Who, Me, an Author? Tips for Publishing Your Extension Work
Theresa Ferrari, Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development
The Ohio State University
SESSION DESCRIPTION: Publishing in journals provides an opportunity for Extension professionals to share their program, research, and teaching efforts with others and to contribute to the knowledge base of the profession. For many Extension professionals, however, the publication process can seem overwhelming and just the thought of it is enough to bring on writer’s block. An initial question often asked is: What can I write about? With time for writing at a premium, one of the keys is to work smarter by considering the publication potential presented by everyday Extension practice. This webinar will set participants up for success as authors by reviewing publication opportunities, the writing process, and how to overcome common mistakes.
LINK TO RECORDING: https://youtu.be/WrhxdXSedpQ
2019 Virtual Summer School
DATE RECORDED: Friday, July 19, 2019
SESSION TITLE: Looking to the Future - Succession Planning Panel
MODERATOR: Kenneth Jones | Director - Program and Staff Development, University of Kentucky
SESSION DESCRIPTION: In 2018, the Southern Region-Program Leadership Network Program & Staff Development Committee began an assessment of the strategies being undertaken across the Southern Region related to succession planning. As lead, Dr. Ken Jones will facilitate a panel discussion of those efforts identified thus far and where Extension can go from here. Panel members include:
LINK TO RECORDING: https://youtu.be/GUP63H2xd6c
DATE RECORDED: Thursday, July 18, 2019
SESSION TITLE: Constructing Cohorts that Enhance Employee Engagement in Extension
Amber Shanahan | Extension Educator, University of Minnesota
Nancy Hegland | Program Leader-Youth Development, University of Minnesota
Trish Sheehan | Extension Educator, University of Minnesota
Celeste Carmichael | Program Development & Accountability Specialist, Cornell University
PRESENTATION SLIDES: Program Development Leadership Cohort Builds Community, Skills and Experiences
LINK TO RECORDING: https://youtu.be/J0six3lNKBI
DATE RECORDED: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
SESSION TITLE: Better Together: Mentoring Team vs Mentor
Kristi Farner | Program and Staff Development Specialist, University of Georgia
Kelle Ashley | 4-H Extension Agent, University of Georgia
SESSION DESCRIPTION: A positive mentor experience can be helpful for retaining new employees during the onboarding experience for new agents while providing opportunities for mid-career and veteran staff to have leadership opportunities, but it is often hard to find one person to be the perfect fit for a mentee. In this session hear about how one state changed their mentor program to have mentor teams instead of a single mentor for each new agent. Data indicates by splitting the mentor role into two distinct roles mentees and mentors feel more supported. The pool of mentors has grown outside of a program area and mentors increase collaboration by working on a team.
PRESENTATION SLIDES: Better Together: Mentoring Team vs Mentor
LINK TO RECORDING: https://youtu.be/GaXX9wrA-HM
DATE RECORDED: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
SESSION TITLE: An Innovative New Staff Orientation Experience Online
Kim Fleming | Professional Development and Volunteer Involvement Specialist, Cornell University
Leslie Boby | Interim Coordinator Southern Regional Extension Forestry, University of Georgia
Part 1: New Staff Orientation Online
Kim Fleming, Cornell University
Cornell Cooperative Extension Administration at Cornell University gathered input from current staff, new staff, and directors to design an online orientation course intended to help new employees to better understand our organization and the resources and supports that are in place for them during their first few months on the job. This training, ready on demand, prepares new staff to be able to explain the purpose and breadth of Cornell Cooperative Extension to others; locate system-wide resources including policy and procedures; identify professional development opportunities, and connect with others building collegial networks that will assist with current work.
A national team planned and launched an online onboarding program for early career Extension forestry and natural resources professionals. The course was launched for a live cohort, via webinars, and are now being turned into e-learning modules for future use. https://sref.info/seeding-success/about
PRESENTATION SLIDES: Seeding Success-National Onboarding Program for Forestry and Natural Resources
DATE RECORDED: Monday, July 15, 2019
SESSION TITLE: Creation of a Portfolio System for Agent On-boarding
PRESENTER: Joe Hunnings | Director, Planning and Reporting, Professional Development and Civil Rights Compliance, Virginia Tech
SESSION DESCRIPTION: Virginia Cooperative Extension will be rolling out a Canvas CMS-based portfolio system as a means of facilitating and monitoring Agent on-boarding. While the system will be in its very early use by mid-July, I am glad to share information about its development, structure, and function.
