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Upcoming Climate Education Courses and Webinar series

Extension colleagues - the Cornell Civic Ecology Lab has Online Learning short courses available to staff and community members . Cornell Cooperative Extension Staff have found these useful (and have had parallel discussion groups that align). Sharing in case you are able to share with your staff/colleagues. There is also a webinar series we are tailoring to our staff: - your staff are welcome as well! Please reach out if you have questions.

Leadership Lunch & Learn - Book Review Series

The SR-PLN PSD Committee is teaming up with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture to host a monthly Leadership Lunch and Learn webinar in 2023. The Leadership Lunch and Learn Book Review Series , features leadership experts from across the southern region. All webinars will be hosted on the last Wednesday of every month at 1:15 – 2:00 PM (EST) / 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM (CST). Webinars will be hosted and recorded using Zoom webinar, and recording links will be shared.

UNH Extension seeks Program Manager for New Hampshire Agriculture in the Classroom

The Extension Program Manager, New Hampshire Agriculture in the Classroom (NHAITC) Education Director coordinates efforts to fulfill the mission of NHAITC. The successful candidate will work as part of a team to support agricultural literacy development in K-12 youth and educators in N.H. This is a full-time, benefited position located at the New Hampshire Farm Bureau Office in Concord, N.H., that requires office and field work. It is a one-year grant-funded position with the possibility of...

Helping Service Members Overcome Stress and Anxiety Challenges

It’s a new year and many of us are getting back into the swing of things after the recent holiday break. Everyone is getting back to work prioritizing their to-do lists for the upcoming year. Many military service members and their families are doing the same. There are many great benefits to serving in the military, for service members and their families as well. Career and educational opportunities as well as fulfilling a sense of purpose. However, as with any great opportunity, there also...

Happiness Power!

Is your goal to have a little success each day? Can probably guess you said "yes"! In one of my favorite Ted Talks , Shawn Achor says every time we experience some success we move the goalpost for what it means to us. AND...if our overall happiness is connected with that success, it's likely we never get there. What? We're undermining our own happiness? In his happiness research, he's discovered our brains work in the opposite way. A "happiness advantage" can occur when we raise our level of...

Legacy of Selfless Service

Monday, 16 January 2022 is the 36th year of the celebration that remembers Dr. King's lifetime of public service. As well as a federal holiday, it's also known as a day of service when Americans are encouraged to volunteer with charities to help their communities. In one of my first semesters in college, the student body was included in a decision about the number of days off we had for holidays each spring semester. Before the decision there were several "town hall" discussion sessions to...

The Impact of Deployment on the Parents of Service Members

In summary, most research on the impact of deployment excludes parents of service members and focuses on spouses and military children. Parents of service members experience military life differently but experience similar emotions as spouses and children. Parental support and closeness has been linked to the mental health and well-being of their adult children. Practical strategies and resources for Extension Educators and service providers are provided to help support the parents of our mil

2023 Leadership & Team Development offerings!

How do you know it's time to do leadership development? What would happen if you thought about it as a habit? Get your calendar out and register today! Personal Leadership Bootcamp This 3-part series invites individuals to get to know themselves, choose a path and take action with the power of their personal leadership philosophy! Register here: From "Me" to "We": Values, Trust & Teamwork Discover the value of your values, how to show you’re...

Preserving the Salish Sea by Reducing Plastic Pollution

Discover simple ways to help keep the Salish Sea beautiful and reduce plastic pollution in this informative video. National Microplastics Professor and Washington State University graduate Julie Masura shares tips on the best ways to reduce plastic use, reuse plastic products and recycle right to help maintain this biologically diverse inland marine ecosystem.

Climate Resilience Professional Development Opportunities During the January 2023 Impact Collaborative Summit

The Extension Foundation Impact Collaborative Summit starts next week and anyone from member institutions is invited to attend the keynote sessions and a special panel by the USDA Climate Hub and NOAA CAP/RISA ! The 2023 Summit will have a special focus on Climate Resilience in partnership with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy’s (ECOP) Climate Program Action Team. The purpose is to catalyze Cooperative Extension’s awareness and capacity to implement programming that will...

Colorado State University- Online offers you PD in Evaluation & Applied Research in Extension Course & Spring Registration reminder

Greetings Extension friends! Spring 2023 course registration at Colorado State University Online is open through Monday, January 16th. Enrolling in courses is as easy as clicking this orange button and submitting your ESP- Employee Study Privilege form . You do not have to be enrolled in a Graduate program to take individual courses. Graduate courses are a great PD opportunity to enhance your skills and build up your CV. Spring 2023 Extension Education courses NEW!! AGED 600 - Evaluation and...

New Year Resolutions?

Every year is an adventure we take one step at a time over 365 days. The adventure is up to us, we get to choose. Each January, these choices lead us to resolutions. The thought of these resolutions leads me to recommit to my version of Merlin Olsen's mission statement. Without boring you with mine, here's what he says… “The focus of my life begins at home with family, loved ones & friends. I want to use my resources to create a secure environment that fosters love, learning, laughter...

Job Opening: Dairy Extension Specialist at UConn

The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources (CAHNR) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Residence. Candidates with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and extension and teaching interests in dairy management are encouraged to apply. This is an 11-month, 55% extension, and 45% teaching, non-tenure track position at UConn’s main campus in Storrs. The Department of Animal...

Utilizing Area Agencies on Aging for Caregivers in Your County

Are you serving aging adults or individuals with disabilities in your community? If so, it may be helpful to get connected to your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA). AAAs, not to be confused with the travel club, are entities established by federal law to provide information and resources for older adults and caregivers. An AAA serves every county in every state – find your local AAA based on your zip code using Eldercare Locator . Area Agencies on Aging administer federal, state, and local...

Leadership Lessons from Santa Claus

Couldn't resist one more post, especially when it's about the magical, mystical person who is Santa Claus! Here's a summary of how he gets big things done in his workshop all year long... The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus by Eric Harvey He's delivering right now...follow his journey here ! Thanks @Scott Reed for sharing & for your continued service to Cooperative Extension! *Summary from Get Abstract


About the Extension Foundation

The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

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