March 6-8, 2019
University of San Diego

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Wednesday, March 6

2:15pm PST

A Networked Campus Approach to Increase Student Voting
Only one in five eligible Stanford students (undergraduate, graduate, and postdocs) voted in the 2014 mid-term election. In partnership with TurboVote, in spring 2018 a campus effort was launched to inspire eligible students to register and get absentee ballots, to build a community message around the importance of voting, and to overcome obstacles to encourage our community to cast votes in the November elections. Together we created strategies engaging leadership, grassroots action, courses, and more. Come learn what made the difference and share your own ideas and lessons on increasing voting. We will share activities inspired by staff, faculty, and students toward a shared understanding of the importance of voting to the future of our democracy. Because "Democracy is NOT a Spectator Sport!"

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Brandon Kyle Williams

Cardinal Service Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Stanford University
As the Cardinal Service Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Brandon conducts campus-wide outreach and awareness activities, ensures a welcoming environment for students, and advises students on how to make service a distinctive feature of their Stanford experience. Brandon graduated... Read More →
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Megan Swezey Fogarty

Deputy Executive Director, Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University
Megan's career has centered on institutional efforts to expand higher education and K-12 service engagement, including supporting the launch of AmeriCorps in California. She leads communication, outreach, and fundraising strategy for Stanford University's civic action plan called... Read More →

Wednesday March 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:25pm PST

2:15pm PST

Boundary Spanning Leadership: Infusing a Civic Mission in Institutions
Boundary spanning leadership is the “ability to create direction, alignment and commitment across organizational boundaries in service of a higher vision or goal (Ernst & Chrobot-Mason).” At the nexus of institutional change for civic action lies the opportunity to utilize boundary leadership to effect change. This session's goals are to identify common boundaries which exist in higher education today and then explore and test out boundary spanning practices in leveraging your leadership such as buffering, reflecting, connecting, mobilizing, weaving and transforming.

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Char Gray-Sorensen

Director, Strategic Initiatives and Operations, CC of NY & PA
My 35 yr. career spans the faith-based, nonprofit, and higher education sectors as I've focused on building healthy organizations and relationships to enable people to thrive as they grow and learn. I'm interested in building capacity through leadership development, strategic partnerships... Read More →

Wednesday March 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:25pm PST
Thursday, March 7

10:00am PST

Building Competency & Exploring Diverse Pathways to Community Engaged Careers
In order to address complex issues and move toward a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable future, we need skilled and well-prepared civic engagement leaders and professionals. Have you ever wondered "How did that person get that position? What do I need to do to get that kind of job?" Our session will focus on conversation with a panel of community engagement professionals at different places in their careers, gleaning their thoughts on how to build a career in the higher education civic and community engagement field. In talking about our their career paths, presenters will discuss the competencies they developed in particular areas that are being covered by Campus Compact's new credential program for community engagement professionals. Each presenter will offer practical advice and share experiences, and time will be available for session attendees to ask tons of questions of the presenters. Come find out how to build your career and competency as a community and civic engagement professional.

Additional Information:
In choosing panelists for this session, we were intentional about bringing together practitioners from diverse backgrounds, each entering the field of “community engagement” from a unique trajectory. Each presenter will reflect on how their own positionality (as it relates to race, culture, class, gender, sexuality, professional status, etc.) has afforded them both opportunities and challenges as higher education community engagement professionals, and how they have negotiated questions of power, privilege, and difference in their collaborative work with partners both on and off campus. We will also ask them to explore the critical and ethical commitments that inspire them and whether (or to what extent) they have been able to root these commitments in their professional work and the activities they facilitate. Through these presentations and the Q&A that follows, we hope to be able to highlight that getting a job in the field does not require that one fit a particular mold, but rather that many ways of being and knowing bring individuals into the field and allow them to be effective in their roles advancing campus/community partnerships and democratic engagement. In fact, we will suggest that it is the diversity of experience and knowledges that make the entire field stronger.

