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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).

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

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


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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

Learning & Development - Evaluation Design, Science of Communication, Antiracism resources


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Innovation Skill-Building Experience (ISBE)
Aug. 4, 6, 11, and 13
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDT
Register here.
More information

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.

Request for Proposals - National Association of Extension Programs & Staff Development Professionals NAEPSDP  Due date - Aug. 11, 2020 by 8:59 p.m. PDT

The 2020 Conference Planning Committee is requesting presentation proposals (Click for more information) for the VIRTUAL 2020 NAEPSDP Conference. The purpose of the presentations is to share research, application, theory/philosophy or innovative educational models related to, but not limited to: evaluation and assessment; staff development; organizational development; program development and delivery; technology; and communications. In the scenario that the 2020 NAEPSDP Conference is moved to an online format due to COVID-19 and university travel restrictions, you will be asked to deliver your presentation virtually.

Evaluation Designs & Reporting - Part 1 of 2-Part Series
Wednesday, Aug. 12 (& 26), 2020
11 a.m.-Noon

Participants in these webinars will learn basic program evaluation designs and data collection methodologies. The webinars will cover steps to design and incorporate evaluation into a new or an existing program. The webinars will also focus on California statewide 4-H program evaluation efforts and the procedures to access country-specific evaluation results. With Roshan Kumar Nayak. Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Investing in Community Resilience Series - Trauma-informed Practice: Moving from Knowledge to Action - Learning Circle (eXtension)
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020
Noon – 1 p.m.
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We believe it is critical to acknowledge what is happening to our communities. From the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic that has taken many lives, to the systemic racism and inequalities that continue to deeply affect communities of color, we are seeing trauma in a multitude of ways.

Please join us on Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 3-4pm ET for the first Learning Circle of the Investing in Community Resilience web series. Connect with others from around the country who are integrating ACEs and trauma science into their work in order to bring about stronger, healthier communities.

Communicating Science Using the Science of Communication (eXtension.org)
Friday, Aug. 14, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. PDT
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In the digital world in which we live today, the public is presented with an overwhelming quantity of information, much of which is unscientific. STEM professionals seeking to navigate this information space need new strategies for breaking out from the pack and targeting new audiences. This webinar is brought to you by the iAMResponsible project, a nationwide team of researchers and extension experts working to develop and deliver effective outreach on antimicrobial resistance for diverse audiences, from the farm and pharma to family. In this webinar, we will apply the lessons learned from antimicrobial resistance and health communications to more science communication challenges. We'll be joined by a panel of communication experts discussing how the public forms their perceptions of science and health information, the kind of information sources they trust and seek out, and how socioeconomic and cultural differences impact audience engagement with scientific information.

Webinar for Educators: Exploring Climate Migration in the Classroom (eXtension.org)
Aug. 19, 2020
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PDT
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Educators are invited to join Pulitzer Center education staff and journalist-grantees for a professional development webinar on migration and its relationship to climate change. By engaging with a path-breaking new reporting project in The New York Times Magazine and ProPublica, participants will be able to...

• explore new models for understanding how migration will change as the world warms,
• hear the stories of today's climate refugees from Central America,
• evaluate action steps to keep the planet habitable for human life,
• and identify interactive methods for sharing under-reported stories on migration with students.

Webinar attendees will receive a 1-hour certificate of attendance upon completion of a short survey.

ANR has a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Alliance?
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Noon - 12:30 p.m.

The ANR DEI Alliance is an affinity group of ANR employees who want to make a difference at ANR to create an inclusive and equitable organization. Join us to learn about goals, structure, and how you can join the Alliance. Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Post Award Process
Wednesday, August 26
9:30-10:30 am
Fiscal management of grants, contracts and other funding agreements is the responsibility of the principal investigator and the administering unit. Learn more about how to successfully manage your project finances, adhere to University policies, adhere to the sponsor's terms and conditions, and how to monitor your subawardees. Zoom access:  Zoom access:  https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Evaluation Designs & Reporting - Part 2 of 2-Part Series
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020
11 a.m. – Noon

Participants in these webinars will learn basic program-evaluation designs and data collection methodologies. The webinars will cover steps to design and incorporate evaluation into a new or an existing program. The webinars will also focus on California statewide 4-H program evaluation efforts and the procedures to access country-specific evaluation results. With Roshan Kumar Nayak.

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

Antiracism resources

Are you concerned about racism? Do you want to learn more about it and how to dismantle it? UC ANR has an Antiracism resources webpage. The list is meant to serve as an initial resources to guide you into understanding and dismantling internalized and institutional racism. Antiracism is not something that can be checked off a list; nor cured within an individual or an institution through occasional learning. Dismantling racism must be a regular and intentional process that is done throughout the course of our lives. Unlearning racism and becoming antiracist is a lifelong, ongoing process. We encourage you to continue unlearning racism after using these resources. Over time, we will add to the list to address different intersections of racial oppression.

Everyone can learn something new. 

