Capacity Building with Partners
Our Community Engagement Program offers courses, workshops, and seminars to community members and researchers to build capacity for community-engaged research.
Communities Connecting to Research (CCR)
The self-paced online module training introduces community members to the basics of community-engaged research (CEnR). The online module is inspired by the PCORI-funded Connecting Communities to Research toolkit co-developed by BU faculty and community partners. The CCR course is facilitated by Linda Sprague Martinez and Deborah Chassler. To access the CCR module, please visit https://thenetwork.bu.edu/offering/connecting-communities-to-research/.
Communicating to Engage (CtE) Workshops
The 3-hour (1-hour self-paced, 2-hours Zoom) is offered to community members and researchers to promote self-reflection to identify implicit bias, power structures in relationships, and strategies to improve communication with people representing diverse groups. The workshop is offered throughout the year. To request a CtE Workshop for your group, please contact the BU CTSI CE Program
Building a Culture of Community Engagement Speaker Series
The Building a Culture of Community Engagement Speaker Series is a monthly seminar held on the 3rd Thursday of every month, followed by an informal networking session with panelists. Each month, the BU CTSI CE Program facilitates a discussion with panelists representing a different topic related to community engagement and health equity.
The Speaker Series are recorded and available on our CE Program YouTube page. View our most recent sessions below:
SSW MP 788 Introduction to Community Based Participatory Research: Positionality, Ethics, & Power
This graduate-level course taught by Linda Sprague Martinez is offered annually in the Spring Semester at the BU School of Social Work. This course familiarizes students with the history of community-engaged research, positionality and racial justice, partnership development and implementation, translating research into action, ethical considerations, and partnership evaluation. Access the course registration page here.
Community Engagement CITI Module
The Community Engagement Program offers a CITI module for community-engaged research. Instructions for accessing the module can be found here. A certificate and transcript of the training are provided upon completion. The module is available to any CITI user.
For more information on any of our events, courses, or workshops, please contact the BU CTSI CE Program.
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