Civic Leadership Dialogues 2022-2023

Next date is Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm (ET)

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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. 

* Note* Once registered, attendees will be emailed a confirmation email and a reminder email 48 hours in advance of the session.


THE SOCIAL CHANGE MODEL OF LEADERSHIP: GOING DEEPER ON CONGRUENCE WITH YOUR VALUES AND COMMITMENT
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 6:00pm (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409

Dr. Wendy Wagner, Director, Community Engaged Scholarship

The Social Change Model (SCM) is the most utilized model of leadership development in higher education. Two key values in the SCM emphasize the need to have clarity about your values and the social justice issues that you are most committed to. Being guided by your values and commitments drives your ability to make tough decisions, be ethical, and have courage to do what leaders need to do. In this session, we’ll go more deeply into this aspect of the SCM. Dr. Wagner is a co-author of the textbook on the SCM and has been involved in leadership development research for many years. 


COMMON GROUND DIALOGUE
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 6:30pm (EST) at Jack Morton Auditorium

Common Ground Committee, BridgeGW, and Nashman Center.

Registration on EventBrite is required.

Join Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and former Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX) for a conversation on bipartisan paths to reduce gun violence.

With mass shootings on the rise, a majority of Americans say gun policies are very important to their midterm vote. Yet despite Congress coming together to pass the first major gun safety legislation in 30 years, voters remain closely divided along party lines over whether it is more important to support gun control or gun rights. Can our country find a path toward the common good?


SOCIAL INNOVATION WORKSHOP 1: DESIGN THINKING
Wednesday, October 5th - 5:00pm (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409

Ayman Rahman, Program Manager, Service and Social Innovation
Ghonva Ghauri, Graduate Assistant, Service and Social Innovation

In this first session, we explore the art and science of design thinking. Whether you have a developed project, a social issue you feel strongly about, or simply are in the ideation phase, join us to learn how to develop a change-making project from discovery to delivery and all the development details in between. 

Please note this is the first of four sessions in this series. While it is not obligatory, we encourage you to register for all 4 for a holistic project development process.


SOCIAL INNOVATION WORKSHOP 2: DISCOVERY & DEFINITION
Wednesday, October 12th - 5:00pm (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409

Ayman Rahman, Program Manager, Service and Social Innovation
Ghonva Ghauri, Graduate Assistant, Service and Social Innovation

Interested in a social issue but don’t know how to move forward in writing a project proposal? Join us to talk through the processes of research, discovery, and definition to hone in on your cause or issue. Cover the preliminary steps of the 4D design thinking framework to brainstorm & gain insight on your social issue, and to nuance the “what” of your social innovation project. 
Please note this is the second of four sessions in this series. While it is not obligatory, we encourage you to register for all 4 for a holistic project development process.


JULIAN CLEMENT CHASE PRIZE AWARD CEREMONY
Thursday, October 13th - 4:00pm (EST) at the GW Museum - Textile Museum. 

Please RSVP here.

The GW University Writing Program’s Julian Clement Chase Prize recognizes exceptional research writing projects focused on the District of Columbia.

Winning students receive $1,000 and present their research at the Julian Clement Chase Award ceremony each fall.

SOCIAL INNOVATION WORKSHOP 3: DEVELOP WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
Monday, October 17th - 3:00pm (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409

Ayman Rahman, Program Manager, Service and Social Innovation
Ghonva Ghauri, Graduate Assistant, Service and Social Innovation

Delve deep into the development of your innovative project and consider possible solutions and collaborations to sustainably, ethically, and creatively address your social issue. Learn how to create asset-based community partnerships and gather appropriate resources to cultivate your innovative endeavor. This session covers the “how” of your social innovation project.

Please note this is the third of four sessions in this series. While it is not obligatory, we encourage you to register for all 4 for a holistic project development process.


SOCIAL INNOVATION WORKSHOP 4: DELIVER
WRITING YOUR PROPOSAL
Friday, October 28th - 2:00pm (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409

Ayman Rahman, Program Manager, Service and Social Innovation
Ghonva Ghauri, Graduate Assistant, Service and Social Innovation

In the last workshop of the series, we explore the art of storytelling for social innovators. We approach the final step of the 4D design thinking process to consider the best methods to showcase your social issue, your research, your collaborations, and your innovative solution. Learn how to artfully write your project proposal to receive funding, including but not limited to dialogue on budgets, timelines, and narrative-sharing. What does it take to successfully produce a social innovation project proposal? 

Please note this is the last of four sessions in this series. While it is not obligatory, we encourage you to register for all 4 for a holistic project development process.

WHAT'S YOUR CALL TO SERVE? NAVIGATING A CAREER IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Wednesday, November 2nd - 5:00pm (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409

Anthony Vetrano
Jack King
Kyra Meece

This engaging session from the Partnership for Public Service will help you explore possible career paths in the federal government, help you understand best practices for finding positions, applications and resumes, and interviews. 


LEADERSHIP THROUGH TOUGH TIMES: VALUES BASED LEADERSHIP IN A TIME OF INSTABILITY
Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 7:00pm (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409

William Brummett, Program Manager, Co-Curricular Service

All leaders will go through unexpected, challenging times. As a GW leader, it is a matter of when, not if, your own leadership will face such moments. This workshop is to help you explore how you can use a values-based approach to make sure your leadership stays grounded in what matters to you most and how you can learn to respond to such challenges versus merely react. Come for an interactive and reflective workshop that will equip you with tools for calm amidst the chaos.


ENTERING COMMUNITIES RESPECTFULLY: IMPLICIT BIAS IN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 5pm (EST) at Nashman Center Conference Room 409

Alicia Cagle, Program Manager, Math Matters
Abi Ogundare, Program Coordinator, Math Matters

This workshop will introduce the principles and practices for thoughtfully engaging with communities, including motivations, impact of social identities, and strategies for engaging in reciprocal, ethical, and respectful ways.

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