We invite you to strengthen your civic leadership and interpersonal skills and join the Nashman Center at our Civic Leadership Dialogues!
All students are welcome!
Civic Leadership Dialogues consist of workshops, informational sessions, and casual dialogues on various topics including active citizenship, advocacy, leadership, diversity, equity, and other related topics. We focus on the overarching theme of inclusive excellence.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF SERVICE
Monday, January 16, 2023 - 11:00am (EST) at Lisner Auditorium
Register to serve in the community on King Day. Dr. King recognized the power of service. He famously said, "Everyone can be great because everybody can serve." GW’s MLK Day of Service and Leadership is a day to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a day of service, workshops, and reflection.
This day of service is a unique opportunity for hundreds of GW students, faculty, staff, alumni, and DC community members to strengthen their service values, create positive and impactful contributions to our communities, and commit to continuing acts of service as exemplified by Dr. King.
PLACE BASED CIVIC LEARNING: BUILDING YOUR OUT OF CLASS CIVIC LEARNING (NO MATTER WHAT YOUR MAJOR IS)
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 5:00pm (EST) at Virtual (Zoom)
Dr. Rachel Talbert, Doctoral Fellow
DC is the perfect place for civic place based learning. No matter what your major is there are ways to engage with the city and your chosen academic content area, as well as exploring some areas and topics that are new to you. Make the most of your time here at GW and take advantage of all the civic engagement opportunities the city has to offer.
ECOSYSTEM STRATEGY: CHANGING COMMUNITIES COLLECTIVELY
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 7:00pm (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409
Dylan Rexroth, EngageDC Leader & Macy Gimbel, Graduate Assistant
"Ecosystem: the complex of a community of organisms and its environment functioning as an ecological unit."
Interested in social change work in your community? You're not alone! Come to the Nashamn Center Conference room 7:00PM-8:30PM on January 26th to learn about Ecosystem Strategy: how to work across sectors, nonprofits, and communities to make effective change. The night will start with a short summary of Chapter Five from scholar Alnoor Ebrahim’s Measuring Social Change: Performance and Accountability in a Complex World (students interested in reading the chapter before the meeting can find it through Gelman Library). Then, through activities and discussion, you will have a chance to develop an Ecosystem Strategy for a cause you care about! Snacks will be provided!
BUILDING A CULTURE BEYOND BLAME: ACCOUNTABILITY AND BELONGING IN TOUGH TIMES
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 7:00PM (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409
Will Brummett, Program Manager, Co-Curricular Service
How do you hold others accountable without resorting to a place of blame and shame? What does it look like to create a culture of accountability and community within your service organization? This workshop will explore those questions and provide tips and strategies for leaders looking to explore how to balance accountability with care in their lives and organizations.
LEADERSHIP COURAGE: CIVIC IDENTITY IS THE SOURCE
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 5:00PM (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409
Dr. Wendy Wagner, Director for Community Engaged Scholarship
RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 5:00PM (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409
Rochelle Yancey, Senior Site Manager, Jumpstart
Take this opportunity to critically consider your group or organizations recruitment and retention practices! Who are you reaching, who are you missing, and how can you broaden your membership and retain members?