Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 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 initiative developed by the Cooperative Extension Service Rapid Response Team.

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 8:00am to Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 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. For details, you may visit their site online

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 11:00am to Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 11:00am

Virtual Organizational Professional Development Book Club - Privilege, Power, and Difference

Professional Development will be offering an on-line 4-week opportunity, June 11-July 2, 2020 to engage in cultural conversations with our colleagues centering around the book, Privilege, Power, and Difference, by Allan G. Johnson.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

This workshop will successfully engage participants in a hands-on session with activities that include: creating meeting templates, improving visual note-taking, and sketching icons.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

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

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 4:00pm

Navigating Difference

Ross Wilburn, diversity officer, and Carol Heaverlo, director of Professional Development, will be hosting Navigating Difference workshops at various county sites throughout the year.

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 8:30am to 3:00pm

Due to the cancellation of ISU campus events through May 31, the spring face to face session of New Staff Orientation scheduled for April 30, has been canceled. Registrants for the spring session are encouraged to attend the September 17 event. 

If you have registered for the April 30 session and want to attend the September 17 session, you must re-register. 

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

Professional Development is offering a one day workshop for ISU 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. In order to register and attend the workshop, you must already have participated in the Navigating Difference Cultural Competency Workshop series.   

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Content Editor Training

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 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 initiative developed by the Cooperative Extension Service Rapid Response Team.