Convocation

Convocation: A call to assemble, to reflect on the ways our core values—creativity, compassion, commitment—impact and sustain our professional lives. An opportunity for students and faculty to connect across programs and to reflect on the shared values of each of our disciplines.

Convocation 2022

Wednesday August 31, 2022
4:00 to 6:00 pm
South Chapel, Lewis and Clark Grad Campus

Note that students must register in CORE 500-01 in WebAdvisor to attend convocation. There is no tuition cost to attend.

Click here to register for CORE 500-01

Connecting our mission and core values to practice across professions

The Convocation is an opportunity for GSEC students and faculty to connect across programs and to reflect on the shared values of each of our disciplines. Our goals for the Convocation are as follows:

1) To foster cross-program dialogue and understanding of the strengths and challenges of various professions
2) To engage students from all programs to explore relevant topics related to social justice
3) To develop a sense of belonging to and understanding of the broader GSEC community

Who is required to attend Convocation?

Convocation (CORE 500-01) is a program requirement for all students enrolled in the following programs:

  • MAT Secondary
  • MAT Elementary
  • MEd in Educational Studies
  • MEd in School Counseling
  • EdS in School Psychology
  • MA in Art Therapy
  • MA in Professional Mental Health Counseling
  • MA in Professional Mental Health Counseling—Specialization in Addictions
  • MA in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
  • MA in Student Affairs Administration

Convocation is not required for students in the following programs, but may be taken optionally:

  • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction
  • MEd in Special Education
  • MEd with Preliminary Administrator License

If you have any questions regarding your Convocation requirement, please contact your advisor.  

Click here to register for CORE 500-01

Agenda

Opening Welcome

Welcome from Lewis & Clark Leadership

Introduction of Graduate Student Organizations
Students from each of the GSEC student organizations will provide an overview of their organization and how incoming students can join.

Convocation Graduate Student Panel
Students representing GSEC student organizations will participate in a panel, answering the following questions:

  1. What brought you here to LC and into this particular profession?
  2. What have been some challenges you faced in building community at LC and what strategies have you used to address these challenges?
  3. Define what social justice advocacy is to you? How do you see this reflected in the work you hope to do in the future?
  4. What tools, skills, or strategies do you use to maintain balance as a graduate student so that you are able to show up fully and present in your roles?
  5. What role does community, connection, and relationships play in maintaining joy?

Break

Cross-Programs Breakout Activity
Introductions
Panel Reflection/Discussion
River of Resilience activity (supplies and directions will be provided)

Dinner!