Spring 2011 Professional Development Opportunities

Community Partner Meet & Greet at Sign Up To Serve

January 27, 2011
4:15pm - 5:15pm in Canon Lounge

 Each semester, the Service Program hosts a "Sign Up to Serve" event in which approximately 30-35 community partners from a variety of issue areas attend to share their opportunities with students.  This year, we have decided to arrange for a time specifically for faculty and staff to meet and network with Community Partners.  From 4:15 - 5:15 on January 27 in Canon Lounge, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to meet community partners and discuss ways to partner for service-learning courses, one-time service, community based research, work crew opportunities, etc.  Please contact Brooke Millsaps or Debra Kiliru for more information.


PACE Conference (Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement)

February 9, 2011
Elon University

Are you interested in learning more about service-learning or civic engagement, furthering your practice of service-learning, engaging in dialogue about best practices, or networking with other faculty and staff from around the state who teach service-learning courses or engage in community based activities?  Then the annual PACE Conference is for you!  This day long conference is hosted annually by North Carolina Campus Compact and held at Elon University.  Registration Deadline for 2011 has passed.


Lunch & Learn

February 16, 2011
11:30am - 1:00pm in Mierke B

On February 9th, 12 members of the Warren Wilson community attended the annual PACE (Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement) Conference, sponsored by North Carolina Campus Compact. As a follow-up, we would like to invite each of you to a Lunch & Learn to be held February 16 in Mierke B. During this time, we will engage in informal discussion about what was learned, ideas developed, and how to continue to strengthen service at Warren Wilson College. This will be an informal drop-in session.


Lunch & Learn

March 1, 2011
11:30am - 1:00pm in Mierke B

Are you interested in the future of service at Warren Wilson College? Would you like to share your ideas of what service is and should be at Warren Wilson? The Service Program, with the guidance and support of the Service-Learning Advisory Council (SLAC), is undergoing a review of the service requirement and we are interested in your thoughts, ideas, and opinions. Add your voice to the campus conversation about the Service Requirement by attending this Lunch & Learn. The Service-Learning Advisory Council will use your feedback, comments, and thoughts as they consider whether or not to propose a change in the service requirement.

Facilitated by Lucy Lawrence, Faculty Liaison to Service-Learning, and Brooke Millsaps, Director of Service-Learning


Mind the Gap - Issue Bus Tour

March 25 - 3:30-5:30
Facilitated by Children First

Children First/CIS Mind the Gap tours call rider’s attention to the gaps that too often hinder the success of children, youth, and their families living in poverty. The tour will educate and inspire you about Children First/CIS programs so you can help us close the gaps and realize a brighter future for our children.


Issue Based Breakfast Gathering

April 20, 2011

Location and Issue TBD


Lunch & Learn

May 3, 2011
11:30am - 1:00pm in Mierke B

Topic TBD