Meeting & Convention Planning

Project Info
Susan Van Winkle
Course Number: 
MEET 178
MATC Agency (Department): 
Most recent project completion date: 
May 21, 2010
Number of Students that participated: 
Total number of service hours completed by class: 
Community need or issue addressed by the Service-Learning project: 
Poverty (Hunger, Housing, Homelessness, Community and Economic Development, Employment)**
Youth/Education (Youth Development, At-risk Youth, mentoring, tutoring, primary/secondary Education)**
Community agency or organization served by the project: 

Students assisted in event planning for multiple organizations including Visit Milwaukee, Greater Hotel and Motel Lodging Association and Meeting Professionals International to use skills learned in the classroom into a real-life setting.  While this didn’t address a specific poverty issue, it exposed students in volunteer event planning for non-profit organizations and associations.

Which of these Service Learning Models was used?: 
Event Model (Students designed or assisted in a community event)
Types of assessment tools used to document and share lessons learned: 
Class discussion
Which MATC Core Abilities were met?: 
Communicate Effectively
Collaborate with Others
Respect Diversity
Demonstrate Responsibility
Think Critically
Utilize Technology
Apply Math and Science
Demonstrate Environmental Responsibility
Embrace Change
AHA moments – transformational experiences reported, comments, lessons, suggestions for others, etc.: 
Recognizing the connection between skills learned in the classroom and using them with volunteerism and networking events.