Bonner Training & Enrichment Strategies

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Bonner Training & Enrichment Strategies

  1. 1. Bonner Meetings Your Toolbox for Training, Reflection, Management, and Development
  2. 2. What We’ll Cover • Why are meetings important? • What kinds of meetings? • Core Student Development frameworks • Strategy: • Training & Enrichment in BWBRS
  3. 3. Why are meetings important? • Bonner Student Impact and Alumni Survey suggests that the strongest elements of program effectiveness are: • dialogue across difference • mentors (staff, peers, site supervisors, & faculty) • structured reflection magnifies unstructured reflection
  4. 4. Bonner Wiki: See Research & Assessment
  5. 5. Bonner Wiki: Research and Assessment Prezi - Engagement Multiplied
  6. 6. Moreover, these meetings: • Build skills (i.e., project management) and knowledge (i.e., diversity) needed to do best work in communities • Build a sense of belonging —Bonner Love • Promote accountability • Foster campus-wide and community connections • Promote retention and graduation
  7. 7. Class Meetings - at least every other week Cohort-based meetings for each class year (or two, if small program) What kinds of meetings? All Bonner Meetings - every month Engage the Common Commitments, partners and issues, broader themes, and community
  8. 8. Cornerstone or Project Meetings - occasionally Preparation for service trips, campus-wide events, Bonner Congress, Bonner Leadership Team Other kinds of meetings... Site Meetings by issue, team, or cluster - every other week or monthly — engage students (& leaders) in planning, project management, & issue learning
  9. 9. Other kinds of meetings... Campus-wide or National Events Speaking events, faculty-led sessions, IMPACT Conference, national conferences... flavor not main ingredient Course-based Meetings - can be used for Cohort or projects You may choose to link training & enrichment with credit- bearing options, such as a first year experience course or third-year community based research course
  10. 10. Resource Sharing for Great Meetings
  11. 11. Semester Staff Student Leaders Community Partners Summer Planning Orientation Participate in Orientation Week 1 Model: Lead Class Meeting Rotate to visit sites Lead Class Meeting Lead All Bonner Meeting Monthly rotation: Meeting - by Class Meeting - by Site Meeting - by Class All Bonner Meeting Week 2 Model: Lead Class Meeting Rotate to visit sites Lead Class Meeting Lead All Bonner Meeting Monthly rotation: Meeting - by Class Meeting - by Site Meeting - by Class All Bonner Meeting Meet with team Week 3 Model: Lead Class Meeting Rotate to visit sites Lead Class Meeting Lead All Bonner Meeting Monthly rotation: Meeting - by Class Meeting - by Site Meeting - by Class All Bonner MeetingWeek 4 Model: Lead Class Meeting Rotate to visit sites Lead Class Meeting Lead All Bonner Meeting Monthly rotation: Meeting - by Class Meeting - by Site Meeting - by Class All Bonner Meeting Week 5 Model, then delegate: Lead Class Meeting Rotate to visit sites Guest leads Class Meeting Host partner at ABM Monthly rotation: Meeting - by Class Meeting - by Site Meeting - by Class All Bonner Meeting Week 6 Model, then delegate: Lead Class Meeting Rotate to visit sites Guest leads Class Meeting Host partner at ABM Monthly rotation: Meeting - by Class Meeting - by Site Meeting - by Class All Bonner Meeting Meet with team Week 7 Model, then delegate: Lead Class Meeting Rotate to visit sites Guest leads Class Meeting Host partner at ABM Monthly rotation: Meeting - by Class Meeting - by Site Meeting - by Class All Bonner MeetingWeek 8 Model, then delegate: Lead Class Meeting Rotate to visit sites Guest leads Class Meeting Host partner at ABM Monthly rotation: Meeting - by Class Meeting - by Site Meeting - by Class All Bonner Meeting Speak at Bonner Meeting Week 9 Model and delegate: Lead Class Meeting Rotate to visit sites Intern leads Class Meeting Coach BLT to lead ABM Monthly rotation: Meeting - by Class Meeting - by Site Meeting - by Class All Bonner Meeting Week 10 Model and delegate: Lead Class Meeting Rotate to visit sites Intern leads Class Meeting Coach BLT to lead ABM Monthly rotation: Meeting - by Class Meeting - by Site Meeting - by Class All Bonner Meeting Meet with team Week 11 Model and delegate: Lead Class Meeting Rotate to visit sites Intern leads Class Meeting Coach BLT to lead ABM Monthly rotation: Meeting - by Class Meeting - by Site Meeting - by Class All Bonner MeetingWeek 12 Model and delegate: Lead Class Meeting Rotate to visit sites Intern leads Class Meeting Coach BLT to lead ABM Monthly rotation: Meeting - by Class Meeting - by Site Meeting - by Class All Bonner Meeting Week 13 Lead Class Meeting Meeting - by Class Week 15 End-semester CelebrationEnd-semester CelebrationEnd-semester Celebration Have a mix of meetings each semester...
