Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 1:30pm to Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 1:30pm

ISU Extension and Outreach Professional Development invites those who have completed the full Crucial Conversations (CC) workshop to attend our new “Crucial Conversations Refresher Series.” Neuroscience and learning transfer theory tells us that consistently practicing (new) skills is the biggest predictor to successfully integrating learning into your everyday environment. The Refresher Series will provide a highly engaging environment in which to share ideas and discuss experiences related to the skills and strategies learned in the original CC workshop.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 1:00pm to Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 4:30pm

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. The virtual Mental Health First Aid is a 6-hour course via Zoom 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. Participants must complete a 2-hour self-study class prior to attending the 6-hour virtual training. No exceptions. For details, you may visit their site online

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 9:00pm to Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 12:00pm

Apply for Excellence in Extension grants! Individual grant information and application instructions are online. The deadline for all grant submissions is February 10 at noon. Please send all grant and application inquires to Alison DePenning.

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 9:00am to Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 3:00pm

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 via a Zoom connect call, facilitators, and 11 other participants. 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 10:00am to Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 10:50am

ISU Extension and Outreach Professional Development invites you to participate in a Community of Practice. Community of Practice (CoP) is a “group of people who "share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly". As we refresh and dive deeper into our learning of DiSC communication, our workstyles, potential stereotyping, stress, and action planning.  

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 9:00am to Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 12:00pm

Coming Together for Racial Understanding (CTRU) is a 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. And it is being offered virtually. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 12:00pm

Extension and Outreach Award nominations are due February 10th by 12:00 p.m.