Upcoming Events

Creating Accessible Digital Documents Workshops offered

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

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Mental Health First Aid

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 5:00pm
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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.

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Crucial Conversations offered April 9-10, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 8:00am to Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 5:00pm
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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. 

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Spring 2019 New Staff Orientation April 18

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

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Crucial Conversations offered May 14-15, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 8:00am to Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 5:00pm
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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.

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Crucial Conversations June 11-12, 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 8:00am to Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 5:00pm
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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.

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Fall 2019 New Staff Orientation September 19

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.