Published on July 3, 2012
Start where you are. Transforming knowledge partnerships (through social innovation & engagement) Linda Hawkins Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship University of Guelph
Build capacity for doing: Faculty, Students, Community• Workshops with community• Faculty/Scholar Development Workshops• Graduate Level Course in Community Engaged Scholarship• Communities on Campus• Community Classroom• Rewarding community-engaged scholarship: Transforming university policies and practices• National Conversations: CUExpo movement; CBRC; CCPH; CASL; Knowledge Commons; RIR; social innovation and CU partnerships with SIG@Waterloo• Research Shop
PhD candidates/ Intern team project managers “rapid response” • Help scope projects research • Conduct team based researchCollaboration • Supervise & mentor more Sub junior studentsCommittees • Supervise rapid response e.g.. Food Director & Access Community Postdocs Collaborations • Multiple organizations & • Identify/scope potential research individuals (5-35) projects • Addressing substantive • Supervise and support project complex issue (poverty, food security, housing) managers • Grassroots or mandated • Identify relevant faculty expertise • Broker relationships and responses Faculty KMb Interns Researchers Create strategy; Format reports; Consults, website; social media engaged for funded research Graduate Grad student Undergrad students in Paired with RS CES course interns with theses/ service complimentary papers learning knowledge & skills
Start where you are.Pema Chödrön
Social Innovation Generation!Social Innovation… is an initiative, product, process or program that profoundly changes the basic routines, resources flows, authority flows or beliefs of any social system.!“Jazz” Project Patterns: !1. Complex systems worldview!2. Identify and cultivate “readiness”!3. Attuned to power!4. Presence of a central catalyzer!5. Sense of service to a greater whole! Cheryl Rose sig@waterloo Root: work is a direct challenge to the status quo!
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Step by step!• Intention!• Values!• Questions!• Implications!• See (360)!• Set directions!• Act!• Modify!• Realize!
Filling in 360 www.schoolforcivilsociety.ca
Knowledge mobilization - it’s a real challenge. We’ve worked really really hard - over many years – decades - to make sure that research doesnt get used. Andrew Taylor Tracking outcomes in complex systems is almost impossible. Michaela Hynie Try it. If its stupid you can stop. Cathy Brothers To summarize - dig where the ground is soft, donʼt water the rocks, and when digging for potatoes, itʼs best to dig where the potatoes are.# Kerry Daly
Sometimes you have to let some of the wild horses run. Take some risk takers - give them a little or just enough enough stability - but let them try something crazy for a few years.Felix (Skip) Bivens
Thanks. QuesCons? Linda Hawkins Director -‐ InsCtute for Community Engaged Scholarship/Research Shop www.theresearchshop.ca www.schoolforcivilsociety.ca Wise people quoted: Pema Chodron hOp://pemachodronfoundaCon.org/ Cheryl Rose, Social Innov. GeneraCon Andrew Taylor of Taylor Newberry ConsulCng, Guelph Cathy Brothers, ExecuCve in residence, Capacity Waterloo Michaela Hynie, Department of Psychology, York University Kerry Daly, Dean, College of Social & Applied Human Sciences, Univ. of Guelph Felix Bivens, Assistant Dean of Students, Sewanee: The University of the South Also: David Snowden hOp://cogniCve-‐edge.com/ Shawn Callahan hOp://www.anecdote.com.au/ OOo Scharmer hOp://www.oOoscharmer.com/
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