These eight-week long workshops give Warren Wilson students a spectrum of experiences within one issue. Through direct service and educational meetings, students gain a better understanding of how current policy affects community agencies and the populations they serve. Time is set aside for students to meet with local experts, hear the stories of those directly involved, and reflect upon how their own perceptions of the issue over the course of the workshop.
Workshops enroll 6-10 students who participate as a group in direct service and advocacy and policy work to gain a better understanding of the issue. An attendance agreement is required. Participation in an Issue Workshop fulfills PEG 2 of the Community Engagement Commitment or counts toward the 100 hour service requirement.