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September 18, 2018

Building Our Community Logo

Registration is open for the 2018 Office Professionals Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 23 and 24.

This year's conference is focused on building our communities and includes hearing from keynote speaker, consultant and author Nicole Pierce.


July 17, 2018

Creating Learning Objectives is a critical initial step in planning a program and assessing learning.

ISU Extension and Outreach’s primary product is research-based programs. As an initial first step in planning a quality program, it is important to begin with the end in mind; create program learning objectives that align with the program’s intended outcomes.

About Us

The Professional Development Unit directly supports Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s strategic plan, aligning the professional skills of our people with the needs of our organization. We conceptualize, design and present development opportunities that will motivate, challenge, strengthen and enlighten county and campus-paid staff, faculty and elected council officials.

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