Working with External Stakeholders/Local Communities
Recognizing the complex dynamics of the communities in which institutions are situated, place is critically important as it relates to community engagement data collection in Collaboratory. At our last Coffee Break of the year, come learn about two unique approaches to engaging with the larger community, building trust, and celebrating ethical and reciprocal partnerships. Ellen Szarleta’s approach at IU Northwest has always started from the perspective of community partners and leaders in an urban context. Julie Mowrer’s approach at Hawai’i Hilo centers on the thoughtfulness and intentionality of working with the Native Hawaiian community. Regardless of your institution’s location and approach, this promises to be a rich conversation with great thought partners.