Webinars

To propel UC ANR into the future of Extension join us!
Topics will rotate under 
3 tracks: Extension Delivery, Building Support, Office & Team Management
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What's in the webinar pipeline?

 

 

 
web n coffee

Our WebANR (3rd Thursdays) series

See below

Past talks

 

si spotlight

The Spotlight series: Catch highlights from the Strategic Initiatives

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Past talks

webinar plus series

Technical and skill topics to share and learn

See below

Past talks.

Recurring Zoom information:
https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428

1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656
Webinar ID: 751 701 428

For Technical topics - see the SI Knowledge Bank

Webinars - In the Pipeline

Past Webinars

 

Date & Time
Topic Presenter(s)

June 19, 2019
11:30-noon

"Extension Delivery"

si spotlight



The Policy Process: Situating Your Work and Articulating Its Value

-understand basic components of the policy process
-pinpoint where your work fits in to the policy life-cycle
-learn tips for making your policy work visible within the academic review process

 

 

 

Clare Gupta
CE specialist in public policy, Dept of Human Ecology at UC Davis 

 

June 20, 2019
Time: noon-12:30pm

"Extension Delivery"

web n coffee

Storytelling for Presentations and Speeches


Adam Napolitan
Director of Web Communications, UC Davis

July 18, 2019
Time: noon-12:30pm

"Extension Delivery"

web n coffee

Make it Accessible: Site Building for Everyone
Learn basic techniques to make your website accessible to your audience.

Bruce Lidl, IT Communication Specialist and Andrew William Waegli, IT Applications Programmer

August 15, 2019
Time: noon-12:30pm

"Extension Delivery"

web n coffee


Top of Page

How do I measure and track my impact?

Improve your understanding of ANR's Condition Changes and  Use of Relevant Indicators
-How you can start tracking and connecting to condition change indicators
-Data sources you can use to make "Safe inferences" to change in conditions
-UC
ANR examples using condition change indicators

 

 

Wendy Powers, Associate VP

Mark Bell, Vice Provost of Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs

Katherine Webb-Martinez, Associate Director, Program Planning and Evaluation.

Kit Alviz, Program Policy Analyst 4

 

September 19, 2019
Time: noon-12:30pm

"Extension Delivery"

web n coffee

 

Communicating with the Press

 

 

 

Katherine Kerlin, UC Davis News Media and Relations Specialist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Webinars

WebANR

SI Spotlight series

Web + series

 

web n coffee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date Topic Presenters

web n coffee

May 17, 2018
recording
(recording)
(Fact sheet)

"Extension & Delivery"
"Webinar Cheat Sheet"

Top of Page

Planning makes Perfect: Best Practices for Engaging Webinars
Improve your understanding of the critical steps for preparation, implementation and post webinar follow-up
-learn Zoom capabilities
-use tricks of the trade to keep webinar participants engaged and not checking their email

Brook Gamble, Community Educator Specialist &
Steve Worker, Academic Advisor

web n coffee
June 21, 2018
recording
(recording)

(Fact sheet)

(PowerPoint)

(Programming for the Public Good: Ensuring Public Value Through the Cooperative Extension Program Development Mode)

(Improving Extension Programs: Putting Public Value Stories and Statements to Work)

(Engaging Volunteers to Tell the Program Story)

(Tips for Constructing a Promotion and Tenure Dossier that Documents Engaged Scholarship Endeavors)

"Building Support"

Top of Page

Putting Public Value Statements to Work for Me
-learn about the public value movement, and
-how it is being embraced by Extension and research
-become familiar with the UC ANR public value
statement development process, and
-explore practical uses for public value statements

Nancy Franz, Professor Emeritus, Iowa State

Wendy Powers, Associate Vice President ANR

Mark Bell, Vice Provost Strategic Initiatives and Stratewide Programs

Katherine Webb-Martinez, Associate Director Program Planning & Evaluation

web n coffee
July 19, 2018
recording
(Recording)
(PowerPoint)

Fact sheet

Communicating Your Story Tip 1

Other resources
Compass Message Box Workbook
Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
Yale Climate Communications
NY Times Climate and the Environment

"Building Support"
"Extension Delivery"

Communicating Science, Creating Trust
-acquire an understanding of communication skills that can help build trust.
-learn communication techniques adaptable to a variety of audiences.
-learn approaches to discussing climate change with more and less receptive audiences.

