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Authority & Responsibility

Authority If you're going to delegate something to others, delegate authority. Give them the authority to take full control of everything they're responsible for. Otherwise, why did you hire them? Responsibility Don't focus on what you think you deserve based on title, position or rank. Focus on the responsibility that comes with it. Focus on the responsibilities that should never be delegated to others. Delegating your work to someone else is managing. Delegating authority while keeping...

Extension Foundation Announces 2021-2022 New Technologies for Ag Extension Projects

The Extension Foundation will be supporting 20 projects across Cooperative Extension as part of its third year of the New Technologies for Agricultural Extension (NTAE) program. This program is made possible by funding from USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) through a partnership with Oklahoma State University and the Extension Foundation. This program serves all Land-Grant Universities in the United States. The combined award going directly to all projects is...

FREE Webinar on Climate Change Communication Thur. Sept 2 at 3:30pm EST with Utah State University Physicist Dr. Rob Davies

Mark your calendars for a free professional development opportunity/webinar focusing on climate change communication, helping us develop “narratives to engage your communities” by physicist Dr. Rob Davies , Thurs. Sept 2 3:30-5:00pm EST. The webinar is hosted through the National Extension Climate Initiative (NECI). You can learn more about Dr. Davies’ work via a past lecture at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufphd21wqwk WEBINAR TITLE “Tipping Points” WEBINAR DESCRIPTION In the words of...

Bob wasn't my boss, but...

Received this in my email today from one of my mentors... Only knew Bob for a short few years, but the statements below are the way he lived his life. I am grateful he was able to influence me. He never lectured. He led by example. His example to be a better person. I miss him in my life. He was kind and generous. A man full of grace. "When you help others, your life starts to have meaning and purpose. Real joy comes not from material possessions but from people. When we give our hearts in...

New! Climate Partnership and Development Assistant Position

Colleagues, Please share! As a project of the ECOP Climate Priority Action Team (PAT), the Climate Partnership and Development Assistant Position will help advance the Cooperative Extension System in expanding our footprint of work from a national perspective in Climate. The Extension Foundation (ExF) is seeking an individual to work with our Partnership and Development Coordinator to further design and develop new partnerships and funding sources, serve as project coordinator, and be key...

New! Partnership and Development Specialist

A key program in the cooperative agreement is the Program Accelerator. The Program Accelerator is a unique partnership between a project/program team and the resources of the Extension Foundation for a year of rapid growth and progress resulting in expanding the team’s local impact and national potential. Our unique methods and a team of catalysts and key informants work individually with each team to produce scalable, better-resourced, and more effective programs and community-based...

National Urban Extension Leaders Communications & Capacity Building Fellow

Under the direction of the NUEL Executive Committee and in collaboration with the NUEL Communication Action Team, the Fellow will provide coordination and facilitation of the NUEL Steering Committee to assuming the following responsibilities and achieve the following project deliverables: A communication plan for NUEL that identifies audiences that NUEL should be communicating with, what types of information or messaging NUEL should be targeting towards each audience, and what communications...

Unpeeled: The Case Files of Maya McCluen Game is Available for Extension Programs

Navigating the grocery store aisle is challenging for many consumers—especially those who want to buy the most nutritious food and stay within their budget. The University of Connecticut (UConn) Extension New Technologies in Agricultural Extension (NTAE) team developed an interactive learning activity (or game), Unpeeled: The Case Studies of Maya McCluen . Our team sought to clarify food marketing labels and empower consumers to make science-based decisions while shopping. We hosted a...

Reminders

You're smart. You don't need me going on about, well, anything really. Most of the time what we all need is just a reminder. Here goes... What we tolerate we condone. What is rewarded is repeated. Think about it...

Searching for L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P.

Have you ever Googled "leadership"? The other day I got 2.5 Billion search results in under half a second. That might indicate I've got to get a whole lot better at searching for content on the internet. It also means the real messages of leadership can get buried in all that great information. Here are a few qualities (as verbs) that might resonate with you. L – Listening E – Empathizing A – Acting with awareness D – Dedicating time for others E – Encouraging R – Removing doubts S – Serving...

New Connect Extension Podcast Episodes: Juntos National Roadtrip

The Juntos program out of NC State University has been receiving support from the Extension Foundation through New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE). The NTAE program is funded by USDA-National Institute of Food & Ag through a partnership with Oklahoma State University. The Juntos program, like others served through NTAE, receive one-year of support from the Extension Foundation and its services to help accelerate their work. We had the pleasure of working with Diana Urieta, Senior...

Healthy Aging Symposium 2021

Keynote and Roundtable Speakers for the 2021 Healthy Aging Symposium On September 8 and 9, HHS/ODPHP and Trust for America’s Health are hosting the 2021 Healthy Aging Symposium. During this free, 2-day virtual event, attendees will hear from researchers, local and state health officers, aging directors, and policymakers from across the nation who are making a positive impact in the lives of older adults and their families. The symposium will feature prominent speakers focused on important...

2 Approaches

Transactional and Transformational leadership are different. Different in their approaches. Almost opposites in application. Transactional leaders focus on the task. Focus on the process of getting work done Transformational leaders focus on people. Focus on engaging & inspiring There is a need for both. A need to fix processes to remove barriers to getting work accomplished. A need to coach people to become the person they want to be. Fix processes so the "event" serves the people...

Navigating the Grocery Store Aisle: Use Our Game In Your Extension Program

Navigating the grocery store aisle is challenging for many consumers—especially those who want to buy the most nutritious food and stay within their budget. Food manufacturers and distributors cover their boxed, canned, and bottled foods with labels like “whole grain” and “low-calorie” to suggest that their food has certain health benefits. Among the most misunderstood food marketing labels are “non-GMO,” “natural,” and “organic." The UConn Extension New Technologies in Agricultural...

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