Thursday, August 14, 2014

Civic Reflection Training

The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning is offering NIU students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to be trained and certified as Civic Reflection Facilitator.

As part of a recent strategic planning effort, NIU has been identifying and organizing various engagement activities on campus.  Civic Reflection (CR), formerly known as Project on Civic Reflection, helps NIU students, faculty, and staff come together to discuss and relate a piece of literature or media to their civic engagement experiences. By participating in the Civic Reflection, NIU is becoming more unified as a university - educating both students and faculty alike through meaningful discussion.

This training is ideal for campus leaders, student leaders, civicly engaged individuals, and anyone wishing to enhance their communication and critical thinking skills.  Becoming a trained facilitator or participating in Civic Reflection dialogues will strengthen your surrounding community, give a deeper understanding of your personal values, and provide renewed insight on civic actions and life.

This year's two day training will be held in Altgeld Hall 125 on Friday, September 5th from 12:00PM to 5:30PM and Saturday, September 6th from 8:30AM to 12:30PM.  Lunch will be provided on September 5th, and breakfast will be provided on September 6th.  Register at by Monday, September 1st or contact Kathryn Olson at for more information.