Presentation on Joined Up Service Learning

Today I am at the 23rd International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. I will be receiving an award over lunch for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology. After lunch, I will be giving a presentation on a unique model of collaborative service learning I have been developing for the past couple of years.Continue reading “Presentation on Joined Up Service Learning”

Building Sustainable Cross-Sector Networks

In about ten hours from time of this writing, I will be giving a presentation to the Orange County, Florida Children’s Leadership Alliance. This is a body of government, nonprofit, faith-based, and private sector leaders who are working together to secure a brighter future for children in the county. Their meeting is devoted to pursuitContinue reading “Building Sustainable Cross-Sector Networks”

Democracy in Florida and Innovation in San Diego

While the nation’s eyes are focused on Republican presidential politics and on the important social and criminal justice issues surrounding the Trayvon Martin case, there have been many important public and nonprofit initiatives advanced to help strengthen our communities, to achieve greater justice and fairness, and promote more opportunities for individuals and families. There areContinue reading “Democracy in Florida and Innovation in San Diego”

Democracy Weeks 3: Regional Planning and Civic Engagement

‘Vision’ project attracts 30,000 to plan future. This is the headline for an emergent and on-going process sponsored by the San Diego Foundation, which seeks to craft a 50 to 100 year vision for the region. Through a multi-pronged effort, the Foundation has collected citizen and stakeholder input on a range of issues and challengesContinue reading “Democracy Weeks 3: Regional Planning and Civic Engagement”

Democracy Weeks (Part 2): The La Verne Series

From February 4-8, I will be in California at the University of La Verne to deliver a set of lectures to masters students, doctoral students, and faculty on the subjects of doing civic engagement, researching civic engagement, and teaching civic engagement, respectively. My prepared remarks to the masters students focus on both the values ofContinue reading “Democracy Weeks (Part 2): The La Verne Series”

Democracy Weeks: Lectures, Presentations, and Publications

Last week, this week, and next week are for 2012 renamed collectively Democracy Weeks. I kicked off the theme on Thursday night last week with a guest lecture to a graduate class on the subject of “Democracy and Philanthropy.” In this lecture I challenged students to, first, think about the meaning of “procedural democracy,” “substantiveContinue reading “Democracy Weeks: Lectures, Presentations, and Publications”

When High School and Graduate Students Collaborate in Learning and Service

Last night, I taught a joint class involving my Cross-Sectoral Governance graduate students and the Evans Community School Student Leadership Council students. Evans is a school in the Pine Hills community, not far outside downtown Orlando. It is a low-income community with significant social and economic challenges. Over the course of the semester, both groupsContinue reading “When High School and Graduate Students Collaborate in Learning and Service”