Neighborhood IDEA Conference Call for Proposals


Photo of Heather Williams presenting at the 2019 IDEA conferenceFor the last four years 130 citizens have gathered each March for the Neighborhood IDEA Conference.

The Muncie Action Plan, Shafer Leadership Academy and The Office of Community Engagement at Ball State University are partnering once again to support the development of neighborhood leaders.

Do you have an idea you would like to share at the conference or a topic you want to see discussed?

The fifth annual Neighborhood IDEA Conference is scheduled for March 7, 2020 at Ivy Tech’s recently renovated downtown Fisher Building. Over 100 of Muncie’s most active local leaders will gather to listen, learn and meet like-minded individuals to share ideas and best practices.

We are taking submissions through December 6, 2019

Submit a proposal!

2019 IDEA Conference Resources

2019 IDEA Conference Resources

Take a look at some of the great presentations and materials from this year’s conference:

Engaging the Next Generation of Leaders: Character and Leadership Devlopment at the Boys and Girls Club of Muncie

At the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie, leadership and character development are paramount. This immersive learning project put this important program in to action through developing a leadership curriculum for the club teens. This program is comprised of five session including self-awareness, teamwork, conflict management, social media presence, and goals and values. Through interactive learning experiences, the content is tied in to leadership development as it relates to the club members. The teens will also complete pre and post-tests to determine effectiveness of the program. The ultimate goal is to have this content become part of the Boys & Girls Club of America development data base.

Faculty Mentor: Peggy Fisher
Department: Communication Studies
Community Partner: Boys & Girls Club of Muncie
Students: Jasmine Cash, Margaret Ernst, Jacob Griffin, Allison Grime, Meranda Herbert-Reich, Robert Higgins, Oana Nae, Lea Newman, Siduri Purnell, Samantha Starcher