Events / Collaborative Café: Connecting with Partners and Developing New Relationships

Collaborative Café: Connecting with Partners and Developing New Relationships

June 27, 2023
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Taylor Avenue Building, 600 S Taylor Ave., St Louis, Missouri 63110

During this session of Collaborative Café , attendees will learn how to approach new community or academic partners and begin developing a mutually beneficial, long-term relationship.

The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research will present an overview of what to consider when approaching a potential partner for the first time, important conversations to explore, and best practices to structure your partnership for success. Following this presentation, a panel of community and faculty members will share their stories and tips for developing partnerships. The event will close with time for Q&A.

Attendees will:  

  • Define guiding principles for community-academic partnership
  • Discuss the process for getting started in a new partnership
  • Hear about best practices to set new partnerships up for long-term success
  • Learn from real partnerships’ strategies for engaging with new partners and nurturing sustainable relationships

The Collaborative for Community-Centered Conversations ⁠— “Collaborative Café” ⁠— is hosted by the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research at the Institute for Public Health and Institute of Clinical & Translational Sciences. Collaborative Café offers opportunities for researchers and community partners to network, share experiences, and learn from each other.


This event is open to all faculty, students, researchers, community members, and organizations dedicated to advancing equity through community-engaged research. This event will take place in person in room 130 in Hillman Hall, located on Washington University’s Danforth Campus.

Registration is strongly encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided.

Directions & Parking

This event will take place in the Doll & Hill Room (#2131) on the second floor of the Taylor Avenue Building. Entry into this building is accessible by WashU keycard only. We will have someone stationed at the front door from 11:00am-noon to let in attendees.

600 S. Taylor
St. Louis, MO 63110

We will validate for parking for non-WUSTL/BJC attendees. Please park in the Clayton Avenue Garage or the Metro Garage. Learn more about parking on the Medical Campus.

The Taylor Avenue Building is just one block east of the Central West End MetroLink station.

Accessibility Needs

If you have any accessibility needs, please contact Emily Hickner at We need to be notified at least five business days prior to the event to guarantee accommodation for interpretation and CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) services.