YOU ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT A WORKSHOP FOR Bonner COngresS.
Workshop design and presentation is open to anyone attending the meeting. We especially encourage teams of students, faculty, partners, and/or staff to work together to design and present workshops. (NOTE: The Bonner Foundation does not provide travel expenses for partners and guests interested in attending the meeting.)
Bonner Congress will offer three one-hour elective workshop blocks. Each block will feature numerous (10-15) choices that provide engaging opportunities for participants to learn and share models, best practices, innovations, and nuts and bolts for the Bonner Program and campus-community partnerships.
Topics for the workshops may include:
- Social Justice— why and how programs can build an emphasis on social justice and systemic social change; how individuals can be effective agents for social justice through civic action i.e., service, advocacy, public education, economic development, social entrepreneurism; public narrative;
- Community Partnerships, Service and Impact—in particular, we want to highlight high-impact community engagement practices, such as developmental structures within service sites, the roles of student site leaders, structures for partner voice in institutional decision making, partners as co-educators, capacity building projects for non-profits, community-based participatory research, integrating proven program models and assessment; and how institutions can provide needed services in research and advocacy;
- Student Development and Leadership—topics will include effective training and reflection activities; student leadership roles in the program, on campus, and in the community; Bonner Congress Representatives' successful big idea work; and Bonner and Senior Intern roles;
- Campus-wide Culture and Infrastructure—here, we'll feature strategies for expanding and enhancing campus collaboration, mobilizing other students, measuring and deepening institutional engagement, and integrating social media
- Program Development and Management—bread-and-butter workshops on staff development; expanding staffing; AmeriCorps planning and management; fundraising and resource development; integrating VISTAs and full-time AmeriCorps members; and strategic planning;
Need ideas or help on designing your workshop? Visit our Workshop Resource Center