Facilitated Dialogue
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When: 5/6/2015
8:00 AM until 3:30 PM
Where: Fullerton Marriott at California State University
2701 Nutwood Avenue
Fullerton, California  92831
United States
Presenter: Daryl Smith, PhD
Contact: Nicole Schiraldi

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Just Societies and Healthy Communities: Campus and Community Partnerships

One can make the case that the relationship between campuses and communities has never been more important. However, this is also a time where resources cannot simply be added for the creation and addition of programs.  This facilitated dialogue is designed to bring together the experiences and expertise of participants to think through the conditions and opportunities necessary to enhance and build sustainable campus community partnerships that work.


Through the expert facilitation of Dr. Daryl Smith, this dialogue will explore questions such as:  

  • What are the essential elements of healthy thriving communities?

  • What should the university‚Äôs role be in working with communities in ways that are sustainable and manageable?

  • Are there capacities (such as dialogue skills) that need to be developed so that the diverse communities and institutions within communities can work well together?

  • How can we effectively assess the impact of university-community partnerships in terms of substantive change in the community, student learning, and faculty scholarship?

During lunch President Devorah Lieberman, University of La Verne, will share personal insights on what went wrong during community partnership work. This is a unique opportunity to not only share successes but also discuss what road-blocks and pitfalls can occur during community partnership and engagement initiatives. 


Attendees will also be invited to share information and examples of their community engagement partnerships and work by bringing posters, displays, brochures, etc. 


The Facilitator

Dr. Daryl G. Smith


Daryl G. Smith is Senior Research Fellow and Professor Emerita of Education and Psychology at Claremont Graduate University. Prior to assuming her current faculty position at CGU, Smith served as a college administrator in planning and evaluation, institutional research and student affairs. Her research, teaching, and publications have been in the areas of organizational implications of diversity, assessment and evaluation, leadership and change, governance, diversity in STEM fields, and faculty diversity.


She has served as an evaluator and consultant to numerous projects and campuses across the country and to foundations such as the James Irvine Foundation, the Haas Jr. Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and The Hewlett Foundation.


Speakers and Hosts

This Dialogue is hosted by University of La Verne President, Dr. Devorah Lieberman and California State University, Fullerton, President, Dr. Millie Garcia.


Who should attend?

This Dialogue will be valuable for both teams and individual attendees.  Where feasible, universities should strive to invite and bring with them a community partner.   Individuals serving in the following capacities will benefit from attending:  

  • Community organization leaders working with universities

  • Faculty members working on engaged scholarship and leading community partnerships

  • Community Engagement Administrators

  • Provosts and Academic Administrators

  • Presidents and Chancellors

  • Partnership and Program Managers

  • Diversity Administrators and Scholars


Individual registration is $90. University-community teams of 5 may register and receive a $25 discount.


Overnight lodging is available at the Fullerton Marriott at California State University 



Facilitated Dialogues present a unique opportunity for institutional leaders to immerse themselves into a specific topic with a small group of like-minded colleagues.  The day is structured to incorporate the sharing of proven-best practices and facilitated discussions. 

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