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Learning & Development: Microaggressions, engaging Latinos, legacy giving, diversity awareness

ANR Learning & Development - Everyone can learn something new
Announcements 
Archived Webinar Recordings
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Microaggressions: Towards Greater Awareness and Understanding (UC Davis)
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021

1 – 4 p.m. or
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
1 – 4 p.m.
Register here. If seats are filled, select “Express Interest” and you may be added if a spot comes free.

Our socialization includes conditioning in how we understand differences and our identities and how those identities are understood and experienced at the individual and structural levels. Using the work of Derald Wing Sue, this session explores the phenomenon of microaggressions in everyday life by increasing awareness of common occurrences, understanding its impact on those who experience them, and exploring strategies on how to mitigate and respond to them.

This course is developed by the Office of Campus Community Relations (OCCR) as a part of its Diversity Education Program, and is offered in partnership with Staff Development and Professional Services (SDPS).

Innovation Skill-Building Experience (Q1, Session 1)
Jan. 19, 2021 (and Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, 2021)
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register here For eXtension members only

Do you have a project idea that needs incubation, innovation and ways to get to implementation and impact faster? Are you looking to learn about design thinking and lean experimentation combined with Cooperative Extension's best practices for solving important community issues? Are you interested in becoming an innovation facilitator/coach for future Impact Collaborative events and to support your institution's teams and teams across the nation? Are you already an innovation facilitator or a team member who would like a refresher on the innovation skill-building process? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then join us to explore the Impact Collaborative's innovation skill-building experience in a whole new way: The ISBE will meet via Zoom for four sessions covering specific ISBE building blocks to spark ideas, increase innovation, and turbocharge implementation to ultimately create local impact.

Virtual Crucial Conversations Training
March 1 to 5, 2021

10 a.m.- Noon each day
Apply online here. Applications are due Monday, January 18th.

Who should apply?
UC ANR academics, staff employees, and Cooperative Extension county-paid employees who have not taken Crucial Conversations Training in the past are welcome to apply. It is important that applicants get their supervisor approval before applying for this training. 

A limited number of seats are available for this five-day training session. Participants must be able to commit to the full 10-hour training.  

If you are selected, you will be notified by Monday, Feb. 1. Cancellations after Feb. 21 will be charged a cancellation fee of $195 to cover materials (participants toolkit/manual, "Crucial Conversations" e-book, .mp3 upload Audio Companion). If you are unable to commit to the full training, please do not apply.

Contacts for more information:
Program: Linda Marie Manton at lmmanton@ucanr.edu or at 559-871.5759

Logistics: ANR Program Support Unit, Julia Kalika (530) 750-1361

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Engaging Latinos and creating partnerships with Latino media
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021
Noon-12:30 pm

In this webinar, program educators, advisors and directors will learn best practices to reach and engage Latinos, and the importance of creating partnerships with their local media.

By the end of this webinar, you will have knowledge on 

  • Assessing your audience
  • Knowing relevant issues
  • Building relationships/understanding cultural relevance
  • Partnering with community organizations
  • Social media vs. traditional media

Please click this URL to join: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 Password: 4Learning | Or join by phone: +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Legacy giving to your programs

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Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Learn about the role planned gifts (gifts from a donor's will or estate plan) can play in your fundraising strategy. This webinar will provide a basic overview of the most popular planned giving options, discuss strategies for donor outreach, and provide you practical guidance on how to work with Development Services to secure planned gifts to your program.

  • Learn about planned gifts and why they matter
  • Explore the most popular types of planned giving vehicles
  • Understand how to message and inform your donors of planned giving opportunities

Presented by: Kelly Scott, Major Gifts Officer and MaryCiricillo, 4-H Foundation Director

Please click this URL to join.https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

NIFA AFRI Sustainable Agricultural Systems: Virtual team-building and networking event
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2020

9:30 -11:00 a.m.

The USDA NIFA AFRI Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) program solicits creative and visionary project applications that use transdisciplinary teams and integrated research, education, and extension/outreach activities to promote convergence of science and technology to solve present and future food and agricultural production system challenges. Specifically, funding support projects focused on increasing agricultural productivity; optimizing water and nitrogen use efficiency; protecting yield losses from stresses, diseases, and pests; reducing food-borne diseases; and advancing development of biobased fuels, chemicals and coproducts. 

The 90-minute webinar will focus on SAS Priority Area A9201, which is limited to Coordinated Agricultural Projects not exceeding $10 million in funding over 5-years.

The session will provide an overview of the SAS program proposal requirements as well as a review of successful awards from past funding cycles. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with one another and explore potential collaborations. At this workshop, those interested in team-building should come prepared to provide an overview of your research interest and how your work may address one of the SAS priorities as well as specific expertise or partnerships that you may bring to a collaboration.

The overall goal of the session is to provide UC ANR academics support for building collaborative and successful SAS proposal teams. The event is geared to participants that have completed a letter of intent submission directed to SAS Priority Area A9201, due by Jan. 7, 2021.

For more information about this funding opportunity, please review the RFA at https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/afri-sustainable-agricultural-systems-competitive-grants-program.

With Vanity Campbell, ANR Office of Contracts and Grants.

Please click this URL to join. https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09
Password: 4Learning |  +1 669 900 6833  | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Black History Month at UC ANR - SAVE THE DATES
Wednesdays -
Feb. 3, 2 - 3:30 p.m. - Keynote Speaker with remarks from Glenda Humiston and John Fox
Feb. 10, 2 - 3:30 p.m. - Virtual Museum Tour & Group Discussion National Museum of African American Culture and History
Feb. 17, 2 - 3 p.m. Viritual Farm and Tour, Yisrael Family Farms, Sacramento
Feb. 24, 2 - 3 p.m. Black Farmers Panel Discussion and Q&A.

Contacts for more information
Content: Esther Mosase, UCCE San Diego, Community Education Specialist
Logistics: Kellie McFarland, ANR Program Support Unit, 530-750-1361

UC ANR Mastering Communication Series Certificate: Part I (UC ANR)
Wednesdays - Jan. 27, Feb. 10, and Feb. 24, 2021

2 - 3 p.m.
Register here (Must attend each class in the series)

Be one of the first!
UC ANR Learning & Development is starting its first Certificate Cohort with a focus on communication. Join in to earn Part I of the “Mastering Communication” and “Building Success” series. Be one of the first to attend three 1-hour sessions spread over 6 weeks.

The goal of our work is to positively impact communities. Facilitating such change in part requires effective communication skills. Building such communication competency means sharpening skills in several topic areas, such as verbal and written communication, application of technology, educational programming and interpersonal skills.

What's required?

  1. Complete the online presentation and quiz for each of the three modules.
  2. Develop a brief capstone for each session and
  3. Participate in three 1-hour learning session to share capstone ideas, receive feedback on yours and provide feedback to others. Read more here.

