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2024 Virtual Summer School Series: "Program Development through the Lens of Access and Belonging"


Unlock the future of Extension programs with our 2024 Virtual Summer School Series, designed specifically for Extension professionals nationwide. This year's theme, "Program Development through the Lens of Access and Belonging," will guide you through innovative strategies to create impactful programs that resonate with diverse communities.

Throughout the series, you'll engage with thought leaders and peers in dynamic sessions that explore best practices in ensuring accessibility and fostering a sense of belonging in all aspects of program development. Each session will cover an aspect(s) of program development, including assessment, design, delivery, and evaluation.

Please note: When you register, be sure to scroll down to select the July 12 session.


July 8: Engaging Communities and Advisory Councils in Extension Program Planning and Development

  • Speakers: Lola Adedokun, PhD and Kim Henken, MS-University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

July 9: From Compliance to Community: Event Accessibility Beyond the ADA during Program Development

  • Speakers: Renee Pusey-Penn State University and Claire Wellbeloved-Stone-Blue Trunk Foundation

July 10: Designing for All: Universal Design for Learning and Digital Accessibility

  • Speakers: Lisa Linfield-Extension Foundation and Robin Ertz, M.Ed.-Iowa State University Extension & Outreach

July 11: Leveraging an Asset-Based Approach to Community building, Program Delivery, and Community Engagement

  • Speaker: Dr. Hunter Phillips Goodman, PhD-University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service

July 12: Introduction to Culturally Responsive Evaluation Practices

  • Speaker: Scarlett Kingsley, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service

For questions, please reach out to Emily Smith at or by calling 603-387-1584


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