Inspire 2013: Workshop Descriptions
Young Professionals Track
The Young Professionals track will include personal and professional training opportunities for college upperclassmen (juniors & seniors), AmeriCorps* VISTAs, and graduate students. Presentations will assist with the transition into the professional work force, personal and professional communication skills, advice on working in the non-profit sector and tips on how to land a job. By the end of this conference, attendees of the young professional track will gain new found confidence to enter the "real world". Trainings will provide attendees with the tools they need to stand out while networking, completing job applications, developing resumes & cover letters, and communicating with other professionals.
Community Partners Track
The Community Partners track will include training opportunities for the administrators, staff and volunteers of Not-for Profit service organizations. Presentations may include topics related to social media and marketing, mission, expansion, recruitment, collaboration, innovation, best practices, finding efficiencies, RFPs, evaluation, impact, and lessons learned. Administrators, staff and volunteers from community organizations are encouraged to both attend the wide range of workshops that will be offered in this track and share their knowledge and experience on a topic of their choice with attendees from other non-profits.
The Administrator track will focus on hot topics within service learning and community engagement in higher education. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other administrators to discuss issues and develop or refine their skills.
The Faculty track will include opportunities for faculty at all levels and from multiple institutions to engaged in conversation on improving academic experiences related to community engagement. Presentations may include topics related to mentoring undergraduates, community-engaged course design, establishing a community partnership, engaged undergraduate research, tenure and promotion, best practices and lessons learned. There will also be tracks for students, administrators, young professionals and community partners. Faculty are encouraged to attend the wide range of workshops that will be offered in these tracks and share their knowledge and experience with faculty colleagues.