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WEBINAR: Dr Trent Engbers: Putting the Capital in Social Capital
October 1, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDTFree
Dr Trent Engbers
Acting Assisting Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Southern Indiana Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration and Director of the Master of Public Administration program
Certificate of attendance available
Given the proliferation of research and interest in social capital over the past decades, it is easy to lose track that a fundamental aspect of social capital is “capital”. As the concept of social capital has evolved to include elements of civic participation, norms of trust and reciprocity, and shared community norms and values; it is easy to lose track that a defining element of social capital is that it is a form of capital that can be used to productive use. This webinar will seek to achieve two goals. First, it will examine the empirical and conceptual dynamics of “capital-centered” social capital research. Second, it will explain how theoretical understandings of social capital impact utilitarian ends. Special attention will be directed to how social capital contributes to economic enterprises and the complex role of social capital in economic development. Empirical research on social capital and economic development in a range of contexts will be discussed with a goal of informing management and public policy.
About the presenter:
Dr. Trent A. Engbers is Acting Assisting Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Southern Indiana and Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration and Director of the Master of Public Administration program. He holds a secondary appointment at the Indiana University O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He is an award winning teacher and was appointed a commission member of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education by Governor Eric Holcomb. With almost 20 years of experience in college education and professional training, he is available for trainings and consultations in organizational development, leadership, program evaluation, nonprofit fundraising and board training.
About Our Webinar Series
This event is part of our regular webinar sessions for social capital researchers including PhD/master students. These sessions include invited presentations from prominent scholars as well as presentations by PhD students and experts in professional practice.
For social capital researchers, these sessions are an opportunity to hear about the latest social capital research and insights from scholars working on the concept. They can be a great way to connect with people, to get advice, discuss ideas or issues, get suggestions for literature to read, or you can just listen.
Are you researching social capital and want to present your research? Click here for more information and to submit a proposal.
Generally, presentations can be 20 to 30 mins. The content of your presentation will depend on your research stage.