Professional Development

Professional Development

Through workshops, regional summits, and national meetings, our members have professional opportunities to develop skills in civic learning and democratic engagement and to learn from others across the country exchanging ideas on best practices to advance this work.

National Meetings

Our Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Annual Meetings are conferences designed to facilitate exchanges of knowledge and develop a sense of community around our shared civic learning and democratic engagement work. Meetings consists of outstanding plenary sessions, informative general interest sessions, interactive workshops, research and program-based poster sessions, and roundtable discussions as well as networking and engagement opportunities.

2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting | Baltimore, Maryland
2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting | Indianapolis, Indiana
2015 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement National Meeting | New Orleans, Louisiana
2014 ADP/TDC National Meeting | Louisville, Kentucky
2013 ADP/TDC National Meeting | Denver, Colorado
2012 ADP/TDC National Meeting | San Antonio, Texas

Regional and Local Convenings

Our regional and local convenings are also designed to facilitate exchanges of knowledge and develop a sense of community around our shared civic learning and democratic engagement work. These convenings consists of summits, deliberations, trainings, and workshops specially tailored to the regional and local needs.  Our convening offerings include summits and workshops for student development in addition to faculty and staff.

Civic Summit- November 18, 2016 | Allegany College of Maryland, MD
Faculty Development Workshop: Facilitating Political Discussions- January 4, 2017 | Piedmont Virginia Community College, VA
Civic Summit- March 24, 2017 | Delta College, MI