March 6-8, 2019
University of San Diego

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Contemplative Practice [clear filter]
Wednesday, March 6

3:45pm PST

How to Become Empathy Focused and Bring Change to the World
Bringing together varying backgrounds and expertise, representatives from two of UCI’s community partners Corazon and Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano together with staff from the UCI School of Social Ecology Field Study Program, address how students benefit from learning about empathy through hands-on experiences in classrooms, volunteering, community and civic engagement or service-learning. Come together for a conversation to discuss best practices, practical application, and inspiration. Empathy is a skill that is not inherit to everyone but a soft skill everyone benefits from. We want to educate and support the growth of our students learning experiences to develop and exhibit empathy. This session will include self-reflection, discussion as a group, while being interactive and encouraging participants to have one actionable item that they can measure and take away with them.“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and help them become what they are capable of being”—Goethe

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Lauren Cissel

US Operations Manager, Corazón, Inc
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Tamara Manson

Missions.Me empowers people to change the world and has successfully hosted thousands of people on life-transforming missions experiences. Missions.Me has successfully organized large scale outreaches in numerous cities across the nations. On our trips we work towards national reconciliation... Read More →

Alex Serna

Executive Director, Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano
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Ashley Vikander

Field Study Director, UC Irvine School of Social Ecology

Wednesday March 6, 2019 3:45pm - 4:55pm PST
KIPJ 219
Thursday, March 7

11:30am PST

Race and Community Engagement: Building Our Capacity to Listen, Reflect, Discuss and Act
Through this session we hope to further the conversation about race in the field of community engagement and allow for two separate and simultaneous spaces where colleagues can reflect on how race impacts them personally, interpersonally and institutionally. One space will be for white identified participants, facilitated by white facilitators (Koth and Cotterman). One space will be for POC, facilitated by POC (Nondabula and Loggins). Ideally, the spaces will run concurrently and be near each other at the conference site. The goal of the white identified group is to engage with white identified colleagues in a process around understanding how race and racism impacts them, and their work in the field of community engagement. We will explore how frequently white dominant culture negatively impacts our work and our ability to be positive agents of change. The goal of the POC group is to engage with POC colleagues to uplift ways of knowing and being that are largely overlooked and unappreciated in the field of community engagement. Through storytelling, reflecting, and learning we will challenge and better equip ourselves to use community engagement as a tool to combat racism and lift up visions and practices that foster racial equity.

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Karin Cotterman

Director of Engage San Francisco, University of San Francisco
Karin Cotterman directs Engage San Francisco, an intentional, systematic and transformative university-community initiative focused on achieving community-identified outcomes supporting children, youth and families in the Western Addition through student learning, research and teaching... Read More →
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Kent Koth

Executive Director, Seattle University Center for Community Engagement
Kent Koth is the founding director of the Seattle University Center for Community Engagement. Through this role Kent leads the Seattle University Youth Initiative, a long-term commitment by Seattle University faculty, staff and students from all disciplines to join with parents, the... Read More →
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John Loggins

Director of Community Engaged Learning, University of San Diego
John Loggins the Director of Community Engaged Learning in the Karen and Tom Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness and Social Action at the University of San Diego. John works collaboratively as part of a team responsible for ensuring that USD is a global and national leader as... Read More →
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Nolizwe Nondabula

Associate Director, Engage San Francisco, University of San Francisco
Nolizwe (they/them) joined the McCarthy Center team in 2016 and currently serves as the Associate Director of Programs and Partnerships for Engage San Francisco. They additionally sit on the steering committee of the Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project (BLMP), a project fiscally sponsored... Read More →

Thursday March 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:40pm PST
Friday, March 8

11:00am PST

Engaging Alumni in Supporting Students Involved in Public Service
Over the last decade, Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service has honed techniques of engaging alumni as a resource for students engaged in public service. Alumni experience and wisdom can provide students with potential career roadmaps and connections. In addition, local alumni can help acclimate students to life in a new city. For the alumni, the chance to engage with students provides an exciting connection to their alma mater as they support summer internships preparation and reflection, provide advising, and serve as course resources. Alumni are gratified to share their experiences with students who strive to improve the world. In this session, participants will learn about and share effective strategies for alumni engagement in campus service programs.

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Peggy Propp

Senior Program Director, Outreach and Engagement, Stanford University
As Outreach and Engagement Senior Program Director, Peggy Propp manages all aspects of student outreach and awareness, the Haas Center’s alumni engagement programs, and special events or projects as assigned. She provides strategy and guidance on special communication activities... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:10pm PST