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Please join the Capacity Building Work Team in the Children and Youth Institute at Michigan State University Extension for the following webinar featuring Dr. Danielle Lake from Grand Valley State University – Engaging Students in Wicked Problems: Strategies for inspiring and preparing students to tackle messy, place-based challenges.
How can we prepare students to tackle wicked problems? What pedagogical methods can be used to address interdependent, high-stakes systemic problems in our communities?
This webinar will suggest we need to pursue an experiential, collaborative learning model: working across networks, disciplines, and institutions in order to tackle our social messes. Participants will discover strategies and explore possible methods for better preparing students to collaboratively tackle the wicked problems within their field.
This webinar will take place on July 8 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All are welcome to attend.
Description: Identifying the impacts of community development work is
often challenging due to the time lag between knowledge gained, behaviors
undertaken and impacts realized. Pre-post evaluations and follow-up surveys
aren’t guaranteed to elicit all the indirect “ripple effects” of a program.
Someone who takes a leadership course might credit the knowledge and confidence
gained with starting a community garden, but not the spin-offs resulting from
the garden or work with partners. This webinar will share how to facilitate
the Ripple Effects Mapping (REM) technique starting with a focus group setting
where storytelling initiates the process. Groups build on these stories,
while the facilitator maps the accomplishments, partnerships, unique
contributions and gaps in delivery identified by participants. By visualizing
all the things that happened as a result of a program, the process can show
communities, program leaders and funders how their work interacts with the
community system. We will describe how the mapping process has been used in
a number of states and settings and there have been variations in how it has
been implemented. Instructions will be provided for coding to the
Community Capitals Framework and digitizing the maps.
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