Community Event Planning

Instructor Name: 
Glorie Gary
Course Description: 

This hybrid online course is for students who are interested in creating and facilitating a community event. This Capstone partners with Portland Parks & Recreation Adaptive Inclusion Program. Each term, students will plan and facilitate a community event that has already been arranged with the community partner prior to the start of each term. You can expect the in person event to be during the last 2 weeks of the term (event date and time will be announced in the first week of classes, and is a requirement of this course). Students will be challenged to develop skills in: event planning, speaking, listening, building community relationships, and affecting social change. This course will not be addressing fundraising or grant writing as part of event planning. Assignments will include: reading, student reflection, self-observations, online class discussion, peer to peer feedback, and task activities related to the event. Students will be challenged to: critically think about their role in social responsibility, evaluate their interactions with IDD individuals/communities and how they are affecting social change, and identify challenges that exist when addressing an issue. This course is listed as hybrid because the course is fully online except for the in person requirement at the community event (with an online zoom event option for a few students who cannot make the in person requirement). Registration for the course does not require Instructor Approval.