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Network Gatherings

Join colleagues from Minnesota and Iowa for connection, resource-sharing, and idea generation around civic and community engagement.

This gathering brought together community leaders and civic engagement professionals to learn skills and techniques for helping students to connect across differences, and to facilitate inclusive and participatory problem-solving.

Sue Rivera, President, Macalester College

Our network gatherings focus on bringing our coalition together to participate in workshops or facilitated discussions while also creating an informal space to learn from and share with peers. Our coalition has voiced that these informal connection spaces are one of the most valuable aspects of their membership and have generated partnerships, ideas, and ongoing conversations across our network. Gatherings are open to faculty, staff, students, and campus and community partners. They are coordinated in both states as well as online during the winter months, and typically include the option for a catered lunch when held in person. 

Upcoming Gatherings

The next Seed Coalition Network Gathering will announced here in late summer 2024.

If you have questions about this event or would like to suggest ideas for future network gatherings, please reach out to Kara Trebil-Smith

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Seed Coalition strengthens the capacity of colleges and universities to fulfill the public purposes of higher education through its coalition of diverse college campuses in Iowa, Minnesota, and the Midwest. Our network includes rural and urban campuses, public universities and private colleges, community colleges, and trade schools.

We connect higher education professionals who work in the spaces of community and civic engagement and educate students through community and civic learning experiences. Learn about our mission and values and meet our members.

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