Are you looking for a great way to document the impacts of your community engagement efforts? Ripple Effects Mapping (REM) uses elements of Appreciative Inquiry, mind mapping, and qualitative data analysis to engage program participants to reflect upon and visually map the intended and unintended changes produced by a complex program or collaboration. The result is not only a powerful technique to document impacts, but a way to engage and re-energize participants and stakeholders to keep moving toward collective goals.
Presenter Scott Chazdon, an evaluator with the University of Minnesota's Extension Center for Community Vitality, will provide an in-depth description of REM’s use to document the impacts of collaborative community initiatives, such as community gardening efforts in the Frogtown and Rondo neighborhoods near downtown Saint Paul, and community engaged scholarship programming at the University of Minnesota.
Participants are encouraged to download A Field Guide to Ripple Effects Mapping, a free e-book, to reference during the webinar: https://www.lib.umn.edu/publishing/monographs/program-evaluation-series#Book
Registration is free of charge for those from Campus Compact member campuses and their community partners. Faculty, staff, representatives from community partner organizations, and national service members are welcome to attend. We encourage those from higher education to invite their community partners to participate, as well.
Registration closes on March 7, 2018 at 5 pm or when the event is filled, whichever is first.
With questions, please contact Sinda Nichols at email@example.com or 612-436-2080.