Trainings and Workshops

The Office of Civic & Community Engagement offers a myriad of training and workshopping opportunities.

Trainings and Workshops are available to student organizations, departments, offices, and other groups. The calendar will be updated regularly with scheduled trainings through the Wake Forest Professional Development Center (PDC).

To request a non-scheduled Training or Workshop, please submit a Request Form. A staff member is happy to host a training for your group outside of those scheduled through the PDC. In order to be accommodated, requests must be submitted at least three weeks in advance of your preferred training date.

If you are a community partner, and are interested in scheduling a training, please contact us separately.

Training and Workshop Request Form

    Available Trainings and Workshops

  • Preparing For Community Engagement

    In this introduction to community engagement concepts and strategies, participants will learn more about the concepts that govern strong community engagement work. Learn more about opportunities for engagement in Winston-Salem and make a plan for future engagement. This workshop is designed for individuals who are interested in being more involved in the community outside of Wake Forest whether they are students, staff, or faculty and want to learn more about community engagement work across higher education.

    • October 2, 2019 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Carswell 101 
    • October 23, 2019 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Carswell 101 
    • November 6, 2019 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Carswell 101 

    Register for Preparing for Community Engagement

  • Civic Identity and Leadership

    Explore what it means to you personally to be a civic leader through frameworks for leadership and identity development. Learn reflection techniques for engaging more meaningfully.

  • Civic Reflection

    Deepen your civic engagement with these strategies for reflection. In this workshop you will learn techniques for leading small and large group reflections on community engaged experiences and practice by thinking critically about your own civic journey.

    • November 13, 2019 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Benson Center 409

    Register for Civic Reflection

  • Leading Community Change
  • People's History of Winston-Salem

    In this highly participatory workshop, you will work alongside other workshop participants to dig deeper into seminal moments in the history of Winston-Salem and ask questions about what they tell us about the city we live in, the residents that have led and continue to lead it, and the work that still needs to be done.

    • October 4, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | ZSR Library 476
    • October 24, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Reynolda Hall 301
    • November 8, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | ZSR Library 476

    Register for Lunch and Learn: People’s History of Winston-Salem

  • Social Justice 101

    This is a three-part series. Participants will investigate identity, power, and privilege; consider systems of oppression and liberation; and identify strategies for advocacy and social change.

    • October 29, 2019 | 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.| ZSR Library 476
    • November 5, 2019 | 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.| ZSR Library 476

    Register for Social Justice 101

  • Organizing, Advocacy, and Social Change

    In this interactive session, students will investigate the principles of community organizing. Participants will evaluate strategies for building coalitions and designing campaigns for social change.

    • November 19, 2019 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Benson Center 410

    Register for Organizing, Advocacy, Social Change

  • Introduction to Community-Engaged Practices

    Your one stop shop for preparing to engage in a community-based project.  This workshop covers relationship building, project scoping, and impact measurement while also highlighting several different theories of community engagement to help you think critically about your own community-based work. This workshop can be tailored by audience (ie: for a group of faculty or a student organization) and includes personal goal setting.

    • October 21, 2019 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. |  ZSR Library 476 

    Register for Introduction to Community Engaged Practices

  • Undocupeers

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    UndocuPeers is a professional development opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to examine the particular challenges facing undocumented students in the United States. In 2017, the Office of Civic & Community Engagement collaborated with United We Dream to develop a training to raise awareness about undocumented students and educate the campus community.


Diversity Education & Workshops

In partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of Civic & Community Engagement is able to provide additional trainings specialized in diversity education.

These programs deliver comprehensive training, consulting, coaching and intentional support to faculty, staff and students in the areas of diversity, inclusion, equity, and intercultural competence; and help prepare them to effectively engage in building and maintaining a more diverse and inclusive community.

We are happy to extend these training opportunities to our community partners. Please contact us, if you’re interested in finding out more information.

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