APEN has coordinated the following events:
- The 2022 APEN International Conference - hybrid conference 9-11 February 2022 in Melbourne that went wholly online. The theme was Facilitating Change and the Opportunity from Disruption.
See details on the Conference website.
- The 2022 APEN Webinars
- Warwick Waters, APEN 2022 Excellence in Extension Open Award winner and topic, Mistakes I’ve made that others might avoid, what’s working well and new opportunities for extension.
- Denise Bewsell, APEN 2022 Excellence in Extension Open Award winner and topic, Small group-based extension and the (overlooked) art of facilitation
- ExtensionChat 2021 – Foundations of Extension Design and Practice, an online training course, was held in November.
- The 2021 APEN Webinars - See Webinar page for details
- Prof Geoff Cockfield, University of Southern Queensland and topic, Understanding farmer decision making (and thereby reducing waste in agricultural research funding)
- Angela Williams, Manager, CANEGROWERS Isis and topic, QLD EXTENSION MODEL OF PRACTICE What we do is important but how we do it makes the difference – it’s all in the how…
- Dr Roy Murray-Prior, Consultant, Agribiz RD&E Services and topic Understanding farmer decision making with behavioural economics
- Adrian Englefield, Hort Innovation Regional Extension Manager (south-east) and topic Monitoring and Evaluation
- Megan Willis, Senior Extension Officer, Dept of Agriculture & Fisheries, Qld and topic: Extension with Direction: Developing a framework for consistent and effective extension delivery in the Burdekin Catchment
- Doctor Chelsea Jarvis, Senior Scientist at the University of Southern Queensland’s Centre for Applied Climate Sciences and topic: Communicating Climate Science to Different Industries
- ExtensionChat - APEN Online with Dr John James, Dr Jeff Coutts, Denise Bewsell and Jeanette Long, September 2020
- The 2020 APEN Webinars - See Webinar page for details
- Denise Bewsell, Red Meat for Profit Partnership and topic, Small group extension for sheep and beef farmers in New Zealand – what have we been learning?
- Cynthia Mahoney and co-host Andrew Huffer and topic, How to work remotely! – to help with these challenging times
- Fiona McCartney, Senior Social Scientist, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland and topic, Drivers and barriers to drought preparedness and management: findings and insights from behavioural and social science
- The eXtension Foundation team presented Designing Extension Programming for Impact with the eXtension Foundation’s Impact Collaborative in the U.S. Cooperative Extension Service
- The Nebraska Wellness in Tough Times team presented Nebraska Extension Wellness in Tough Times Project.
- The 2019 APEN Conference, Extending horizons: Extension’s role in climate, rural industries, and community challenges.
It was held in Darwin, 12 & 13 September 2019. For more information, go to the conference website by clicking here.
- The 2019 APEN webinars - available through http://www.leanneisaacson.com/apen-webinar-replays/
- February 2019 - Assoc Prof Kelly Fielding - How the groups we belong to Influence our Environmental Attitudes and Behaviour
- August 2019 - Dr Terry Parminter - Jumping the gun – preparing for greenhouse gas legislation
- October 2019 - Dr Jaci Brown - Weather, Climate and Agriculture
December 2019 - Cynthia Mahoney - Bringing neuroscience to extension - how to create brain-friendly environments for high performance
- The 2018 AGM followed by the 25 Years celebratory dinner, Brisbane October 2018 where the first three APEN Life Memberships were awarded
- The 2018 APEN Roadshow, “Tips, Tricks & a little bit of Extension Magic”, was facilitated by Greg Mills, GoAhead Business Solutions, the Kondinin Group and ABC Rural 2017 Consultant of the Year. Twelve workshops were held with participant numbers varying from 8 to 22 and totalling 150 for the workshop series. The workshops were held across the network between July and December 2018 in Tauranga NZ, Christchurch NZ, Toowoomba Qld, Perth WA, Darwin NT, Adelaide SA, Launceston Tas, Melbourne Vic, Wagga Wagga NSW, Armidale NSW, Townsville Qld and Bundaberg Qld. Feedback from attendees was very positive.
Five webinars were held as follows, Recordings of the webinars are available through http://www.leanneisaacson.com/apen-webinar-replays/
- August 2018 - Dr Kathy Evans Tas - Don’t be such a bloody expert: engaging field days and participatory field work
- June 2018 - Dr James Turner NZ - To co-innovate or not to co-innovate? That is the question
- April 2018 - Danielle England SA - How does risk effect the adoption of on-farm practices? And how can you tailor your package to address this risk?
