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

All students are welcome!

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. Six sessions will be offered each semester. 

* Note* Once registered, attendees will be emailed a confirmation email and a reminder email 48 hours in advance of the session.

 

REGISTER

 

PATHWAYS OF PUBLIC SERVICE
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 6pm (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409

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 22, 2021 - 6pm (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409

Rochelle Yancey, Associate Site Manager, 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 5, 2021 - 6pm (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409

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.

VALUE-BASED LEADERSHIP
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 6pm (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409

Will Brummett, Program Manager, Co-Curricular Service

This workshop will explore the importance of naming and claiming your most important values as a social change leader, especially in a time of social upheaval and uncertainty. Practices on grounding ourselves in our values even when it's the hardest will be discussed, and leaders will walk away with a deeper understanding of themselves and what values they want to center in their work.

 

CULTIVATING CIVIC IDENTITY
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 7pm (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409

Dr. Rachel Talbert, Nashman Fellow

DC has a variety of hands-on learning opportunities for you to learn about and engage with DC, learn about ways in which you can engage fully while at GW with local and federal government no matter what your major.

 

LEADERSHIP FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 7PM (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409

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.

SPRING 2022 DIALOGUES

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY BUILDING  (VIRTUAL)
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 7pm (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409

Dr. Rachel Talbert, Nashman Fellow
 

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

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AS EQUITY WORK (VIRTUAL)
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 6pm at Nashman Center Conference Room 409

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  (VIRTUAL)
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 6pm (EST) Virtual (Register and Zoom Link will be sent out later)

Will Brummett, Program Manager, 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.
 

ANCs and Local Governance 

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 – 5:30pm (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409

Natasha Dupee, ANC leader and GW staff and alum 

Washington, DC has a unique hyperlocal governance structure designed to provide equitable representation across all the city’s neighborhoods. Learn more about the Area Neighborhood Commissioners and realities of local government and neighborhoods.

 

DIGITAL STORYTELLING FOR SOCIAL IMPACT
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 6pm (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409

Alicia Cagle, Program Manager, Math Matters and Ayman Rahman, 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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