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Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 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.

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:00am to Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 9:00am

Carol Heaverlo, director of Professional Development and Ross Wilburn, diversity officer, have hosted many Navigating Difference workshops at various county sites throughout the past several years. Now Navigating Difference is also being offered in an on-line, educational format!

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

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 17, 2020 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Registration for the September 17 session is encouraged! Your orientation has been designed by new and experienced ISU Extension and Outreach staff and the Professional Development unit.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Everything DiSC Workplace is a workshop to improve working relationships and communication in the workplace.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

This workshop will successfully engage participants in a hands-on session with activities that include: creating meeting templates, improving visual note-taking, and sketching icons.

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 6:44am

Starting a new job can be overwhelming, especially within a complex organization like ours. Orientation is important and necessary. 

The onset of COVID-19 made it necessary to cancel the face to face New Staff Orientation in April. As a result of the cancellation, a virtual introduction to Extension and Outreach, 'Things You Need to Know on Day One' was created.

Virtual New Staff Orientation

 

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 11:00am to Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 11:00am

Virtual Organizational Professional Development Book Club - Privilege, Power, and Difference

Professional Development will be offering an on-line 4-week opportunity, June 11-July 2, 2020 to engage in cultural conversations with our colleagues centering around the book, Privilege, Power, and Difference, by Allan G. Johnson.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

Professional Development is offering a one day workshop for Extension and Outreach staff, faculty and council members, “Coming Together for Racial Understanding,” based on the national initiative developed by the Cooperative Extension Service Rapid Response Team.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 3:00pm to 3:50pm

In Beyond the Basics and Advanced Features learn about polling, downloadable file options, recording, layering and much more.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 4:00pm to 4:40pm

Topics include: joining, navigating, scheduling, inviting others, host controls, recordings, and Q&A.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm

Learn how to login, create a meeting room, use existing meeting rooms, conduct a webinar or meeting. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm

An *introduction* to Connect, Zoom, and Webex will be given. You will learn which technology is best suited for what purpose.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 3:10pm to 4:00pm

Topics include: Joining, scheduling, and hosting a Webex meeting, navigating the meeting window, Canvas LTI integration overview. This webinar was also offered March 26 and March 27.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 8:30am to 12:30pm

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.

In this workshop, you will begin to understand what emotions you are feeling and why, manage your responses to them, recognize what emotions others are feeling, and respond to them effectively.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 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.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 8:15am to 12:15pm

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 3, 2019 - 8:15am to 12:15pm

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.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Work of Leaders is a workshop to help you discover your DiSC leadership style and learn a simple three-step process to help you approach the fundamental work of leaders: Vision, Alignment, and Execution.

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 8:00am to Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 12:00pm

Apply for Excellence in Extension grants! Individual grant information and application instructions are online. The deadline for all grant submissions is February 4 at noon. Please send all grant and application inquires to Alison DePenning.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:45pm

A day of learning, listening and courageous conversations brought to you by the Iowa Department of Human Services and sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Professional Development

RPI is a 1-day learning exchange that will bring together Extension and Outreach staff and faculty to have conversations about the intersections of race, equity and child welfare. This is another learning opportunity to build on our Navigating Difference Cultural Competency Series, Coming Together for Racial Understanding workshop, and the Understanding Racial Bias: Rewiring Our Perceptions and Intentions Learning Exchange.

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 1:00pm to Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:00pm

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Monday, September 30, 2019 - 8:00am to Monday, December 9, 2019 - 5:00pm

Professional Development offers a series of classes/modules (independent yet related), that help with the process of creating classes, programs, and workshops. The 3 online modules 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. The modules are offered in a flipped format, meaning participants learn materials online at their pace (asynchronous) and then come together via video conference (synchronous) to discuss the material. Each module takes about 1-3 hours to complete the asynchronous portion and 1.5 hours for the synchronous portion. Classes are limited to 15 people. See below module course information sheets and launch dates as well as what participants had to say about the series.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Statewide kick-off to build awareness, connections between military community and ISU Extension and Outreach. 

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