Community Engagement Participant Summit

Friday March 3rd, 2017

Adam W. Herbert University Center, Board of Trustees Room

Annually, the Center for Community-Based Learning hosts a Community Engagement Participant Summit designed to bring students, faculty, staff and community members together to share knowledge, goals, and visions for community engagement. Together participants explore opportunities to broaden cross-campus collaboration, deepen engagement and strengthen collective impact. 


Crafting Our Stories: The Collective Impact of Our Work

Fourth Annual Community Engagement Participant Summit

Featuring Michelle S. Royal, Visual Strategist and Innovation Consultant and founder of RIDG 


Date: Friday, March 3, 2017

Time: 8:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.  

Location: Adam W. Herbert University Center (Bldg. 43), Board of Trustees Room (1058)


 Michelle Royal

Michelle S. Royal, MBI.


Michelle S. Royal is a visual strategist and innovation consultant. She holds a Masters of Business Innovation (MBI) from the Deusto Business School in Bilbao, Spain in partnership with Cambridge University in the UK, where she also serves as a teaching fellow of visual business intelligence and innovation. She also holds a Master of Arts in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


At a young age Michelle committed herself to the study and practice of using creativity to empower breakthrough change.  She is an expert facilitator, with 20 years of practical experience working with organizations, teams and individuals to facilitate clarity that makes ideas happen. She has worked throughout North America, Great Britain, Europe and Asia Pacific.


RIDG (Royal Innovation Design Group)


RIDG focuses on design thinking and innovation processes to help companies shape, visualize and tell transformative stories driving the necessary change to grow people and profits.


The Center for Community-Based Learning was introduced to RIDG through an impressive data storytelling event they facilitated for Florida Campus Compact in the spring of 2016.


Last year, RIDG provided live graphic recording of the Community Engagement Participant Summit. Our end product is below.

 Nurturing Seeds of Change Artwork



For more information about RIDG visit the website at

Past Summits

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