Student Program

Be the Change Workshops

Be the Change workshops are designed to build engaged leadership skills and understanding, including understanding how social identities impact how we approach leadership, encouraging peers to critically reflect and exploring power dynamics in a community engagement context.

All students are welcome to attend these skill-building spaces that advance your journey within the Certificate of Engaged Leadership. These workshops complement the knowledge-building space of Social Justice Roundtable sessions. Workshops are two hours and facilitated by student Engaged Ambassadors.


Spring 2018 Schedule

February 22 – Facilitation for Team Empowerment

Engaged leaders build the capacity of groups to address issues of public concern in their communities. Practically speaking, this means having the skills to leverage the power of groups and teams. In this workshop, you will understand foundational skills for facilitating group conversations such as e-board and general meetings, including use of note taking and board work that recognizes everyone’s contributions; learn how to make decisions that acknowledge the contributions of team members and build a sense of collective purpose; and see how delegating projects and tasks can build the confidence and capacity of individuals and groups.

March 1 – Forms of Community Engagement and Coalition Building

There are many ways to take action to serve our communities. In this workshop, you will learn what community engagement means at Cornell; use the Social Change Wheel to reflect on the types of social change actions you would like to take; identify some of the communities you are part of; understand how building coalitions across these ways of making change hold particular promise; and begin to reflect on the kinds of relationship you can have as a student to off-campus communities.


Drop in during Engaged Ambassador office hours in the Engaged Cornell Hub, 3rd floor, Kennedy Hall, or email

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Tenzin 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Emma 10 a.m.-noon
Imani 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Conor 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Hannah 11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
Chenab 12:15-2:15 p.m.  
JJ 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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