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Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10:49 AM

Learning & Development: Identify major donors; fire education; science for skeptics; unwritten rules for Black youth

 

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Teamwork – An inspirational Video (2:24) 

Individual commitment to a group effort or goal, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi (former head coach and general manager of the Green Bay Packers)

Call for proposals: National Association of Extension Programs & Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP) Conference Dec. 1-3, 2020

The 2020 Conference Planning Committee is requesting presentation proposals for the 2020 NAEPSDP Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The purpose of the presentations is to share research, application, theory/philosophy, or innovative educational models related to, but not limited to: evaluation and assessment; staff development; organizational development; program development and delivery; technology; and communications. In the scenario that the 2020 NAEPSDP Conference is moved to an online format due to COVID-19 and university travel restrictions, you will be asked to deliver your presentation virtually. More information here.

Identifying major gift donors
- Part 1 of 4 Part Series (Development Services)
Wednesday, July 8 (Parts 2-4 - 9/9, 10/7, 11/4)
10:00 a.m. -10:45 a.m.

Join Greg Gibbs and Kelly Scott to learn the pivotal role major gifts play in the success of fundraising campaigns. We will walk through the process of identifying major gift prospects (gifts >$25K), discuss strategies for donor engagement, and learn about various ways donors can give.

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

Program Outcomes Through Common Measures - Part 1 of two-part series
Wednesday July 8, 2020 (Part 2 – 7/22)
11:00 a.m.- noon

In this webinar, Roshan Kumar Nayak will cover steps to design and incorporate evaluation into a new or an existing program. The webinars will also focus on California statewide 4-H program evaluation efforts and the procedures to access country-specific evaluation results.

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

Business writing that builds relationships – Online Workshop UC Davis (Register here)

Thursday, July 9, 2020

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

We'll discuss and write emails and letters, applying relationship-building communication principles to routine situations and those that require special care and sensitivity.
You will learn:

  • Ways to add “heart” to your writing to build and maintain relationships
  • Risky email behaviors that lead to trouble
  • Strategies for writing powerful thank-yous that build relationships
  • How and why to write sincere, productive apologies
  • The importance of communicating bad news, rather than concealing it
  • The value of saying “no” clearly, and the necessary parts of the “no message”
  • How to use MS Word tools to ensure readability

Fire education to prepare residents for wildfire in California oak woodlands

Students from the Say Yuba Environmental Science (YES) Charter Academy modeled wildfire in oak woodlands at a workshop held before the coronavirus pandemic.

July 14, 2020
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Register here

Join Hannah Bird who will discuss lessons focused on the positive! She and her team don't spend time on things that cannot be changed. Rather they teach crucial concepts of fire science and build on them to make schools, families and communities more fire prepared.

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

Communicating science to skeptics and the uninformed – Third Thursday WebANR Series
July 16, 2020
Noon - 12:30 p.m.

Join Peggy Lemaux for some simple suggestions -

  • Know your audience
  • Listen to their concerns and stay calm
  • Make it relevant
  • Keep it simple; use analogies and avoid jargon
  • Encourage questions; answer factually

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

Program outcomes through common measures - Part 2 of 2 - Part Series
Wednesday July 22, 2020
11:00 a.m.-Noon

Join Roshan Kumar Nayak to learn about the 4-H National Common Measures instruments used for measuring 4-H program impacts. Participants will learn about available tools and their use. The webinars will focus on how 4-H staff can access and use these Common Measures tools to evaluate their programs. Participants will also learn the use of Common Measures reporting template. Zoom access:  https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Academic cost recovery/salary savings
Wednesday July 29
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Kathy Nolan will provide information on why you should include full cost recovery on a proposal budget and set up a salary savings account.  Salary savings can be used as a PI's discretionary account to cover expenses on other programmatic activities beyond the funded project. Zoom access:  https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 - 1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656  - Webinar ID: 751 701 428

‘Let's Just Make It Home.' The unwritten rules Blacks learn to navigate racism in America (Time.com)

Speak in short sentences. Be clear. Direct but not rude. Stay calm, even if you're shaking inside. Never put your hands in your pockets. Make sure people can always see your hands. Try not to hunch your shoulders. Listen to their directions. Darnell Hill, a pastor and a mental health caseworker, offers Black teenagers these emotional and physical coping strategies every time a Black person is fatally shot by a police officer. That's when parents' worries about their sons and daughters intensify. “They're hurting,” Hill says. “They're looking for answers.” (Read more here)

Confronting Bias: Thriving across our differences LinkedIn Learning modules

Verna Myers and Ariana Huffington

We're living at a time when diversity and inclusion at work and in the rest of our lives are finally beginning to be taken seriously. Not only because they make our workplaces more just, but because performance improves when we're surrounded by people who look and think differently from us. Yet for all the progress we've made we have a long to go toward creating workplaces that truly work for everyone.

For example, far too many workplaces are fueled by a culture of machismo. It's so often driven by a growth above our mindset and the glorification of burnout. We talk a lot about gender parity and how there should be more women at the top of every profession, but we're never going to get there if we don't change the day-to-day experience of women at every level. For decades Verna Myers has been helping organizations eradicate barriers based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and other differences in order to build a new stronger, more productive status quo. Read more.