  12. 12. Student Development Frameworks • The result of network-wide input, program design and innovation, decades of experimentation, and assessment •Common Commitments •Skills •Knowledge Areas
  13. 13. Common Commitments Community Building Diversity International Perspective Social Justice Spiritual Exploration Civic Engagement
  14. 14. Skills and Capacities Personal • Active listening • Balance & boundaries • Communication • Decision making • Organization • Planning • Time management • Goal setting Professional • Budgeting • Event planning • Fundraising • Grant writing • Marketing • Mediation • Networking • Public education and advocacy • Volunteer management Leadership • Conflict resolution • Delegation • Planning • Public speaking • Running a meeting • Teamwork • Working with diverse groups
  15. 15. Knowledge Areas Place Politics and Public Policy Power &and Privilege Poverty and Economic DevelopmentIssues
  16. 16. • 3 strategies can yield a rich array of training & enrichment events for all of your Bonners How to create a meeting calendar
  17. 17. Strategy 1 Build around learning outcomes
  18. 18. Download rubrics from aacu.org
  19. 19. Diversity of communities and cultures... Year 1 Sense of identity and knowledge of community Self Year 4 Knowledge and navigating complex community and institutional environment Nation, world Year 2 Teamwork in diverse communities; focus on gender, race, & ethnicity Team Year 3 Power and privilege; being an ally; more complex issues Campus and community
  20. 20. Resource Development Year 1 Understanding Bonner funds; using community fund Budgeting Year 4 Being a social entrepreneur Initiating resource development campaigns Year 2 Understanding non-profit funding Fundraising events (planning, leading) Year 3 Helping your site or community to increase its resource base Grant writing; Making personal asks
  21. 21. In a nutshell, decide 4-6 learning outcomes for each year Year 1 Place-based knowledge Active listening Budgeting Goal setting Organizational skills Reflection Time management Year 4 Politics and public policy Decision making Evaluation/ research Marketing and public relations Networking Public education and advocacy Public speaking Year 2 Knowledge of poverty (and economic development) Balance & boundaries Conflict resolution & mediation Planning Teamwork Resource development and fundraising events Year 3 Power and privilege (dealing with isms) Delegation Event planning Facilitation Fundraising and grant writing Planning and running a meeting Volunteer management and
  22. 22. Remember these also link to positions, leadership roles, &and cornerstones Year 1 Place-based knowledge Active listening Budgeting Goal setting Organizational skills Reflection Time management First Year Seminar First Year Trip Year 4 Politics and public policy research Decision making Evaluation/research Marketing and public relations Networking Public education and advocacy Public speaking Capstone Course Site Leadership Roles Year 2 Knowledge of poverty (and economic development) Balance & boundaries Conflict resolution & mediation Planning Teamwork Resource development and fundraising events Second Year Exchange Learning Community Year 3 Power and privilege (dealing with isms) Delegation Event planning Facilitation Fundraising and grant writing Planning and running a meeting Volunteer management and project leadership BLT! Site Leadership International Trip Research Course
  23. 23. Find relevant trainings on the Bonner Wiki under Trainings, Common Commitments or Student Handbook
  24. 24. Each training module is a full lesson plan, with activities and handouts
  25. 25. Strategy 2 - page 13 Use and create a training calendar Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Areas of knowledge & commitments to emphasize for the year • Knowledge of self and ability to reflect • Knowledge of community • Exploration of diversity • Community building • Introduction to civic engagement • Analysis of diversity • Knowledge of poverty • Understanding of place and ability to think critically around community • Introduction to forms of civic engagement • Multiple forms of civic engagement • International perspective • Critical thinking & systems analysis (understanding root causes) • Leadership skills and application through practice • Exploration of social justice • Vocation and career exploration/preparation • Spiritual exploration • Connection to academic study (capstone/thesis) Skills distribution • Active listening • Communication • Goal setting • Organization • Reflection • Time management • Understanding of place and community assets • Balance & boundaries • Budgeting • Conflict