Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 12:00pm

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.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 9:00pm

Annual Conference Logo

Our annual conference is February 28 and registration is open. The conference offers plenty of learning opportunities – explore the learning fair where service units and new, innovative programs will be on display. Join Vice President for Extension and Outreach John Lawrence as he reflects on what he heard and learned while conducting listen sessions with 62 audiences this past summer. Celebrate the achievements of length of service and award recipients, then head to the Sukup End Zone at Jack Trice Stadium for a reception followed by a message from ISU Athletic Director Jamie Pollard, dinner, and keynote address by Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

These classes are targeted for power users of InDesign. This is NOT a class on how to use InDesign or Acrobat Pro in a generic sense. What will be covered in class will be very specific to eAccessibility functionality.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 8:00am to Wednesday, April 10, 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. 

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. 

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:00pm

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.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 8:00am 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.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 8:00am to Wednesday, May 15, 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.

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.

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 8, 2019 - 9:00am

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