2019 Annual Conference

February 6, 2019

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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. Read more about 2019 Annual Conference


Coming Together for Racial Understanding

January 25, 2019

Civil dialogue involves creating a safe place for participants to assemble to discuss a challenging issue.  The process of dialogue typically involves some level of facilitation, agreement to a set of guidelines, and has a central focus on increasing understanding among participants on the topic.  Civil dialogue will always seek to foster listening and understanding.  This particular framework focuses the dialogue efforts on race relations. Read more about Coming Together for Racial Understanding

eAccessibility Update: Closed Captions

November 7, 2018

Providing closed captions for videos is a best practice we should all be using. A study on television accessibility by Ofcom finds that 80% of people who use closed captions are neither deaf nor hard of hearing. And, while the remaining 20% is the most important audience to provide closed captions for, this goes to show how many environments call for closed captions. Read more about eAccessibility Update: Closed Captions


Creating Learning Objectives

July 17, 2018

Creating Learning Objectives is a critical initial step in planning a program and assessing learning.

ISU Extension and Outreach’s primary product is research-based programs. As an initial first step in planning a quality program, it is important to begin with the end in mind; create program learning objectives that align with the program’s intended outcomes. Read more about Creating Learning Objectives

Enhancing Your Impact - Emotional Intelligence

July 17, 2018

What exactly is emotional intelligence? It's all about self-awareness and self-management. Research shows that people with a higher EQ-i find more success in their work and personal lives. These individuals who "pick up" on the emotions of others and use that awareness to better manage their interactions with others, resulting in more positive outcomes. Read more about Enhancing Your Impact - Emotional Intelligence


New FILLABLE Individual Professional Development Plan

July 17, 2018

As we continue to plan for and work toward Goal 2 of our Extension and Outreach Strategic Plan, we have updated the Individual Professional Development Plan for ease of use. It is now a fillable form and can be stored, reviewed and shared electronically. Read more about New FILLABLE Individual Professional Development Plan


Crucial Conversation Workshops offered

May 2, 2018

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. Read more about Crucial Conversation Workshops offered


ISU Extension and Outreach Holds Annual Awards Recognition

April 4, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach presented awards March 26 at the 2018 Annual Conference to extension professionals for their meritorious and length of service, as well as to valued partners. The awards ceremony at the Scheman Building in Ames was a combined ceremony with Epsilon Sigma Phi, ISU Extension and Outreach’s honor society. Read more about ISU Extension and Outreach Holds Annual Awards Recognition


Give Mine to EIE

February 21, 2018

The Excellence in Extension Fund is designed to improve and enrich the quality of educational programs offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and supports staff and programs through the distribution of grants. Excellence in Extension provides competitive grants that are open to all ISU Extension and Outreach employees - campus, field, and county. 

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Top 5 Orientation Resources Available

October 6, 2017

Are you new to ISU Extension and Outreach? Or are you working with a new colleague or council member? The Top 5 orientation resource is a tool made to assist new staff, as well as mentors and supervisors as they onboard new staff and council members. Read more about Top 5 Orientation Resources Available

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