Talent Development

Community-University Boundary Spanners: Engaging Our Community (TD2278)

Thu, 7 Jun 2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Wine-Price Building


Is part of your role as a JMU staff member to reach out to or partner with people and organizations in the greater Harrisonburg area?  If so, you’re a JMU boundary spanner, and we would like you to join us for this new community engagement workshop! Why? JMU strives to be the national model of the engaged university, and engaging with our local community is critical to achieving our vision.  Boundary spanners are key to accomplishing this aim.

Together we will explore the knowledge, skills, values, opportunities and challenges that are unique to boundary spanners.  We’ll also identify strategies for strengthening outreach and engagement practices across campus.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Explore what it means to be a boundary spanner
  • Reflect on the professional identities and roles of boundary spanners
  • Identify the unique knowledge, skills and abilities we need to be successful
  • Discuss communities of practice in order to strengthen engagement practices

Facilitated by: Carol Fleming, Assistant Dean, Outreach & Engagement

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