PRESENTATION SLIDES: Creation of a Portfolio System for Agent On-boarding
LINK TO RECORDING: https://youtu.be/aXAxNP1pj6U
2019 Scheduled Webinars
Date Recorded: June 19, 2019
Presenter: Celeste Carmichael, Program Development & Accountability Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Session Title: Building Stronger Collaborative (long distance) Teams
Session Description: Do you find yourself working with staff, faculty, and stakeholders across county-lines, state-lines and international-lines? What are your best practices for long distance collaboration? In this webinar we will walk through some of the research and best practice ideas for building stronger collaborative long-distance teams. We will also review a few suggested resources for gathering more insights on effective distance collaborations. Participants will be asked to share experiences and suggestions that have worked and questions/concerns that remain in their long-distance collaborative work.
LINK TO RECORDING: https://youtu.be/jIvGl6mLwoM
Date Recorded: March 26, 2019
Presenter: Scott Cummings
Session Title: All New Look, All New Data: Land-grant Impacts Database
Session Description: Check out the Land-grant Impacts Database or public website and (https://landgrantimpacts.org/) you will see big changes. The site has a fresh new look, better tools and search capabilities, integrated peer review, and more prominently displayed impact stories. All new statements submitted to the database will now undergo peer review before being made public on the site. This new layer of review will insure the highest quality information is being displayed. Statements from the past three years will be archived and available, but not displayed on the public site. This session will discuss the site, how it is used, and how to use the site.
Link to Recording: https://youtu.be/_bBJZgMNW5E
2018 Virtual Summer School
Monday, July 23rd
Session Title: “Understanding Social Identity Development: A tool for building authentic relationships across differences”
Presenter: Eduardo González, Jr., State Diversity, Research Partnership Development, and Youth Development Specialist, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Session Description: This webinar will explore the process of identity development within a U.S. context that is shaped by individual characteristics, family dynamics, historical factors, and social and political contexts. Understanding how these factors affect our own and other’s identity development is critical to leadership, positive youth development, and community building. By enhancing our awareness and understanding of the process of identity development, we can better position ourselves, our programs and our organizations to effectively navigate and build authentic relationships across differences. The social identity development model presented in this webinar can also serve as a powerful tool for framing, examining and promoting deeper dialogue regarding race and race relations in our country.
Link to Recording: https://youtu.be/gmxBNwg8vV4
Tuesday, July 24th
Session Title: “Leadership in Dealing with Difficult Multicultural Discussions”
Presenter: Dionardo Pizaña, Diversity and Personnel Specialist, Extension Diversity and Multiculturalism Office, Michigan State University
Session Description: Many people are concerned about reports of bias-based language and behaviors targeting young people and adults based on differences such as race, national origin, immigration status, religion, gender, sexual orientation and other differences. Have you found yourself wanting to speak up to address hurtful language and behaviors but you didn't know how to respond at work, at home or in the community? Perhaps you’ve been in a situation where you wished that you could’ve responded in a different way to an inappropriate behavior, remark or joke? This webinar will provide participants opportunities to practice ways to use their voice to take leadership in dealing with difficult multicultural discussions. The purpose of this workshop is to provide frameworks and practical experiences for participants to explore how difficult discussions can become opportunities for transformative dialogue.
Link to Recording: https://youtu.be/tclBmGYwfAk
Resources: Approaches to Positive Confrontation
Wednesday, July 25th
Session Title: “Assess your Ability to Navigate Across Cultural Differences and Commonalities: Learn and grow through the
Presenter: Dr. Quentin R. Tyler, Associate Dean/Director Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University
Session Description: This webinar will introduce basic concepts of diversity equity and inclusion, while also introducing the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®), which assesses one's intercultural competence—the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities. The Intercultural Development Inventory is a 50-item questionnaire that have led to demonstrated results in educational institutions and organizations. Learn from a proven approach for building intercultural competence to accomplish individual, team, and organization goals. Using the IDI has led to substantial improvement in learning, growth, and individual development. As a result of this workshop, participants will learn how the IDI increases their ability to navigate across differences and commonalities assessed.
Link to Recording: https://youtu.be/DlmR7MGQhYA
Thursday, July 26th
Session Title: “Organizational Values: Creating healthy organizational climates through inclusive approaches”
Presenter: Dionardo Pizaña, Diversity and Personnel Specialist, Extension Diversity and Multiculturalism Office, Michigan State University
Session Description: What makes up organizational culture and more importantly, organizational culture that is inclusive, supportive and inviting? It may be helpful to begin this discussion by looking at our earliest learning regarding “better than/less than” treatment. If not interrupted, these treatments and behaviors can then lead to supporting cultural norms and other forms of cultures of power. Participants will discuss how dominant cultural values such as fear of conflict, worship of the written word and either/or thinking – fear of complexity can show up in many different forms in our organizational policies, procedures, processes and relationships and ways they can work to advocate for more inclusive, equitable approaches and community standards.