- March 2018 – Dr Heather Collins NZ- The Unwritten Code: How practice norms change in a rural community
- February 2018 – Dr Heather Collins NZ - The Unwritten Code - How social norms can operate in a rural community
- LinkedIn - Whats New, Whats Working, How to Kickstart 2018, 18 December 2017 - Leanne Isaacson (APEN Webinar)
- Extension and the Great Barrier Reef, 16 October 2017 - Dr Jeff Coutts (APEN Webinar)
- 2017 GFRAS/APEN International Conference - "Facilitating balanced change in rural and urban communities"', Townsville, Queensland, 12-15 September (International Conference and AGM)
- APEN Workshop - Extension for best outcomes, Toowoomba - 21 August 2017
- Farmstrong NZ Story, 21 August 2017 - (APEN Webinar)
- VegNET - Vegetable growers' vital link in R&D on the ground, 19 June 2017 - Dr Gordon Rogers (APEN Webinar)
- Insights into Australia's Banana Extension Program, 10 April 2017 - Tegan Kukulies (APEN Webinar)
- APEN Special General Meeting on the change from an incorporated body to a company Limited by Guarantee. The resolutions were to register the Australasia-Pacific Network (APEN) as a Company Limited by Guarantee and to simplify the Constitution. Web Conference - 24 March 2017.
- On-line Tools, 20 February 2017 - Gavin Beever (APEN Webinar)
- Building a rural business network, 12 December 2017 - Daile Jones (APEN Webinar)
- Program Logic, a tool for more effective change programs, APEN Roadshow, 2 December 2016, Darwin, NT (Workshop)
- Are discussion groups still relevant, 17 October 2016 - Simon Sankey (APEN Webinar)
- Program Logic, a tool for more effective change programs, APEN Roadshow, 16 September 2016, Traralgon, Vic (Workshop)
- Program Logic, a tool for more effective change programs, APEN Roadshow, 8 September 2016, Paterson, NSW (Workshop)
- Program Logic, a tool for more effective change programs, APEN Rqadshow, 2 September 2016, Launceston, Tas (Workshop)
- Program Logic, a tool for more effective change programs, APEN Roadshow, 26 August 2016, Hamilton, NZ (Workshop)
- Program Logic, a tool for more effective change programs, APEN Roadshow, 24 August 2016, Christchurch, NZ (Workshop)
- Use of videos in extension, 15 August 2016 - Tonia and Paul Grundy (APEN Webinar)
- Program Logic, a tool for more effective change programs, APEN Roadshow, 11 August 2016, Adelaide, SA (Workshop)
- Program Logic, a tool for more effective change programs, APEN Roadshow, 4 August 2016, South Perth, WA (Workshop)
- Program Logic, a tool for more effective change programs, APEN Roadshow, 29 July 2016, Melbourne, Vic (Workshop)
- Program Logic, a tool for more effective change programs, APEN Roadshow, 22 July 2016, Ingham, Qld (Workshop)
- Program Logic, a tool for more effective change programs, APEN Roadshow, 21 July 2016, Toowoomba, Qld (Workshop)
- Influencing the influencers, 20 June 2016 - Robbie Commens (APEN Webinar)
- Helping farmers make better decisions (just because we all make them all the time doesn't mean we are any good at them!), 18 April 2016 - Cam Nicholson (APEN Webinar)
- Managing change, innovation and action in an ever shrinking world, 10-12 November 2015, Adelaide, SA (APEN Conference and AGM)
- Twitter & Live Streaming to engage & inspire innovation and change in Rural Regions, 21 August 2015 - Leanne Isaacson (APEN Webinar)
- Discover 3 Simple steps to reaching more clients without spending more time in the car, 17 April 2015 - Leanne Isaacson (APEN Webinar)
- Population Health - what adoption techniques are used in the health sector and how similar to the ones used in Agriculture, 27 March 2015, Melbourne- Sue Brumby
- Getting the most out of group facilitation, 17 March 2015, Launceston, Tasmania (Workshop)
- Seven secrets for successfully marketing your event, 25 February 2015 - Andrew Huffer (Webinar)
- Designing Effective Events - Using Adult Learning Principles, APEN Roadshow, 30 July 2014, Bunbury, Western Australia (Workshop)
- Designing Effective Events - Using Adult Learning Principles, APEN Roadshow, 28 July 2014, Perth, Western Australia (Workshop)
- Designing Effective Events - Using Adult Learning Principles, APEN Roadshow, 25 July 2014, Merredin, Western Australia (Workshop)
- Designing Effective Events - Using Adult Learning Principles, APEN Roadshow, 4 July 2014, Hamilton New Zealand (Workshop)
- Designing Effective Events - Using Adult Learning Principles, APEN Roadshow, 2 July 2014, Launceston, Tasmania (Workshop)
- Designing Effective Events - Using Adult Learning Principles, APEN Roadshow, 30 June 2014, Adelaide, South Australia (Workshop)
- Designing Effective Events - Using Adult Learning Principles, APEN Roadshow, 16 May 2014, Melbourne, Victoria (Workshop)
- Effective Promotion Using What's Already in Your Kitchen Cupboard, APEN Roadshow, 14 May 2014, Paramatta, New South Wales (Workshop)
- Designing Effective Events - Using Adult Learning Principles, APEN Roadshow, 5 May 2014, Ingham, Queensland (Workshop)
- Designing Effective Events - Using Adult Learning Principles, APEN Roadshow, 2 May 2014, Darwin, Northern Territory (Workshop)
- Special meeting to review APEN strategy, Melbourne 20-21 February 2014
- Transformative Change: Chosen or Unchosen – Pathways to innovation, resilience and prosperity, ICNZ13, Christchurch New Zealand, 26-28 August 2013 (International Conference and AGM)
- APEN and Ag Institute Australia (AIA) workshop on “Right-minded research and extension” and Public Agricultural R&D and productivity: Recent U.S. and global trends and emerging implications”, Melbourne, Victoria, 14 February 2013.
