A Webinar is a live presentation conducted over the Internet, allowing attendees to view the presenter's slide presentation or computer screen in real time on their computer desk top while listening to the presenter speak through the telephone or through the computer via use of a headset or computer speakers.
For more information about web conferencing and webinars refer to the June 2010 editionof ExtensionNet.
APEN Webinars have been hosted by APEN member Leanne Isaacson since 2016. They are held on the third Monday of every second month at 2pm AEST/AEDT.
If you would like further details on the webinars, or would like to present or have a suggestion for a suitable topic, please get in contact with Roe at the APEN Secretariat on email@example.com.
A copy of the recording from the webinars can be accessed from the list below:
2019 Webinar - 16 December - Bringing neuroscience to extension - how to create brain-friendly environments for high performance
Icebreakers, establishing group behaviours, people talking in pairs and small groups etc - used in context, these are all key tools in any good extension officer's toolkit when working with groups. Some people dismiss these activities as "fluffy" or not necessary - let's just get cracking and get into the content and not waste our time on this stuff! The brain science however tells us that there's a reason why these techniques work and help create a space where people are able to perform at their best, be innovative and more productive. This webinar will provide extension officers with practical tips on how to create brain-friendly environments and the science behind it. It’s such a fascinating area and given many of us work in a scientific context it’s very powerful to understand the brain science to improve your own practice and also to engage more effectively with scientific stakeholders (eg funders) about the rigour behind many of our extension practices and techniques.
Cynthia is an experienced facilitator, coach and speaker. She has worked with a range of rural industries and communities for over 25 years in her own practice and in state government. She specialises in leadership development, high performance and well-being. She’s passionate about working with people to embrace their strengths, develop their life and leadership skills and live courageously. She believes that being our best selves and living purposefully we create a positive ripple effect that benefits our families, workplaces and communities as well as ourselves.