Civic Leadership Development – Civic Agency Workshop

Posted by Minnesota Campus Compact on October 23, 2018

This is a recently curated series of experiential workshops developing civic agency through strategies and skills related to “self,” “us,” and “now,” available for download. If you would have questions, please contact

Our network values the full participation of all people in our democracy and communities. The experiential workshops in the curriculum are designed to help participants develop their civic agency – whether those participants are college/university students, staff, faculty, or administrators, other adults, or adolescents. We encourage you to use them in classes, clubs, organizations or informal groups, singly or multiple workshops together, whatever makes sense in your context. We hope you will engage not only those who already see themselves as leaders, but also the people whose vision and talents are too often unrecognized or undervalued.

The workshops are organized into the three themes—Self, Us, and Now—following Marshall Ganz’s public narrative framework. Our work with the Cultural Agility Collaboration also demonstrated the power of attending to the center of Building the Field of Community Engagement’s model, which includes identity, culture/spirituality, relationships, power, and healing. Especially in a state with stark racial disparities and increasing diversity in religion, national origins, language, and more, building understanding and collaboration across differences is essential.

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