Lend your voice to something bigger than yourself
Submit your program to #CLDE18 by January 29
An unprecedented chapter of America’s political history is upon us and it has never been more critical to nurture engagement with democracy in our students. It is as engaged citizens that we can put the values we proclaim on our campuses into action, and support those with less access, privilege, resources, and even basic rights, who are seeking a path to higher education.
The 2018 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting (CLDE18), being held June 6-9, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, in Anaheim, California, offers an opportunity for student affairs professionals, faculty, community partners, and students, to participate in discourse around the fundamentals of democracy and gain inspiration from our featured speakers to take back to your campus community. #CLDE18 will rejuvenate your passion for activating your students to be the change they want to see in the world.
The American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC), and the NASPA Lead Initiative are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education, and invite you to submit a program proposal to this unique and vital professional development event by Monday, January 29, 2018.
We urge you to be a part of something bigger than yourself by sharing your civic learning or democratic engagement theory, success, or best practice—or by joining us as a participant for this year’s convening of change.
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2018 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting (CLDE18)
June 6-9 | Anaheim, California
|Submit your proposal by January 29, 2018.
The American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC), and NASPA LEAD Initiative are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education. During this year’s Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (#CLDE18) Meeting in Anaheim, Ca. from June 6-9, 2018, our goal is to bring together our collective networks of faculty, student affairs professionals, senior campus administrators, students, and community partners to advance our work to ensure that students graduate from our colleges and universities – both public and private – prepared to be the informed, engaged citizens that our communities and our democracy need.
When submitting a proposal for this year’s convening the conference committee asks you to consider how to answer the four questions proposed in our emergent theory of change and how these threads and tags intersect with your work whether it be around assessment, political engagement, community partnerships, service-learning, dialogue and deliberation, and so forth.
CLDE: Emergent Theory of Change
December 13, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Since the publication of the A Crucible Moment report in 2012, many higher education professionals have engaged further in the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) field in the hopes of fulfilling the vision laid out by our colleagues to create a more socially just, civically engaged, and democratically-minded future.
In this session, participants will engage in conversation about the emerging theory of change [PDF] for the annual CLDE conference and CLDE work. How are these components – civic ethos, civic literacy and skill building, civic inquiry, civic action, and civic agency – actualized on our campuses and outside of the campus community. This session is intended to further explain the emerging theory of change, how one might incorporate the theory into your work and how the CLDE18 planning committee envisions what a thriving democracy is.
This webinar is particularly intended to assist individuals preparing proposals for CLDE 2018 (due January 29, 2017) given its focus on the emergent theory of change. Learn more about this session here.
This session is designed around our emergent theory of change which poses four important questions:
- Purpose: What are the key features of the thriving democracy we aspire to enact and support through our work?
- Learning Outcomes: What knowledge, skills, and dispositions do people need in order to help create and contribute to a thriving democracy?
- Pedagogy: How can we best foster the acquisition and development of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for a thriving democracy?
- Strategy: How can we build the institutional culture, infrastructure, and relationships needed to support learning that enables a thriving democracy?
Proposals are due January 29, 2018 for the 2018 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting (CLDE18) in Anaheim, California from June 6-9.