Area-Wide Meetings

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is dividing the state into areas for meeting purposes only. Get information about upcoming meetings.

area-wide meeting map with 6 areas.

Goals and objectives for area-wide meetings

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has divided the state into areas for meeting purposes only.

Goals

  • Improve internal communication throughout ISU Extension and Outreach.
  • Enhance interdisciplinary and multi-county programming.
  • Strengthen relationships with colleagues.
  • More closely align vision and mission throughout our organization. 

Objectives

  • Facilitate communication across counties and across programs, build relationships among staff, and mentor new staff.
  • Provide a ready platform for campus leadership and specialists to connect with and listen to staff in the field.
  • Build trust through ongoing relationships, collaboration, and accountability.
  • Enhance program planning, staff development, and sense of belonging.

Background: Area-wide meetings were begun in 2019 to improve communication in ISU Extension and Outreach. For information about the initial development, see the Plans for Area-Wide, All-Staff Quarterly Meetings (pdf, May 2019).

Materials from previous meetings

Winter 2020 virtual meetings: To view resources and materials form the Winter 2020 meetings visit MyExtension

September 2020 virtual meetings: To view resources and materials from the September 2020 visit the COVID-19 Recovery wepage

Annual Conference, April 1, 2020: A recording of Our Virtual Annual Conference and several of the resources are available from MyExtension.

August/September 2019: Agenda; Rural Community Resilience; The Seven Types of Community Capitals

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