I am pleased to announce that Steven Worker has agreed to serve as the Strategic Initiative leader for Healthy Families & Communities. He is the 4-H youth development advisor for Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties and currently serving as interim assistant 4-H Youth Development Program Leader for the Strategic Plan.
Steven joined UC ANR in 2001 as a state 4-H program representative. In 2009, he became the 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) coordinator. After earning his Ph.D. in 2016, he joined UC Cooperative Extension as a 4-H youth development advisor.
UC ANR's Strategic Initiative leaders work with their...
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ANR is seeking leaders for two strategic initiatives: Healthy Families and Communities and Sustainable Food Systems. The new Healthy Families and Communities leader will start on Nov. 1, and the new Sustainable Food Systems leader will start on Jan. 1, 2024.
SI leaders work with their panels to help people connect while unifying, communicating and advocating for UC ANR's work internally and across the state. SI leaders seek information from their panel members to help inform discussions related to...
UC ANR welcomes Tom Turini as the Strategic Initiative leader for Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases and Josh Davy as the SI leader for Sustainable Natural Ecosystems.
Tom and Josh join SI leaders Helen Dahlke for Water Quality, Quantity and Security, Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty for Healthy Families & Communities, and Rachel Surls for Sustainable Food Systems.
UC ANR's Strategic Initiative leaders work with their respective strategic initiative panels to improve communication, highlight research/extension gaps, and conduct detailed panel meetings. SI Leaders represent their panels, program teams and statewide programs/institutes at
If you're interested in driving people to your content and field stories, and in highlighting the work of UC ANR, now there's a central “pipeline” to do just that.
Strategic Communications and Strategic Initiatives have established a process for promoting your “stories from the field” on the ucanr.edu home page and on a new UC ANR Knowledge Stream blog that is a destination page for stories and educational content.
Why this blog? The approach is based on successful similar efforts in other states, where a central distribution channel helps people find experts and useful information and grows the...
A major factor in job satisfaction is the extent to which people feel part of a wider supportive community. Such connections have historically been offered in UC ANR through various means, including our structural units (i.e., our 81 workgroups, 21 program teams and 5 strategic initiatives).
Healthy organizations should regularly look at their structure. Important elements of structure include how the pieces fit together and how people may better connect to more effectively implement their work. In the summer of 2018, we began a series of discussions and surveys to revisit aspects of our structure.
Thank you to the 120-plus people who provided input on our structure and suggestions regarding how we may...