Katherine Kerlin, UC Davis News Media and Relations Specialist

web n coffee
August 16, 2018
recording
(Recording)
(Fact sheet)

"Building Support"

 


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Putting Condition Changes to Work for Me
Understand ANR's new condition changes
-how they connect to Public Value Statements
-how to use them to focus your work for communication and advocacy

 

Wendy Powers, Associate Vice President ANR
Mark Bell, Vice Provost Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs
Katherine Webb-Martinez, Associate Director Program Planning & Evaluation
Kit Alviz, Analyst, Program Planning & Evaluation Cooperative Extension

web n coffee
September 20, 2018
recording
(Recording)
(Development Services Contacts)

"Building Support"

Development Services - Call us First!
Learn with members of ANR's Development Services -fundraising 101
-best practices for interacting with donors and partnering with Development Services.

 

Scott Brayton, Major Gifts Officer
Rob Broadhurst, Development Associate

web n coffee
October 18, 2018
recording
(Recording)
(Fact sheet)

"Building Support"


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Engaging Elected Officials
Learn the Rules and Get the Tools: How and Why to Communicate with Government Officials
-Government Relations 101
-Best practices for interacting with government officials and their staff

Anne Megaro, Interim Director Strategic Communications and Director Government and Community Relations

web n coffee
November 15, 2018

Fact sheet

(Recording)


(Video equipment shopping list)

"Extension Delivery"

Video Recordings: Best Shot, Best Practices
-deciding if video is right for your story
-knowing the equipment you'll need
-shooting dos, don'ts, tips and tricks
-introduction to editing concepts and software

Steve Elliott, Communication Coordinator, Western IPM Center

webinar plus series
December 6, 2018
recording
(Recording)
(UC ANR Featured Content Guidelines)
(Communicating Your ANR Story Bibliography)
(Blogging Notes)
(Bloggin PPT)
(Telling ANRs Story PPT)
Communicating Your Story Tip Sheet 1

"Extension Delivery"

Top of Page

Communicating Your Story: For Blogs and More
-Why you should blog
-Techniques and best practices to start OR get better
-Crafting catchy headlines and smart ledes
-Using images and videos to enhance your posts
-Using your blog on the ANR website and on other publishing platforms like LinkedIn
-Quick tips for effectively using SiteBuilder

Rose Hayden-Smith, Editor UC Food Observer
Cynthia Kintigh, Marketing Director CSIT

 

webinar plus series
December 13, 2018
recording
(Recording)

 

(Social Media Rose Hayden-Smith)

(Twitter Lynn Sosnoskie)

Communicating Your Story Tip 1

"Extension Delivery"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Top of Page

Communicating Your Story: Twitter Basics

In this fast-paced webinar, we’ll cover the basics of sharing your story, building an online community and engaging using Twitter, including:

  • What is Twitter and why should you use it?
  • Techniques and best practices to use the platform most effectively.
  • Finding your online community.
  • Tips to manage your Twitter account efficiently.

Participants will also be provided access to a range of resources and tools to support their Twitter efforts, including samples, tip and FAQ sheets, guidelines, and more.

Rose Hayden-Smith, Editor UC Food Observer

Lynn Sosnoskie, CE Advisor, UCCE Merced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

webinar plus series
January 3, 2019
Time:
10-11am
recording
(recording)

Communicating Your Story Tip 1
Communicating Your Story Bibliography
Communicating Your Story: LinkedIn Basics
Communicating Your Story on LinkedIn



"Extension Delivery"

 

 

Top of page

 

Communicating Your Story: LinkedIn
Many of us think of LinkedIn as a professional networking tool. But with a powerful publishing platform and an ability to post links, it’s also an ideal place to share your ANR story and grow a network of people who are interested in your work. In this fast-paced webinar, we’ll cover the basics of building a great LinkedIn profile, publishing posts and more, including:

  • Techniques and best practices to use the platform most effectively.
  • Publishing a blog post on LinkedIn.
  • Finding your online community.
  • Tips to manage your LinkedIn account efficiently.

Participants will also be provided access to a range of resources and tools to support their LinkedIn efforts, including samples, tip and FAQ sheets, guidelines, and more.

