2023 Preconference Sessions

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Take your learning to the next level by attending a Summit & Research Symposium Preconference session!

Choose from one of the following 3-hour sessions, each taking place on Wednesday, April 19th from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM at the NCAA Hall of Champions and Conference Center. Registration for each session is an additional $50, which includes all materials and lunch prior to each session from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.


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Centering Community in Community Engagement

Presented by Paul Schmitz, CEO of Leading Inside Out

In this interactive session, Paul will share practices that shift our focus from centering our own work and institutions to centering community in community engagement. The audience will learn how to build authentic and effective community partnerships and analyze the system barriers that often get in the way and need to be overcome.

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Developing a Tempered Radicals Approach to Advancing Justice in Community Engagement Programming

Presented by Buck Cooke, Executive Director at Break Away

Based on over 30 years of student leadership training experience, Break Away presenters share ideas and practices on how to find and navigate the line of upholding institutional power structures while advocating against them to create more equitable spaces for all. Utilizing a tempered radical approach, recognizing that sustainable change may move slowly at risk-averse institutions, this workshop provides leadership educators with practical and strategic tools to help campuses move closer to justice while avoiding political pitfalls and enhancing needed coalitions.


Registration for a Preconference Session may be added to any Summit & Research Symposium Registration type for an additional $50. This includes all session materials and an attendee lunch served from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM prior to the start of each session. Registration options can be accessed using the link below. If you have questions on the registration process please contact us using the link below.

Registration for the 2023 Summit & Research Symposium closes at 11:59 PM (ET) on Friday, April 7, 2023.