Community Based Service Learning Program (CBSL)

Professional Development


Focusing on Community Service and Education: An Evening With E-CAN- a Networking Event with the Einstein Community Action Network:  Share good food and great conversation as you meet student E-CAN leaders of the office of  Community Based Service Learning in an informal meet-and-greet setting.  Find out about opportunities available for you and hear from Student Community Advisory Board leaders about how to get involved at Einstein. Monday, August 17, 2015, 5:30 pm at Lubin Hall in the Block Building.  Register here 

Health Literacy with Emily Briglia, Health Literacy Program Manager, Community Healthcare Network.  Health literacy is the capacity of professionals and institutions to communicate effectively so patients can make informed decisions and take appropriate actions to protect and promote their health. At this training, students will learn key health literacy strategies to improve communication and patient/client understanding. Through this interactive workshop, participants will develop skills to effectively use two important health literacy strategies: plain language and the teach back method. Participants will also discuss the challenges of using these strategies with patients and identify tangible solutions. Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 5:30 pm at TBA. Register here 

Applying Motivational Interviewing Skills & Techniques to Your Community Work with Dr.Ellen L. Short, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Counseling and School Psychology, Counseling Program at Long Island University/Brooklyn Campus.  Learn about Motivational Interviewing and applications for working within the community.  Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:30 pm at TBA. Register here 

Focusing on Your Culturally Competent Community Service -- 2015-2016 E-CAN Mid-Year Reflection with Yolanda Sealey Ruiz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Teachers College at Columbia University.  Take your cultural competency training to another level as you develop skills you can apply to your work with diverse communities in the Bronx as you reflect on race, culture and our community in changing times in this dynamic interactive event. Monday, February 8, 6 pm. Register here 

ECAN Leaders Transition Meeting -- a session for all ECAN leaders with ECAN S-CAB, Heather Archer-Dyer & Ana Julia Cruz. Monday, February 22, 6 pm. 

Focusing on Successes and Outcomes: End of Year Professional Development and Reflection – moderator TBA.  



The ABC’s of IRB with Michael Reichgott, MD. This session is a must for any group conducting research, developing abstracts or presenting posters about their community projects. POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

Developing Research Focused on Your Community Project with Marni L. LoIacono Merves, LMSW, MA Administrator, Medical Student Research & SOAR. Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 12:15 pm  Click to REGISTER HERE.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Designing Surveys (But Were Afraid to Ask) with Dr. William Burton.  The workshop is intended to convey knowledge and skills to enable participants to: describe different sources of survey error; construct surveys that minimize measurement error; evaluate the credibility of other people’s surveys; be educated consumers of survey data. CONTACT CBSL MANAGER to schedule appointment with Dr. Burton.  


ONLINE: Working with Minors: an online mini course on Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse, contact your project leadership for instructions and log in information.   On-Line.  Mandatory for all students working with populations under 18 years of age. All members of TEACH, Ei-Sci, START, BODY, Buddies, H4H and HOPE must submit certificate or transcript to CBSL office.

ONLINE:  CITI Human Subjects Research Basic Course, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. For students anticipating developing research with their service learning projects.  Takes about 3 hours to complete on line.  




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