 

Rose Hayden-Smith, Editor UC Food Observer 

Surendra Dara, CE Advisor, UCCE Santa Barbara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

webinar plus series
January 10, 2019
Time:
10-11 am

 

(Recording)

(UC ANR Featured Content Guidelines)
(Communicating Your ANR Story Bibliography)
(Blogging Notes)
(Bloggin PPT)
(Telling ANRs Story PPT)
Communicating Your Story Tip Sheet 1
(Questions Blog Basics from 12/10/2018 Webinar)

"Extension Delivery"

Top of Page


 

Communicating Your Story: Blogging Basics

  • Why you should blog
  • Techniques and best practices to start OR get better
  • Crafting catchy headlines and smart ledes
  • Using images and videos to enhance your posts
  • Using your blog on the ANR website and on other publishing platforms like LinkedIn
  • Quick tips for effectively using SiteBuilder

Rose Hayden-Smith, Editor UC Food Observer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 16, 2019
Time:
noon-12:30 pm

SI Spotlight series

(recording)

si spotlight

 

 

 

Applied bed bug research and extension programs: how UC ANR academics are leading the West 

  • Learn to identify and prevent bed bug infestations.
  • Learn key findings from UC ANR's bed bug research programs.
  • Learn about UC ANR's bed bug outreach and education programs

Presenter: Andrew Sutherland, SF Bay Area IPM Advisor

January 17, 2019
Time: noon-12:30pm

(recording)

"Extension Delivery"

 

web n coffee

 

Top of Page

Please Step Away from the Podium: Strategies for Supporting Adult Learners

Simple steps you can take to:

  • Create workshops, trainings or classes that are engaging and memorable.
  • Facilitate sessions where learners feel included, respected, and motivated.

Lynn Brock, Nutrition Education Professional Development Coordinator.

webinar plus series
January 24, 2019
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

(recording)


Communicating Your Story Tip 1
Communicating Your Story with Instagram
A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

"Extension Delivery"

 

 

 

 

 

Top of Page

Communicating Your Story: Instagram

Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social networking service. It’s an ideal place to share your ANR story. In this fast-paced webinar, we’ll cover the basics of using Instagram, building a great profile, publishing posts, and more, including:

  • Techniques and best practices to use the platform most effectively.
  • A few quick tips for using your smart phone to shoot pictures and video (and for posting).
  • Finding your online community and building an audience for your work.
  • Tips to manage your Instagram account efficiently.

Participants will also be provided access to a range of resources and tools to support their Instagram efforts, including samples, tip and FAQ sheets, guidelines, and more.

Rose Hayden-Smith, CE Advisor

Dan Macon, CE Advisor, UCCE Placer/Nevada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 30, 2019
Time:
11:00am-noon

Recording

Measuring and Communicating Impacts of UC Master Gardener Program: Statewide Outcome Evaluation Year 1 Findings PPT

"Extension Delivery"

 

webinar plus series

 

 

 

 

Measuring and Communicating Impacts of UC Master Gardener Program: Statewide Outcome Evaluation Year 1 Findings

Participants will have:

  • Understanding of the UC Master Gardener Program’s statewide outcome evaluation design, year one findings, and lessons learned.
  • Understanding of feasibility for an ANR program to collect follow-up survey responses (3 months post event; 30%+ response rate)
  • Examples of how behavior change outcomes can be communicated in relation to ANR condition changes

Lessons learned from data collection and analysis that can be considered for other statewide and academic programs.

Presenters: Kit Alviz, Missy Gable, Tamekia Wilkins, and Katherine Webb-Martinez

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 31, 2019
Time:
10-11am

Recording

Communicating Your Story Tip 1
Communicating Your Story: Facebook Essential PPT

"Extension Delivery"

 

webinar plus series

 

Top of Page

Communicating Your Story: Facebook Essentials

Facebook has become an important part of communicating our stories. Ever wonder if the platform is right for you? In this fast-paced webinar, we’ll cover the basics of communicating your story through Facebook, including:

  • Why you might want to use Facebook;
  • Techniques and best practices to get started…or get better;
  • Using images and video to enhance your posts;
  • Quick tips for effectively and efficiently using the site.

Participants will also be provided access to a range of resources and tools to support their Facebook efforts, including samples, tip and FAQ sheets, guidelines, and more.

Rose Hayden-Smith, CE Advisor

February 4-8, 2019
Time: 10-11am

recording
Recording

Creating a Communications Plan PPT 1
Creating a Communications Plan Template
Communicating Your Story Tip 1


"Extension Delivery"

webinar plus series

 

 

Top of Page

ANR WINTER SCHOOL
Communicating Your Story: Developing Your Communication Strategy

In this multi-day virtual course, we’ll work through the process of creating a basic communications strategy and plan to communicate your ANR story. A template will be provided, enabling participants to answer specific questions and work on their plan in small chunks. A virtual Q&A period will be provided at the end of the webinar each day, with the opportunity for “office hours” – via individual Zoom calls - with the instructor each afternoon. At the conclusion of the week, you’ll have a simple plan that will work for you.

