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Friday, November 8
 

8:30am PST

Civic Leadership Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have what it takes to lead social change? Join us at this intensive session to learn more about your leadership style and gain practical skills for organizing others. Iowa Campus Compact Executive Director Emily Shields will share from her 15 years of leadership and management experience and help you build new skills and ideas for effectiveness. Attendees will have the opportunity to evaluate their leadership style and discuss ways in which that creates opportunities and conflicts. The session will also include new ideas for facilitating great meetings and discussions and attendees will have the opportunity to practice these skills. The session will also provide new tools for managing projects and programs for sustainability.

Agenda:

8:30 am Awareness: What is leadership? Who are you as a leader?

Leadership style assessment
Discussion of strengths and opportunities for growth
Small group coaching and goal-setting

9:30 am Action: How do you effectively organize and influence others?

Human-centered meeting design
Managing conflict and facilitating dialogue and deliberation

10:30 am Agency: Building leadership and sustainability

Project management and effective delegation
Strategies for sustainability

Speakers
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Emily Shields

Iowa and Minnesota Campus Compact


Friday November 8, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am PST
Georgian Porch 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

8:30am PST

CEP Workspace/Networking [Staff only]
Limited Capacity seats available

Reserved workspace for Staff.

Friday November 8, 2019 8:30am - 3:45pm PST
Commons Room 211 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

8:30am PST

Wifi
Guests can use the UNI Guest WiFi network while at the conference. Additional information and support are available on the UNI guest wireless webpage.

https://it.uni.edu/open-guest-wifi

Friday November 8, 2019 8:30am - Saturday November 9, 2019 2:00pm PST

8:30am PST

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Friday November 8, 2019 8:30am - Saturday November 9, 2019 2:00pm PST
UNI Multimodal Transportation Center 1215 W 23td St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

11:00am PST

Event Registration
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday November 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Ballroom 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

12:00pm PST

The Fierce Urgency of Now: The Importance of Civic Activism in An Era of Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

One of our greatest duties as Americans is to our country. Civic activism has been an essential feature of our democratic experiment, and as our country faces an ever growing set of complex challenges, our duty to engage civically has become more apparent and important. During this talk, I will encourage students to engage with their country at every level – local, state, and federal – to meet the challenges of our time.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Ballroom 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

1:30pm PST

Civic Engagement through College/Community Collaboration
Limited Capacity seats available

The purpose of the session is to explore how, through collaboration, college students can contribute to their own development as civically engaged citizens while making substantive contributions to the different communities of which they are a part.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Georgian Porch 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

1:30pm PST

From Classroom to Community Engagement
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will educate, engage, and empower young leaders to take initiative to give back to their communities and rethink what that looks like as a young professional. Through discussions and activities, this bre

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Georgian Lounge 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

1:30pm PST

Local Government as an Agent for Change
Limited Capacity seats available

County governments are often overlooked as agents of change. Through role-playing as government agencies, participants will be encouraged to examine local government authority and how they can work with their community to enact crucial change.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
SEC Room 403 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

1:30pm PST

Have you? Or Have you not? Civic Competencies
Limited Capacity seats available

Sessions attendees will be video recorded! A limited number of attendees will have the opportunity to share if they have or have not ever done something from our list of civic competency's. What's on the list? Thinks like vote, volunteer, or wrote to their elected official.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Ellis

Justin Ellis

Director of Development, Iowa and Minnesota Campus Compact
Justin Ellis began at Iowa Campus Compact as a program coordinator in 2013. He graduated from IUPUI with a Master's in Museum Studies. While there he served as a graduate assistant in the Center for Service and Learning administering a scholarship program among other duties. Justin... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Ballroom 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

2:45pm PST

Effective ways to recruit and manage volunteers
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wonder why volunteer programs sometime seem like a revolving door of new faces? Having effective volunteer management practices and a strong volunteer engagement organizational culture are key to partnering with volunteers and keeping them! This session will provide useful tips and techniques about developing and implementing targeted recruitment strategies; crafting volunteer recruitment messages; and interviewing, screening, and matching techniques.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST
SEC Room 409 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

