About the Community Engagement Conference
The Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement and the Community Engagement Core host an annual Community Engagement Conference, putting focus on a particular community engaged or community-relevant topic or theme while bringing together academic and community partners for discussion, education and action. In sessions to facilitate education, networking, recognition and promotion of Community Engagement we aim to strengthen community and academic collaboration around health by exploring and growing our common ground to improve the lives of Wisconsin Communities.
Past Community Engagement Conferences
Growing as a Leader through Community Engagement
MCW's Office of Community Engagement hosted their fall conference on Thursday, November 1, 2018. The conference kicked off with keynote speaker, Becca Berkey, PhD, Director of Service-Learning at Northeastern University, speaking on "Building and Sustaining a Culture of Engagement: The Role of Individuals as a Creative Catalyst for Professional Development and Institutional Change." Attendees explored how community engagement provides opportunities for developing leadership potential, as good leaders and effective community-engaged professionals share many of the same qualities. During the Community Engagement Fall Conference, attendees explored these commonalities across the community-academic partnership spectrum.