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, June 4, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Professional Development will be sponsoring a 1-day learning exchange for Extension and Outreach staff and faculty, Understanding Implicit Racial Bias: Rewiring Our Perceptions and Intentions (UIRB), developed by the Iowa Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Adult, Children and Family Services Division. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 8:00am to Wednesday, June 12, 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.  These conversations when handled poorly or ignored lead to strained relationships and dismal results.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

This hands-on workshop will engage participants in an exploration of graphic facilitation and graphic note-taking. Benefits of attending this workshop include: 

  • Participants gain tools to make their meetings more engaging, participatory, and meaningful
  • The target audience of the participants will benefit from effective planning and engaging offering of workshops and meetings
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

The course will focus on some of the more advanced techniques, attempt to solve common problems and allow content editors the chance to have face-to-face hands on learning.

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.

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.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 9:00am

For more information in regard to the conference, please contact Dr. Carol Heaverlo, heaverlo@iastate.edu.

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.