Engagement in preparation for post COVID-19

Find guidance and best practice recommendations on how to plan, deliver and evaluate your engagement activities, as well as information on developing your skills. Below we have compiled some of the latest information and professional development opportunities.

Articles and resources

Doing community engagement different in times of COVID-19 pandemic: Dr Siew-Fang Law shares examples that reflect key principles of community development and peace psychology.

Australia’s universities need to be free to engage globally: Dr Siew Fang Law and Dr Gwilym Croucher discuss how the lack of diversity in Australia’s university leaders could be a handicap.

Engaged University Symposium

Tuesday 9 June - Friday 12 June 2020

Melbourne CSHE and Research Engagement and Impact Network (REIN) co-hosted the inaugural Engaged University Symposium. This online symposium provided a space for professional and academic staff to reflect and explore different levels and scales of research engagement initiatives, and their impacts across the University of Melbourne. The symposium engaged University staff across Academic Divisions and Chancellery to share experiences, challenges, models of engagement and practice, to reflect on lessons learned and foster evidence-based approaches.

Resources and Recordings from the symposium are available on the website.

For any enquiries, please contact Myron Yovannidis, myron.yovannidis@unimelb.edu.au.

Experts’ commentaries

Keeping your head during COVID-19. Associate Professor Terry Bowles discusses three categories of responses to change.

Maintaining connections with Age Care residents using technology. Dr Jenny Waycott and Dr Steven Baker share tips from their studies.

External resources

The power of community spirits. How engagement overcomes anxiety – Simon Fraser University.

Thirty peaceful strategies during coronavirus pandemic – The Advisory Board of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Ball State University.

How to get a good handle on the spike of online communication? Kate Mannell shares her evidence-based research on how to manage your text messages.

Coronavirus pandemic sparks outpouring of kindness, community spirit and pickled carrots – ABC Australia

Local community initiatives in Toronto


Program enquiries

Dr Siew Fang Law, Senior Lecturer (Engagement, Collaboration and Partnership)
E: siewfang.law@unimelb.edu.au

Administrative enquiries

melbourne cshe@unimelb.edu.au