APEN Regional Professional Development Event "Segmentation what is it and how can it help me deliver more effective extension", - Melbourne, Tuesday May 8th 2012, Melbourne, Victoria.
APEN 2011 National Forum "Hitting a Moving Target - Sustaining landscapes, livelihoods and lifestyles in a changing world". November 28, 29 , 30 at UNE, Armidale, NSW.
- AGM Webinar, 25th November 2010. Australia Vs New Zealand Futures for Extension.
- APEN 2010 Webinar/Roadshow - August 4th, Successful techniques for working with groups - experience from the grain, dairy and sugar industries.
- APEN 2010 Webinar/Roadshow - March 24th - Reaching small rural landholders - a growing rural asset.
- APEN 2009 International Conference - What a great event - 212 attended and got lots out of it.
- APEN WA Abstract Writing Workshop, 5 March 2009
- APEN 2007 National Forum "Capture, consolidate and communicate - the changing nature of contemporary extension", Canberra, ACT,13 - 14 November 2007
- Qld eExtension workshop Held in four locations across Qld at the same time, July 2007
APEN 2006 International Conference "Practice change for sustainable communities: exploring footprints, pathways and possibilities", Beechworth, Victoria, March 2006
- Capacity building workshops "Capacity building: what, why and how", Australia-wide, November 2005
- APEN NRM Symposium "Building capacity for sustainable resource management... moving a wheelbarrow full of frogs!", Toowoomba, 28, 29 September 2005
- APEN Leadership in Extension workshops A series of three-day workshops "Leadership in extension: nurturing young leaders" that ran in five States in 2005 on various dates
APEN 2003 National Forum "Extending Extension: beyond traditional boundaries, methods and ways of thinking", Hobart, Tasmania, 26 - 28 November 2003
APEN 2002 Workshop Managing in a time of climate and landscape change" , Tatura, Victoria, 8 November 2002
APEN 2001 International Conference "Exploring beyond the boundaries of extension and paving the way for a positive future for regional communities", Toowoomba, Queensland, October 2001
APEN 2000 National Forum "Creating a Climate for Change", Forum and AGM, Melbourne Chapter, Melbourne, October 2000
Evolving Systems - Challenged Minds", Forum and AGM, WA Chapter, Perth, November 1999
- "Partnerships in Extension - Extending the Boundaries", Forum and AGM, SA Chapter, University of Adelaide, Roseworthy, December 1998
- Seminar Series - Social Marketing and Behavioural Change Campaigns. Sunsmart, Child Immunisation, Marketing Baseball, Melbourne Chapter, April, June, August, 1998
2nd Australasia Pacific Extension Conference, "Managing Change - building knowledge and skills", Albury, November 1997
- "Beyond Technology Transfer", Conference and AGM, Melbourne Chapter, University of Melbourne, December 1996
- "Extension Futures" Training Seminar, Western Victoria Chapter, Bendigo, June 1996
- "Presentation Skills" Workshop, "How to avoid litigation" Seminars. Tasmanian Chapter 1995/96
- "Taking the Information Super Highway into Agriculture and Rural Industries", SA chapter / SA Branch AIAS, Adelaide, Nov 1995.
- Inaugural National AGM "International Forum on Monitoring and Evaluation in Extension", Albury, NSW, Nov 1995
- "Changing Behaviour - a case study of road safety in Victoria", Melbourne Chapter, October 1995
- "Working with the Media" Workshop. Tasmania Chapter, July 1995.
- "Evaluation" Workshop, Charles Sturt University, Albury, Murray Riverina Chapter, June 1995
- "Action Learning Principles in Extension" Workshop, QDPI Maroochy Horticultural Research Station, SE Qld Chapter, June 1995
- "Techniques to Link Research and Extension" Workshop, University of Qld, Gatton, SE Qld Chapter, March 1995
Com Ex (Communication in extension) forum. APEN /AIAS Melbourne, November, 1994
1st Australasia Pacific Extension Conference, Gold Coast, QLD, November 1993. The concept of APEN was initiated during this conference.