Upcoming Events

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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Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 10:00am to Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 10:00am

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

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 10:00am to Monday, May 24, 2021 - 11:30am

Professional Development offers a series of classes (independent yet related), that help with the process of creating classes, programs, and workshops. The three online classes can be taken independently or sequentially. Join a cohort of learners as you learn about: Writing Clear Learning Objectives; Effective Instructional Design Methods; and Integrating Instructional Activities.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 9:00am to Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 3:00pm

1 in 5 teens and young adults report living with a mental health condition. If you are an adult who interacts with youth (ages 6-18), this 6-hour, virtual course introduces common mental health challenges for youth and reviews typical adolescent development. 

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 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.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

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 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. Class material provides the step-by-step “how-to” approach for all Office products.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 9:00am to 2:30pm

Everything DiSC Workplace on the Catalyst platform is the Everything DiSC Workplace workshop offered virtually. Participants discover their DiSC communication styles and learn how styles affect their workplace priorities and relationships. Everything DiSC Workplace on Catalyst can be beneficial for everyone in an organization, regardless of title or role, to improve the quality of the workplace. workshop currently offered to improve communication in the workplace. 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Everything DiSC Workplace on the Catalyst platform is the Everything DiSC Workplace workshop offered virtually. Participants discover their DiSC communication styles and learn how styles affect their workplace priorities and relationships. Everything DiSC Workplace on Catalyst can be beneficial for everyone in an organization, regardless of title or role, to improve the quality of the workplace. workshop currently offered to improve communication in the workplace. 

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 9:00am to 2:30pm

Everything DiSC Workplace on the Catalyst platform is the Everything DiSC Workplace workshop offered virtually. Participants discover their DiSC communication styles and learn how styles affect their workplace priorities and relationships. Everything DiSC Workplace on Catalyst can be beneficial for everyone in an organization, regardless of title or role, to improve the quality of the workplace. workshop currently offered to improve communication in the workplace. 

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 9:00am to 2:30pm

Everything DiSC Workplace on the Catalyst platform is the Everything DiSC Workplace workshop offered virtually. Participants discover their DiSC communication styles and learn how styles affect their workplace priorities and relationships. Everything DiSC Workplace on Catalyst can be beneficial for everyone in an organization, regardless of title or role, to improve the quality of the workplace. workshop currently offered to improve communication in the workplace. 

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

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 use of assistive technology).

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 9:00am to Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 12:00pm

The Navigating Difference workshop series is designed to help ISU Extension and Outreach professionals expand their skills in working with diverse audiences. Navigating Difference is now being offered in an on-line, educational format!