Partner Engagement

Partner Engagment

The Office of Community Engagement explores ways to provide professional and educational opportunities for our students and community partners by creatively drawing on our assets.

Become a Field Service Partner

Field service promotes the Clinton School vision by emphasizing the “practice” of public service by placing students in challenging environments in which they work with community leaders to help build healthy, engaged, and vibrant communities, both in Arkansas and around the world. We are currently accepting field service project proposals from community partners domestically and from around the globe. Learn more about becoming a Clinton School Field Service Partner.

Free Professional Development Workshops

The Office of Community Engagement is proud to launch our Free Professional Development Workshops. These workshops are an attempt to utilize the vast array of skills and talents of our alumni as resources for our community partners. We hope that this new initiative will provide rich engagement opportunities among community partners and non-profit leaders, and Clinton School of Public Service students and alumni. If you have questions or are looking for more extensive partner support, please contact Hilary Trudell at or (501) 683-5392.

Regina Taylor – “Block by Block: Building Organizational Capacity”    

We live in a fast-paced world where the only constant is change. If we do not regularly assess the nature of our programs, resources and desired outcomes, we run the risk of becoming outdated, bankrupt, and ineffective. Whether your organization has been around for one year or 100 years, regular evaluation or assessment is critical to organizational success. Assessment, however, is only the first step. What’s next? Action! This workshop aims to provide practical tips and tools for organizations to take a good look at their projects and programs to determine what actions need to take place in order to improve their skills, abilities and resources. 

Friday, March 16 (11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
Sturgis Classroom II
1200 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, Ark.
Free and open to the public
Lunch is provided!

Previous Workshops

Creating Strategic Partnerships
Presenter: Cory Biggs, Associate Director of ForwARd Arkansas (Class 5)
Date: September 29, 2017

Impact Reporting
Presenters: Nancy Mancilla and Shenan Boit
Date: October 6, 2017

Effective Communication in Program Management
Presenter: Jessi Rice, former Director of Academic Engagement at Peacework
Date: November 17