Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement Institute, Nov. 7-8; Application Deadline, May 31

Posted by Haas Center for Public Service on April 9, 2019

The Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University invites you to attend a professional development institute focusing on an innovative social change framework and collaborative tool: the Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement. The Institute is for college and university faculty, staff, and administrators working in the service learning, public service, and civic engagement fields.

Institute Location and Date – The Pathways Institute will take place on the Stanford University campus in Stanford, California. It will begin with dinner on Thursday evening, November 7, 2019, and will continue all day Friday, November 8, 2019.

About the Pathways – Stanford’s Haas Center has been working with a wide range of stakeholders since 2013 to develop the Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement framework. The pathways collectively describe a range of possibilities by which students can contribute to the common good: community-engaged learning and research; community organizing and activism; direct service; philanthropy; policy and governance; and social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility. This framework guides students in exploring how the six pathways differ from each other in language, practice, and impact.

To date, 42 public and private two- and four-year institutions and three state Campus Compacts have used an online diagnostic tool that surfaces student predispositions and interests toward the pathways. The tool is a collaborative instrument based on the Pathways framework, which opens students’ eyes to the lifelong career, engagement, and leadership opportunities available to them, and assists faculty and staff in developing programming and advising to address those opportunities.

Institute Focus – The intent of the Institute is to introduce more faculty and staff to the Pathways framework and tool. Participants will build connections among current and potential Pathways International Working Group members; learn about promising practices for using the Pathways framework and tool; pilot a workshop designed to introduce students to the Pathways; and explore and deepen the research potential of the tool and data collected.

Institute Costs – There is a $100 registration fee, but scholarships will be available to cover registration costs for as many participants as possible. Meals will be provided (Thursday dinner and Friday breakfast and lunch). Participants will be responsible for transportation and lodging. Lodging will be available on campus and in nearby Palo Alto. There is no fee to use the Pathways framework and tool.

How to Apply – Complete the brief online application at

Applications are due by 5 pm PDT Friday, May 31, 2019. All applicants will be notified of their selection by Monday, July 1, 2019.

For More Information

For general information about the Pathways, visit

For more information about the Institute, visit

For more information about the International Working Group and existing data and research efforts, visit

Please contact Gail Robinson ( or Annabel Wong ( with any questions.

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