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Engaged Learning Series

The Engaged Learning Series (ELS) gives community engagement practitioners and those looking to learn more about community engagement a chance to learn from one another. Practitioners inform the topics covered in these free quarterly workshops.

Join us for our next Engaged Learning Series August 9th: Storytelling & Evaluating Community Engagement! Click here to register and for more information.

“I appreciated that this session was interactive, grounded in personal experience – emotion – spirit – listening – healing!” — ELS participant


Tapping the Potential Workshop Series

Tapping the Potential of Community Engagement is a four-part workshop series that introduces participants to the foundations of community engagement.

Check back Spring 2019 for registration information for the next Tapping the Potential of Community Engagement series. Or contact Angie at abrown@nexuscp.org.  

“The series is a challenging, inspiring experience that anyone and everyone can learn and grow from.”
— Tapping the Potential participant

“[I now have] a clear understanding of community engagement and how to engage community in an authentic manner.”
—Tapping the Potential participant


We provide customized trainings and curriculum on a local, state, and national level to organizations and institutions looking to learn more about community engagement and to better integrate it into their work. A sampling of our partners include: United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, the Minnesota Department of Health, and Children’s Hospital of Minnesota.

For more information about consulting and coaching opportunities, contact Program Director Avi Viswanathan at aviswanathan@nexuscp.org.


Evaluation Fellows Program

The Evaluation Fellows Program (EFP) is an experiential program designed to bring together community engagement practitioners, evaluators, and funders to work collaboratively–learning from experts and each other–as they examine the evaluation of community engagement efforts. This program is supported through a partnership with the Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI) in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development.

The pilot program launched in February 2018 – for more information on how to get involved, contact EFP@nexuscp.org. 

Tools and Resources

Click here to access our tools and resources for community engagement practitioners and funders.

Many of the tools were developed by the Building the Field of Community Engagement partners, and additional resources will continue to be added as tools emerge and are developed from the Engaged Learning Series and the Evaluation Fellows Program.