Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 9:00am to Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 10:00am

All ISU Extension and Outreach employees are eligible to apply for participation in the Leadership Academy. Over the course of one year, participants in this program will focus on 4 components of leadership development: self-awareness, leadership theory and best practice, understanding and building teams, and organizational leadership. Participants will be engaged in face-to-face, online, and independent learning opportunities and group assignments. It will be a cohort experience with a selection including individuals who represent a diversity of roles throughout the organization, providing opportunities to network and learn more about ISU Extension and Outreach on a broad scale.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 10:00am to Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 10:50am

ISU Extension and Outreach Professional Development invites you to participate in a Community of Practice as we refresh and dive deeper into our learning of DiSC communication, our workstyles, potential stereotyping, stress, and action planning. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Staff Orientation Webinar Series is a recently developed opportunity that invites newly hired ISU Extension and Outreach staff the chance to learn more about the topics presented during the virtual and face-to-face Staff Orientation event held in April and September.

Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Everything DiSC Workplace is a workshop to improve working relationships and communication in the workplace. Participants discover their DiSC communication styles and learn how they affect their workplace priorities and relationships.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 9:00am to 2:30pm

Everything DiSC Workplace on Catalyst is the Everything DiSC Workplace workshop offered virtually. Participants discover their DiSC communication styles and learn how styles affect their workplace priorities and relationships.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Staff Orientation Webinar Series is a recently developed opportunity that invites newly hired ISU Extension and Outreach staff the chance to learn more about the topics presented during the virtual and face-to-face Staff Orientation event held in April and September.

Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 9:00am to 2:30pm

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.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - 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.

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

Staff Orientation logo

Welcome! We’re glad you’ve joined ISU Extension and Outreach. We hope you find the event enjoyable and informative.

The goals of Staff Orientation are for you to:

  • better understand ISU Extension and Outreach
  • learn about resources to help you in your work
  • develop a network with other new employees
  • conduct other business at ISU while on campus

ISU Alumni Center

8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Staff Orientation Webinar Series is a recently developed opportunity that invites newly hired ISU Extension and Outreach staff the chance to learn more about the topics presented during the virtual and face-to-face Staff Orientation event held in April and September.

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

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 the 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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 9:00am to Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 4:00pm

The Navigating Difference workshop series is designed to help ISU Extension and Outreach professionals expand their skills in working with diverse audiences. Become more aware of your own personal and organizational cultures and examine how your personal and organizational cultures affect your ability to work across differences in both negative and positive ways. Build skills to increase your competencies as you work with others who are different from you.

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Everything DiSC Workplace is a workshop to improve working relationships and communication in the workplace. Participants discover their DiSC communication styles and learn how they affect their work priorities and relationships.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Staff Orientation Webinar Series is a recently developed opportunity that invites newly hired ISU Extension and Outreach staff the chance to learn more about the topics presented during the virtual and face-to-face Staff Orientation event held in April and September.

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 9:00am to 2:30pm

Everything DiSC Workplace on Catalyst is the Everything DiSC Workplace workshop offered virtually. Participants discover their DiSC communication styles and learn how styles affect their workplace priorities and relationships.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 9:00am to Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 12:00pm

Coming Together for Racial Understanding (CTRU) is a one-day Professional Development workshop created 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. Now Coming Together for Racial Understanding is also being offered in an on-line, educational format.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Staff Orientation Webinar Series is a recently developed opportunity that invites newly hired ISU Extension and Outreach staff the chance to learn more about the topics presented during the virtual and face-to-face Staff Orientation event held in April and September.

Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

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 the 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.

Friday, December 9, 2022 - 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.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Staff Orientation Webinar Series is a recently developed opportunity that invites newly hired ISU Extension and Outreach staff the chance to learn more about the topics presented during the virtual and face-to-face Staff Orientation event held in April and September.