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L&D - Computing agroclimate in R, elevate impact of outreach, disability awareness

ANR LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT  
Landing page| Webinar Recordings| Learning Resources 

Do you have a webinar to present in any of these four learning strategies? Let us know by filling out this interest form!

Extension Methods & Delivery  
Building Support
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Office, Team, and Personal Management


Computing Agroclimate Metrics in R workshop (Virtual - IGIS)
Dec. 2, 2022 
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Click here to read more.Click here to register. 
This workshop will demonstrate how to compute common agroclimate metrics in R. We will also learn how to import into R weather data for past, present, and future modeled weather data using R packages like caladaptR and cimir., and compute metrics using tidyverse methods and specialized packages like degday. Presented by Andy Lyons. 

This workshop will be recorded and may be repeated in the spring. If you have a particular metric you would like to see demonstrated, please mention it on the registration form.

Elevate the Impact of Your Outreach (Virtual - Extension Foundation) 
Dec. 8, 2022 
12 - 1 p.m. Pacific time 

Click here to register. 
Expect to gain an overview of outputs and outcomes and how to differentiate between the two, as well as an understanding of the private and public value of Extension initiatives. You will also learn best practices for developing strong impact statements and peer examples of great impact stories. Presenters, Katherine Webb-Martinez, Vikram Koudinya, LaJoy R. Spears, Alda Norris. 

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Implementing the Health Framework Lightning Session (Virtual - Extension Foundation)

Dec. 15, 2022
10 - 11 a.m. Pacific time 

Click here to register 
Join us to learn how some land grant universities are implementing Extension's framework for health. We will be featuring 12 LGUs that are demonstrating success in health-related work particularly around capacity building for framework implementation. 

So you'd like to work with a specialist?  Tips and tricks for successful collaboration with campus colleagues (Virtual - WebANR)
Feb. 16, 2023
Noon-12:30 p.m. 

UC ANR colleagues benefit from working across the network, but how do you start a collaboration with campus-based professionals? Van Butsic, UC Cooperative Extension specialist at UC Berkeley, will share tips and tricks on successful collaboration between campus and county-based academics. In this session, Van will share his perspective on how to find the right specialists to work with, how to make sure collaborations benefit all parties, and how to grow collaborations over time.   

Zoom Meeting: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/5307501239?pwd=WDI3U2g5cXRvWUhVUlY3MitJWkVVUT09 | Meeting ID: 530 750 1239 Phone +1 669 900 6833 US | Password: 4Collab  

Impact Collaborative Summit (Virtual – Extension Foundation)  
Jan. 17-19, 2023 
9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Pacific time  

Click here to read more and register. Registration deadline is Dec. 19, 2022. 
The Impact Collaborative Summit helps increase Cooperative Extension's organizational readiness and capacity for innovation and change by connecting teams with skills, tools, resources and partners that can expand and deepen their impact. Participating teams will receive one-on-one support from coaches to help identify gaps in their project and program planning, and have access to our network of expert key informants to help fill those gaps.  

Compact lessons in photography (Virtual - WebANR)
Jan. 19, 2023 
Noon – 12:30 p.m.  

Join Saoimanu Sope and Ethan Ireland of UC ANR Strategic Communications. Attendees can expect to learn to how improve the production quality of videos they produce using basic photographic composition and lighting principles. Other topics will be covered briefly, including methods for recording clean audio and basic editing theory.

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

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Updated UC Davis Library Services (video)
with Ruth Gufstason and Erik FausakExtension Foundation
 

AnLab UC Davis Services for ANR Advisors (video)
with Rani Youngman, Newsletter Nov. 2022 (PDF)

Contracts & Grants Open Forum (video)
with Kathy Nolan, Kim Lamar, Cameron Barreto, Kendra Rose, Heidi Von Geldern, Suzanne Burton, Andrea Davis, Slide deck (PDF)

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Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. 

The foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. Video resources libraryEvent calendar

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Disability Awareness in the Workplace (Virtual Instructor Led– UC Davis) 
Dec. 14, 2022 
8:30 a.m.– 12 p.m. 

Click here to read more and register. 
This course will increase your awareness of the lives and experiences of people with disabilities. We will also focus on developing skills to create a workplace environment that is respectful and inclusive of persons with disabilities. 

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Diversity Awareness for New Supervisors and Leads  
Dec. 8, 2022 
8:30 a.m.-Noon

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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 [and UC ANR] contribute to a campus [location] culture that values diversity. Course discussions will focus on ways to integrate the UC Davis Principles of Community [and UC ANR Principles of Community] into your workplace. This session includes an exploration of how the pandemic has impacted this area of DEI. 

