Workshops

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, and many are available through asynchronous/self-directed modules. 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.

More Workshops

Applying for a Grant

Applying for a Grant

Learn techniques to build a successful grant application  

Description

Learn techniques to build a successful grant application for an on or off campus community project. Learn and practice the key components of grant application using a case study or your own project idea.

Learning Objectives

• Understand key terms of a grant application and budget.
• Identify the key elements of preparing for and creating a successful grant application.
• Practically interpret and assign budget line items, develop a work back plan, and an opportunity statement.  

Length: 110 min

Virtual Availability: Synchronous

Community Action: Self Exploration

Community Action: Self Exploration

Harness your passions and strengths to create change

Description

Understand 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.

Learning Objectives

• Explore the different roles and identities you have, outside of being a student at UBC.
• Identify ways you are connected to local communities. 
• Learn to make connections between your own interests, values, and opportunities for community engagement in Vancouver. 

Length: 60 min. Also available as a 105 minute workshop, combined with Community Action: Vancouver Exploration.

Virtual Availability: Synchronous, Asynchronous (Self-directed)

Community Action: Vancouver Exploration

Community Action: Vancouver Exploration

Learn about local Vancouver issues to ground your UBC experience

Description

Participants will collaborate to demystify local Vancouver issues and communities through a mapping exercise. Participants will explore techniques to challenge assumptions, be an informed community member and learn from the community.

Learning Objectives

• Explore strategies to better understand the complexities of community.
• Learn skills to challenge assumptions about local communities.
• Apply tools to help challenge assumptions about community. 

Length: 60 min. Also available as a 105 minute workshop, combined with Community Action: Self Exploration.

Virtual Availability: Synchronous

Facilitating Community Conversations

Facilitating Community Conversations

Develop skills to lead community consultations and events

Description

Note that the content for this workshop is co-developed and customized by the requestor and CCEL staff member to meet the groups needs. So please request the workshop 3-4 weeks in advance.

Participants will develop skills to prepare for an upcoming event, dialogue, consultation, project or other engagement with off-campus community members. Topics may include: intent and impact, introductory facilitation skills, conscientious and inclusive facilitation strategies, intentional event design or building space techniques. 

Learning Objectives

• Co-developed based on workshop design. 
• Enable participants to enter into community dialogues, events, consultations or planning with enhanced skills in facilitation. 
• Participants will strengthen their ability to lead, collaborate and facilitate with and within the community.

Length: Customized. 
Virtual Availability: Synchronous

Virtual Facilitation 101: Fostering Connection and Building Space Online

Virtual Facilitation 101: Fostering Connection and Building Space Online

Develop virtual facilitation skills to facilitate meetings, workshops, events, and classes.

Description

Note that the content for this workshop is co-developed and customized by the requestor and CCEL staff member to meet the groups needs. So please request the workshop 3-4 weeks in advance.

Have you needed to facilitate or lead any conversations online? Join us for this virtual facilitation workshop as we explore facilitation tools, tips, and techniques to use in virtual conversations, events and programs. This workshop will support you in creating an equitable and engaging space to build relationships and connect with your peers.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will strengthen their ability to create an engaging virtual space
  • Participants will examine and utilize digital techniques to foster conversations and focus collaboration
  • Participants will recognize the importance of equity and accessibility in planning their virtual facilitations.

Length: Customized. 
Virtual Availability: Synchronous

Non-Profits: Role, Impact and You

Non-Profits: Role, Impact and You

Explore non-profits’ and your role in community change.

Description

This workshop will surface assumptions about non-profits and explore how to use assumptions as a starting point for learning about an organization, issue areas and ourselves. Understand the role non-profits play in our society and build strategies to get the most from your community placement.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the environment of the non-profit sector and its role in society
  • Assess complexities of the non-profit sector and the effect on their community placement
  • Understand strategies to build an action plan that outlines respectful and productive ways to engage during a community placement
  • Understand community and the non-profit sector as a place of learning

Length: 90 min

Virtual Availability: Synchronous, Asynchronous (Self-directed)