Civic Leadership Dialogues 2023-2024

Last date was Thursday, April 4th, 2024 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm (ET)

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We invite you to strengthen your civic leadership and interpersonal skills and join the Nashman Center at our Civic Leadership Dialogues!

All students are welcome!

Civic Leadership Dialogues consist of workshops, informational sessions, and casual dialogues on various topics including active citizenship, advocacy, leadership, diversity, equity, and other related topics. We focus on the overarching theme of inclusive excellence. 

VOTING TOGETHER: HOW TO ENGAGE OUR CAMPUS IN VOTING
Wednesday, February 21st, 10:00am - 11:00am, USC 302. Please register in advance - this session is presented as part of the larger Diversity Summit!

Isabella Reed, Vidya Muthupillai, and Nate O'Brien, GW Votes Program Assistants
In recent years, voting has become highly polarized and young people have become increasingly more involved, as National NSLVE data has shown. While the number of young adults who vote has grown, there is still significant room for improvement. This session is designed to show how voting can effectively be publicized on college campuses, specifically GW's, and give participants the tools to help their campus communities develop effective strategies to help students and community members learn how to register – and remind them to vote.

NAVIGATING GWSERVES FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Wednesday, February 21st, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, USC 402
Sampada Dhakal, GWServes Graduate Assistant
This session is designed for student groups that are interested in finding opportunities for community service that are relevant to your organizational mission. There are hundreds of opportunities for your group members and the Nashman Center is here to help you get connected. During the session we will help you learn to maximize GWServes, our online platform that helps you in discovering, connecting, and sharing your passion for service. In addition to finding service opportunities, you can use the platform to track and showcase your group’s service work. All students who report 100 hours of community engagement in a year, including direct service, advocacy, activism, fundraising, etc., are awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award from the White House. GWServes and Engage integrate so you can easily inform your members about specific service opportunities, promote your organization's projects and fundraisers, and report your members' service activities for them to earn the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

COMMUNICATION AS A YOUNG PROFESSIONAL
Tuesday, February 27th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Conference Room 409 (Nashman Center)
Lily Griffin, AmeriCorps VISTA, Community Engagement Outreach Fellow
This training aims to equip students with effective verbal and written communication tactics and templates, fostering excellence in professional communication with supervisors, community partners, future employers, and colleagues. The training will cover topics such as strategies for productive meetings, effective email writing techniques, and leveraging communication tools, including AI, to enhance skills.

THE SOCIAL CHANGE MODEL OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: GIVE YOURSELF A COMPASS
Tuesday, March 5th, 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Conference Room 409 (Nashman Center)
Wendy Wagner, Director of Community Engaged Scholarship
The Social Change Model of Leadership Development, was created specifically for college students who aspire to lead in a more socially responsible way and collaborate effectively to create positive social change over their lifetime. The model provides a compass to facilitate your own learning, knowledge of self, and leadership competence. This workshop is presented by Wendy Wagner, who has been involved in college student leadership development research for many years.

"INTERPROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS"
Tuesday, March 19th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Conference Room 409 (Nashman Center)
Lily Griffin, AmeriCorps VISTA, Community Engagement Outreach Fellow
The objective is to delve into communication methods and conflict management, emphasizing "interprofessional" communication, covering topics like Nonviolent Communication, the Active Listening Model, the "Velvet Hammers" technique, and working effectively with diverse communication styles, including conflict management techniques.

NEGOTIATING THROUGH CONFLICT USING A WIN-WIN MINDSET
Thursday, March 28th, 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Conference Room 409 (Nashman Center)
Wendy Wagner, Director of Community Engaged Scholarship
In this interactive workshop, we’ll examine ways to negotiate your way to a “win” without compromising your values for collaboration and inclusivity. 

BRANDING YOURSELF: A NETWORKING STRATEGY
Tuesday, April 2nd, 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Conference Room 409 (Nashman Center)

Lily Griffin, AmeriCorps VISTA, Community Engagement Outreach Fellow
The objective is to explore personal branding and effective networking strategies with special guest Dasia Bandy, senior at GW and current DC neighborhood advisory commissioner. This session will explore activities such as understanding your personal brand through an exercise and engaging in a mock networking session.

FOUR FRAMES OF LEADERSHIP
Thursday, April 4th, 4:30pm - 5:30pm, Conference Room 409 (Nashman Center)
Wendy Wagner, Director of Community Engaged Scholarship
Bolman and Deal are leadership researchers who identified four frames that shape how each of us thinks about leadership. Sometimes when we find ourselves “stuck” as leaders, it’s helpful to shift how we’re thinking about our leadership role, and view it through a different frame. Come learn about the frames and identify which you use most and least frequently. 

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