We offer a variety of workshops and presentations to help your student group, fraternity, sorority, department, or class have more positive and impactful experiences with civic engagement! See below for descriptions of all of our workshops. Email us at cce.outreach@oregonstate.edu to request a workshop! If you have a preferred topic, date, and time, please note this in your email.

The times listed with the workshops reflect an approximate time frame for each session, however, we are able to tailor the timeframe as needed. While these workshops are primarily intended for OSU student organizations, courses, and departments, we are open to adapting them to your needs. For preparation and planning purposes, please make your request at least two weeks in advance.

Student Leadership & Involvement not only offers workshops through the CCE but also through Leadership Development! Click here to view and request their workshops.

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An Introduction to the CCE (15 minutes)

You probably know who we are and what we do, but you want your organization to know as well, right? This short presentation will outline the CCE's mission and vision, as well as events, programming, and resources. This presentation pairs well with "So What is Civic Engagement Anyway" for a 45-60 minute presentation.

So What is Civic Engagement Anyway? (30-45 minutes)

This workshop is our basic overview presentation for those looking to know more what civic engagement is and how it applies to them. We cover topics like defining civic engagement and service, why is it is important to be engaged, the benefits being engaged provides to you, your organization, and the community, and an overview of the CCE and how you can partner with us. We can also recommend specific suggestions and partnership ideas for your club or organization based upon its mission and needs.

Social Change Begins with You: Social Change Tree (60-90 minutes)

Social issues are complex and interconnected. This interactive activity is designed for small groups to examine a social issue that is of importance to them. The activity uses a tree as a metaphor for a social issue in order for participants to analyze the symptoms and root causes of a social issue. The activity also utilizes principles of the social change model of leadership development for participants to explore what individuals and groups can do to address the social issue. Finally, the activity includes imagining a better future in which there are social improvements resulting from the ideas the group generates.

Becoming an Effective Site Leader (60 minutes)

Now that your organization has decided to participate in a community service project and you are responsible for leading it, there can be a lot to consider to make it an effective learning experience, maintaining good communication and relationships with your community partner, and ensuring everyone is engaged and having fun. Let us share our expertise and get you up to speed on best practices for becoming an effective site leader. We cover a step-by-step guide on how to site lead before, during, and after the project, including vital considerations like community entry, reflection practices, and framing the experience for your participants. After completing this workshop, you will also be authorized to be a site leader for the CCE during our Days of Service.

What is Political Literacy and How to Achieve It (15-45 minutes)

Political literacy is defined as the set of abilities a citizen has to navigate their government. However, politics are complex, and oftentimes difficult to understand, whether it be navigating the news or figuring out who to vote for. This workshop covers three major topics within political literacy: knowing how your system works and what your voting rights are, how to find credible information and navigate biases, and political involvement.You can request one section or all three, each one being approximately 15 minutes long.

Tabling & Event Partnership Requests

Are you holding an event, and you'd like to invite the CCE? Email us at cce.outreach@oregonstate.edu with the event, date, and time, and we'll let you know if we can join you! Please submit requests a minimum of two weeks in advance. The earlier you can make a request, the more likely we'll be able to join you!