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Service-Learning Director Leadership Institute

  About the Program

Virginia Tech is pleased to present Service-Learning Director Leadership Institute, in Roanoke, Virginia, home of the Engagement Academy for University Leaders, endorsed by AASCU, CUMU, and APLU. The Institute brings together service-learning leaders and engaged scholars, with a well-established foundation in service learning pedagogy, who seek to enhance their leadership capacities, deepen their institutional and community impact, and chart the next steps in their professional development as change agents on campus, in communities, and across the field. Together we will explore connections between cutting edge questions, thinking, and practice in community engagement and the “north stars” or the ultimate purposes that ground, guide, and give meaning to our individual and collective work. Participants will reflect on the trajectory of their own roles and responsibilities as leaders in community engagement and return to their campuses with a plan that reflects their institutional and leadership priorities that will enhance their effectiveness and be consistent with their goals, talents, and strengths.

Program Features:

  • Institutional and individual case studies
  • Peer networking and benchmarking opportunities
  • Action planning tips, tools, and techniques
  • Access to the latest research, models, and strategies in institutional and community engagement
  • Coaching sessions with leaders in the field

See Ideal Plan, Process, and Team for more information.

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February 28 - March 1, 2012


$1599 per person
Includes instructional materials, on-site faculty coaching, access to planning tools and resources, continuous break service, and lunches.


Registration deadline is: February 17th
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The program is especially designed for those professionals in the following roles:

Leaders in service-learning responsible for curricular program development or faculty development

Practitioner-scholars or those that define their research or practice agenda related to institutional engagement, community engagement, community-based research, engaged scholarship, community organizing, or boundary spanning campus-community partnerships

For more information about the content of the program, contact:
Jeri Childers, Fellow
Center for Organizational & Technological Advancement
Virginia Tech
Email: jlc@vt.edu

For more information about registration, hotel or travel information, contact:
Angela Marshall, Project Manager
Center for Organizational & Technological Advancement
Virginia Tech
Email: amarshal@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-5126


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