Know Your Level of Community Engagement: The MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) and You

June 26, 2019
11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Taylor Avenue Building, Doll & Hill, Medical Campus

Know Your Level of Community Engagement is a series of Lunch and Learn sessions focused on community-engaged research. Community-engaged research is defined and explored along the continuum on which it occurs.

This Lunch and Learn session is focused on developing a Memorandum of Understanding/Agreement or Partnership Agreement between or among academic researchers and community organizations. The components of a MOU will be defined. Strategic and authentic partnerships will be explored. Activities and strategies appropriate to creating and maintaining partnerships will also be described.

Upon completion of this session, researchers will:

  1. Understand the importance of MOUs
  2. Understand the components needed to draft a MOU between partners
  3. Understand the importance of strategic and authentic partnerships



Maranda Richardson, MPPA, is CEO and Principal of MWR Coaching and Consulting. Mrs. Richardson earned a Masters of Public Policy with a concentration on Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the University of Missouri St. Louis, a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Planning from Tennessee State University, and an approved International Coaching Federation certification from Coach Diversity in Washington, DC.  She brings over 15 years of experience working to advance racial equity in the social service, philanthropic, and government field by working with organizations and in communities least served.  As CEO and Principal of MWR Coaching and Consulting, Mrs. Richardson focuses on transforming lives, engaging communities, and advancing equity.


Check-in and lunch served from 11:15- 11:30am. Program begins at 11:30am. Registration is requested as space is limited.