Diamond Leadership Certificate

DIAMOND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT CERTIFICATE
The Diamond Civic Engagement Leadership Certificate is designed to prepare students for lifelong engagement and involvement in community life through individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern. Students will need to utilize many of the leadership skills offered in the Bronze, Silver, Emerald and Sapphire certificates to successfully complete this certificate. Civic engagement begins with volunteering and service and require a higher level of commitment that involves working with others in a campus or community-based project or social justice issue. Engagement includes joining neighborhood organizations; participating in local school and community organizations; joining political parties and running for office; active involvement in local, state, national and global organizations and issues; and serving others to make a positive difference in the local, regional, national and global community.

Students should begin this certificate by taking the first three required workshops: What Is Civic and Community Engagement?, Community Mapping and Community Engagement and Social Justice Activity Preparation. The last required workshop on Community Engagement and Social Justices Activities--Structured Reflection is a structured reflection scheduled on GREAT Day in April to permit time to complete and reflect on the engagement project or social justice activity. Students will be encouraged to pursue projects that reflect their personal passions and interests and may be related to careers and future lives as engaged citizens.

The Diamond Certificate will be awarded upon completion of eight workshops, including the four required workshops (What is Civic and Community Engagement, Community Mapping, Community Engagement and Social Justice Activites--Structured Reflection), submission of journal reflections for each workshop and completion of a civic engagement project or a reflection paper on involvement in a social justice issue.

REQUIRED WORKSHOPS:

  • Community Engagement and Social Justice Activities-Reflection (...)..............4/21
  • Community Engagement and Social Justice Activity-Preparation.....................10/8, 11/3, 11/7, 1/28, 2/11
  • Community Resource Mapping...............................................................................9/17, 1/9 & 2/2
  • What is Civic & Community Engagement?.............................................................9/3 & 1/21
ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS:


Community Dinner & Dialogue: GISP Program.......................................................................2/10
Democracy at Risk? Panel Discussion on Supreme Court 2014 Decisions............................9/16
Elder Abuse: A Growing Epidemic..........................................................................................9/30
Elder Abuse: More Than Broken Bones.................................................................................9/30
Eric Alva “The End of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”...........................................................................9/24
Faculty Research & Interest in Elder Issues...........................................................................9/30
Genocide After the Holocaust................................................................................................11/5
Giving a Global Voice to Emancipation..................................................................................1/19
Global Leadership: Why What Happens There Matters Here.................................................4/8
Grant Writing: A Brief Look at Locating Sources and (...)......................................................11/18
Gulf Wars & Warriors..............................................................................................................2/10
Leadership in Energy Sustainability......................................................................................11/17
Leigh Van Horn: “Enabling, Empowering & Engaging Readers”.............................................4/15
Live Green Expo.....................................................................................................................4/22
MacVittie Lecture with Dr. Ron Tappy.................................................................................. 11/18
Mass Imprisonment in the United States................................................................................11/17
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Leadership & Service..............................................................1/19
Meet & Greet the Candidates; Election 2014..........................................................................9/25
Negotiating Between the Common Good & Individual Choice.................................................12/4
Oliver Bendorg “The Spectral Wilderness”........................................................................... 11/12
Oxfam Hunger Banquet..........................................................................................................3/2
Planning and Leading Service Trips......................................................................................1/29
Problem Solving.....................................................................................................................10/1 & 3/11
Seth Holmes: “Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies”............................................................................12/3
Servant Leadership................................................................................................................10/20, 1/19 & 1/22
Social Change Model of Leadership.......................................................................................9/23 & 3/10
Socialized for Change........................................................................................................... 11/20
The Significance & Insignificance of Native American Treaties ............................................ 11/21
Who is Disabled Anyway?..................................................................................................... 3/9
What is Giving Back?.............................................................................................................10/2 & 2/3
Women’s Issues in Social Justice...........................................................................................3/4


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