Link to Recording: https://youtu.be/eMXaaYNVIm0
2018 Scheduled Webinars
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
"Designing for impact: Creating a stellar PowerPoint presentation"
Presenter: Danae Wolfe, Ohio State University Extension, Educational Technology Specialist
Description: Educators have been using PowerPower in educational programming for decades, and while some educators consider a PowerPoint presentation fundamental to programming, others consider it overused and often underwhelming. Join Danae Wolfe, Educational Technology Specialist with Ohio State University Extension, to learn the basics of great slide design as well how to use PowerPoint for maximum impact.
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018
"Social network analysis: An innovative way to design and evaluate programs"
Presenter: Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Pennsylvania State University, Evaluation Specialist
Description: Social Network Analysis (SNA) hasn’t been used extensively by Extension professionals. Join this webinar to learn the basics of SNA as well as how to use it to help you in program development and evaluation, engagement of stakeholders, and reporting of impacts.
THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2018
"Applications of VoiceThread in Extension: From program planning to assessment"
Presenter: Rebecca Mott, University of Missouri Extension, Senior Research Associate and Adjunct Professor
Description: This Webinar will describe a platform called VoiceThread that has been used in many classrooms, but also is useful for conducting virtual focus group research. Rebecca Mott explains how VoiceThread can be used to collect qualitative participant feedback and provides insight on the benefits and challenges of implementing the VoiceThread platform for program evaluation purposes.
2017 Virtual Summer School
Monday, August 7, 2017
Title: What Can Be Published – Turning the non-publishable into publishable
Presenter: Dr. Nick Fuhrman, Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator, Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication, University of Georgia
Description: As Extension professionals, we do so many wonderful things to make life better for our communities on a daily basis. Anecdotally, we know that our work makes a difference, but how can we collect data on our efforts and share what we’ve learned with others? Even when our efforts are not as “successful” as we hoped they would be, our Extension colleagues can learn from our hiccups. If you’re interested in collecting simple data to share, or sharing data you already have in a peer-reviewed publication, this session is for you! Plus, since “Ranger Nick” likes to use animals in his teaching, a live animal or two might make an appearance on camera!
Additional Resources: Empowered to share your data-based Extension story PPT
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Title: Digital Storytelling for Scholarly Engagement
Presenter: Dr. James K. Woodell (Jim), Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities & Christine Geith, CEO, eXtension
Description: Extension personnel have teaching, research, and service portfolios that often look different from traditional academics’ dossiers, which most frequently emphasize basic research and publications. This session will explore how Extension portfolios emphasizing outreach, practical research, and scholarly engagement are published and presented in digital formats—online journals, blogs, webinars, e-learning, social media, and website development. Presenters will talk about undertaking knowledge advancement via these platforms as well as the challenges of working with tenure and promotion committees to help them understand the value.
Additional Resources: Digital Storytelling Resource Guide
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Title: Getting Published – How and Where to Get Published
Presenters: Dr. Donna Peterson, Extension Professor, School of Human Sciences, Mississippi State University Extension Service & Journal of Human Sciences and Extension Editor; Dr. Stephen Brown, Matanuska/Copper River District Agriculture Agent and Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks & President of the Journal of Extension and a past Editor for the Journal of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.
Description: This session will look at various journals for which your Extension work and research are a good fit for publication. This session will also discuss how to begin the publication process with two of the top Extension specific journals - the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension (JHSE) and the Journal of Extension (JOE). You will have the opportunity to learn tips and suggestions from journal editors and ask questions.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Title: The Who, What, When, and How to Prepare for Advancement
Presenters: Dr. Rich Poling, Retired Director - Program and Staff Development, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service; Dr. Alan Ladd, Regional Extension Education Director, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach; Dr. Melissa Cater, Associate Professor & Program Evaluation Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education & Evaluation, LSU AgCenter and College of Agriculture; Dr. Michael E. Newman, Professor and Director, School of Human Sciences, Mississippi State University
Description: When planning or preparing for the promotion and/or tenure process, there are many questions ranging from the value of developing a mentoring relationship with veteran Extension professionals, to when and how to prepare your promotion and/or tenure document or presentation. This panel of experts consists of non-tenured faculty, tenured faculty, department heads, and a district/regional director, many who have served on a promotion and/or tenure committee. Panel members will provide information and answer questions on the “in’s and out’s” of promotion and/or tenure.
