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Ginsberg Center Workshops for Winter 2010

I recently joined the Ginsberg Center's listserv. There are several great events and opportunities that I wanted to share with you...mainly, these workshops:

Learning from the Community - Workshop Series, Winter '10

People learn a great deal from their involvement in the community, but the learning increases when they are prepared for entering the community, for working with people who are different from themselves, and for critical reflection upon the experience.

This series of workshops is designed to help prepare people for participation in the community and learning from the experience. Sessions will strengthen learning about social identities and interpersonal interactions in culturally diverse communities, and about the community-based organizations and civic agencies in which people participate.

Workshop facilitators will be professionals from area community-based organizations or University staff with areas of specific expertise – and sometimes both together. Sessions will feature a variety of learning activities, including information on successful programs and the lessons learned, small group exercises, and practical step-by-step ways for working in communities.

The series is coordinated by the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning.

Entering and exiting the community
Tuesday, January 26
6:30-8:30 p.m., 1018 Dow, North Campus

"You only enter the community for the first time once." Utilizing an asset-based community development framework, this session will examine ways of establishing relationships with community partners, building trust, understanding styles of communication, and clarifying expectations.

To register for this workshop, visit http://uuis.umich.edu/workshop2/workshopdet.cfm?wid=408

International Volunteering: what you should know before you go
Tuesday, February 9
6:30-8:30 p.m., 4448 East Hall

This workshop will cover a variety of topics surrounding volunteering abroad, such as how to find or create a good program, maintaining strong mutual relationships with the host site, managing language and cultural barriers, and more. Co-sponsored by the International Center and the Career Center.

To register for this workshop, visit http://uuis.umich.edu/workshop2/workshopdet.cfm?wid=409

Social Identity in the Workplace
Tuesday, February 23
6:30-8:30 p.m., 4448 East Hall

This session will examine our individual social identities more deeply and help participants reflect on how these identities, and the privileges associated with them, impact work and relationships within community settings.

To register for this workshop, visit http://uuis.umich.edu/workshop2/workshopdet.cfm?wid=424

Other Upcoming Workshops, To Be Scheduled... (Check the Ginsberg Center's Workshop Listing Page at http://www.ginsberg.umich.edu/newsevents/LearningfromtheCommunityWorkshopSeries.htm)

Reflection in your community based work
Tuesday, February XX
6:30-8:30 p.m., 4448 East Hall

This skill building workshop will prepare participants to use reflection to facilitate the learning in ‘service-learning.’

Grant Writing for Students Working with Non-Profits, Part 2
Tuesday, March
6:30-8:30 p.m., 4448 East Hall

This session will feature the fundamental steps in grant writing with emphasis on working with, not for, nonprofit community based organizations in low-income and other areas.

Marketing your Service and Activism in a Job Search
Tuesday, March 16
6:30-8:30 p.m., North Campus TBA

Working with “at-risk” youth: a conversation
Tuesday, March 23
6:30-8:30 p.m., 4448 East Hall

Communities are increasingly growing more diverse and segments of the population are becoming more isolated and more "at-risk". Through a conversation with Bonnie Billups, Executive Director of Peace Neighborhood Center, learn how to most effectively think about and approach work with youth.

To register for this workshop, visit http://uuis.umich.edu/workshop2/workshopdet.cfm?wid=407

Posted by kkowatch at January 21, 2010 02:18 PM


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