Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

1 in 5 teens and young adults report living with a mental health condition. If you are an adult who interacts with youth (ages 6-18), this 6-hour, virtual course introduces common mental health challenges for youth and reviews typical adolescent development. 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Everything DiSC Workplace on the Catalyst platform is the Everything DiSC Workplace workshop offered virtually. Participants discover their DiSC communication styles and learn how styles affect their workplace priorities and relationships. Everything DiSC Workplace on Catalyst can be beneficial for everyone in an organization, regardless of title or role, to improve the quality of the workplace. workshop currently offered to improve communication in the workplace. 

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 9:00am to 2:30pm

Everything DiSC Workplace on the Catalyst platform is the Everything DiSC Workplace workshop offered virtually. Participants discover their DiSC communication styles and learn how styles affect their workplace priorities and relationships. Everything DiSC Workplace on Catalyst can be beneficial for everyone in an organization, regardless of title or role, to improve the quality of the workplace. workshop currently offered to improve communication in the workplace. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 10:00am to Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 10:50am

ISU Extension and Outreach Professional Development invites you to participate in this free opportunity to keep the DiSC mindset by diving deeper into subjects like exploring the Catalyst platform, limitations within each style, DiSC Theory, styles in meetings and using DiSC one to one. 

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 8:30am to 12:30pm

Emotional intelligence is a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.

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Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 9:00am to 2:30pm

Everything DiSC Workplace on the Catalyst platform is the Everything DiSC Workplace workshop offered virtually. Participants discover their DiSC communication styles and learn how styles affect their workplace priorities and relationships. Everything DiSC Workplace on Catalyst can be beneficial for everyone in an organization, regardless of title or role, to improve the quality of the workplace. workshop currently offered to improve communication in the workplace. 

Monday, August 30, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The month of August 2021, with the capstone event on August 30th from 1:00-2:00 PM, Free for Extension faculty and staff. Explore the history of redlining and systemic racism in housing with the Polk County Housing Trust Fund's new 5-part video series. Each video is from 11 to 25 minutes long.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Everything DiSC Productive Conflict is a face-to-face workshop during which participants begin by sharing existing perceptions about conflict and then review a definition of conflict and discuss key concepts. Participants will discuss their DiSC styles in conflict as well as review their stressors and motivators in conflict. They will also create a Conflict Map, which helps to describe typical conflict behavior for each style. 

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Creating Accessible Digital Documents will help participants to become more intentional about creating (and modifying) Word documents so that they are easily read by those with vision impairments (including use of assistive technology). While the class focuses on the use of MS Word, the concepts can be carried over into other MS Office products like Excel, PPT, and Outlook. Class material provides the step-by-step “how-to” approach for all Office products.

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Creating Accessible Digital Documents will help participants to become more intentional about creating (and modifying) Word documents so that they are easily read by those with vision impairments (including use of assistive technology).

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 8:00am to Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 5:00pm

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. When handled poorly or ignored, these conversations lead to strained relationships and dismal results. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 9:00am to Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 4:00pm

The Navigating Difference workshop series is designed to help ISU Extension and Outreach professionals expand their skills in working with diverse audiences. Navigating Difference is now being offered in an on-line, educational format!

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

All new ISU Extension and Outreach professionals are invited to attend New Staff Orientation on September 30, 2021 at the ISU Alumni Center. More information will follow including registration. 

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

Coming Together for Racial Understanding (CTRU) is a one-day Professional Development workshop bases on the initiative by the National Cooperative Extension Service Rapid Response Team to enhance communication and engagement by identifying barriers, countering bias and building trust across racial differences. The Navigating Difference Cultural Competency workshop series is a prerequisite for taking Coming Together for Racial Understanding.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Everything DiSC Productive Conflict is a face-to-face workshop during which participants begin by sharing existing perceptions about conflict and then review a definition of conflict and discuss key concepts. Participants will discuss their DiSC styles in conflict as well as review their stressors and motivators in conflict. They will also create a Conflict Map, which helps to describe typical conflict behavior for each style. 

Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Emotional intelligence is a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.