Preconference Workshops 2019

All preconference workshops will be held Sunday, July 14th at the Bond Life Sciences Center or inadjacent classrooms.. Register for one of the following workshops when you register for the conference.

*Pre-Conference Workshops are optional and require an additional fee at registration. Register by 11:59 p.m., June 10, 2019. 

Each workshop has a minimum number of participants. Lack of a minimum registration by June 10 will result in cancellation of the workshop. If cancelled, the option to choose a different workshop will be offered.

Taking People With You: A Strategic Communication Approach to Leadership

This half-day interactive workshop draws on David Novak's insight-driven approach to leadership that ultimately led to his rise to Chairman of YUM! Brands. Participants will learn to: identify their big goal; use step-change and a people map to design a plan to achieve it; implement strategy, structure and culture to realize the plan; and follow through to get results (1-4 p.m, $40).

Jeannette H. Porter
Novak Leadership Institute, Missouri School of Journalism

Using social network analysis to measure social capital

Participants will learn how to use social network analysis (SNA) as a tool for measuring social capital, compare and contrast the methods and practices of two different networks, and discuss how measuring social capital with an SNA might lead to stronger network connections with this half-day workshop (1-4 p.m, $40).

Bob Bertsch
North Dakota State University

Workforce Development: How Do We Scale to Meet This Need?

This half-day workshop teaches participants how they can systematically engage in building meaningful interventions in workforce development and the challenges faced when addressing the multifaceted workforce issues in the 21st century (1-4 p.m, $40).

Robert Russell
University of Missouri Extension

Preparing Place: Can Arts and Culture Save Rural America?

Explore the role of arts and culture in the development of institutional and community capacity in rural communities while discussing strategies that demonstrate how the thoughtful inclusion of arts and culture helps bridge existing community gaps in this half-day workshop (1-4 p.m, $40).

John Robert 'Bob' Reeder
Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation

New Dimensions in Community Development

Community development processes often struggle to give physical form to community goals and projects while intensive charrettes often generate high levels of community involvement and design ideas, but can be fleeting jolts of energy. This full day workshop offers participants a synthesis of theoretical and practical knowledge of participatory community design and shows its value for the field of community development (10 am.-4 p.m. (includes lunch), $60).

Todd Johnson
University of Wisconsin - River Falls (Extension)

Assessing University-Community Partnerships

Participants will assess the depth to which aspirations for equity, social justice, democratic practice, mutual respect, shared authority, and co-creation are realized in university-community partnerships in this full day workshop. (10 am.-3 p.m. (includes working lunch), $60).

Margaret Stout
West Virginia University