2017 Scheduled Webinars
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017
"Transforming Extension: Enhanced Engagement through Client Management Systems"
Presenter: Kyle Flinn, University of Missouri Extension, MU Extension Enterprise Project Director
Description: The University of Missouri Extension is investing in transformative technology platforms to enhance engagement with the citizens of Missouri. During this webinar, the speaker will provide details about the specific e-commerce, e-marketing, online learning and event management platforms that will be launched in 2017. In addition, information about how the systems will complement tools like 4H Online will be shared. This new platform provides Missouri Extension with a new website, a new content management system, and seeks automate a number of manual tasks.
FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017
"Step Up! - Preparing for a national leadership role with NAEPSDP"
THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
"Millennials in the Workplace: Understanding Generational Difference"
Presenter: Dr. Teresa Byington, Associate Professor/Specialist, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Description: The number of Millennials in the workplace is increasing each year. There are over 83 million Millennials in the United States and 53 million are in the workforce. For the first time in history we have four (or five) generations in the workplace. The different values, priorities and life experiences of each generation has created potential areas for generational friction. This presentation will examine the significant life events that influenced the values and attitudes of each generation. With a focus on Millennials, participants will gain an understanding of ways to resolve differences related to topics such as communication, dress codes and work style preferences. Join us to gain a greater understanding of generational viewpoints.
THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017
An Assessment of the Programmatic Level of Extension Agent Work in Virginia
Presenter: Robert Clark, County Extension Agent - Agriculture and Natural Resources, Shenandoah County, Virginia Extension
Description: In 2015, 47 percent of Virginia Extension Agents had less than four years of experience. In order to address the lack of experience issue, Extension Administration formed District Program Leadership Teams (DPLT) for the four districts in the state. Each team consisted of six agents with two each from the Agriculture, 4-H, and Family and Consumer Science programming areas. These agents were charged with the duty of training new agents on how to conduct sound programming in their communities and to help all agents hone their programming skills. In essence, DPLT members were charged to be Extension Agents to the Extension Agents. This assessment was completed by the DPLT to better understand how agents are programming. This presentation will overview the purpose of the assessment, the methodology used to complete the assessment and the results of the assessment.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Building Leadership Competencies in Florida County Extension Directors
Presenter: Matt Benge, Extension Assistant Professor, UF/IFAS Dept. of Agricultural Education & Communication
Description: Developing a qualified workforce and retaining valued employees is essential for organizations to be successful. Many times in Extension, we hire employees without providing the necessary training and development programs to maximize our employees’ potential. Specifically in Florida, intentional development and training does not exist for County Extension Directors (CEDs), whom serve as both the administrative leaders of the county Extension offices and are Extension agents who have a split appointment between their educational programming and administrative duties. This webinar will (1) provide an overview of current research efforts surrounding CED leadership competencies, and (2) describe the current efforts to build leadership development programs for Florida CEDs.
2016 Virtual Summer School Webinars
MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016
2016 Virtual Summer School Session 1: "Social Media as Programming - Expanding Extension's Potential in a Social World”
Presenters: Karen Jeannette & Dr. Brigitte Scott, Military Families Learning Network
Session Description: Social media is more than a marketing and communications tool—it’s an opportunity to expand program impact in a social, networked world. In this session we will discuss how social media—and an appropriate social media strategy—can transform Extension programming from confined nodes of formal learning to expansive and organic social learning opportunities.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016
2016 Virtual Summer School Session 2: "Social Media Conduct"
Presenters: Mark Hagemeier, J.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Session Description: To Friend or Not to Friend, this session covers legal issues associated with social media, e-mail and your computer. Join us to learn more about social media conduct and how to conduct your technological activities in a legal manner.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016
2016 Virtual Summer School Session 3: "Using and Interpreting Social Media Analytics"
Presenters: David Allen & Josh Paine, University of Georgia
Session Description: Most of us use different social media platforms to reach our audience, but how do we know if we’re using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube effectively? All of these platforms have insights and analytics that allow social media administrators to see trends in audience behavior, how many people you’re reaching, how engaging your content is and more. This training shows how to access, report and interpret important statistics for your channels, and how admins can use that data to continue increasing audience reach and engagement.
Resource Materials:PDF Version of Session 3 PowerPoint Slides (PDF)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2016
2016 Virtual Summer School Session 4: "Universal Design to Promote Full Inclusion in Learning for Persons with Disabilities”
Presenters: Richard Petty and Sam Thomas, The National Center for Aging and Disability and Independent Living Research Utilization at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research in Houston, Texas
Session Description: This session provides an overview of requirements and best practice strategies to make online learning accessible to and readily usable by all your constituents.
