ANR Employees
University of California
ANR Employees

Learn how to conduct a needs assessment to shape research and outreach

UCCE advisors, UCCE specialists and academic coordinators are invited to attend a training workshop on conducting a needs assessment.

Vikram Koundinya, UCCE evaluation specialist in the Department of Human Ecology (Community and Regional Development) at UC Davis; Chris Greer, IPM area advisor in UCCE San Luis Obispo County; and Katherine Webb-Martinez, associate director of UC ANR Program Planning and Evaluation are hosting training workshops in two locations – Davis and Parlier.

Friday, September 7, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the UC ANR Building, 2801 Second Street, Davis

Featuring roundtable discussion sharing UCCE examples with:

  • Betsy Karle, area dairy advisor & county director, Glenn County
  • Susie Kocher, forestry/natural resources advisor, Central Sierra and El Dorado counties
  • Steven Worker, 4-H youth development advisor, Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties

Friday, September 14, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 9240 South Riverbend Ave., Parlier

Featuring roundtable discussion sharing UCCE examples with:

  • Ramiro Lobo, small farms and agricultural economics advisor, San Diego County
  • Fadzayi Mashiri, livestock and natural resources advisor, Mariposa and Merced counties
  • Deepa Srivastava, nutrition, family and consumer sciences advisor, Tulare and Kings counties

Training Overview

  • Will help answer questions such as: What exactly is expected for a needs assessment? What is the benefit? When should I do this? How often should I do this? How do I use the information to design my program?
  • Covers basic, practical how-to steps, approaches, methods, and how to write good questions
  • Designed to be interactive and includes hands-on activities
  • Includes a roundtable discussion with UCCE advisors sharing their needs assessment experiences and lessons learned

Participants will gain...

  • understanding of position description needs assessment expectation
  • understanding of needs assessments basics (what, how, when)
  • understanding of and practice writing good questions
  • awareness of UC ANR needs assessment examples and resources
  • a draft needs assessment plan

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For more information, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez,, (510) 987-0029.


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