Community-University Partnerships: A hands-on workshop with a world leader

You are invited to learn from a world-leader in community-university partnerships, at an exclusive workshop being held at the University of Newcastle next month.

Professor Angie Hart from the University of Brighton, UK, will present two workshops for UoN staff and practitioners working in the community and social services sector.

In the afternoon Professor Hart will host a workshop exclusively for academic and research staff - Community Engaged Research: Towards effective Communities of Practice at UoN.

In this workshop Professor Hart will draw on 10 years of community engaged research at the University of Brighton. She will explore the concept of Communities of Practice particularly in the context of community engaged research. Communities of Practice (COPs) are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better through regular and purposeful interaction.

Community engaged research often involves people and organisations with different cultures, knowledge bases, power relationships and identities; these differences can present challenges to cooperative work.

Understanding the concept of Communities of Practice can help community members and university partners align goals, address power issues upfront and develop mutually beneficial outputs. A key outcome of this workshop is effective adoption and adaption of COPs in research work at UoN.

When: Wednesday 12 February, 1.45 pm to 3.30 pm

Where: The Council Room, IDC Building

RSVP: Either "yes both workshops and lunch" or "morning workshop only" or "afternoon workshop only"

jack.thieme@newcastle.edu.au or 4921 5286 by COB on Friday 7 February

FULL DAY PROGRAM:

9am to 12.30pm (including morning tea):  Community workshop. Community-University Partnerships: A hands-on workshop with a world leader                                                                                                                                                                       12.30pm to 1.30pm: Networking lunch

1.30pm to 3.30pm: Academic/researchers' workshop.  Community Engaged Research: Towards Effective Communities of Practice at UoN                                                               

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