Apply today! Community Engagement Professional Retreat

January 7, 2020

Save the Date: June 22 – 24, 2020. Application coming in January. 

Apply today!

About the Retreat

Location: Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus, 2710 S Country Club Rd, Woodstock, IL 60098

Dates: Monday, June 22 – Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Audience: Community Engagement Professionals based on Campus Compact member campuses in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

Cost: Registration is $500 for members/ $1,000 for nonmembers and includes meals and lodging in single occupancy rooms with private bathrooms.

Retreat Goals

  • Create an inclusive learning community in which personal and professional experiences are honored.
  • Allow space for participants to reflect on the gifts and passion and affirm their commitment to the field.
  • Expand participants’ capacity to
    • Deepen engagement across the institution,
    • Lead through times of change in higher education, and
    • Exercise leadership with an equity lens.
  • Explore tensions and challenges inherent in the work and identify ways to address them.
  • Share tools and strategies to strengthen participants’ ability to foster and deepen their campus’s engagement with communities.
  • Envision and strategize how participants can help shape the future of the field.
  • Develop an individual action plan to share participants’ learning and further the work on their campuses and beyond.
  • Create the conditions for participants to relax and recharge in a welcoming environment.

With questions, contact Kelvin Alfaro kalfaro {at} compact(.)org or 608-839-7331.