Understanding Generational Differences (Virtual Instructor Led– UC Davis) 
Dec. 15, 2022 
8:30 AM- Noon 

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This course will explore some of the generational differences and provide useful approaches to creating a work environment that is productive and compatible for everyone. There is a growing awareness of the "generational diversity" that exists in the workplace. Older, middle-aged and younger staff members may share common work tasks, but their values, approaches to work, communication styles and perceptions of each other may differ greatly.  

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The 3-Minute Rule: Say Less to Get More (LinkedIn Learning audio course) 

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Want to deliver a pitch or presentation that grabs your audience and makes an impression? You can do it. But you have to plan it out if you want to reach an audience with a short attention span. That's where the 3-minute rule comes in. It reminds you that less is always more. You can let go of the colorful slides now, and the catchy language, too. All you have to do is convey exactly what needs to be said, in three minutes or less, nothing more. To request your LinkedIn Learning account, request one from ANR IT @ help@ucanr.edu 

How to Make Strategic Thinking a Habit (LinkedIn Learning video course)

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Working hard is important — but what's really critical is making sure you're working on the right things. That's what strategic thinking enables you to do. In this course, Dorie Clark shares frameworks and strategies to help you make strategic thinking a daily habit, so that you can make the best use of your time, energy, and effort at work. To request your LinkedIn Learning account, request one from ANR IT @ help@ucanr.edu 

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Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 8:23 AM

Learn: UCD Analytical Lab, library services, web training, career development

ANR LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT  

Landing page| Webinar Recordings| Learning Resources

Do you have a webinar to present in any of these four learning strategies? Let us know by filling out this interest form!

Extension Methods & Delivery
Building Support
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Office, Team, & Personal Management


Introduction to Fall IGIS Workshops 
September – December 2022

Click here for session descriptions.
The Informatics and GIS (IGIS) Statewide Program is pleased to share their Fall 2022 Workshop Schedule. All workshops will be on Zoom and are free for the ANR community. Introductions to topics including:

ArcGIS Pro | ArcGIS Field Maps | Computing Agroclimate Metrics in R| Introduction to ArcGIS Story Maps

UCCE Program Development and Evaluation Capacity Building Trainings! 

9-part series from Oct. 4-Dec. 6
Tuesdays 10 a.m.-noon

Click here for session descriptions.
Click here to register.
Join us for online interactive trainings to help you with planning and evaluating programs and projects! These trainings highlight UCCE examples.

Where is …? The new UCD Library website and redesigned resources
Nov. 3
3-4 p.m.

The UC Davis Library website was re-designed and brought up on Aug. 16, 2022. Learn about UC Davis Library resources and delivery services, VPN, and key research tools and strategies for specific disciplines. We will review/use the following redesigned guide during this workshop: https://guides.library.ucdavis.edu/uc-cooperative-extension. With Ruth Gustafson, UC Davis STEM Librarian & Erik Fausak, Veterinary Medicine Librarian.

UC Davis Analytical Laboratory services available to UC ANR

Nov. 17 
12-12:30 p.m. 

The UC Davis Analytical Laboratory performs analyses on selected chemical constituents of soil, plant, water and waste water, and feed in support of agricultural and environmental research. Join Rani Youngman, director of AnLab, to learn about the basic testing offered by the lab, as well as new equipment and methods the lab has added in the past few years.

Zoom Meeting: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/5307501239?pwd=WDI3U2g5cXRvWUhVUlY3MitJWkVVUT09
Meeting ID: 530 750 1239 Phone +1 669 900 6833 US | Password: 4Collab

Applied Statistics for UC Researchers Recordings & Resources (Canvas archive)

The core target audience of this archived training: Cooperative Extension farm advisors.

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ANR Contracts & Grants (Landing page)
Our goal at the Office of Contracts and Grants is to provide principal investigators assistance with proposal preparation and with resources and expertise so that they may better understand contract and grant administration and successfully administer sponsored awards.

Giving Tuesday: Creating a Strategy for Success (recording)

Learn how to bring funds into your program! Watch this Oct. 26 presentation with Emily Delk!

 

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Disability Awareness in the Workplace (UC Davis virtual)

Dec. 14
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Click here to register.
This course will increase your awareness of the lives and experiences of people with disabilities.

Intercultural Communication and Competence (UC Davis virtual)
Nov. 29
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Click here to register.

This class will explore the impact culture and social identities have on communication with the goal of expanding awareness about intercultural interactions. How we interact and communicate are greatly influenced by our culture and lived experiences. This course will use interactive exercises and group discussions are used to support the class material and instruction.


Conducting Culturally Inclusive Trainings (UC Davis virtual)
Feb. 9, 2023
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Click here to register.

This course will give trainers the skills to conduct training courses that address the diverse needs of trainees, and ensure that the training content is accessible for all participants.
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.

