July 27, 2007
Topics in today's issue of Extension Update:
CAHNRS AND WSU EXTENSION EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE AUGUST 7-9, 2007 IN PULLMAN
We encourage you to attend this conference. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with colleagues from across the state. Please contact Denise Boyd at 509-335-2954 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Don’t miss out on this exciting conference.
The registration deadline for the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) and WSU Extension Employee Development Conference, “Work, Health and Knowledge: Foundations for a Strong Future,” Tuesday-Thursday, August 7-9, 2007, in Pullman is Monday, July 30, 2007.
For conference details and to register, please visit the conference website at http://www.cahnrs.wsu.edu/edc/.
We will be working closely with the Professional Education unit within CDPE and the new steering committee to assure that all appropriate conferences under planning for 2008 and beyond effectively transfer to the Professional Education unit.
As previously announced, the Extension Meeting Management and Program Support (EMMPS) unit will be discontinued at the end of the calendar year (2007). We are working closely with the Center for Distance and Professional Education (CDPE) to assure that conference support functions are available for appropriate Extension programs in the future. We have taken two steps in close cooperation with CDPE to support future collaboration on conference activities. First, a steering committee made up of both WSU Extension and CDPE personnel has been established to help evaluate new projects and to advise CDPE about the conferencing needs of WSU Extension. Additionally, Susan Butts will transfer from EMMPS to CDPE to aid in this transition. Susan will continue to support projects that are currently in her portfolio at EMMPS (currently being planned). Other EMMPS staff will similarly support other conferences that will be delivered before the end of the year.
eXtension WILL HOST NEXT NATIONAL VIDEO CONFERENCE
eXtension will host its next national video conference on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pacific Time).
Agenda, August 1
--Update on Signed Agreements
2. eXtension Fellowship Program
3. Infometrics Report
4. eXtension's News application
5. Be, Grow, Create Call to Action
6. Learning Management System/Professional Development Community 7.
Corporate Development Report 8. Questions & Answers/Discussion
To join the video conference, go to: http://real.unl.edu/extension.
To phone in questions call (800)900-4447 To FAX in questions send them to
Technical Trouble Number: 800-755-7765
(859)323-3986. To email questions, send them to email@example.com
DISTANCE EDUCATION TRAINING IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SKILLS
The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development is offering a 7-part series on "Understanding Communities and their Dynamics." This distance education training focuses on the ability to understand community of place, the nature of public issues, the dynamics and interdependencies of the various segments of the community, and the basics of community development work. The series is the first component of the "Foundations of Practice: Community Development Core Competencies for Extension Professionals," a professional development framework developed by leading extension professionals to provide a common language and understanding of community development work. The 1-1/2 hour sessions are available through Breeze technology. Registration is now available for the fall 2007 series, which starts in mid-September and runs seven consecutive weeks. For more information visit the NCRCRD web site, http://www.ncrcrd.iastate.edu/projects/corecomp/component1-fall2007.htm or contact Janet Ayres at firstname.lastname@example.org, professor of agricultural economics, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University.
Linda will be on annual leave all week. John will be in Pullman all week.
Linda Kirk Fox, PhD
Dean and Director
Washington State University Extension
411 Hulbert Hall, PO Box 646248
Pullman, WA 99164-6248
WSU Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.