IMPACT National Conference
Posted by on January 07, 2013
IMPACT National Conference
February 21 – 24, 2013
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Meet with hundreds of other student leaders, administrators, faculty, AmeriCorps members, and nonprofit leaders from across the nation.
- Exchange ideas and best practices
- Get reinspired and recharged
- Gain insights to make your efforts more effective
- Learn about resources and opportunities
IMPACT features over 90 workshops at all levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) surrounding these themes or categories:
Building and Enhancing Campus-based Community Service Programs: These workshops will focus on the sharing of best practices and models to create and sustain an infrastructure for community-based service programs, especially those that are student-led. Topics of particular interest include: program structure, recruitment, retention, training, service activity design, evaluation, reflection, funding and campus support.
Administrators Track: These workshops are geared toward professionals in the field of civic engagement and will focus on hot topics within student community engagement. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other administrators to discuss issues and develop or refine their skills.
Alternative Break Programs:
(sponsored and managed by BreakAway)
Best practices for organizing effective, meaningful, and transformative alternative break programs.
AmeriCorps/National Service/Year of Service programs: For members and program staff of AmeriCorps or other national service/year of service programs. Ideas for improving the management, performance and impact of AmeriCorps programs.
Issues and Advocacy: These workshops explore the issues to develop the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to effect social change; they can also include ways in which different campuses have taken action to address these issues. Topics of particular interest include: sustainability, political participation and action, economics, immigration, corporate and consumer responsibility, human trafficking and social entrepreneurship.
Leadership and Professional Skills/Career Development: These workshops develop the skills needed for socially conscious careers in today’s economic and political times, including topics such as: assessment, grant and proposal writing, intercultural communications, advocacy, leadership, and networking. These workshops may also provide opportunities to explore differing paths into the social justice field, such as non-profit organizations, corporations, social entrepreneurs, grassroots organizations, and policy writing.
Life after College/Recent Graduate: Gain information about graduate school programs, post-grad service programs, service opportunities for recent grads, things like “how to create a service program at your workplace or in your community”
Service-Learning: Implementing or enhancing service that is incorporated into academic coursework.
Spirituality/Faith and Service: For many people spirituality and faith are a cornerstone of their commitment to service and justice. Explore how to deepen, honor, and leverage the spiritual and faith-based roots of service.
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