To support our members and interested extensionists, APEN hosted a series of interactive sessions via ExtensionChat- APEN Online in September 2020. Leading Australian and New Zealand extensionists created a dynamic online experience of learning, knowledge sharing and networking for extensionists with different skills and experiences within the sector.
“While COVID-19 has taken away our ability to meet in-person through the APEN Road Show this year, APEN is facilitating connectedness and support within our networks. In times of change and uncertainty, there is a need to keep our extension skills and knowledge updated”, said Graham Harris, APEN President. “As it is difficult to access the latest face-to-face training, APEN is delivering four interactive sessions over four weeks via Zoom video conferencing. We encourage APEN members and interested extensionists to take this opportunity to connect and network.”
Members and other extensionists were asked about their Professional Development needs and the topic areas being presented were drawn from their responses.
APEN is excited to be hosting these sessions again in 2022 to provide professional development opportunities to the extension community, profile extension practice and to reinforce our technology skills.