resolution • Facilitation • Project planning • Teamwork • Understanding an issue (choose focus) • Delegation • Project management • Volunteer management • Event planning • Fundraising & grant writing • Planning & running a meeting • Understanding root causes and systemic solutions • Decision making • Evaluation and program assessment • Marketing & public relations • Career Networking • Public education and advocacy (i.e., town meeting) • Public speaking Types of roles and placements • Exploration: learning about issues; learning about the community; discovering one’s passions and talents • Settling into primary site and position • Experience: commitment to an issue, agency/site, and place • Expanded position and responsibility, such as coordination, organization, and planning • Example: Project coordinator or leader role; managing of project or volunteers • Expanded leadership roles in the Bonner Program or at sites • Capacity building service positions • Expertise: Planning team or specialist; project or site leadership • Capacity building service positions • May link to academic major, minor, certificate, or coursework High-Impact Civic Engagement • FirstYear Seminars • FirstYear Trips • Learning Communities • SecondYear Exchange • Learning Communities • Service-Learning • ThirdYear Leadership • International /Global Immersions • Undergraduate Research • Policy Research / Issue Briefs • Senior Capstone Courses and Research Projects • Policy Research / Issue Briefs Courses • Lead-in Course (such as Service- Learning 101 or issue oriented) • Poverty / Economic Development • Research Methods (CBR) • Policy / Democratic Engagement (internship) • International Course • Capstone / Individually or Problem- or Issue-Focused Research Bonner Sample Calendar - Developmental Training Sequence
  26. 26. Bonner Sample Calendar - page 14 Developmental Model Training Calendar Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 August • Orientation covering Bonner 101, community partner introductions, community/team building • Games, Games, Games Galore & Icebreakers • Identity Circles:A Personal Exploration of Diversity • Back-to-school refresher; have students engage in your Bonner Program social media, Facebook,Wiki, etc. • Setting Service Objectives (at higher level; tied to CLA) • Introduction to Civic Engagement • Engage juniors in helping plan and run Orientation • Have students engage in your Bonner Program social media, Facebook,Wiki, etc. • PersonalVision activity or Cover Story • Engage senior in helping plan and run Orientation & Training Calendar • Have students engage in your Bonner Program social media, Facebook,Wiki, etc. • Nail down senior year capstones • BHAGs: Setting Big Hairy Audacious Goals September • Professionalism and Expectations • Community Building Challenge Course • Developing an Action Plan • Budgeting (involve presenter from campus/community) • Leading Learning Circles: A Train-the-Trainers Approach • Bridging the Gap Between Service,Activism, and Politics • Hearing the Call: Listening to Your InnerVoice • Vocation: Board of Directors October • Community Asset Mapping (fully done to include campus assets) • Time Management: Managing by Calendar • Introduction to Effective Communication: DoYou Hear Me? • Advocacy 101:Tools for Political Engagement • Facilitation 202: More Techniques and Strategies • Get-Out-the-Vote • Introduction to Spiritual Exploration • Evaluation and Program Assessment (involve faculty or non-profit leader as presenter) November • Goal-Setting: Setting Service Goals & Objectives • Time Management Follow Up (use planners & BWBRS) • Conflict Resolution: Steps for Handling Interpersonal Dynamics • Facilitation 101: Roles of Effective Facilitators • Action Planning • Building Coalitions • Grant Writing or Fundraising workshop (involve a staff member from local agency or development office) • Tuesdays with Morrie Book Reading and Discussion • SharedVisioning Activity December • Service-Based Reflection: How It Supports Making Service Meaningful • Global Poverty (integrate lesson plan from Oxfam America or other source) • Vocation:“The Bridge Builder” poem and reflective discussion • Retreat for Seniors to begin focusing on their final term December/ January • A Mid-Year Bonner Retreat should integrate: • Community building (move diversity workshops from other areas or add new ones) • Common Commitments (use Bonner Wiki videos from STUDENT HANDBOOK LIVE! and new modules) • Reflection & visioning • Recommended trainings include: Cover Story, Four Corners, River Stories, Leadership Compass,Vocational Discernment workshops, Diversity Trainings (race, class, gender, sexual orientation, etc.) • A