Staff Program

Community Engagement Staff Institute

You work hard to support students. At the Community Engagement Staff Institute, you'll get the support you need to help advance community engagement at Cornell.

Upcoming CESI

The next CESI will be Jan. 25, 2018, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in G10 Biotech. Register to attend by Jan. 18.


Attend this daylong institute and …

  • gain a better understanding of community engagement at Cornell
  • learn best practices for supporting students who are community engaged
  • reflect on your career and identify skills that can help you facilitate high-quality community engagement
  • connect with and learn from staff colleagues experienced in partnering with local, national and global communities
  • learn about other community engagement opportunities available at Cornell

Sessions and Topics

  • Community engagement 101
  • Developing students’ critical reflection skills
  • What to consider when planning a service project?
  • Making data driven choices: Engaged program evaluation
  • Frameworks for engaged leadership


CESI is for:

  • professional or academic staff who lead or support community engagement initiatives involving students
  • internship or other career services professionals who support student placements
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension association staff
  • other student services staff, including advisors, residence life staff and program managers
  • docents, librarians and others

It is not for: