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Enhanced Networking
Unlike other conferences, networking is a core part of the Community Engagement Institute.

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Focus on Partnership
We've worked hard to structure the Community Engagement Institute to focus on core partnership competencies, fundamental to community-academic engagement.

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RVA Immersion Experience
The Institute offers an RVA immersion experience that will explore successful engagement in the context of Richmond's unique history.

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Tentative Dates: May 16-18, 2017


VCU ASPiRE 835 West Grace Street Richmond, VA 23220

Continuing our re-designed format and focus, this year's Institute will help attendees build a fundamental understanding of the principles of community engagement. Open to VCU faculty, staff, graduate students and community members, CEI 2017 will dive deep into university-community engagement, with a unique focus on RVA's influence.

Featured guest speakers coming soon!

Day 1

8:00 AM    |  Registration, Coffee, Mingling
8:15 AM    |  Welcome
8:30 AM    |  Keynote Address
9:15 AM    |  Break
9:30 AM    |  21st Century Community Engagement
11:00 AM  |  Speed Networking
11:50 PM  |  Community Spotlight
12:00 PM  |  Lunch
12:30 PM  |  Community Spotlight
12:40 PM  |  Initiating & Sustaining Partnerships
2:10 PM    |  Break
2:20 PM    |  Ethics & Critical Reflection
3:50 PM    |  CEnR/SL Intensive
4:30 PM    |  Adjourn

Day 2

8:30 AM    |  Registration, Coffee, Mingling
8:45 AM    |  Community Spotlight
8:55 AM    |  Intro to Community-Engaged Research
                      & Service Learning
10:25 AM  |  Break
10:30 AM  |  Evaluating & Assessing Engagement Work
12:00 PM  |  Community Spotlight
12:10 PM  |  Lunch
12:40 PM  |  Community Spotlight
12:50 PM  |  Communicating & Disseminating Information
2:20 PM    |  Break
2:30 PM    |  Inclusive Collaboration
4:00 PM    |  CEnR/SL Intensive
4:30 PM    |  Adjourn

Day 3

8:15 AM     |   Arrive at Valentine Museum (1015 E. Clay Street)
8:30 AM     |   Walking Tour: Jackson Ward
11:00 AM   |   Soul of Community Program
12:00 PM   |   Lunch
1:00 PM     |   Wrap-Up: Road-map to VCU-RVA
4:30 PM     |   Adjourn

To be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, to be late is to be left behind!