CCEL Workshops

Overview

What does it take to build and contribute to meaningful and valuable community based projects and learning experiences? Find out through a variety of workshops designed to promote ethical community engagement and equip you with skills to create and deliver projects and initiatives.

Topics include creating strategic project budgets, understanding community assets, and strengthening community partnerships, as well as how to scope a community based project and facilitate conversations. These workshops are open to everyone and provide participants with a great environment to explore opportunities in and with the community, as well as network with students across campus.

About the workshops

Workshops may be requested by faculty, staff, and student clubs, or groups.

Workshops can be leveraged as a developmental opportunity for student leaders, embedded within a course, or as part of an event.

All workshops are available both in person and virtually, and many are available through asynchronous, self-directed courses.

Browse the workshops below, then submit a request to book a workshop.

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Workshops offered

Applying for a Grant

Learn techniques to build a successful grant application.

Description

Learn techniques to build a successful grant application for an on or off campus community project. Learn and practice the key components of grant application using a case study or your own project idea.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand key terms of a grant application and budget.
  • Identify the key elements of preparing for and creating a successful grant application.
  • Practically interpret and assign budget line items, develop a work back plan, and an opportunity statement.  

Length: 110 min

Virtual Availability: Synchronous.

Asset Based Community Development

Learn techniques to build from community strengths.

Description

Participants will explore the concept of asset-based community development; a strengths based approach to innovative social change.  Participants will practice “asset mapping” as a tool to support building community relationships.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the concept of asset-based community development.
  • Learn to identify assets in the community using asset-based mapping and strengths-based approaches to partnering with the community.
  • Recognize how personal assumptions, values, judgements and knowledge influence our perceptions of community assets.

Length: 105 min

Virtual Availability: Synchronous, Asynchronous (Self-directed)

Community Action: Self Exploration

Harness your passions and strengths to create change.

Description

Understand individual viewpoints by reflecting on personal values, skills and identities as a basis for community action. Participants will explore community action as a space, opportunity and personal journey.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the different roles and identities you have, outside of being a student at UBC.
  • Identify ways you are connected to local communities. 
  • Learn to make connections between your own interests, values, and opportunities for community engagement in Vancouver and beyond.

Length: 60 min. Also available as a 105 minute workshop, combined with Community Action: Vancouver Exploration.

Virtual Availability: Synchronous, Asynchronous (Self-directed)

Ethics of Changemaking

Learn strategies for ethical community engagement.

Description

Participants will explore principles of ethical community engagement which will support their endeavors to create meaningful social change. Introducing “ethics” as a continuous process of action and reflection, participants will reflect on concepts such as inclusion, privilege and reciprocity while considering the ways we can enact these principles.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore principles of ethical engagement including positionality and power
  • Understand how positionality and power influences our interactions with the community.
  • Brainstorm ways to apply ethical engagement practices in the community.  

Length: 105 min

Virtual Availability: Synchronous, Asynchronous (Self-directed)

Roots of Change

Understand the factors at play beneath complex social issues.

Description

Participants will explore a single issue to better understand the larger system it is a part of and its impacts. Participants will explore strategies that can create positive change within a complex issue.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore a method to understand complexity of societal issues through assessing the immediate impacts, structural/institutional supports and its root causes.
  • Develop an increased ability to consider the complexity of an issue before proposing a solution.
  • Understand the need for varied approaches to tackle the complexity of an issue.

Length: 105 min

Virtual Availability: Synchronous, Asynchronous (Self-directed)

Storytelling for Change

Learn how to share your experience to inspire social action.

Description

Participants will look at the role that stories play in social change work and will learn about the power of stories as tools for connection and reflection. Participants will learn how to develop and tell their own stories, as a strategy to move people to action.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the power of stories and public narratives. 
  • Analyze how stories are used to share information or messages, connect people or ideas and call people to action. 
  • Practice building and telling stories for change.

Length: 120 min

Virtual Availability: Synchronous, Asynchronous (Self-directed)