Approved Training Opportunities

Training Opportunities

An approved training opportunity is a specific learning program (e.g., course, seminar series, workshop, etc.), offered by a third party provider, designed to help individuals improve or enhance their professional knowledge, skills, and effectiveness. Training opportunities listed here are reviewed by our Content Advisory Board which looks closely at the content and quality of the experience and identifies which key competencies in a micro-credential area are addressed. Approved trainings are those we believe will help CEPs advance their understanding or improve their practice in one or more core competency areas.

Current training opportunities (updated January 2020)

Community Engagement Fundamentals:
  • January 16 – May 8, 2020: Online graduate course
    • CME 6025G Community Engagement in Higher Education, instructed by Dan Sarofian-Butin, PhD. (Online; offered through Merrimack College). January 16 – May 8, 2020; Weekly Webinar: Fridays 8am – 9am EST.  This course examines the contemporary community engagement movement – e.g., service-learning, civic and community engagement, community-based research- in higher education. It explores key programmatic issues such as course development, student outcomes, and community partnerships as well as core theoretical questions. The courses will focus on the limits and possibilities of community engagement in higher education through multiple frames of reference: technical, cultural, political, and conceptual. This course is an approved preparation opportunity for Campus Compact’s micro-credential in Community Engagement Fundamentals. (4 credits). Register here. For more information, contact Alexandra Harrigan at or visit
  • January 29 – May 13, 2020: Online graduate course
    • HIGHED 662: Community Engagement in Higher Education, instructed by John Saltmarsh, PhD. (Online, offered through UMass Boston, Department of Leadership in Education). January 29 – May 13; Weekly webinar: Wednesdays, 5:30pm -8:15pm ESTStudents may attend in person or on-line (15 student limit). Description: Community Engagement in American Higher Education has had a long history tied to the democratic and public purposes of postsecondary education. This course will focus primarily on the current community engagement movement, starting in the 1970 through to the present. Our collective goal is to critically examine the philosophical, theoretical, historical, and programmatic dimensions of the current community engagement movement as well as the implications for practice, student learning, organizational change, and institutional commitment to fulfilling the democratic purpose of higher education. For more information about the course, including tuition and fees, see the course flier here. Contact for assistance in registering for the course.
Community Partnerships:
  •  Currently N/A

Trainings will be added on a rolling basis. Please check back soon for additional opportunities.