"CE Fellows provided me the opportunity to break out of the silos of my regular work and relationships, and reminded me there are always new people and pockets of our community to learn from."
Liz Purdy, PSE and Downtown Bellingham Partnership
"CE Fellows is a brilliant program to expand the power of our community by connecting individuals in a fun and structured way."
Monique Stefens, Facilitator/Coach & Excellence Northwest
Please join a winter 2024 CE Fellows cohort! This 6-week community of practice session focuses on developing partnerships to help us all better serve our communities.
All people working to build more thriving and resilient communities are encouraged to participate, including those connected with community organizations, schools, tribal and non-tribal governments, universities, colleges, etc. There are no required qualifications.
The program is free, and we have snacks and warm drinks. How better to spend the Salish Sea winter season?
Cohorts will meet weekly for 6 weeks, starting February 7th. Members should plan to attend all 6 cohort sessions. There are 4 cohorts to choose among:
The Cascade Foothills cohort emphasizes partnerships that enrich rural/foothills communities.
The Xwotqwem/Bellingham cohorts have our general theme of cross-organizational learning and partnership development.
The NXT Gen cohort emphasizes partnerships that enrich indigenous networks and indigenous/non-indigenous bridge-building.
Please select the cohort(s) that best fits with your schedule/interest. Cohort schedule coming soon!
COHORT SCHEDULE AND TOPICS
Meeting #1: Why Engagement?
Why are you drawn to build new collaborations?
Meeting #2: Preparing the Self
What do you need to keep in mind about yourself as you engage?
Meeting #3: Forming Lasting Partnerships When challenges arise, how will you and partners respond?
Meeting #4 Integrating Your Work
How can new collaborations support your work holistically?
Meeting #5: Defining Success
Where will new collaborations take you and your partners?
Meeting #6: Building Support
Who will champion the collaborative work over time?
Schedule coming soon!