2:45pm PST

Fossil fuels to clean energy: Moving from a world of scarcity to a world of abundance
Limited Capacity seats available

The fossil fuel era was built on a vision of the world through the lens of scarcity, people either had fossil fuels or they didn’t. The future must be build on abundance with clean energy depending on human ingenuity working with nature. For example, we will never run out of the sun. We will look at this transformation currently underway from a values based framework, especially in values shared by many of the worlds’ faith traditions.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST
SEC Room 403 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

2:45pm PST

Maximizing networks as powerful tools for change
Limited Capacity seats available

Networks are powerful tools of social change but are often not used in the most effective ways. The default vision networks often: take the network mission out of the design, puts local entities in the weakest position in a hierarchy of control, places a single organization’s’ well-being over the collective strength of the network. We have witnessed real change when leaders recognize and challenge these default settings, and begin to reimagine a network that cultivates: trust before control, the mission before organization, and distributed leadership before the hierarchy. In this session we will use an example of change the Feeding America network is working on today, and think about how that could be modeled in developing the network you need to affect the social change you want to make.

Speakers


Friday November 8, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST
Georgian Lounge 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

2:45pm PST

Nonprofit Myth Busting: Careers in the Nonprofit Sector
Limited Capacity seats available

When some people think about the nonprofit sector they think about volunteering, giving back, civic duties and donating money, however it is possible to have a career in the nonprofit sector, earn a decent wage and have a rewarding career. This session will allow you to wash away the guilt of wanting to be rich (various interpretations do apply) and have a career in the nonprofit sector. As the fastest growing sector, jobs in nonprofit organizations often offer more leadership and advancement opportunities than in business or the government. Learn about opportunities that align with your major, and discover how you can realize your career aspirations and contribute to improving lives, communities, and regions - maybe even the world.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST
Georgian Porch 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

2:45pm PST

Phoenix Rising: The Role of Truth-telling in Developing a Transformative Imagination Critical to Community Uplift
Limited Capacity seats available

Confronting power structures in community over issues related to class, gender, race and status can prove to be a daunting task when approached on the individual level. But history demonstrates that groups can be successful in bringing about transformational change. This section examines thought from a few critical thinkers like Tisby (The Color of Compromise); Diangelo (White Fragility); Kendi (Stamped From the Beginning); and, Engler & Engler (This is An Uprising) to show how transformative imagination can help change the status quo.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST
SEC Room 406 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

4:00pm PST

Are You Voter Ready?
Limited Capacity seats available

Secretary of State Paul Pate will discuss how students and campuses can be "voter ready" for upcoming elections. The secretary will also present the 2018 All In Campus Challenge Awards in the following categories: highest student voter turnout and most improved from 2014 with separate awards in each category for private and public colleges and universities. The secretary will also take questions from students about Iowa's election system.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Ballroom 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614
 
Saturday, November 9
 

9:00am PST

Civic Agency - Inspiring Others to "Do The Thing"
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you feel like you're ready to take the next step? To make others feel inspired and take action? Then this workshop is for you! We'll explore what it means to be a civic agent - and no, not someone that works for a federal agency. Civic Agency is a framework that emphasizes all people's capacity to be effective problem solvers and have agency or power to address the issues they care about.

Speakers
avatar for Monique Ellefson

Monique Ellefson

Program Manager for Student Success, Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact
Monique serves as Program Manager for Student Success and works with our Campus Compact AmeriCorps Program. Her journey into civic engagement began as an impassioned student leader at the University of South Dakota. This led her to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA for Oregon Campus Compact... Read More →
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Sinda Nichols

Iowa and Minnesota Campus Compact


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PST
SEC Room 403 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

9:00am PST

Civic Awareness - Understanding your "Why"
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will walk participants through a charrette of activities focused on discovering and reflecting on their civic identity.  These activities will also help identify and develop motivations for social responsibility so that individuals walk away with new skills, knowledge, and activities they can use to passionately affect change in the communities they are in.


