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2018 Scheduled Webinars


"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.

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qQ6w75Nzjs


"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.

Recording: https://youtu.be/mEkNPPKKEFY


"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!

Recording: https://youtu.be/4z2isECp_iA 

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.

Recording:  https://youtu.be/pqjz6i3H0Yw

Additional Resources: Digital Storytelling Resource Guide  

Digital Storytelling for Engagement PPT

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. 

Recording:  https://youtu.be/jNcdNnBM9F8

Additional Resources: Journal of Extension PPT & Journal of Human Sciences and Extension PPT

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.

Recording: https://youtu.be/sVRHEzio-H8

2017 Scheduled Webinars


"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.

Recording: https://youtu.be/TlckcjI8EGY

FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017

"Step Up! - Preparing for a national leadership role with NAEPSDP"

Presenter: Current NAEPSDP Leaders

Description: Invest an hour to learn about 2018 Leadership opportunities available to all NAEPSDP members. Get your questions answered regarding: What are my choices? What level of commitment is required? How do I get involved?
What's the value of serving as a volunteer?


"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.

Recording: https://youtu.be/EmCQntcP4-8  

Additional Resources: 

Millennials in the workplace 2017.pdf


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.

Recording: https://youtu.be/ifdtfJIY3pI

Additional Resources: 

A full report of the assessment can be found by clicking here. 

April 27, 2017 NAEPSDP Webinar PowerPoint Presentation 

Guidance for Evaluating Impacts


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.

Recording: https://youtu.be/oBdRSZmA5go

2016 Virtual

Summer School 



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.

Resource Materials:

PDF Version of Webinar Slideshow

Military Families Learning Network Social Media Programming Strategy (PDF)

Recording: https://youtu.be/g5KXQj3Nxfk


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.

Recording: https://youtu.be/kzR5qkasuD4


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:

Social Media Analytics Terms (PDF)

Example Monthly Social Media Analytics Report (University of Georgia) (Word)

PDF Version of Session 3 PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

Recording: https://youtu.be/Gr65mZFC34M


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.

Resource Materials:

PDF Version of Session 4 PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

Recording: https://youtu.be/sABVYlEtfeY

2016 NAEPSDP Scheduled Webinars


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.

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxiV044EMvQ


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.

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GohRQmKcjg


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.

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2w7cdZ7zH0


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.

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMlVwEbv3fI

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.

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0yerv_ipus


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.

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmDvXvy-BTk


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.

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQbqzPL8zGg

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

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