Presentations & Model Discussions

​CCR gives keynote speeches and presentations at conferences and events across the country on topics ranging from leadership, to civic engagement, to the value of reflective dialogue in communities and workplaces. We also conduct model discussions so that people can experience the impact of civic reflection in a hands-on, participatory way.

Elizabeth Lynn presentation for Teach for America
TeachforAmerica

Sample Presentations

  • "Deepening Teaching and Learning: Engaging Students Through Civic Reflection” -- CCR Director, Adam Davis, gave this keynote address at a Focus on Teaching event at Loyola University in Chicago. Faculty and staff from various departments and disciplines attended the talk. Watch a video of Adam’s keynote address here

  • “Civic Reflection and National Service Programs: Case Studies of Public Allies, City Year, and AmeriCorps Project YES!” -- CCR staff, Yangyang Zong and Becca Bernstein, gave this presentation at the 2012 National Conference on Volunteering and Service. National service members, AmeriCorps staff members, and representatives from state service commissions attended the presentation. View a powerpoint of Yangyang and Becca’s presentation here.

Sample Model Discussions

  • Model Discussion with Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (WIPHL) -- CCR founder, Elizabeth Lynn, and CCR-trained facilitator, Jeannine Richards, led a model discussion with healthcare staff and educators from WIPHL. Using Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem, “Trying to Name What Doesn’t Change,” Lynn and Richards modeled civic reflection and engaged participants in discussing the legacy and impact of their work.

  • Model Discussion with Volunteer Administrators -- CCR staff member, Yangyang Zong, led a model discussion with volunteer administrators at the 2012 Illinois Conference on Volunteer Administration. Zong engaged the administrators in a model discussion to show the ways in which civic reflection can serve as a method for engaging and sustaining volunteers.