Picture a Scientist” Film viewing and panel discussion (UC Davis)

Save the date for viewing Jan. 23-25, 2021
Roundtable Jan. 25, 4:30 p.m.

Registration information will be available soon.

Please join the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in partnership with the Women in Medicine and Health Sciences and Isabel P. Montañez and Dawn Sumner, professors in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, for an opportunity to view the 2020 Tribeca film selection “Picture a Scientist” about the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. We will publish a link to view the film online for 72 hours.

Communicating within Teams (LinkedIn Learning)

Click to access course. If you want a Linkedin Learning account request one be emailing help@ucanr.edu.

Communication is an integral part of strong teamwork. In this course, Duke University professor Daisy Lovelace walks managers through how to cultivate the communication practices of high-performing teams. She highlights the foundations of successful teams and explains how to craft a team charter to establish ground rules for how you work together as a cohesive group. She also discusses essential elements of team communication — such as creating a shared vision and holding team mates accountable — and shows how to best communicate with your team in different settings.

Diversity Awareness for New Supervisors and Leads (UC Davis)
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Register here.

Presented by Diversity & Inclusion Education and Training
Sponsored by Staff Development and Professional Services & the Office of Campus Community Relations

This course covers the skills necessary for working and leading in a multicultural community and explores ways to create a respectful and inclusive work environment. Supervisors and leads at UC Davis contribute to a campus culture that values diversity. Course discussions will focus on ways to integrate the UC Davis Principles of Community into your workplace.

Topics include:

  • Developing personal and organizational cultural competence
  • Implementing practical strategies that promote inclusion and respect

Developed by the Office of Campus Community Relations as a part of its Diversity Education Program, this course is offered in partnership with Staff Development and Professional Services. This class is a part of the Developing as a Supervisor Certificate Series. More information on the Developing as a Supervisor Certificate Series can be found here.

 

Everyone can learn something new.
ANR Learning & Development

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Office: 530.750.1239
learninganddevelopment@ucanr.edu

Jodi Azulai

Posted on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 8:44 AM

Learning & Development: Academic advancement, Crucial Conversations, Mastering Communication, Mitigate Bias


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ANR Learning & Development
Webinars/Events
Archived Webinar Recordings

Forward, Together - Fall Webinar Series (UC Davis)
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2020
Wednesday Dec. 3, 2020
Noon – 1 p.m.

These are the last two of this free webinar series and will focus on providing positive support, tools and resources as we continue moving forward, together. Attend any or all sessions in the series, presented by our subject matter experts from various departments across the organization. All 12 noon-1 p.m. Please register in advance. 

Q&A webinars for the 2021 ANR Academic Advancement Process
Friday, Dec. 4, 2020
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 8, 2020
3 p.m.-4:30 p.m

Join Associate VP Wendy Powers, Vice Provosts Mark Lagrimini and Mark Bell, Academic HR, Program Planning & Evaluation, and the Academic Assembly personnel committee to review and ask questions about the 2021 ANR academic advancement process, including: (a) assembling your program review dossier and presenting your efforts, impacts, and accomplishments; (b) steps in the process including letters of evaluation, ad hocs, and peer review committee; or (c) any other items in the 2021 Guidelines for Preparing the Thematic Program Review Dossier for UC ANR Academics  (aka “eBook”). Two opportunities are available: 

Free webinar date: Path to Peace (VitalSmarts®)
Tuesday, Dec. 8
8 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Speakers: Joseph Grenny (co-author of Crucial Conversations), Brittney Maxfield, and Justin Hale
Register Here

At the close of a challenging year and on the heels of divisive elections, civil strife, stressful work changes, pandemic-related conflict, and much more, who wouldn't love a return to civility, respect and kindness in 2021? But is it even possible? The truth is, as a society, we have lost sight of some basic tools for maintaining civility. We are all responsible for where we are, which means we can all make changes that will lead to a different 2021.

We published Crucial Conversations in 2001, nearly 20 years ago. The skills were foundational then and have only grown more relevant. We continually hear from readers and clients about their desire to see these skills permeate our culture—to be taught in schools, shared in the halls of congress, and mandatory in new employee orientations. And we stand by the premise that if people could practice these skills consistently, our social media forums, workplaces, communities, and homes would be stronger, safer, healthier and happier. Peace on earth truly starts with respectful dialogue.

Join us online where we will share six powerful crucial conversation skills that if routinely practiced, can restore civility and respect and lead to greater peace and happiness in the coming year. You'll learn:

  • How to engage respectfully online
  • How to respond to hostility and anger
  • How to find common ground with just about anyone

Measure your social media outreach 
UC ANR Communicators meet regularly to network, learn and share best practices. At the October meeting, UC Davis director of Social Media, Sallie Poggi, self-described data nerd, provided an overview of options for collecting and comparing social media metrics. She described what to measure, how to measure and how to apply it to your social media outreach to maximize your impact.

Since many people in UC ANR are regular social media users, we would like to share the recorded webinar Sallie presented. The webinar is on the UC ANR YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/t6Lgwy4X6jE Click here to download the presentation deck (pdf). For additional information, please email Jeannette Warnert at jewarnert@ucanr.edu
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Microagressions: Towards Greater Awareness and Understanding (UC Davis)
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. or
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Register here. If seats are filled, select “Express Interest” and you may be added if a spot comes free.

Our socialization includes conditioning in how we understand differences and our identities and how those identities are understood and experienced at the individual and structural levels. Using the work of Derald Wing Sue, this session explores the phenomenon of microaggressions in everyday life by increasing awareness of common occurrences; understanding its impact on those who experience them; and exploring strategies on how to mitigate and respond to them.

This course is developed by the Office of Campus Community Relations (OCCR) as a part of its Diversity Education Program, and is offered in partnership with Staff Development and Professional Services (SDPS).

UC ANR Mastering Communication Series Certificate: Part I (UC ANR)
Wednesdays - Jan. 27, Feb. 10, and Feb. 24, 2021
2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Register here (Must attend each class in the series)

Be one of the first!
UC ANR Learning & Development is starting its first Certificate Cohort with a focus on communication. Join in to earn Part I of the “Mastering Communication” and “Building Success” Series. Be one of the first to attend three 1-hour sessions spread over 6 weeks.

The goal of our work is to positively impact communities. Facilitating such change in part, requires effective communication skills. Building such communication competency means sharpening skills in several topic areas such as verbal and written communication, application of technology, educational programming, and interpersonal skills.

What's required? 1). Do the online presentation and quiz for each of the three modules. 2). Develop a brief capstone for each session and 3). participate in three 1-hour learning session to share capstone ideas, receive feedback on yours and provide feedback to others.

