In 2024, Extension has never been more complicated and exhilarating. Extension Professionals are being constantly challenged to respond to a complex array of social, environmental, economic, and personal issues. Embark on this learning expedition designed to amplify your understanding of extension practices, bolster your facilitation capabilities, and fortify your skills. Our sessions are specifically crafted to provide insights and techniques that you can immediately put into practice:
Workshop 1- Extension 101: Creating Engagement (April 18): Dive deep into the universe of extension with Jeanette Long. This session will explore the underlying principles of extension - the why, the who, what, and most importantly, we'll discuss how to make your extension efforts captivating and engaging for all involved, offering techniques to foster genuine collaboration and meaningful change.
Workshop 2- Fundamentals of Facilitation (May 9): Join Denise Bewsell and Heather Collins for an interactive workshop that uncovers the essence of facilitation. Discover engaging tools, learn about the key principles of facilitation, and the importance of reflection and learning in the process. Plus, we'll show you how to make the entire journey enjoyable and fun-filled!
Workshop 3-From Theory to Practice: Engagement and Change (May 30): In this enlightening panel discussion, you'll hear first-hand experiences from a diverse range of professionals within the extension world. They'll discuss the transition from theory to practice, the power of engagement, and the nuances of navigating change in complex environments.
Effective and impactful extension needs new perspectives and tools.
We're thrilled to feature Jeanette Long, recent winner of the APEN Open Extension Award, among our line-up of industry professionals, Denise Bewsell, Heather Collins, and more. These sessions offer unparalleled insights into extension practices.
an expansion and development/growth of your skillset and tools to become an effective extensionist
a widening of your networks
building a foundation for positive influence and success