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Professional Development Opportunities

All Spring 2021 seminars are virtual. 


Coffee Chats

On Mondays at 10 AM, meet OCEO staff and fellow colleagues for virtual coffee to discuss your community engagement and outreach projects and ideas!

Community Conversations 

Community conversations are one-hour facilitated discussions around specific subjects. These dialogues are open to all members of the university community and public. For the Spring 2021 semester, conversations will be focused around health and wellness. This is to build intentional community with others working in this field. Community Conversations occur monthly on Fridays at 10 AM. 

Date Topic & Registration
February 5 Mental Health and Wellness
February 26 Health Equity and Race
March 26 Disability Rights and Advocacy

Community Engagement Seminar Series

The Community Engagement Seminar Series is a monthly webinar series open to all members of the campus community. Seminars are held monthly on Thursdays at 2 PM. 

Date  Topic & Registration
January 21 Community Engagement 101
February 18 Cultural Competency and Community Engagement
March 18 A Multidisciplinary Systems Approach to Engagement

Community Engagement Academy

The Community Engagement Academy (CEA) is an interdisciplinary professional development program designed for new UTK faculty (0-3 years) and graduate students who wish to learn the foundations of community engagement and engaged scholarship and apply knowledge to research and practice. CEA will provide emerging engagement scholars with background literature on the history of community engagement, facilitated discussion, project design, mentoring, and presentations to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community engagement and engaged scholarship.

Applications for the 2021 CEA will open in the Fall.