Audience: All those wanting to improve their educational communication skills

Part 1. Communication Planning for Success (see the other three parts – below)

Session 1: Planning Your Communication Strategy - based on Online course, handout, Quiz and a Skill Development summary. Each participant will share their communication strategy with colleagues. Cohort colleagues will provide feedback. Skill Development summary

Session 2: Adult Learning Principles - based on online courseQuizexercise sheet, video (4:39 min), Fact sheet, Creating good learning objectives, Skill Development summary. Each participant will share with colleagues their plans and the tools they will incorporate for developing an Adult Learning event. Cohort colleagues will provide feedback. Skill Development summary.

Session 3: Methods to Engage an Audience online course (UC ANR); Fact sheet (UC ANR). Each participant will share with provide a mini-presentation that demonstrates use of engagement techniques. Cohort colleagues will provide feedback. Skill Development summary.

Complete all three above sessions to receive the Part I “Communication Planning for Success” certificate. Once you complete the entire series (Parts 1-4) you will receive the “UC ANR Mastering Communication Series Certificate.” Registration for Parts 2, 3, and 4 will open in February 2021.

Series Parts (Additional future Certificate elements):
Certificate I - Communication Planning for Success:Communication Planning Strategy, Adult Learning Principles, Methods to Engage an Audience
Certificate 2 – Communication: “Looking Out, Looking In”: “Looking Out”: Presentation Skills, PowerPoint skills “Looking In”: writing better Emails
Certificate 3 – Communication: Virtual Delivery – Choose 2 electives, Bridging the Digital divide, Online courses, Podcasts, Social media, Video, Webinar
Certificate 4 – Communicating Science- Written Materials, Fact sheet, Newsletters - Working with the media

Do all four certificates and get the “UC ANR Master Communication” certificate. Comments and feedback welcome; email mozbell@ucanr.edu.

Unconscious Conscious: Understanding and mitigating bias (UC Davis)
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, 9 a.m. –12 p.m.; April 29, 2021; 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Register here. If seats are filled select “Express Interest” and you may be added if a spot comes free.

Participants will be introduced to theory and language in understanding implicit and explicit bias. Using personal reflection, experiential exercises and case studies, participants will gain greater awareness when they engage in bias and gain essential knowledge and skills (tools) in how they recognize and mitigate biases in both personal and professional domains.

2021 Impact Collaborative Events: Registration open now for eXtension members! (eXtension.org)
eXtension Foundation is pleased to announce open registration for several 2021 events in our Impact Collaborative program. This includes registrations for the Innovation Skill-Building Experience and the Impact Collaborative Innovation Facilitator Training.

These events are for everyone inside eXtension Foundation member institutions. The eXtension Foundation invites all members to participate in the Impact Collaborative program to build skills in innovation, hone project & program development, and leverage national resources that the Impact Collaborative program provides to our members.

eXtension Foundation members can click the links below to access event registration pages. Members can also find a list of events on the home page of eXtension.org, on the Learn Calendar in Connect Extension, or in the Impact Collaborative Subgroup in Connect Extension.

Innovation Skill-Building Experience (ISBE)

Impact Collaborative Innovation Facilitator Training

Impact Collaborative Summit

Additionally, eXtension Foundation members will have the opportunity to participate in 50-60 other offerings next year made available through our Impact Collaborative program. In 2020, more than 5,000 Cooperative Extension professionals leveraged eXtension's member offerings on topics that were responsive to the needs of the system including remote work, digital engagement, diversity, equity and inclusion, and more.

2021 offerings will include learnings around leadership development, technology and social media, health and other customized events created by request from anyone from our member institutions to meet the evolving needs of Cooperative Extension. For suggestions or inquiries on member offerings, please contact impact@extension.org.

2021 membership is required to participate in the Impact Collaborative program. For membership inquiries, please contact membership@extension.org. For assistance with registration, please contact impact@extension.org.

Culturally Inclusive Language (UC Davis)
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
1:00–4:30
Register here.

Instructors:
Eric Sanchez, Mikael Villalobos

This course will explore how our day-to-day communication can create a climate of equality and goodwill and can help to improve the quality of our work relationships. Language plays an important role in determining how well members of our community feel respected and included. It is important to choose what we say, whether that be verbally, nonverbally or over email, to ensure that we are communicating mutual respect and understanding for the diverse perspectives and backgrounds in our community. 

Conducting Culturally Inclusive Trainings (UC Davis)
Thursday, May 13, 2021
1 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Register here.

Instructors:
Eric Sanchez, Mikael Villalobos

Developing training programs that engage participants of varied cultural backgrounds, abilities, learning styles, reading levels, and other differences requires thoughtful attention to training design and delivery. The instructor will model culturally respectful training and provide valuable tools that novice and expert trainers alike can use.

Building Resilience (LinkedIn Learning)
Course Link (34:00)

Have trouble getting by when the going gets tough? Everyone wants to perform well when the pressure's on, but a lot of us withdraw in times of stress or adversity. If you can build your resilience, you'll have an easier time facing new challenges and earn a valuable skill to offer employers. In this course, Kelley School of Business professor and professional communications coach Tatiana Kolovou explains how to bounce back from difficult situations, by building your "resiliency threshold." Click to read more. Want a LinkedIn Learning Account? Contact help@ucanr.edu.

Working from Home: Strategies for Success (LinkedIn Learning)
Course link (42:00)

Melinda Emerson, aka the Small Biz Lady, shares practical advice for making the transition to a remote job smooth. Get tips for dynamic scheduling and collaboration, healthy ideas for staying focused, and apps and tools to maximize success. Melinda also coaches you on how to set realistic expectations and goals, so you don't get burned out or overwhelmed. Plus, learn proven strategies for working from home with kids and working from home as a manager. Click to read more.

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 5:11 PM

Learning & Development: Call for mentees, life in a pandemic, analyzing data, mitigating bias

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Upcoming webinars (what's in the pipeline?)
  Extension Delivery
  Building Support
  Office, Team, & Personal Development


Call for 2021 WebANR Presenters
Do you have a topic you would like to present or recommend for WebANR Cafe' Thursday (Third Thursdays @ Noon-12:30 pm)? Topics should cover one of these themes: Extension Delivery, Building Support, and Office & Team/Personal Management. Please fill out this survey with your proposal. We will add your recommendation to our WebANR planning process and let you know if we will proceed with it.

Call for Mentee Applicants: ANR Staff Mentorship Program (January-October 2021)
Mentee application
due Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, by 5 p.m.

ANR Learning & Development is delighted to announce a call for mentee applicants to ANR's THIRD annual staff mentorship program!

This program will pair staff mentees who seek professional development with mentors from across UC ANR. The program will provide a supportive structure in which mentees can cultivate contacts, better understand ANR, gather information, explore challenges and enhance effectiveness as they design their personal growth and career paths.

