Community Matters: Series offers workshops on leadership, engagement

Dr. Nicholas V. Longo

Affecting positive change in today’s global landscape is a challenge UNC Greensboro’s Office of Leadership and Service-Learning (OLSL) takes head on.

This week, Dr. Nicholas V. Longo headlines OLSL’s 2018 Spring Engagement Series, part of OLSL’s initiative to propel UNCG’s momentum as a community-engaged university.

Longo is chair of public and community service studies and professor of global studies at Providence College in Rhode Island.

The series begins Thursday morning, Feb. 15, with workshops for students, faculty, staff and community members through Friday, Feb. 16. Speakers facilitate discussions on key aspects of engagement, including capacity development for engaged teaching, learning, research and creative activity; expansion of policies, structures and paradigms to support engagement; and alignment of institutional and community priorities through engagement.

Longo served as the director of the Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute, an endowed civic leadership center at Miami University in Ohio. He also served as a program officer at the Charles F. Kettering Foundation in the area of civic education and directed Campus Compact’s national youth civic engagement initiative, Raise Your Voice. He is author of a number of books, articles and reports on issues of youth civic education, community-based leadership, global citizenship and service-learning.

Along with OLSL, sponsors of the series include the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement, International Programs, Office of Intercultural Engagement and the Lloyd International Honors College.

To learn more, visit olsl.uncg.edu/2018-spring-engagement-series.

 

Story by Elizabeth L. Harrison, University Communications

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