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Wednesday, June 1 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Communicating for Effective Capacity-Building Service Learning Partnerships

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Many examples of effective service-learning involve direct service to community partners. In addition to that support, our community partners report that their work is enriched and expanded by volunteers who can provide consultative or skill-specific service. These capacity-building service learning partnerships (especially those that are project based) present unique challenges to staff, faculty, community partners, and students. In this session, presenters show how effective communication can address these challenges. The presenters will discuss communication between faculty and staff, faculty/staff and community partners, faculty/staff and students, and students and community partners. A model that incorporates community listening, semester-long commitment, and faculty involvement will be described.

Speakers
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Linda Laine

Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Central College
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Jessica Klyn de Novelo

Associate Director, Center for Community-Based Lea, Central College



Wednesday June 1, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Penn State Room 337

Attendees (12)