Fall 2019 Bonner Directors Meeting

November 3-6 @ Claggett Retreat Center


Early each November 120+ campus staff and 30 faculty partners in the Bonner Network who manage the Bonner Program and campus-wide community and civic engagement. We will gather to share strategies, approaches, best practices, and models. Join our national community of practice for collaborative discussion, reflection, networking, and program planning.


Stay tuned for more details, including a draft agenda. Registration is live below, but we will be adding more details about the meeting and its key themes. We anticipate that we will involve about 120 Bonner Directors and Coordinators and 30 faculty who are in positions of leadership with their centers and the Bonner Community-Engaged Learning Initiative.

Meanwhile, see highlights of Fall 2018 Bonner Director Meeting, including presentations and handouts.


The 2019 Fall Directors and Coordinators Meeting registration is open at this time. Campus teams should register the staff and faculty who will attend the meeting. We anticipate that the deadline for registration will be Friday, October 11, 2019.

Click Here to Register

The cost of the meeting covers lodging, meals, and other conference at the Claggett Center. We anticipate it to be around $385 per person (we will finalize the figure later this summer). The Foundation will invoice the institution.


Participants (including students, staff, faculty, and partners) are welcome to submit a proposal to present during one of the elective workshop blocks. We anticipate that there will be three blocks offered (approximately 75 minutes). By January 2020, we will send a call for proposals to the Bonner Network highlighting key themes, tracks, and topics. Generally, workshops address a variety of skill and knowledge building areas related to:

  • Bonner Program Fundamentals

  • Campus-Wide Engagement and Center Infrastructure

  • Partnerships and Capacity Building

  • Academic Integration and Capstones

  • Faculty Engagement and Community Engaged Learning

  • Staff and Student Leadership and Professional Development (i.e., Pipeline Project)

  • Bonner Networking and Alumni Network


Travel and Logistics

The Claggett Retreat Center is situated on 268 acres with a working farm and fantastic views of Sugarloaf Mountain and the Monocacy River Valley.


Claggett Retreat Center — Address:  3035 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown, MD 21710


There are three nearby airports:

  • Dulles International Airport is 38 miles away (50 minute drive).

  • Reagan Washington National Airport is 48 miles away (52 minutes drive).

  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is 58 miles away (59 minutes drive)


Claggett Center features hotel-style rooms. Foundation staff will aim to accommodate specific housing requests made by individuals in their online registrations. Please note, however, that Claggett Center is providing only certain numbers of rooms with a mix of doubles and singles. We may not be able to accommodate all requests. Some staff may elect to stay off campus (at their own campus expense). Thank you.