The process we engage in will help you consider and answer the following:

  • What are your overall goals/objectives? How do they align with ANR communications goals/messages and brand messages?
  • Who is your audience?
  • What do you want your audience to know, feel, or do (behavior change)?
  • What are 1-3 key messages/ideas you’d like to communicate?
  • What social platform(s) might be the best fit for your strategy, your audience(s), your interests, and your abilities?
  • How will you measure your success (analytics)?
  • Tactics and timing: what will you do, and when will you do it?

Participants will be provided access to a range of resources and tools to support their efforts, including samples, tip and FAQ sheets, guidelines, and more. Attending each session is recommended.

Rose Hayden-Smith, CE Advisor

February 21, 2019
Time:
noon-12:30

recording
(Recording)

"Office and Team Management"

 

web n coffee

The Five Functions of a Successful Team
Learn the actionable steps that can be used to overcome common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team.

Dana Hinojosa, Ombudsperson UC Davis

 

 

 

February 27, 2019

recording
(Recording)

"Extension Delivery"

si spotlight

Top of Page

SI Spotlight: Healthy Families and Communities

Food Policy Councils in California: Who they are, what they do and how UCCE can collaborate to promote healthy food systems 

Clare Gupta, CE specialist in public policy, Dept of Human Ecology at UC Davis 

March 11, 2019

recording

webinar plus series
(Recording)

Best Practices for Outreach and Engagement to Latino Audiences Using Community-Based Programs

Liliana Vega, 4-H Advisor in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties

March 21, 2019
Time:
noon-12:30pm

(Recording)

"Extension Delivery"

 

web n coffee

Top of Page

How to Create Your Next TED Talk Worthy PowerPoint: Creating A Visual Story
Create a PPT presentation that tells a story in an engaging and effective manner.

Adam Napolitan
Director of Web Communications, UC Davis

April 18, 2019
Time:
noon-12:30pm

recording
(recording)

"Extension Delivery"
"Office and Team Management"

 

web n coffee

SiteBuilder Basics
Get familiar with SiteBuilder, UC ANR’s own website creation and maintenance tool. This session is designed to help users get started with SiteBuilder and learn the best practices for building attractive and effective websites.

 Bruce Lidl, IT Communication Specialist

April 24, 2019
Time: 11-11:30am

(Recording)


si spotlight

 



"Extension Delivery"

 

 

Top of Page

 

School Drinking Water - What we should know and do
What? What are the issues? Contaminants, effective access, environmentalism, equity

So what? You might be surprised to learn how many ways this issue matters. Health impacts of contaminants, health negatives of sugar-sweetened drinks, health pros of water

Now what? What are steps you can take to make a difference? Understand the problem accurately, provide common-sense solutions, be an informed voice when soda tax is debated, advocate for quality drinking water in schools and elsewhere; We'll zoom in on lead in drinking water, looking at national findings from a recent collaborative study with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Christina Hecht, PhD, Senior Policy Advisor, Nutrition Policy Institute

May 13, 2019
Time: Noon-12:30 pm

(Recording)

"Extension Delivery"

si spotlight

Got backyard chickens? Should you eat the eggs?

Identify toxins of concern related to backyard eggs
Provide potential mitigation methods for environmental toxins
Learn resources for getting eggs tested for environmental toxins

Maurice Pitesky, UC Cooperative Extension poultry specialist

May 16, 2019

(Recording)
Slide deck PPT

ppt

"Extension Delivery"

Office and Team Management

 

web n coffee

Top of Page

Focused Conversations
This is a group facilitation method that can be used at meetings or trainings as well as in one on one conversations.  A focused conversation is an excellent way to provide structure to conversations that might otherwise travel all over the map, saving time and energy. 

Focused conversation is a method that helps to:

-Create meaningful dialog
-Broaden a group’s perspective
-Elicit clear ideas and conclusions
-Allow the entire group to participate

Lauren Snowden, Statewide Training Coordinator, UC Master Gardeners

Extension Delivery
Adult Learning
Blogging
Communicating Science
Condition Changes: Putting them to work for me
Developing a Communication Strategy
Facebook Essentials
Instagram
LinkedIn
Measuring and Communicating Impact
Public Value Statements: Putting them to work for me
PowerPoints: TED WorthyTwitter
SI Spotlight Webinar: Applied Bed Bug Research & Extension
Video Recording: Best Practices
Webinar Planning


Building Support

Development Services, Call Us First!
Measuring and Communicating Impact
Public Value Statements: Putting them to work for me
SI Spotlight Webinar: Applied Bed Bug Research & Extension


Office & Team Management
Team Building: 5 Functions of Successful Teams