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Heather Browning

Program Director, Emerson Fellowship: Transforming Dialogue into Action, Stanford University
Heather O. Browning is an educator and thought leader with over 10 years of experience in roles related to institutional diversity and inclusion within higher education. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from California State University, Long Beach, and Master... Read More →
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Clayton Hurd

Director, Professional Learning, Campus Compact
I'm a cultural anthropologist and public scholar with over 20 years experience developing and facilitating community-engaged learning and research programs at a range of higher education institutions. My areas of practice include faculty development, institutionalization of community... Read More →

Pilar Pacheco

Center Director, CSU Channel Islands

Andrea Tully

Community Engagement & Project Coordinator, San José State University Center for Community Learning & Leadership

Thursday March 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:10am PST

4:00pm PST

Votes and Ballots - Gamifying Voter Engagement Planning
The purpose of this workshop is to introduce a framework to institutionalize democratic engagement equitably across a campus community. Facilitators will cover the Strengthening American Democracy template for writing democratic engagement plans and its sections, Leadership, Commitment, Landscape, Goals, Strategy, Reporting, and Evaluation. Facilitators and participants will review Votes and Ballots, which has turned the template into worksheets, a strategy poster, and tactic cards. Facilitators will highlight issues of diversity and inclusion throughout the planning process and materials, such as using the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) to identify politically-marginalized segments of the campus community by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and field of study. Participants will leave with the knowledge and resources necessary to facilitate the Votes and Ballots activity themselves. Strengthening American Democracy was developed by the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition including All In, AASCU’s American Democracy Project, Campus Compact’s The Democracy Commitment, Campus Vote Project, NASPA, and Young Invincibles. Votes and Ballots was developed by Democracy Works and Maryland Institute College of Art and was field tested at 7 conveings in Tennessee, Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina. Facilitators will also reference Institutionalizing Voter Engagement, A Guide to Developing and Adopting Handbook Language.

Votes & Ballots materials are available here.

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Mike Burns

Director, Campus Vote Project
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Anjelica Smith

TurboVote Campus Outreach Lead, Democracy Works
Anjelica Smith is Campus Outreach Lead for TurboVote at Democracy Works, a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the idea that voting should fit the way we live. In her role as Campus Outreach Lead she works to sustain and grow the TurboVote higher education program... Read More →

Thursday March 7, 2019 4:00pm - 5:10pm PST
Friday, March 8

11:00am PST

Connecting the Work using the Civic Minded Graduate Framework
The Civic Leadership Workshop Series was born out of a partnership between Community Action Volunteers in Education, the Wildcat Leadership Institute - both programs of the within Student Affairs, and the Office of Civic Engagement which is housed in Undergraduate Education at Chico State. Motivating this partnership was an interest in connecting the work of volunteering with academic programs and also to pilot the promotion of the civic-minded graduate framework as a model for the campus. The Series consisted of five, faculty-led and facilitated workshops focusing on the concept of the civic-minded graduate, an emerging concept linking student’s identity, educational and civic experiences. Following each session, students were required to complete a brief assessment consisting of 4-5 learning outcomes as well as a reflection essay based on specific prompts by the faculty facilitator. An average of 35 students attended each session. Program evaluations indicate that overall the pilot program was effective in supporting students to consider how their academic work connects with both their community work and their developing identities – thus, the civic-minded graduate. Students shared deep insights and demonstrated excellent critical reflection on the concepts and ideas presented. An enhanced program will launch in the fall of 2018.


cathryn carkhuff

CAVE Program Coordinator, Associated Students CSU, Chico
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Susan Roll

Director of Civic Engagement, California State University, Chico
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Ann Schwab

Program Director, California State University, Chico
An alumna of Community Action Volunteers in Education’s (CAVE) Big Brother Big Sister program while an undergraduate at Chico State, Ann joined CAVE’s professional staff in 1999 and was named Program Director in 2015. CAVE’s mission is to provide Chico State students with meaningful... Read More →

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

11:00am PST

Finding Common Understanding and Purpose Through Dialogue
A Deliberative Dialogue Forum brings people together in a small gathering to deliberate about challenging public issues. The process is guided by a neutral moderator and a discussion guide that presents multiple approaches to addressing the problem. Deliberative Dialogue provides an effective framework for mutual understanding and a common purpose that allows people to discuss difficult issues, weigh options, and ultimately take action. This immersive moderator training includes an understanding of deliberation, an overview of the four components of a forum, and engagement in a practice forum. Participants receive strategies and sample questions for moderating a forum, as well as tips and tools for effective moderating. The goal is for participants to be able to take this knowledge back to their institutions or communities to use deliberative dialogues to bring people together. Since 2013, NC Campus Compact has promoted the use of deliberative dialogue as a tool for campuses to build citizens and community. We have trained nearly 500 faculty, staff, and students from 47 colleges and universities, plus community members, to moderate a deliberative dialogue forum.

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Leslie Garvin

Executive Director, North Carolina Campus Compact

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