The 9-month mentorship program (January-October 2021) will consist of

  • Regular monthly meetings (conference video/calls) with your mentor,
  • CliftonGallop Strengthfinder survey for both mentors and mentees
  • Three group sessions: Mentee orientation, CliftonGallop Strengthfinder ® Workshop, Completion & Debrief

ANR Learning & Development will cover the cost for your participation. The program will be limited to 10 people. If you are interested, please fill out the survey by Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, by 5 p.m. to be considered.

In selecting mentees for the program, an ANR Staff Assembly Subcommittee will consider each applicant's survey responses, length of time with ANR, unit/location, and role. Our goal is to include a broad range of participants from across the division. For more information on mentoring relationships read more here.

Methods to Analyze Surveys: Part 1 Continuous Quantitative Data
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020
10 a.m. – Noon
Register for virtual interactive trainings

Highlighting CE examples to build program planning and evaluation capacity. This 8-part series is being offered a la carte. Select whatever interests you! Participants will gain…

  • Understanding of levels of quantitative data (e.g., nominal, ordinal, interval, ratio)
  • Understanding of the different measures of central tendency and variability
  • Hands-on experience analyzing and reporting frequency distribution in pre/post tests

Hands-on experience running a paired samples t-test in Excel, interpreting the results,
and reporting the findings (Planning and Evaluation Capacity Building)

The Benefits of Working with the California 4-H Foundation
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020
10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

An opportunity to learn more about the foundation's role and mission. Not just for 4-H advisors and staff, but also for CDs and others. With Mary Ciricillo. Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09  - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Claudia Rankine Reading and Lecture, Just Us: An American Conversation (UC Davis Campus Community Book Project)
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020
4 p.m.
Register here

The Campus Community Book Project and the Vice Chancellor's Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are proud to support “Just Us: An American Conversation,” featuring award-winning writer Claudia Rankine. In a series of revelatory, funny and ingeniously written essays that mix text and visuals, Rankine questions what it means to interrogate white privilege, liberal politics, white male aggression and much more. Coming the day after the U.S. presidential election, this virtual event, like Rankine's intimate book, promises to bring us into a necessary conversation about what we don't know. As Rankine says, “It's all right to not know; it's what you do with your not-knowing.” Register here.

Life in a Pandemic: Finding Balance Between Personal and Professional Lives
Join Extension professionals in a 4-week webinar series

Register here

Parenting in Pandemic Times
Barbara Dunn Swanson & MacKenzie Johnson, Iowa State University
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020
10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Help for the Helpers: Accepting Support and Adjusting Expectations
Lisa Washburn, University of Tennessee
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020
10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Mindfully Maintaining Your Emotional Health
Kendra Lewis, University of New Hampshire (Yes, Kendra! A former UC ANR 4-H employee!)
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020
10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Training and Development UC Davis - Fall Webinar Series: Forward, Together
Nov 5, 9, 13
Dec 2, 3  
Noon – 1 pm
Please register in advance

This free webinar series is open to all staff and will focus on providing positive support, tools and resources as we continue moving forward, together. Attend any or all sessions in the series, presented by our subject matter experts from various departments across the organization. 

How To Host Engaging Webinars (eXtension.org)
Monday, Nov. 9, 2020
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Register Here

The COVID-19 crisis means that Extension professionals are using webinars even more frequently to extend knowledge and information. Creating engaging online learning experiences for our clientele and peers is critical to our success in this new virtual environment. While this webinar will focus on using the Zoom meeting platform, most of the content is applicable to other virtual meeting tools. In this virtual event, we'll be discussing how to:

  • Plan a webinar by answering a few key questions about audience and objectives;
  • Anticipate and troubleshoot technology issues (including security);
  • Optimize video conference features to meet your learning objectives;
  • Structure a meaningful online experience that meets participants needs;
  • Use a range of tools and strategies to keep participants engaged (polls, surveys, chat, etc.);
  • Use more advanced video conferencing features (e.g., rooms, settings);
  • Use Zoom recordings on other platforms (YouTube, Facebook Live, Google Drive);
  • Archive chat to create educational content for other platforms; and
  • Refocus webinars as Learning Circles for more focused and engaged small group work.

In partnership with Delaware State University Cooperative Extension, eXtension Foundation staff will be guiding this discussion.

Food Resiliency Spotlight Series Webinar #9 Farm Labor During the Pandemic: Critical links between Essential Work, Farmworker Health and Food System Resiliency
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020
10 a.m.-11 a.m. 
Register to attend here

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the importance of society's most essential workers in maintaining food system resiliency while also exacerbating many of the pre-existing structural challenges and inequities they face. Farmworkers, in particular, have experienced unique challenges in maintaining healthy, safe and sustainable livelihoods during the pandemic given dense living and working conditions, vulnerable legal status, and lack of equal protection under labor law. In this webinar, participants will learn about key findings from the COVID-19 Farmworker Survey as well as other innovative efforts to adapt farmworker research, outreach and policy work to the COVID-19 context. Speakers include:

  • Ildi Carlisle-Cummins, executive director, California Institute for Rural Studies
  • Nayamin Martinez, executive director, Central California Environmental Justice Network
  • Susana Matias, assistant Cooperative Extension specialist, UC Berkeley
  • Erik Nicholson, founding partner, Pandion Strategy

Methods to Analyze Surveys: Part 2 Discrete Quantitative Data
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020
10 a.m. - Noon
Register for virtual interactive trainings

Highlighting CE examples to build program planning and evaluation capacity. This 8-part series is being offered a la carte. Select whatever interests you! Participants will gain…

  • Understanding of situations for using categorical data analysis
  • Understanding of the types of analyses for measuring categorical evaluation data (e.g.: Chi-square, contingency tables and logistic regression) via an Excel demonstration

Experience identifying appropriate types analyses for large and small samples; Planning and Evaluation Capacity Building

Methods to Analyze Surveys: Part 3 Qualitative Data
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020
10 a.m. - Noon
Register for virtual interactive trainings 

Highlighting CE examples to build program planning and evaluation capacity. This 8-part series is being offered a la carte. Select whatever interests you! Participants will gain…

  • Understanding of types of qualitative analysis that can be done on open-ended survey data for program evaluation

Hands-on experience of coding qualitative data and extracting themes using Excel, and reporting the findings; Planning and Evaluation Capacity Building

Food Resiliency Spotlight Series Webinar #10: Reducing Food Costs and Improving Sustainability
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020
10 a.m.-11 am.
Register to attend here.

California produces over 400 commodities. Cattle help to make these industries sustainable while keeping your food costs low. Many commodities have byproducts and waste associated with them prior to consumer point of purchase. Ruminant animals have the digestive tract to upcycle these materials to high quality, nutritious foods and fiber. Join us for a discussion on commonly fed by-products in California and understand the value of public research to improve the quality of life for Californians.

