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NeVC Keynote: Me, We and the Network: Weaving Participation

National eXtension Virtual Conference Keynote by Nancy White.

Digital tools give us new ways of "being together" for work, learning and even play! While we used to think in terms of our "communities" or associations, we now have access to a wide range of forms, from independent, free-range learning, to bounded, intentional groups and out to far flung, diverse and loosely connected networks. These offer us connections via relationships to peers, and through content. In our time together, lets explore strategic value of this continuum for extension folk and your wider constituents.

NANCY WHITE, Full Circle Associates, an international practitioner in understanding and practicing online group facilitation of distributed work, learning and community groups.

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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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