Colloquia and Conferences

Partners in Change 2016

November 3-4, 2016

University of Michigan – Dearborn, Fairlane Center

Michigan Campus Compact’s Partners in Change conference will blend two of MiCC’s signature events, the Active Leaders Student Conference and Civic Engagement Institute, facilitating a dynamic exchange of energy, ideas and knowledge. The conference will feature a diverse set of workshop sessions, innovative and outstanding keynote speakers, and valuable deep learning opportunities.

We extend our deepest gratitude to our host and premiere sponsor, University of Michigan – Dearborn!  Their donation of the host facility allows us to keep registration costs controlled while bringing in the highest caliber thought leaders and programs!

Detailed Schedule HERE!

Register HERE!

Registration options:

  • Thursday only – a variety of half-day, intensive, embedded colloquium options are offered; one targeted specifically for student leaders. Participants are invited to join us for an informal networking lunch to kick of the afternoon!
    • Student/national service member – $30
    • Faculty/staff – $75
    • NON-MEMBER:  add $50 to each level
  • Friday only – a traditional conference format with three separate workshop blocks, designed to address the needs and interests of faculty, staff and students; a morning member meeting and breakfast keynote (announcing our EXCITING new project!); two luncheon keynotes (your choice!); and an onsite service project led by our youth planning committee.
    • Student/national service member – $45
    • Faculty/staff – $140 early bird (by Sept 30); $170 regular (by October 28); $220 on-site
    • NON-MEMBER:  add $50 to each level
  • Full conference – commit to two days of professional development and networking for a discounted registration rate!
    • Student/national service member – $60
    • Faculty/staff – $195 early bird (by Sept 30); $235 regular (by October 28); $285 on-site
    • NON-MEMBER:  add $50 to each level

Register HERE!

Embedded Colloquium Options (Thursday):

  • Facing Project Orientation (invitation only) – J.R. Jamison and Kelsey Timmerman
  • One Step Ahead: Developing the Holistic Leader in You (student session) – Demarra Gardner
  • Advancing Service Learning and Community Engagement on Your Campus – Jeff Howard and Renee Zientek
  • Diving Deeply into “Impact” – Dr. Emily Janke


  • The Facing Project – J.R. Jamison and Kelsey Timmerman
  • If Believing is Seeing, What Stories are We Telling? – Dr. Emily Janke
  • Changing the Narrative: Checking Your Bias, Elevating Your Commitment and Holding Yourself Accountable – Breannah Alexander

Workshop Session Examples:

  • Restoring Trust in Michigan’s State Government
  • Tapping the Creativity of College Students to Inspire K-12 Youth
  • Engaged Departments: Do They Work?  And Are They Worth It?
  • (Re) Introduction to Community Engaged Teaching and Learning
  • Impact Circle: Convening Mutually-Reinforcing Grassroots-University Partnerships for Strategic Community Investment and Transformational Collective Impact
  • Working the Campus-Community Planning Table: Fostering a More Inclusive and Democratic Process
  • Building Effective Campus-School Partnerships Through a Literacy Lens
  • Keeping it Close to Home: Locally Based Alternative Breaks
  • Beyond Adulting: Not Your Mama’s Advice on Standing Out as a Young Professional
  • Community by Design
  • Community Learning Partners: Focus on STEAM
  • Reflection Circles as an Effective Method for Processing Community Engaged Learning
  • Supporting a Sustainable Engagement: A Case Study on Project-Based Programs
  • Fostering Student Leadership for Community Engagement and Social Justice

Register HERE!


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