Writing Strong Impact Statements
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020
10 a.m. – Noon
Register for virtual interactive trainings

Highlighting CE examples to build program planning and evaluation capacity. This 8-part series is being offered a la carte. Select whatever interests you! Participants will gain…

  • Experience organizing your program activities into themes using condition changes
  • Experience connecting your project/program outcomes to condition changes and public values

Understanding of how to write strong impact statements; Planning and Evaluation Capacity Building

Unconscious Conscious: Understanding and Mitigating Bias (UC Davis)
Jan. 27, 2021, 9 a.m. – Noon
April 29, 2021; 1 p.m.– 4 p.m.
Register here

Participants will be introduced to theory and language in understanding implicit and explicit bias. Using personal reflection, experiential exercises and case studies, participants will gain greater awareness when they engage in bias and gain essential knowledge and skills (tools) in how they recognize and mitigate biases in both personal and professional domains.

Master Excel for Data Science Course (LinkedIn Learning)

Data strategies are universal in ANR in both research, program development, outreach and in our business units, Excel will become even more popular as a bridge tool for non-data scientists doing more work, more often, with data. This learning path is the perfect entry point to the world of data-centric projects and skills.

Do you need a LinkedIn Learning account? Contact help@ucanr.edu to request one.

Is It YOUR Story To Tell? eXtension.org blog article
By Karl Bradley

In a meeting a few years ago, we were discussing the aspects of what we did that might be interesting to the general public. Pretty quickly it was suggested that we have a "rumor mill" button on our website. A little "behind the curtain" of what was going on. While this would probably peak visitors curiosity, the message it would send about our organization could be damaging. Is it your story to tell? Gossiping is one of, if not the most destructive actions anyone can take on another person. Read Story

Accessibility Tool Recommendations eXtension Foundation
Posted by
Rose Hayden-Smith

Here are some terrific accessibility tool recommendations from @Ptreadwell:

"We've been working on accessibility for a while now and have compiled most of our resources online at: http://accessibility.cce.cornell.edu/. One source we found invaluable when getting started was the Office of Accessibility from the Minnesota IT Services site. They were generous in sharing, and allowing us to adapt, their Accessibility Quick Cards (pdf link), which we printed and distributed to our system. Recently, we've been working on re-framing the accessibility discussion, shifting to a broader effort at digital inclusion. This, of course, increases the challenge but is, I think, necessary as we move forward." (From the Digital Dialogue Series: Co-Learning to Build a Good Food System.)

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Everyone can learn something new.
ANR Learning & Development
jlazulai@ucanr.edu

Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 2:23 PM

Learning & Development: Unconscious bias, COVID-19 & farmworkers, affirmative action planning, end-of-year giving

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Call for WebANR Topics and Presenters for 2021
Do you have a topic you would like to present or recommend for WebANR Cafe' Thursday (Third Thursdays @ Noon-12:30 pm)? Topics should cover one of these themes: Extension Delivery, Building Support, and Office & Team/Personal Management. We will consider adding your recommendation to our WebANR planning process and let you know if we will proceed with it. Please fill out this survey by Oct. 14, 2020, to share your suggestion(s).

Review future and past webinar recordings here.

Supercharge Your Projects and Programs at the Impact Collaborative Summit!
Oct. 13 - 14, 2020, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. PDT
Project and Program Teams from eXtension Member institutions.

The Impact Collaborative Summit is a team event. Community partners are encouraged to participate on teams. We highly recommend sending teams that include 3-8 individuals focused on a project or program aligned with state/institutional strategic priorities and/or community issues.

In 2019, teams that incubated with eXtension's Impact Collaborative program received $700K in federal grants and an additional $50K in grants directly through the Impact Collaborative. 40 project and program teams participated in two national Summits, and 92% of participants reported that they would recommend the experience to others. So far in 2020, teams that incubated with the Impact Collaborative have received $1.3 million in grants. Learn more at extension.org/success about teams that have participated in our Impact Collaborative program.

Hispanic Heritage Month (More information) Documentaries: The Chicano Moratorium & the Zoot Suit Riots
Oct. 2, 2020; 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Register here

The Chicano Moratorium (Video)
The Chicano Moratorium" against the Vietnam War was held on Aug. 29, 1970, in East L.A. Loyola-Marymount film student Tom Myrdahl shot this documentary, capturing the events that unfolded as law enforcement and protesters clashed in and around Laguna Park. This documentary was kept hidden from public view for almost 40 years. Myrdahl offers this historical film on the web as a tribute to the brave citizens of Eastern L.A. who came together 50 years ago to voice their dissent against the Vietnam War.

Zoot Suit Riots (Video)
The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of conflicts on June 3–8, 1943, in Los Angeles, which pitted American service members stationed in Southern California against Mexican American youths who were residents of the city. The Zoot Suit Riots were related to fears and hostilities aroused by the coverage of the Sleepy Lagoon murder trial, following the killing of a young Latino man in what was then an unincorporated commercial area near Los Angeles. The riot appeared to trigger similar attacks that year against Latinos in Chicago, San Diego, Oakland, Evansville, Philadelphia, and New York City. The defiance of zoot suiters became inspirational for Chicanos during the Chicano Movement.

Covid-19 and Hispanics
Oct. 9, 2020; 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Register here

Join us and listen to two journalists from Univision and a farm worker's human rights activist. They will share their experiences with the pandemic, the impact of COVID
-19 in the Hispanic community, and why they think Latinos have been the ethnic groups hit hard in the southern United States.

The COVID-19 Farmworker Study – Findings from California
Monday, Oct. 5, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Registration is required in order to join.
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Please join us for our upcoming seminar with special guests, The COVID-19 Farmworker Study (COFS) team, and their presentation sponsored by the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS)

The COVID-19 Farmworker Study (COFS) brings together a collective of community-based organizations, researchers, and advocates to conduct surveys of farmworkers in California, Oregon, and Washington in an effort to learn more about farmworkers' abilities to protect themselves and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COFS team will discuss preliminary data gathered from this study and provide unique insights into the experience of these essential workers.  We look forward to seeing you there! Please feel free to share with interested parties! Contact Kara Schilli for more information @ kmschilli@ucdavis.edu

Unconscious Conscious: Understanding and Mitigating Bias (UC Davis)
Oct. 6, 2020; 1 p.m.–4 p.m.; Jan. 27, 2021, 9 a.m. –12 p.m.; April 29, 2021; 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Register here

Participants will be introduced to theory and language in understanding implicit and explicit bias. Using personal reflection, experiential exercises and case studies, participants will gain greater awareness when they engage in bias and gain essential knowledge and skills (tools) in how they recognize and mitigate biases in both personal and professional domains.

