Consultation and Training


  • Engaged Faculty Institute
    This workshop (1/2 day or full day options) focuses on incorporating service learning and community engagement activities into courses in ways that align with course learning goals, enhance student growth and civic awareness, and strengthen the community.
  • Engaged Scholars Partner Campus
    Each cohort of Engaged Faculty Scholars is paired with a member institution seeking to develop or deepen faculty engagement.  Each summer an institution may apply to serve a one-year term as a partner institution.  The Scholar will assist the institution in creating and/or implementing a faculty development plan related to community engagement.

NC Campus Compact staff are available for a half-day assessment workshop designed to review current community engagement efforts and create a 2 to 5 year plan/strategy for further institutionalization.


All trainings are offered fee-for-service. Please contact Leslie Garvin for fees and capacity.

Deliberative Dialogue Moderator Training 

A deliberative dialogue forum is a method to bring people together to deliberate about challenging public issues. The process is guided by a neutral moderator and an issue guide that presents multiple approaches to addressing the problem. This forum method was developed by the National Issues Forum. Moderator training includes an overview of the theory of deliberative pedagogy and a deep dive into the method and practice of deliberative dialogue. Participants engage in a practice forum and receive strategies and tools for effective moderating.

Theater of the Oppressed (TO)

TO uses theater as means of promoting social and political change. Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal developed these participatory theatrical forms in the 1970s. NC Campus Compact offers training in three forms of Theater of the Oppressed.

  1. Image Theater is a creative way to use our bodies rather than language to explore the complexity of collaborating to solve social problems. The training places special emphasis on the role of allies and witnesses in addressing oppressive situations.
  2. Newspaper Theater is a method of critically engaging with media coverage of contemporary issues by transforming non-dramatic texts into performance. Newspaper Theater is a creative tool to promote media literacy.
  3. Forum Theater allows participants to explore real life scenarios in a way that empowers the audience to rehearse solutions to situations of oppression. It is a form of interactive drama in which “actors” perform situations of oppression and the audience become “spect-actors” proposing and performing alternative actions that could occur in the situation.