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May 2, 2018

What is Crucial Conversations? It’s a course teaching skills/tools for creating a positive environment for dialogue.  A crucial conversation is a discussion between two or more people where the stakes are high, opinions vary and emotions are strong.  These conversations when handled poorly or ignored lead to strained relationships and dismal results.

April 4, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach presented awards March 26 at the 2018 Annual Conference to extension professionals for their meritorious and length of service, as well as to valued partners. The awards ceremony at the Scheman Building in Ames was a combined ceremony with Epsilon Sigma Phi, ISU Extension and Outreach’s honor society.

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