The North-West University’s (NWU’s) School of Management Sciences will be hosting a community engagement workshop on 22 and 23 June 2022 at its Mahikeng Campus.
The aim of this workshop is to encourage and empower staff members to participate more effectively in community engagements projects.
Various issues will be discussed during the workshop. They include the meaning of community engagement, how community engagement can enhance an employee’s performance, the community engagement process, long-term projects that can make a meaningful impact, project proposal writing, engaged research and outreach planning, expertise sharing, and effective strategic external partnerships.
Some of the notable speakers will include Prof Sonia Swanepoel, deputy vice-chancellor for community engagement and Mahikeng Campus operations, Prof Ntebo Moroke, acting executive dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Bibi Bouwman, director for sustainability and community, and Dr Roland Goldberg, a senior lecturer from the School of Management Sciences. They will also be joined by representatives from the Mahikeng Municipality and the North West Development Corporation.
“We look forward to this exciting new venture, and putting the NWU on the map with more strategic community engagement projects,” says Dr Kezell Klinck, a lecturer and coordinator for community engagement in the School of Management Sciences.