Mid-Year Bonner Retreat should integrate: • Community building (move diversity workshops from other areas or add new ones) • Common Commitments (use Bonner Wiki videos from STUDENT HANDBOOK LIVE! and new modules) • Reflection & visioning • Recommended trainings include: Cover Story, Four Corners, River Stories, Leadership Compass,Vocational Discernment workshops, Diversity Trainings (race, class, gender, sexual orientation, etc.) • A Mid-Year Bonner Retreat should integrate: • Community building (move diversity workshops from other areas or add new ones) • Common Commitments (use Bonner Wiki videos from STUDENT HANDBOOK LIVE! and new modules) • Reflection & visioning • Recommended trainings include: Cover Story, Four Corners, River Stories, Leadership Compass,Vocational Discernment workshops, Diversity Trainings (race, class, gender, sexual orientation, etc.) • A Mid-Year Bonner Retreat should integrate: • Community building (move diversity workshops from other areas or add new ones) • Common Commitments (use Bonner Wiki videos from STUDENT HANDBOOK LIVE! and new modules) • Reflection & visioning • Recommended trainings include: Cover Story, Four Corners, River Stories, Leadership Compass,Vocational Discernment workshops, Diversity Trainings (race, class, gender, sexual orientation, etc.)
  27. 27. Bonner Sample Calendar - page 15 Developmental Model Training Calendar Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 January • Vocation:“Dead Poet’s Society” film clip • River Stories • Develop a “Book Club” that integrates stories about “place” such as the neighborhoods in which you work; offer extra training & enrichment time for participation • Four Corners: Building Appreciation for Diverse Ideas and Dialogue • Advocacy & Lobbying 101 • Citizenship: Rights, Responsibilities & Struggles or Introduction to Social Justice (similar) • Leadership Compass or Meyers-Briggs/Work Style Inventory • FindingYourVocational Fit Worksheet • Resume Writing & Interviewing Skills February • Fishbowl Discussion: DefiningYour Communities • Research related to FirstYear Trip (delegate roles to students) • Building a Personal Network • Resume writing workshop (integrate staff from Career Services) • Power Mapping • Advocacy 201: Meeting with an Elective Representative • Public Speaking • Preparation for Senior Presentations of Learning March • Groups Within Groups: Exploring Dimensions of Diversity • Gender 1: Building Gender Awareness • Facilitation 201:An Intensive Introduction • Gender 2: Deepening Gender Awareness • Building Career Networks • Exploring Non-Profit Careers • Seeing Through Employers’ Eyes: Group Resume Game • Senior Resume Review April • Racism: Deconstructing It • Introduction to the Non-Profit Sector (in preparation for summer) • Planning Effective Meetings • Ethnocentrism: Exploring & Tackling It • Vocation: The Two Choices • Homophobia: Countering It • Preparing a Leadership Transition • Want Ads: have students write one to replace themselves May • Tower of “Me”sa Spiritual & Personal Exploration • Vocation: Guided Reflections for the Sophomore Recommitment • Vocation:“So What do you do?” personal exploration exercise • Submission of Senior Presentations of Learning • Last Words: a Reflection on My Bonner Journey June • Review trainings and customize plan. • Review other modules, such as on international perspective and poverty, using links on Wiki. • Plan your own trainings & plug them in! • Review trainings and customize plan. • Review other modules, such as on international perspective and poverty, using links on Wiki. • Plan your own trainings & plug them in! • Review trainings and customize plan. • Review other modules, such as on international perspective and poverty, using links on Wiki. • Plan your own trainings & plug them in! • Review trainings and customize plan. • Review other modules, such as on international perspective and poverty, using links on Wiki. • Plan your own trainings & plug them in! July • Review trainings and customize plan. • Review other modules, such as on international perspective and poverty, using links on Wiki. • Plan your own trainings & plug them in! • Review trainings and customize plan. • Review other modules, such as on international perspective and poverty, using links on Wiki. • Plan your own trainings & plug them in! • Review trainings and customize plan. • Review other modules, such as on international perspective and poverty, using links on Wiki. • Plan your own trainings & plug them in! • Review trainings and customize plan. • Review other modules, such as on international perspective and poverty, using links on Wiki. • Plan your own trainings & plug them in!