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PST
SEC Room 406 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

9:00am PST

Paths to Social Change
Limited Capacity seats available

Today's college students volunteer more and are more socially engaged then previous generations.  You are a generation of change makers. This session will help you identify the kind of difference you want to make in the world.  We'll move beyond a discussion of issue areas, into an assessment of your personal social change style.  Understanding your social change style will help you make choices about how and where to share your gifts.

Speakers


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Georgian Lounge 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

9:00am PST

Philanthropy and foundations and grantmaking, oh my! What to know before you submit that grant application
Limited Capacity seats available

In 2018, philanthropic organizations gave over $75 billion to support the social and public sectors. Learn about the different types of foundations involved in philanthropic giving as well as strategies for connecting with the right foundations for your mission. Explore simple ways to increase your chances of a successful grant application and learn why strong relationships matter in philanthropy.  

Speakers
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Tiffany Tononi

Foundation Coordinator, Otto Schoitz Foundation


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PST
SEC Room 409 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

9:00am PST

Working with Media
Limited Capacity seats available

Even in the age of social media and viral fame, successful social change efforts often rely on media outlets to tell their story and help gain traction. In this session, Cedar Rapids Gazette Executive Editor Zack Kucharski will offer insight into the newsmaking process. He will share tips for telling great stories and capturing public attention and ideas for how to successfully navigated garnering attention and responding to media requests. Students will get new ideas and increased confidence in their ability to build successful media partnerships for social change.

Speakers

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Georgian Lounge 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

9:00am PST

CEP Workspace/Networking [Staff only]
Limited Capacity seats available

Reserved workspace for Staff.

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 2:00pm PST
Commons Room 211 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

10:15am PST

Baldwin Leadership Fellows: The Opportunity to Create Change
Limited Capacity seats available

The Baldwin Leadership Fellows, look to make change in their community though community service projects. This session will enable others to take action through their own experiences to benefit the communities around them.

Speakers
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Britt Avery

Wartburg College
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Jared Feigenbaum

Wartburg College
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Hailey Schmitz

Wartburg College


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am PST
SEC Room 403 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

10:15am PST

Facing impossible Odds: Using a growth mindset to combat demoralization and preserve motivation
Limited Capacity seats available

The Grinnell College Football team will share their story of perseverance through four spectacularly unsuccessful seasons illustrating their values of comradery and devotion with the hope of inspiring participants to examine their own purpose.


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Georgian Lounge 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

10:15am PST

Menstrual Inequity
Limited Capacity seats available

Raise awareness about menstrual inequity. Mobilize people to put pressure on their state legislatures to make period products more accessible in schools, prisons and homeless shelters.|

Speakers
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Dechen Khangkyil

Grinnell College


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Georgian Porch 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

10:15am PST

Have you? Or Have you not? Civic Competencies
Limited Capacity seats available

Sessions attendees will be video recorded! A limited number of attendees will have the opportunity to share if they have or have not ever done something from our list of civic competency's. What's on the list? Thinks like vote, volunteer, or wrote to their elected official.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Ellis

Justin Ellis

Director of Development, Iowa and Minnesota Campus Compact
Justin Ellis began at Iowa Campus Compact as a program coordinator in 2013. He graduated from IUPUI with a Master's in Museum Studies. While there he served as a graduate assistant in the Center for Service and Learning administering a scholarship program among other duties. Justin... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Ballroom 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

11:30am PST

Beyond Charity: Creating Sustainable Change Through Mutuality and Social Entrepreneurship
Limited Capacity seats available

Megan and Sarah will share from their experience as co-directors of Try Pie Bakery - a nonprofit teen employment program that hires high school girls to make pie as a tool in equipping them with work, life, and leadership skills. With values of empowerment and mutuality, they believe social enterprise will play a critical role in the nonprofit sector moving beyond a charity-based approach and toward creating long-term transformational change. They hope to inspire you to think about how you might use business as a tool to address the needs you see in your own community, and pass along some practical applications of what they’ve learned while working with the teens at Try Pie.


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:30am - 2:00pm PST
Ballroom 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614