Conducting a Needs Assessment
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020; 10 a.m. - Noon

Register for virtual interactive trainings highlighting CE examples to build program planning and evaluation capacity. This 8-part series is being offered a la carte. Select whatever interests you! Participants will gain…

  • Understanding of needs assessments basics (why, what, how, when)
  • Understanding of how to write good needs assessment questions
  • Understanding of how to use the findings to inform how you focus and develop your program
  • A draft approach for needs assessment

Food Resiliency Spotlight Series Webinar #7:Increasing Resiliency of Farmers' Market & Equitable Access to Fresh, Local Produce
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020; 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
           Register to attend here

This webinar will explore how local partnerships can increase the resiliency of farmers' markets while improving access to local, fresh produce for low-income patrons. These multidisciplinary efforts support: 1) increasing access to healthy food choices; 2) job creation and local economic development, and 3) Increasing sustainability of farmers' markets through increasing income for small farmers selling at farmers markets. Participants will learn about practices and strategies that have led to successful practices in local and statewide efforts. Join Katherine Soule as she moderates a panel with:

  • Miguel Diaz, Community Education Specialist 2, Lead Educator for Adult and Parent Education with CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. Lead focus groups with Spanish speakers in SLO County
  • Emily Dimond, Community Education Specialist 2, Lead Educator for Outreach and Access to Farmers Markets with Low-Income Communities
  • Shelby Wild, Director of Route 1 Farmers Market
  • Shannon Klisch, CalFresh Nutrition Program Supervisor, CalFresh Healthy Living, UC, UCCE San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara counties

Defining Clientele & Affirmative Action Planning
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020; 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Register for virtual interactive trainings highlighting CE examples to build program planning and evaluation capacity. This eiight-part series is being offered a la carte. Select whatever interests you! Participants will gain…

  • Understanding of how to define clientele groups (e.g., see PVA/PD, needs assessment) and strategies for collecting baseline data (e.g., observation, building relationships, Ag Census website, statewide program use of Census data)
  • Understanding of affirmative action goal examples
  • Hands-on experience adding or editing existing clientele group baselines in Project Board and using descriptive stats to track annual progress

Building Program Resources Despite Social Distancing (WebANR)
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020; Noon-12:30 p.m.

Please join Wendy Powers and Mark Bell for this webinar.

Objective: While Covid 19 has changed the way we work, it has not reduced needs. Needs for what and by whom? Increased need for resources by ANR personnel, increased need for our programs by Californians, or both? If anything, needs have increased. At the same time our traditional funding sources are more stretched than ever before. Join us as we explore some of the emerging opportunities and highlight the efforts of colleagues. Come with your questions and suggestions as together we seek to raise the support needed to help the people of California. This last clause suggests it is the first ‘need'. Zoom access:https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09  - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Practical Methods to Measuring Outcomes
Tuesday, October 20, 2020; 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Register for virtual interactive trainings highlighting CE examples to build program planning and evaluation capacity. This 8-part series is being offered a la carte. Select whatever interests you! Participants will gain…

  • Understanding of how to define program theory and incorporate ANR's condition changes and public values
  • Experience defining outcomes and measurable indicators
  • Understanding of options for evaluation data collection methods to measure program participant outcomes
  • A draft evaluation plan

Giving Tuesday and End-of-Year Giving
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020
10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Did you know 30% of all charitable giving happens in the last month of the year…10% in the last 3 days! Join Emily Delk, Mary Ciricillo and Tina Wikner to explore ways to maximize end-of-year giving using online tools as well as direct mail appeals and introduction of 2020 Giving Tuesday online giving campaign.

Zoom access:https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Food Resiliency Spotlight Series Webinar #8: Re-imagining food systems: emerging strategies for regional food systems resulting from COVID-19
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020; 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Register to attend here

UC SAREP is leading this webinar that will highlight strategic pivots made in our food system and supply chain in 2020.

Best Practices for Developing Surveys & Basics of Sampling Methods
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020; 10 a.m. - Noon

Register for virtual interactive trainings highlighting CE examples to build program planning and evaluation capacity. This 8-part series is being offered a la carte. Select whatever interests you! Participants will gain…

  • Understanding of the best practices for designing paper and online surveys
  • Hands-on experience developing good survey questions
  • Understanding of different survey sampling methods and when to use them

Part 2: From Land-grab to Land Acknowledgment and Beyond (UC Berkeley)
Friday, Oct. 23, 2020; 9 a.m. - 12:30 pm

Due to high registration this event will be simultaneously live streamed. There is a 300 participant maximum, if you are unable to get into the event via the Zoom link, you may watch the live stream here (link is external).

  • Current initiatives between UC system and California Indigenous communities
  • Inspirations for accountability from land-grant university sibling
  • Breakout sessions: Calls to action
  • Synthesis and looking forward

For more information contact Rosalie Z. Fanshel at rzfanshel@berkeley.edu (link sends e-mail)

Becoming Arizona (Click here for podcast)
The Earth's climate is changing. Temperatures around the world are rising. Traditional weather patterns are shifting, and extreme weather events are happening more often. In Season 2 of Unfold, hosts Amy Quinton and Kat Kerlin will talk to researchers who believe this unprecedented crisis calls for unprecedented solutions, including projects that pull CO2 out of the air. From carbon farming to electric cars, we'll examine the best ways to transition to a low-carbon future. We'll travel from California to Kenya to examine how climate change is punishing the world's poor and how insurance might protect them when drought hits. We'll also examine what the coronavirus crisis is teaching us about the climate crisis.

Methods to Analyze Surveys: Part 1 Continuous Quantitative Data
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020; 10 a.m. - Noon

Register for virtual interactive trainings highlighting CE examples to build program planning and evaluation capacity. This 8-part series is being offered a la carte. Select whatever interests you! Participants will gain…

  • Understanding of levels of quantitative data (e.g., nominal, ordinal, interval, ratio)
  • Understanding of the different measures of central tendency and variability
  • Hands-on experience analyzing and reporting frequency distribution in pre/post tests
  • Hands-on experience running a paired samples t-test in Excel, interpreting the results,
    and reporting the findings

Your Library Resource Needs - Shields Library (UC Davis)
Need books, ebooks, journals, movies, music, government docs, or other media resources/literature for your research? Check out these resources at Shields Library:

  • UC Davis Shields Library Drop-in Classes, Workshops, and Tours
  • Search the HathiTrust Digital Library - HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. The HathiTrust Digital Library is responding to the current emergency by providing members of our campus community with temporary access to books in their digital library that are also in the UC Libraries' physical collections, including those still under copyright. This online access includes nearly half the books in our collections, plus many books held at other UC campus libraries. For access, click LOG IN on the HathiTrust website and select “University of California, Davis.” Need help getting started? Watch this 4-minute how-to video.
  • Search this list of free expanded access publishers are providing during the pandemic.