2016 NAEPSDP Scheduled Webinars
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016
Practical and Participatory Evaluation Capacity Building: University of California Cooperative Extension Trainings
Presenter: Katherine Webb-Martinez, MPA and Kit Alviz, MA, Program Planning and Evaluation, UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Session Description: During this webinar, we will share our approach and lessons learned from our in-person, hands-on trainings about measuring outcomes and writing impact statements for UC Cooperative Extension professionals. We will also share our pilot effort to facilitate evaluation planning for statewide programs to develop common measures, data collection plans, and public value impact statements.Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nAF-qKHPRc
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
The New NAEPSDP Website Tour - Welcome Home!
Presenter: Dr. Karen Ballard and Dr. Rich Poling, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service and Dr. Michael Lambur, Virginia Tech
Session Description: Welcome to Your New Home! Earlier this year the NAEPSDP website moved. This webinar features the committee members that played a vital role in developing the new website and will give you a tour of our new online home. Topics include: the layout of the new site, where to locate items, how to manage your own membership account, and how you, as an NAEPSDP member, can not only find information, but also share information.
THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
The New eXtension i-Three Corps - Examples of Their Work
Presenter: Christine Geith, Chief Executive Officer, eXtension Foundation
Session Description: Earlier this year, eXtension selected 127 people from 33 Institutions and 30 states to participate in the new i-Three Corps - an initiative where eXtension staff are finding new ways to help Extension professionals make a more visible and a more measureable local impact. This webinar provides an overview of the program and examples of their work showing promising new practices. Featuring eXtension staff including the CEO, Christine Geith.
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
Assessing Your Assets: University of Florida Competency Assessment and Professional Development Plan and How They Can Improve In-service Training
Presenter: Dr. Amy Harder, Program Development and Evaluation Center Coordinator, University of Florida
Session Description: During this webinar, Dr. Amy Harder will share information about the competency assessment the University of Florida is now using on an annual basis for UF/IFAS Extension. She will also discuss the professional development plan component that partners with the competency assessment. The University of Florida will begin to improve the way they solicit and fund in-service training proposals based on the new competency assessment and professional development plans.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2016
Defining Our Future with Data: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Professional Development Needs Assessment Survey Instrument
Presenter: Dr. Carol Heaverlo, Extension and Outreach Professional Development Director, Iowa State University
Session Description: During this webinar, Dr. Carol Heaverlo shares the background for the development of the instrument, the process, product and how the results are being used in Organizational Professional Development strategic planning.
2015 Virtual Summer School Webinars
TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015
Virtual Summer School Session 1: Oh, What a Tangled Web...inar We Weave!
Presenters: Mary Poling and Dr. Julie Robinson, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service
Session Description: This session looks at the intricacies and continuous development of best practices for webinars and blended courses based on user feedback, instructor experiences, and evaluation results.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015
Virtual Summer School Session 2: The Art and Science of Environmental Scanning: Staying
Real During Rapid Change
Presenters: Dr. Nancy Franz, Emeritus Professor, Iowa State University, and Dr. Karen Ballard, Professor, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service
Session Description: This session examines trends and disruptive technologies that currently exist and/or are on the horizon for Extension. To plan responsively in this environment, Extension workers must anticipate these new developments. This session will engage participants in exploring strategies and methods Extension may need to adopt to insure relevance and support from stakeholders. Participants will be invited to participate in the discussion to stimulate actions supporting the future of Extension.
THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015
Virtual Summer School Session 3: When Is a Program Ready for Replication and Rigorous Evaluation?
Presenters: Dr. Donna J. Peterson and Dr. Laura H. Downey, Mississippi State University
Session Description: This session explains the Systematic Screening and Assessment Method (SSA; Leviton, Khan, & Dawkins, 2010) and how it can be applied to Extension programs. SSA includes environmental scanning methodology as well as evaluability assessment.
FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015
Virtual Summer School Session 4: Evaluation of Social Media Platforms for Extension
Outreach and Education
Presenter: Amy Cole, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service
Session Description: This session addresses identifying “if” and/or “what” social media tools may assist with effective Extension outreach and education of target audiences. Participants will learn what research reflects regarding audience demographics for key social media sites and the implications for Extension educators. Strategies and successful current practices from multiple organizations will be shared to assist participants in identification of effective social media methods that can be replicated.Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38OVnEqdMdg