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Community Engagement

Now more than ever, people are seeking ways to affect change in their communities — both locally and around the world. This course is for anyone — from novices to experienced practitioners — who wants to work more effectively with community members and organizations, including through, but not limited to:

community-academic partnerships

social change projects

community service and learning

education and work abroad

traditional and community-based participatory research

non-profit internships

public scholarship

civic performance

Prepare in advance or take this course simultaneously to get the most out of your experience by engaging with communities ethically, respectfully, and sustainably.

Developed by a highly interdisciplinary team of U-Mcontent experts and faculty, this course is designed to be both engaging and challenging, offering an accessible entry into foundational topics as well as a jumping off point to pursue work and further learning in effective community engagement. It is also a toolkit and a roadmap that offers concrete takeaways and resources for working effectively with communities.

Throughout the course, you’ll learn from experienced U-M students, faculty, and staff and local community partners, and you’ll have many opportunities to try out and apply the principles and concepts you’re learning.

No prior community engagement experience necessary.

What you'll learn

  • community-academic partnerships
  • social change projects
  • community service and learning
  • education and work abroad
  • traditional and community-based participatory research
  • non-profit internships
  • public scholarship
  • civic performance
  • valuing community context and expertise;
  • understanding how social identities, power, and privilege impact your interactions;
  • approaches to collaborative leadership, such as listening effectively, resolving conflicts, and building mutually-beneficial partnerships;
  • reflecting on your work, and transitioning in and out of communities; and
  • effectively managing community-engaged projects
  • Introduction to Community Engagement
  • Community Context and Ethical Engagement
  • Social Identities, Power, and Privilege
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Reflections and Transitions
  • Community-Engaged Project Management
  • Conclusion

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Instructors Community Engagement Course Team, Jennifer Chizek, Christie Donahue, Kelly Kowatch, Katie Lopez
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Subjects Personal Development Social Sciences Humanities
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Rating Not enough ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 2 - 4 hours per week
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $49
From MichiganX, The University of Michigan via edX
Instructors Community Engagement Course Team, Jennifer Chizek, Christie Donahue, Kelly Kowatch, Katie Lopez
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Personal Development Social Sciences Humanities
Tags Communication Social Sciences Humanities

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