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Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 1:16 PM

L&D: People management, research compliance, citizen science, Qualtrics, Google Earth


ANR Learning & Development
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UC People Management Training for all ANR Employees
You don't need to be a people manager to complete the UC People Management Certificate Series. In fact, it's for anyone who aspires to lead and manage people – or for anyone who wants to enhance their people and collaboration skills.

Topics include: Performance Management, Administration & Operations, Change Management Communications, Managing Implicit Bias

This training is for you if you seek a greater appreciation for any of the following:

Caring about people and helping them develop
Setting & communicating clear expectations
Being respectful and considerate of everyone
Team building
Employee engagement
Time and priority management

By deepening these skills, you can become a better team member, and you can prepare yourself for leadership opportunities. Find all the courses here. Once you complete the series, contact jlazulai@ucanr.edu to receive your certificate of completion!

Video Ventures - Let's Talk Lighting - Indoors and Outside (eXtension)
Wednesday June 3, 2020
8 a.m.-9 a.m.

Let's talk about lighting for those of us who are using the tools we have at home to make videos. Learn about different ways to improvise by creating your own light or finding it when your outside. This will focus on those who need advice getting started in the area of making videos and do not have fancy equipment. Register here. Questions contact Amy Rhodes at arhodes1@umd.edu.

Social Media Learning Circle w/Rose Hayden-Smith (eXtension)
June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Register here.

In this Learning Circle experience - convened via weekly interactive Zoom meetings - participants will learn about a range of social media platforms that have the potential to advance their work.

How Organizations Can Support Parents Working at Home Alongside Children (Gartner – register with your ANR email address for your free account here)

Demonstrate empathy, establish a sense of community, enable flexibility, share the virtual hub tips for working parents. Link to article.

From "Me" to "We" Discussion on Values, Trust & Teamwork (eXtension)
June 11, 18 and 25
11 a.m.-Noon
Register Here

We are professionals at what we do, amateurs at who we want to become.” – Marshall Goldsmith. Join Karl Bradley, eXtension Foundation Leadership Development Fellow, as we discuss leaning into the best version of yourself, how we build trust & the effects they have on a team! This three-part series will be offered in 1-hour sessions in consecutive weeks beginning on June 11.

Research Compliance
Wednesday June 24, 2020
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Research compliance can be complicated, but it is important for researchers to understand the regulations that govern their work. Kathy Nolan and BrianOatman will provide an overview of conflict of interests, environmental health & safety, human subjects and animal subjects requirements and procedures. 

Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 +1 669 900 6833 |Webinar ID: 751 701 428 | Password: 4Learning

Citizen Science
June 18, 2020
Noon-12:30 p.m.

Join Greg Ira and Sarah Angulo to learn about how they use citizen science to strengthen the California Naturalist Program.

Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 +1 669 900 6833 |Webinar ID: 751 701 428 | Password: 4Learning

Setting up surveys through Qualtrics
2 Part Series –
11 a.m., Wednesday, June 10
11 a.m., Wednesday, June 24 

Join Roshan Kumar Nayak, who will offer learning opportunities on how to use Qualtrics to create surveys for data collection. Participants will learn key features associated with the online survey platform. The first webinar of this series will provide information on how to build surveys. The second webinar will focus on survey distribution, tracking, analysis of responses, and generation of reports.

Zoom access: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09 +1 669 900 6833 |Webinar ID: 751 701 428 | Password: 4Learning

Getting Results from Formal Feedback (Gartner) Free to anyone with an ANR email address. Register here
June 23, 2020
10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Last year, 100% of participating managers said they planned on taking action based on what they learned in this workshop. Join us to learn how to drive the performance you need from your team!

This workshop helps managers:

  • Clearly explain performance expectations
  • Create effective development plans
  • Deliver effective performance feedback

Key exercises include:

  • Focusing performance conversations on the future
  • Developing an individual development plan
  • Providing an effective formal review

Intro to Google Earth Engine: Tracking a Forest through Time
Thursday, July 9, 2020
10 a.m.-12 noon

(Register for workshop here; Register for Earth Engine account here)

This workshop will introduce participants to Earth Engine, a cloud/browser-based platform that enables large analyses in very little time. It's most relevant for people who are interested in using satellite and aerial imagery to study large areas, long time periods, or both. Earth Engine is home to hundreds of public remote sensing/geospatial datasets totaling more than 30 petabytes and growing by thousands of images daily (it is continuously updated as images are captured).

Using a case study of drought mortality in an island forest, we will explore a new tool for time series analysis in Earth Engine: LandTrendr. Using this algorithm, we will track the heartbeat of a forest over many years. This workshop is intended for two broad groups – people with some initial geospatial or GIS knowledge who are interested in learning to use Earth Engine, and people with some Earth Engine experience who are interested in applying LandTrendr to time series analyses. This workshop will hopefully serve both groups by empowering those in the more experienced group to jump ahead within the detailed workshop handout and in the Earth Engine repository as they see fit.

You must preregister for an Earth Engine account here with a Gmail account. Allow about one week for account approval. Register for the workshop here

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