How to Talk to My Struggling Teen (Q&A Crucial Conversations - VitalSmarts)

I have an 11-year-old son who is struggling and I don't know what to do. We recently relocated overseas, far from home and family and friends. Then the COVID-19 restrictions hit. My boy's behavior changed significantly. He is always angry and frustrated. I've tried to keep him busy in sports and music, but he loses motivation. He used to be a good guitar player, now he rarely plays. When I take him to walk the dog, within a couple of minutes he heads back home on his own. And he doesn't want to talk. Click here to read more

Excel 2016 Essential Training (LinkedIn Learning)
Start mastering Excel, the world's most popular and powerful spreadsheet program, with Excel expert Dennis Taylor. Learn how to best enter and organize data, perform calculations with simple functions, work with multiple worksheets, format the appearance of your data and cells, and build charts and PivotTables. Other lessons cover the powerful IF, VLOOKUP, and COUNTIF family of functions; the Goal Seek, Solver, and other data analysis tools; and automating tasks with macros.

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Everyone can learn something new.  

ANR Learning & Development
Find webinar announcements and recordings here
learninganddevelopment@ucanr.edu

Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 4:25 PM

Learning & Development: Food resiliency, fund my program, navigating conflict, volunteer development


Upcoming webinars
Past Webinar Recordings
Offering a webinar?

Food Resiliency Spotlight Series Webinar #5 - Farm boxes and food hubs: Building local food system resilience during COVID-19
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Register to attend here.
This webinar will address both small farm support/viability and meeting the needs of food insecure populations.

Please fund my program! Developing your case for support for donors
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020
10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Whether you are seeking gift or grant funding, connecting your work with a donor's own goals, values and interests is essential to ensure a successful outcome. Join Development Services team members Kelly Scott and Andrea Ambrose for a practical and straightforward approach to developing your case statement. This session will walk you through the process and will provide resources to help you to tell the story of your impact and define what needs your work will address – especially valuable during challenging times. Participants will:

  • learn how a clearly defined case for support can enhance their fundraising efforts and increase their chance for success.
  • be introduced to a simple process for identifying the key impacts of their work including the needs/problems it addresses/solves.
  • have easy to use templates to assist in articulating their unique case statement
  • better understand how Development Services can provide practical resources and training opportunities

Zoom: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Black Farming: Beyond "40 Acres and a Mule."
Sept. 11-12, 2020
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Register here.

This conference will be discussing the influential history of black farmers in Ohio with an emphasis on the strength of community, preparing the next generation of underrepresented farmers for the future, and cultivating the cooperative business model to promote healthy farming and sustainable businesses. There will be keynote addresses, breakout sessions, networking, a resource fair and more! Click to read more.

Navigating conflict & tough conversations in agriculture
Sept. 14, 2020; 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
Register here.

In this series of five engaging 30-minute sessions, you'll learn tips and strategies for having constructive interactions that can lead to better outcomes for everyone involved. You will also learn precautions to keep yourself safe in highly charged situations. These online sessions are an adaptation of a three-hour workshop we offered in 2019. Whether the content is new to you or you simply want a refresher, we hope you'll participate and share the opportunity with colleagues. Read more here.

Volunteer professional development and skills: What do CA 4-H volunteers want?
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020
11 a.m. – Noon

Join presenters Dorina Espinoza, Car Mun Kok, Liliana Vega and Steven Worker, who will share research findings on the skill areas and competencies that are important to 4-H volunteers and the professional development opportunities through which they want to build those skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in discussions on how they would apply this information to inform volunteer professional development in order to meet their needs and develop their capacity to be effective volunteers.

We anticipate that participants in our session would gain understanding in the skill areas that 4-H volunteers view as important and the professional development opportunities that volunteers want and need. Our session will inform participants on the topic areas that volunteers felt are important for them to develop in order to become more competent 4-H volunteers. We will also inform participants on the process or delivery modes for skill learning and professional development, as reported by volunteers. We anticipate that participants would be able to use the information in their 4-H volunteer development efforts. Zoom: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Digital Technology eFieldbook Webinar
Sept. 16, 2020 11 a.m.- Noon
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Learn key takeaways and findings of the project Using Digital Technology eFieldbook. The eFieldbook was created by the eXtension Foundation as part of a 1-year agreement between the USDA-NIFA and eXtension's New Technologies for Agricultural Extension (NTAE). Many Cooperative Extension professionals from around the country contributed to this eFieldbook which contains:

  • Perspective pieces with a future focus
  • Discussion about Connect Extension and Instagram
  • Curated resources in areas including:
      -Science communications
      -Web accessibility
      -Leveraging content

Content for the eFieldbook was informed in part by a survey with more than 300 respondents, and the COVID-19 crisis, which increased demand for social media content and training relating to our work in Cooperative Extension.

Inclusive content: Best practices for creating engaging online content & improving accessibility for individuals with disabilities (eXtension)

Sept. 17, 2020 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Click here to register

Cooperative Extension professionals are increasingly using social media to reach audiences we serve, including those with disabilities. Content that is accessible and inclusive benefits everyone. While no social media platform is 100% accessible, there are many things that we can do to improve accessibility for individuals with disabilities. In this webinar hosted by eXtension Foundation, you'll learn about:

  • The components of social media accessibility;
  • How to include image descriptions in your posts;
  • The importance of using contrast in color choices;
  • Using descriptive links;
  • Video captioning; 
  • Best practices for using hashtags and emojis;
  • Tips for using the accessibility features on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube;
  • How YouTube can be used as a tool to generate .srt files to use in videos for other platforms like Twitter and Instagram;
  • What to avoid; and
  • Where to go for additional information.

The webinar will include an interactive portion, enabling participants to see best practices in action. You'll come away with tips, techniques, resources and a wealth of practical knowledge.

Leading in time of crisis and beyond – Relational Connection WebANR
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Noon-12:30 p.m.

Join Frank McPherson, Director SF Bay Area Cooperative Extension to learn how to build a relational connection to your teams times of crisis and remote work using tools of listening, empathy, resilience, and agility.
Zoom: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Utah's rural online initiative: connecting rural communities with remote work

Wednesday September 23, 2020
Noon – 1 p.m.
Register here

Join Paul Hill, Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development, Utah State University. He will present USU's new program to help people in rural communities prepare for the future. This program assists people in developing skills needed for remote work. The purpose of the Rural Online Initiative program is to provide Utah's rural workforce with education, training, and services for online opportunities in remote employment, freelance work and e-commerce.

The University of California Land Grab: A Legacy of Profit from Indigenous Land

Widescale U.S. higher education began in 1862 when the Morrill Act provided each state with “public” lands to sell for the establishment of university endowments. The public land-grant university movement is lauded as the first major federal funding for higher education and for making liberal and practical education accessible to Americans of average means. However hidden beneath the oft-told land-grant narrative is the land itself: the nearly 11 million acres of land sold through the Morrill Act was expropriated from tribal nations. This two-part forum examines the 150,000 acres of Indigenous land that funded the University of California, how this expropriation is intricately tied to California's unique history of Native dispossession and genocide, and how UC continues to benefit from this wealth accumulation today. We will then explore current university initiatives with tribes and engage in a community dialogue on actions the University of California can take to address their responsibility to California Indigenous communities.

