Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 5:00pm to Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 5:00pm

Professional Development is now offering a workshop called "Creating Accessible Documents" which walks participants through new processes when working in Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, and Outlook. This free, hands-on workshop is being offered in various locations around the state. You can register online. The goal is to have everyone participate, county and state. Watch this four minute video by our diversity advisor, Ross Wilburn to learn more about our organization’s commitment to accessibility and eAccessibility.

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 5:00pm

Individuals will learn how to identify, understand and respond to those who may be experiencing a mental health related problem or crisis. You will learn what to do, what to say, and how to offer support and resources with confidence. Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course offered by trained facilitators and is listed in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 4:00pm

Our goal is to Make Marketing Manageable. You do not need to have marketing in your title to be responsible for advancing the presence of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This workshop will help identify audiences and create a plan to reach those audiences. Learn no-cost marketing tactics that can be implemented right away. Discover more ways the Advancement Team can help you. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 8:00am to Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 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. 

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

New Staff Orientation is offered twice a year to all newly hired ISU Extension and Outreach staff and faculty with an ISU Extension and Outreach appointment. Your orientation has been designed by new and experienced ISU Extension and Outreach staff and organizational professional development. The New Staff Orientation experience is evaluated and adjusted to fit the needs of new staff and faculty with Extension and Outreach appointment.

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 8:00am to Monday, December 9, 2019 - 5:00pm

Professional Development offers a series of classes/modules (independent yet related), that help with the process of creating classes, programs, and workshops. The 3 online modules can be taken independently or sequentially. Join a cohort of learners as you learn about: Writing Clear Learning Objectives; Effective Instructional Design Methods; and Integrating Instructional Activities. The modules are offered in a flipped format, meaning participants learn materials online at their pace (asynchronous) and then come together via video conference (synchronous) to discuss the material. Each module takes about 1-3 hours to complete the asynchronous portion and 1.5 hours for the synchronous portion. Classes are limited to 15 people. See below module course information sheets and launch dates as well as what participants had to say about the series.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 4:30pm

The Navigating Difference series is designed to help ISU Extension and Outreach professionals expand their skills in working with diverse audiences. The curriculum consists of five modules developed by Washington State University Extension staff specifically for extension professionals.

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 1:00pm to Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:00pm

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:45pm

A day of learning, listening and courageous conversations brought to you by the Iowa Department of Human Services and sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Professional Development

RPI is a 1-day learning exchange that will bring together Extension and Outreach staff and faculty to have conversations about the intersections of race, equity and child welfare. This is another learning opportunity to build on our Navigating Difference Cultural Competency Series, Coming Together for Racial Understanding workshop, and the Understanding Racial Bias: Rewiring Our Perceptions and Intentions Learning Exchange.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Work of Leaders is a workshop to help you discover your DiSC leadership style and learn a simple three-step process to help you approach the fundamental work of leaders: Vision, Alignment, and Execution.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 8:15am to 12:15pm

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.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

Professional Development is offering a one day workshop for Extension and Outreach staff, faculty and council members, “Coming Together for Racial Understanding,” based on the national curriculum developed by the Cooperative Extension Service Rapid Response Team. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 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. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 8:15am to 12:15pm

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.

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Everything DiSC Workplace is a workshop to improve working relationships and communication in the workplace.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 8:00am to Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 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. 

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Everything DiSC Workplace is a workshop to improve working relationships and communication in the workplace.