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Happiness tips weekly with

According to Sonja Lyubomirsky, professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of the How of Happiness, nearly all of us buy into what she calls “myths of happiness.” To access happiness, there are things we need to stop believing and others that we need to start believing.

That is where coach Chris Croft comes in with Happiness Tips Weekly. In weekly mini sessions, Croft provides practical actionable techniques for finding more time for the things you love and maximizing your day-today happiness.

Find out how you can remove sources of unhappiness from your life, reduce stress, change your thoughts, and be creative in new ways by viewing Happiness Tips Weekly here

Webinar: 5 healthy habits for people managers

Join our ANR exclusive webinar for ANR People Managers to explore how you can incorporate 5 healthy habits for you and your team.

The webinar will be held Thursday, Aug. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. at

UC ANR supervisors are and will continue to be instrumental in the UC ANR 2016-20 Strategic Plan People Goal 8 opportunity:  “UC ANR must support the career development of UC ANR academics and staff in order to retain an engaged workforce who can conduct relevant programming and respond to complex challenges.” is an excellent resource to help advance your employees and yourself toward Goal 8. Learn how you can:

  1. Develop your employees by finding appropriate learning content for them
  2. Create and share playlist with your employees
  3. Manager groups and users
  4. Use reporting feature to follow employee completions
  5. Develop your people management skills

Registration now open for 2017 NAEPSDP annual conference

Registration for the 2017 National Association of Extension Program and Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP) Annual Conference is now open.

This year's conference will be held at Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. The conference will be held Dec. 5-7, 2017. The tentative 2017 NAEPSDP Annual Conference Agenda is posted as a PDF online.

To register for the conference, go to the NAEPSDP website and do one of the following:

  • For current NAEPSDP members - If you are a current 2017 NAEPSDP member (dues paid in full by the time you register), log into the association website ( using your member email and password. (If your email address has changed since you created or last updated your member profile, go into your member profile before registering and update your member email address and any other information that has changed.) 

    Go to the "2017 Annual Conference Registration" link under the "Conferences" tab at the top of the homepage. Select the "2017 Annual Conference Registration Information" tab and follow the registration instructions. (You can also access the conference registration information by selecting the "For more information about conference registration, click here" link in the 2017 Annual Conference - Save the Date box located on the website homepage.) 

    Most of the information for your registration will be pre-populated with the information from your member profile. It is important that the email address that is pre-populated from your member profile is your correct current email address. 

    If you are registering for another individual who is not a current NAEPSDP member, don't log into the website using your member ID and password to register for that individual. Follow the steps outlined below for non-members.
  • For non-members of NAEPSDP - Go to the association website at Under the "Conferences" tab at the top of the homepage, click the "2017 Annual Conference Registration" link. Select the "2017 Annual Conference Registration Information" tab and follow the registration instructions. You can also access the conference registration information by selecting the "For more information about conference registration, click here" link in the 2017 Annual Conference - Save the Date box located on the website homepage.

    Please make sure that the information and email address asked for during the non-member registration process are those of the non-member. Follow the registration instructions.

    Keep in mind that you will only see the registration categories for which you are eligible. Association members will see those categories that are available for members. Non-members will see only those categories that are available to non-members. To be eligible to receive the member registration rate, NAEPSDP membership dues for the current year must be paid in full prior to your registration.


You can pay your registration fee online through the NAEPSDP PayPal Guest Checkout (using your own credit or debit card, no PayPal account needed) or pay offline with a check or money order. If you choose to pay online, you will receive a payment receipt as soon as your payment is processed. If you choose to pay offline, an invoice will be emailed to you for your use in payment.

There is an "early bird" registration period for both members and non-members. The early bird registration period ends at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 30. Registration for this conference will end on Nov. 27. There will be no onsite registration.


Information about lodging options at Green Valley Ranch Resort are at Green Valley Ranch Resort Reservations. A block of rooms has been reserved for the conference, but it is limited, so please make your reservations early.

If you have questions, contact Teresa Byington at or (702) 222-3130, or Julie Robinson at or (501) 671-2082.

Call for NAEPSDP presentation proposals

The theme for the 2017 conference is “Creating the Future: Extension as the Catalyst.”

Presentation proposals will be accepted from NAEPSDP members and non-members alike for four different tracks and four different session types. Proposals from graduate student research or projects are encouraged.

The four tracks for which proposals will be accepted are:

·         Organizational and Staff Development

·         Program Development and Delivery

·         Evaluation and Assessment

·         Technology and Communications 

The four session types are:

·         One-hour presentation

·         Forty-five-minute presentation

·         Ninety-minute workshop

·         Five-minute “ignite” presentation (five minutes with 20 slides)

To submit a proposal, click here and complete the proposal submission form. The proposal must include:

·         Lead presenter's name and contact information

·         Names, titles and affiliations of co-presenters (if any)

·         Presentation type

·         Presentation track

·         Presentation title

·         Brief description/abstract of the presentation (500-word maximum)

·         Any specific additional technology needs for presentation (projector, laptop and screen provided)

All presentation proposals must be submitted no later than Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. All presenters must register for and attend the conference. For conference registration information, go to

For more information, contact Teresa Byington at or (702) 222-3130 at Nevada Cooperative Extension Service, or Julie Robinson at or (501) 671-2082 at University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.

New ANR employee guide 

UC ANR has a new online orientation guide for new employees. It begins with a welcome video from Vice President Glenda Humiston and continues to a table of contents where new employees will find topics such as ANR Mission and Vision, ANR Core Messages, History of ANR, ANR programs and unit overview videos, as well as personal responsibility, employee resources and more.

Forward the link to your new hires and give them a running start in aligning to ANR and all the great things we do!

Onboarding new employees quiz for supervisors

Use the Onboarding New ANR Employees: Supervisor's Guide to prepare you for the quiz below. Answer them correctly and you win!

  1. Onboarding is
  1. A single event
  2. An ongoing strategy


  1. Studies have shown a correlation between no or poor onboarding and
  1. Employee engagement and retention
  2. Employee disengagement and turnover

(Answers: 1b; 2b)

Use the Guide to prepare for, welcome, and engage your new employees; bring your newly hired employees up to speed with the policies, processes, culture, expectations, and day-to-day responsibilities of your program or unit.

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 11:55 AM
  • Author: Jodi Azulai

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