Part 1: Unearthing indigenous land dispossession in the founding of the University of California
Friday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m. – Noon
Register here.

Preliminary schedule
Moderator: Phenocia Bauerle (Apsaálooke) Director, Native American Student Development, UC Berkeley

Land-Grab Universities and the Morrill Act

  • Robert Lee, University Lecturer in American History, University of Cambridge
    Tristan Ahtone (Kiowa), Editor-in-Chief, Texas Observer

The University of California as a Land-Grab Institution

Part 2: From Land-grab to land acknowledgment and beyond
Friday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m.– Noon
Register here.
Preliminary schedule

Moderator: Rosalie Z. Fanshel, Ph.D. student, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, and program manager, Berkeley Food Institute, UC Berkeley  

  • Current initiatives between UC system and California Indigenous communities 
    • Moderator: Clifford Trafzer (Wyandot), Distinguished Professor of History and Rupert Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs, UC Riverside
    • Valentin Lopez (Amah Mutsun), Chairman, Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
    • Jennifer Sowerwine, Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley
    • Beth Rose Middleton, Professor and Chair of Native American Studies, UC Davis
  • Inspirations for accountability from land-grant university siblings
    • Moderator: Christina Snider, Tribal Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom and Executive Secretary of the Native American Heritage Commission
    • Christie M. Poitra, Interim Director, Native American Institute, Michigan State University
  • Breakout sessions: Call to action (moderated by 6 Native American graduate students and staff at UC Berkeley)
    • Teaching/pedagogy
    • Student experience/development
    • Research
    • Land acknowledgments
    • Field stations/UC land
    • Cooperative Extension 
  • Closing remarks: Margaret Nash, Professor Emerita of Education, UC Riverside

For more information about the forum contact Rosalie Z. Fanshel at rzfanshel@berkeley.edu

Field trials, material transfer agreements, and non-disclosure agreements
Wednesday, Sept. 30
9:30 a.m.-10:30 am

Receiving or sending data, tangible items, or confidential information from another entity? Conducting a field trial paid for by a sponsor? Tune in to learn more about field trial, material transfer and non-disclosure contracts. With Kathy Nolan and Kimberly Lamar. Zoom: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Contributions and consequences of volunteering in the 4-H Youth Development Program
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, 11 a.m. - Noon

Join presenters Dorina Espinoza, Car Mun Kok, Liliana Vega, and Steven Worker to learn about their research on 4-H volunteers.

Volunteers are essential for the delivery of the California 4-H Youth Development program. In order to better understand volunteer needs, our research explored the skill areas that volunteers felt are important for their role and the professional development opportunities that they want. In this session, we will share our findings on the skill areas and competencies that are important to 4-H volunteers and the professional development opportunities through which they want to build those skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in discussions on how they would apply this information to inform volunteer professional development in order to meet their needs and develop their capacity to be effective volunteers.

Volunteers are integral to the delivery of 4-H programs. Our study explored consequences of volunteering on the 4-H program and on the volunteers themselves. We collected 1,245 responses from California 4-H volunteers and analyzed using inductive thematic analysis.

We anticipate that workshop participants will improve their awareness and understanding of the consequences of volunteering in 4-H on the organization and on the volunteers themselves. Two primary knowledge outcomes will be that participants are able to communicate: (a) the value of 4-H volunteers beyond economic worth, and instead, discuss volunteer's contributions to make a significant, innovative, or lasting impact on the organization; (b) the benefits to volunteer's own personal development, including developing skills, improving well-being and social development. Ultimately, we expect participants to be able to use this information to improve their 4-H volunteer recruitment efforts, training and retention. Zoom: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

We actively avoid information that can help us (Harvard Business Review)

Emily Ho of Northwestern University and two co-researchers asked more than 2,300 survey participants whether they would like to get various kinds of information that could be useful to them, including how their retirement accounts stacked up against their peers', what listeners thought of a speech they'd recently given, and how coworkers rated their strengths and weaknesses. The team found that the respondents opted out 32% of the time, on average. The conclusion: We actively avoid information that can help us. Click to read more.

Overwhelmed (eXtension)

When things get tight it seems we always are expected to do more with less...not less with less. This can lead to that uncomfortable feeling of being overwhelmed. While this one post won't be able to address the cause, here are a couple things to help. Click to read more.

2020 ESP National Conference (Extension Professional's Organization Epsilon Sigma Phi ESP)
Oct. 6-8, 2020; Starting time each day at 8:30 a.m. 
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Sign up online. Regular registration pricing ends on Sept. 7. Payment can be made online or mailed with invoice.

The 2020 ESP National Conference hosted by the New York Lambda Chapter is all about professional development for all Extension professionals. In addition to seminar, ignite and poster presentations, this virtual conference will headline with an outstanding speaker each of the three days. Learn more about all three of these individuals at ESP Conference Speakers.

Planning and Evaluation capacity building trainings
October & November | Every Tuesday 10 a.m.- Noon
Click to register

Hosted by UC ANR Program Planning and Evaluation, the CE Evaluation Specialist, and the 4-H Evaluation Coordinator. Online interactive trainings highlighting UCCE examples to build program planning and evaluation capacity. This 8-part series is being offered a la carte, select whichever interests you! Who should attend? CE academics, community educator specialists and other program staff. New employees are highly encouraged.

Embracing Allyship Leadercamp (Skillsoft)
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If you missed this interactive and thought-provoking hour, "Embracing Allyship" you can still find it in the recording. It provides expert guidance to help you take the next step. You'll have the information and insight you need to become a thoughtful and productive ally for underrepresented groups in your workplace and community.

UC ANR 21-day Racial Equity Challenge

Welcome to ANR's 21-Day Anti-Racism Challenge! ucanr.edu/21days

ANR employees, along with other UC locations and thousands of other people across the U.S. and beyond, are committing to deepening understanding of, and willingness to confront, racism for twenty-one consecutive days.

Diversity scholar Eddie Moore, Jr. created the 21-Day Challenge to encourage a deeper understanding of race, privilege, supremacy, power, and oppression. Why 21 days? Some say it takes 21 days to create a habit. The intention of this initiative is to support ANR employees in developing “effective social justice habits” to effect meaningful change.

People at Food Solutions New England Sustainability Institute FSNE were inspired by his work and the work of Debby Irving and Marguerite Pennick-Parks to adapt the 21-Day Habit-Building Challenge to their food system network. FSNE has been organizing and hosting the Challenge every year since 2015.

ANR has adapted FSNE's February 2020 21-Day Equity Challenge titled “Beyond Words: to Action and Resiliency” to make it easy for employees to independently dive into their own examination of the program or to create a cohort of ANR employees with whom to share the experience. More information at ucanr.edu/21days

 

Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 5:48 PM
 
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