space/placed based identity and group identity in civic engagement.

 

LEADERSHIP FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 7pm (EST) via Zoom

Dr. Wendy Wagner, Director, Community Engaged Scholarship
This workshop will discuss the Social Change Model of Leadership and demonstrate how to apply the "7 C's" of leadership development for social change.

 

ADVOCACY ETHICS

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 12pm (EST) via Zoom

Peter Loge, Associate Professor, School of Media and Public Affairs, Director of External Relations, and Director of the Project on Ethics in Political Communication

Advocates and leaders know that leadership and social change require effective advocacy. Does that advocacy come with ethical considerations? Does how you make the case matter as much as the case you're making? Join Peter Loge for a discussion about what, if any, ethical responsibility you have as a communicator. Peter Loge is an associate professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs, has more than 25 years of experience in politics and strategic communication, and is the founder of the Project on Ethics in Political Communication.

 

SPRING 2021

 

REMOTE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 7pm (EST) TBD

Dr. Rachel Talbert, Graduate Fellow, Community Engaged Scholarship

Distance away from campus, or inability to meet in person doesn’t mean you have to stop your engagement with community partners or community engaged scholarship. We’ll cover supports that the Nashman Center has for community engaged work with courses, internships and research while reviewing best practices for remote work.

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AS EQUITY WORK

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 6pm (EST) TBD

Charity Eddleman, Program Manager, School and Community Partnerships

How does community engagement contribute to equity work? This session will explore the intersections of community engagement and how community-based programs and services focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion can make a deeper impact.

 

ETHICAL LEADERSHIP

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 6pm (EST) TBD

Jovanni Mahonez, Assistant Director and Will Brummett, Co-Curricular Service

Why is ethical leadership important when serving in the D.C. community? And how does one practice ethical leadership in community engagement work? Come to this interactive workshop to learn of the importance of ethical leadership in community engagement work, discover what an ethical leadership framework can look like, and put to the test your own ethical leadership skills by working through real ethical dilemma scenarios within community engagement. This workshop will be informative, interactive, and reflective for all who attend.

 

ARTS AND ADVOCACY

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 6pm (EST) TBD

Aselin Flowers, Director, ArtReach GW at THEARC

Artist and activists often intersect and this session will focus on how arts and arts-based programs can be used to advocate for sustainable community change and impact.

 

WELLNESS, SERVICE, AND SOCIAL INNOVATION

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 6pm (EST) TBD

Dania Castro, Program Manager, Service and Social Innovation

As changemakers we are fully immersed in being of service to others and finding solutions to some of society’s most challenging problems. This discussion will dive into how service is a form of wellness and tangible tools on how to prioritize your personal wellness in order to be of service to the communities around you.

 

DIGITAL STORYTELLING FOR SOCIAL IMPACT

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 6pm (EST) TBD

Jovanni Mahonez, Assistant Director and Alexis Simms, Graduate Assistant, Web and Communications

As leaders involved in community engagement it is important to understand the power of storytelling to educate and inspire people. Join us as we discuss insights and ideas from storytellers and thought leaders from different fields and apply these best practices to community engagement.

 

Questions?

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