The goal of this conference is to share best practices on developing and sustaining healthy community partnerships. This day of learning will highlight model partnerships, provide opportunities to talk to experts about the strategies necessary to be successful, and how to get started and assess your future community partnership.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Check in and breakfast at Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom
Model partnerships flash sessions Part I:
Argonne National Lab
Regional Office of Education
NIU's Child Development and Family Center, Couple and Family Clinic, and Preschool for All Expansion Program
Model partnerships flash sessions Part II:
Navistar, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
DeKalb County Community Foundation Internship, Center for Nonprofit NGO Studies
Impact Lab, College of Business
Prisoners' Rights Project, Civil Justice Clinic, and Legal Clinics, College of Law
Discussion – questions from the audience (open floor style)
Conclusion/networking/lunch (on your own)
Partnerships 101: Readiness, Goals, Challenges and Benefits Alicia Schatteman, Ph.D., and Rena Cotsones, Ph.D., will share their experiences working with partners, including how to get started to create mutually beneficial partnerships between faculty, staff and external partners.
Partnerships Assessment Amy Jo Clemens, Ph.D., and Jason Klein, Ph.D., will discuss how partnerships come in all different shapes and sizes. Being able to assess the different types of partnerships can be very helpful in ensuring mutual benefits to and for all partners. Participants in this workshop will learn about the following three partnership categories: coordinating, cooperating and sustaining. Participants will engage in thinking about how to define outcomes, measure progress toward those outcomes, and ensure impact as a result of the partnership. Additional information will be shared about logic models in relation to partnerships.