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Catch Up on Quarter 1: Reviewing Our "Telling Your Story" Extension Skills Series


This month concluded the first series of Extension Skills, a monthly professional development offering for our members! This quarter's theme, "Telling Our Extension Story, aimed to equip you with valuable insights and strategies to enhance your communication and outreach efforts. We've been fortunate to have had many experts on to share their tips and best practices on how to connect to our audiences, and share the learnings and success of your extension projects and programs in a variety of methods!

For those who may have missed any sessions or wish to revisit the materials, we've provided links to the recordings and resources below. We're excited to announce that the upcoming quarter will focus on building skills in Community Engagementβ€”a vital area for enhancing our collaborative efforts. You can register for the next series of Extension Skills here. Please note, this series is exclusively available to Extension Foundation member institutions.

Session Recordings:

January- Data vs. Gut: A holistic approach to data-driven decision-making

February- Enhancing Extension through Social Media Strategy by Targeting Diverse Audiences for a compelling Extension narrative

March - Let your Data do the Talking: Visualizations in Effective Storytelling

April- Communicating Your Extension Story to Elected Officials

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