July 10-14, 2023
12 PM Pacific/1 PM Mountain/2 PM Central/3 PM Eastern
1 Hour Webinars (FREE)
This year's theme is "Fostering Health and Well-Being Across
Extension" and will focus on efforts at the
managerial, employee, and community levels to provide health and well-being programs and opportunities for employees and clientele.
We will wrap up the week discussing ways to tell our health and well-being story more effectively.
Who should participate in Virtual Summer School? Anyone!
From Extension directors to mid-managers, to
program and staff development specialists and beyond--We welcome
anyone interested in these topics to join us for any or all of the sessions.
Register for any of following sessions using
the Zoom link listed below.
Click on the dates you plan to attend to receive the Zoom link.
Register for any of following sessions using the session’s Zoom link listed below.
REGISTER HERE FOR VIRTUAL SUMMER SCHOOL:
Monday, July 10th: Institutional Commitment to Health and Well Being
success can be improved through a commitment by institutions and Extension
programs leading, supporting, and encouraging health and well-being. This
session will discuss policies, practices, and other strategies leadership can
to support employee wellness. In addition, the importance of creating a positive and supportive work culture, even with remote
work environments will be addressed.
Tuesday, July 11th : Cultivating Employee Health and Well-Being
Managers and administrators need to
cultivate employee health and well-being in a various ways. This session will
feature information on emotional intelligence and its role in cultivating
employee health and well-being. Support and providing
resources for employees in health and well-being can impact whether they stay in Extension or leave for other opportunities. We’ll learn more about the job embeddedness theory and how that contributes to the health and well-being of employees.
The concept of “stay interviews” are being used in a few states to learn what Extension is doing well to keep employees.
Wednesday, July 12th: Promoting Health and Well-Being for Extension Employees
Taking care of our health is paramount to being
a successful employee. Come and learn what a few states are doing to promote
health and well-being through employee development and wellness programs. Programs
to be featured include Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Public Health Course,
Utah State University’s Be Well Rewards Program for
employees, and Virginia Cooperative Extension's Physical Activity Team and PARCI lab work.
Thursday, July 13th: Fostering Healthy Partnerships
across the country has successfully developed partnerships with local agencies
and organizations to
address community health and well-being. The session will feature a panel from four such programs from Oregon,
Puerto Rico, Texas, and Wisconsin. Join us to learn about: Oregon’s Health Worker Course and other joint projects;
Puerto Rico’s efforts in cancer prevention and education; Texas’ efforts to promote preventative health at the local level;
and Wisconsin's frameworks for advancing health equity.
Friday, July 14th: Telling our Health and Well-Being Story
There is growing recognition and
understanding of the multiple factors beyond an individual’s behavior that
health. These factors account for as much as seventy percent of an individual's overall health status. Social-ecological frameworks suggest that an individual’s daily activities are nested in multiple layers of social system that includes their families, friends,
schools, workplaces, organizations, communities, policies, and societal norms. At any of these layers, it is possible to find factors
that either promote health or are barriers to achieving optimal health. As Extension professionals begin to engage in collaborative
efforts that address these factors, they must also engage in different types of evaluation activities. Accordingly, this session will
engage participants in a discussion of how to catalyze and evaluate efforts focused on creating communities where all people
can thrive. Participants will also be introduced to current national efforts to identify relevant metrics of personal and institutional
performance, enabling Cooperative Extension’s expanded work in health equity and well-being.
Come and join Extension professionals in the Leadership Lunch & Learn Book Review Series hosted by Julie Robinson, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research and Extension, and the Southern Region Program Leadership Network Program and Staff Development Committee. Each month a different leadership book will be featured. Come enjoy a "book report" to learn about the topic. No pressure to read the book first, but you might decide you want to read it later!
The series will be held the 4th Wednesday of the month at 12:15-1:00 p.m. Central. The registration links and dates are provided in this handout. The registration codes are unique for each month so enroll separately. Once you enroll, you will receive the Zoom link.
Grassroots Engagement and Social Justice Through Cooperative Extension,
edited by Nia Imani Fields and Timothy J. Shaffer
Mar. 28, 2023, 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Nia Imani Fields, Maryland 4-H Program Leader and Assistant Director of Extension, University of Maryland
This session will be the same as Nia's presentation during the conference. If you were unable to attend, be sure to join the conversation!
Register here: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItfuuhrTguH9Oy-D0uxVDoZj4yq9RfZfP7