CCEL Workshops

Build your community partnership and project development skills through a variety of workshops designed to help you understand community assets, project budgets, and working ethically with communities.

About the workshops

What does it take to build and contribute to meaningful and valuable community-based projects and learning experiences? Find out through a variety of workshops designed to promote ethical community engagement, and equip you with the skills to create and deliver projects and initiatives.

Topics include understanding community assets, strengthening community partnerships, scoping a community-based project, creating a strategic project budget, and facilitating conversations. These workshops are open to everyone. They provide participants with a great environment to explore social impact opportunities in and with the community, and to network with students across campus.

Workshop offerings

These workshops may be requested by faculty, staff, and student clubs or groups. Workshops can be leveraged as a developmental opportunity for student leaders, embedded within a course, or as part of an event.

All workshops are available both in-person and virtually. Please see the workshop details below.

Asset Based Community Development

Participants will learn techniques to build from community strengths, and explore a strengths-based approach to social change.

Ethics of Changemaking

Participants will learn strategies for ethical community engagement, to support their efforts to create meaningful social change.

Roots of Change

Participants will develop skills in analyzing complex social issues to create positive change.

Storytelling for Change

Participants will look at the role that stories play in social change, and will learn about the power of stories as a strategy to move people to action.

Applying for a Grant

Participants will learn techniques to build a successful grant application for an on or off campus community project, using a case study or their own project ideas.

Community Action: Self Exploration

Participants will look understand their individual viewpoints by reflecting on personal values, skills, and identities as a basis for community action. Participants will explore community action as a space, opportunity and personal journey.