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Civic Engagement Boot Camp

The Hobby School of Public Affairs’ Civic Engagement Boot Camp (CEBC) is a series of one day interactive sessions designed to teach the skills necessary to create positive change. Each workshop will develop and enhance the abilities required to lead effectively within any environment.

Workshops focus on various aspects of civic leadership. Individual workshops cover topics such as the following:

  • Building individual capacity
  • Understanding existing governmental structures and processes
  • Developing representation on local government and non-profit committees and boards, and neighborhood organizations
  • Building multi-sector (private, public and nonprofit) collaborations
  • Using new and traditional media
  • Broadening the civic participation of young people
  • Acknowledging multiple perspectives
  • Articulating a position

Civic Engagement Boot Camps feature speakers with demonstrated expertise and success in leadership positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors. While group exercises and discussions may sometimes pull you outside of your comfort zone, the outcome is strengthened civic responsibility and the tools to make a difference in your community.

Upcoming Civic Engagement Boot Camp: September 30, 2022
10am-2:30pm

The Hobby School in partnership with the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership is hosting the 2022 Civic Engagement Boot Camp on leadership. The workshop invites individuals interested in building their leadership and organizing skills and obtaining a better understanding of public service. Registration is required and COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Workshop leaders will include community empowerment specialist and former Houston city council member and U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Edwards and former assistant secretary of the Navy and U.S. Ambassador to Qatar Chase Untermeyer. Lunch will be provided.

 The Civic Engagement Boot Camp is free and open to the public, however registration is required. 

 Register Here

Questions?  Contact Jessica Ruland at jlruland@CougarNet.UH.EDU