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, JULY 28, 2017
11:30 am EST/10:30 am CST/ 9:30 am MST/8:30 am PST
"Step Up! - Preparing for a national leadership role with NAEPSDP"
11:30 am EST/10:30 am CST/ 9:30 am MST/8:30 am PST
"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.
Additional Resources:Millennials in the workplace 2017.pdf
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.
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