  28. 28. Fall 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year Orientation Bonner 101 & Community Partner 101 Introduction to Civic Engagement Learning Circle BHAGs: Setting Big Hairy Audacious Goals Week 1 Issue/Site Team MeetingsIssue/Site Team MeetingsIssue/Site Team MeetingsIssue/Site Team Meetings Week 2 Overview of the Civic Engagement Center and Campus Action Planning Leading Learning Circles: A Train- the-Trainers Approach Hearing the Call: Listening to Your InnerVoice Week 3 All Bonner MeetingAll Bonner MeetingAll Bonner MeetingAll Bonner Meeting Week 4 Professionalism and Expectations Budgeting Bridging the Gap Between Service,Activism, and Politics Vocation: Board of Directors Week 5 Issue/Site Team MeetingsIssue/Site Team MeetingsIssue/Site Team MeetingsIssue/Site Team Meetings Week 6 Community Asset Mapping Community Partner presents schools issues Intro to Effective Communication: DoYou Hear Me? Facilitation 202: More Techniques and Strategies Introduction to Spiritual Exploration Week 7 Issue/Site Team MeetingsIssue/Site Team MeetingsIssue/Site Team MeetingsIssue/Site Team Meetings Week 8 Faculty member presents classroom management techniques Advocacy 101:Tools for Political Engagement Get-Out-the-Vote Evaluation Week 9 All Bonner MeetingAll Bonner MeetingAll Bonner MeetingAll Bonner Meeting Week 10 Goal-Setting Setting Service Objectives Conflict Resolution: Steps for Handling Interpersonal Dynamics Building Coalitions: Part 1 Tuesdays with Morrie Discussion Week 11 Issue/Site Team MeetingsIssue/Site Team MeetingsIssue/Site Team MeetingsIssue/Site Team Meetings Week 12 Time Management: Managing by Calendar Follow Up—students bring planners Facilitation 101: Roles of Effective Facilitators Building Coalitions (part 2: application for campus project) or Grant Writing PersonalVision: Creating One Week 13 Issue/Site Team MeetingsIssue/Site Team MeetingsIssue/Site Team MeetingsIssue/Site Team Meetings Week 14 Service-Based Reflection Group feedback session Vocation:“The Bridge Builder” poem and reflective discussion PersonalVision 2: Follow up & Building SharedVision Week 15 All Bonner MeetingAll Bonner MeetingAll Bonner MeetingAll Bonner Meeting In this example, we modify the first year by engaging partner and faculty reps.
  29. 29. Fill in with other enrichment opportunitiesStrategy 3 Student-led Faculty-led Partner-led
  30. 30. Capstone or Integrative Seminar Capstone or Integrative Seminar Courses (many disciplines) with Full-time Internships Courses (many disciplines) with Full-time Internships Bridge Coursework: Methodology, Service-Learning, CBR, or Research Bridge Coursework: Methodology, Service-Learning, CBR, or Research Policy/ Political Analysis Poverty/ Economic Analysis Global/ International Awareness Lead-in or Gateway Course Lead-in or Gateway Course Academic Journey
  31. 31. Colorado College Certificate or Thematic Minor in Civic Engagement Concord University Minor in Civic Engagement Lynchburg College Minor in Civic Engagement Mars Hill College Certificate in Civic Engagement (Co-curricular Transcript) Morehouse College Minor in Civic Engagement Portland State University Minor in Civic Leadership Rutgers University Certificate in Women’s Leadership Saint Mary’s College of CA Justice and Community Minor The College of NJ Concentration in Civic Engagement University of Alaska Certificate in Civic Engagement UCLA Minor in Civic Leadership Wagner College Certificate in Civic Engagement Washington & Lee Univ. Minor in the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty West Chester University Honors Program (Civic Engagement focus) Learn from campuses across USA
  32. 32. Training & Enrichment in BWBRS • Every workshop, meeting, and eligible opportunity can be added into BWBRS so that, yes, students log it! • a way to track learning; a portfolio • a way to view intentionality • program oversight
  33. 33. Sample Class Meeting
  34. 34. Sample All Bonner Meeting
  35. 35. Sample Faculty-Led Meeting
  36. 36. This student attended 41 events since between August- April, totaling 140.5 hours in training (- plus courses!
  37. 37. What’s on your worksheet •Discuss your meeting structure •Brainstorm learning outcomes •Study and apply the Bonner Training Calendar •Understand how to write up a training event

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