Accessibility
WebAIM maintains a series of articles on accessibility. They cover most aspects of planning, assessing and implementing electronic accessibility. These articles are an excellent primer and reference about accessibility.

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Unlock Site Builder, Zoom, SEO, Analytics and Accessibility!
Stephen Dampier is hosting Open Office Hours for Training and Help on Site Builder, Zoom, HTML, CSS, SEO, Analytics, and Accessibility. 

Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. Schedule a session! sdampier@ucanr.edu.

Career Development Week (UC Davis)
Nov. 14-18
ANR staff are eligible & welcome to attend!

UC Davis Learning and Development in Human Resources is hosting their first annual Career Development Week.
Just in time for National Career Development Month, Career Development Week runs Nov. 14-18.

This virtual conference will have an inspiring keynote speaker and panel, diverse workshop topics, and two networking events, with multiple events happening each day. 

Visit our webpage to learn more about our week of programming and how to register. Advanced registration on Zoom is requested. This week is part of our general Career Development support. You can access all of our career development programming in one place on our Calendar page.We hope to see you at Career Development Week next month!

What are my benefits as a UC employee?
Nov. 3
10 - 10:45 a.m.

Join Jodi Rosenbaum to learn about:

New Employee? Welcome Kit on UCNet
Eligibility for Benefits
How/When can I make changes to my Benefits? FAQ's
Medical Benefits
Dental Plans
Vision Plan
Legal Plan
Disability, Life & Accident insurance
Dep. Care Flexible Spending 

Zoom Meeting:?https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/5307501239?pwd=WDI3U2g5cXRvWUhVUlY3MitJWkVVUT09 
Meeting ID: 530 750 1239 Phone +1 669 900 6833 US  | Password: 4Collab 

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Posted on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 12:34 PM

L&D - Clientele relationship, R for data science, stats resources, foreign engagement

ANR LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT  
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Do you have a webinar to present in any of these four learning strategies?
Let us know by filling out this interest form!

Extension Methods & Delivery
Building Support
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Office, Team, & Personal Management

Cocreating Value through Customer Relationship Management: A Basic Overview of Social CRM. (Extension Skills – Connect Extension)
Sept. 8, 2022
12–1 p.m. PDT 

Click here to read more and register.
Are you tired of using spreadsheets to keep track of your clients? Do you wish that you could find an easier way to manage your contacts, send targeted communications, create social media content, integrate event registration, and better understand the lifecycle of engagement with your audience? Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems afford the opportunity to easily integrate this critical infrastructure under one roof. In this Extension Skills session, we will go over the key features of CRM systems and look at real-world applications of how these systems can play a role in helping Cooperative Extension professionals cocreate value between their programs and their clients and improve customer service experiences.

Gateway to Innovation (Impact Collaborative Extension Foundation - Virtual)
Sept. 13 & 20, 2022
11 a.m.-1 p.m. PDT 

Click here to read more and register.
This two-session series will focus on increasing innovative practices in your life and work. The first session is unleashing the innovator within you through examples, self-reflection, tools, techniques and discussion. The second session expands your learning into ways to innovate in the "real world” with additional tools, reflection and examples.

Dynamic Discussions 
Sept. 22, 2022
11 a.m.-12 p.m. PDT

Click here to read more and register. 
Each fourth Thursday of the month, the Impact Collaborative will host professionals from across Cooperative Extension and beyond to address hot topics of interest to Cooperative Extension. Each month, we will update the information below for what the Dynamic Discussion for the month will be! 

Program Center Stage  
Sept. 26, 2022
12-1 p.m. PDT

Click here to read more and register. 
The Program Center Stage will highlight programs from across the system including current and past new technologies from ag extension projects, Impact Collaborative projects, national programs like EXCITE, and more on the fourth Monday of each month at 11 a.m. PT. We will update the information for which program we will be putting center stage each month!

Learning R (LinkedIn Learning) 

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If you want to participate in the data revolution, you need the right tools and skills. R is a free, open-source language for data science that is among the most popular platforms for professional analysts. Learn the basics of R and get started finding insights from your own data in this course with professor and data scientist Barton Poulson. For your LinkedIn Learning account, contact ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu

Spring ANR Stats Workshop – recordings and tools available

The public version (Canvas) of our Spring 2022 Stats Workshop. This read-only Canvas page houses recordings from our course as well as other resources which provided a refresh and update statistical skills for CE Advisors and other UC ANR researchers. Topics include:

  • The theory and application of basic statistical tests, including ANOVA, GLMs, mixed models,and regression 
  • What to do when the normal assumptions for statistical tests have not been met 
  • Newish methods like mixed models and bootstrapping that take advantage of modern computing power, which may not have been available when you took that undergraduate statistics class 25 years ago 
  • What you need to know when designing experiments and planning data collection 
  • How to use the extremely popular and powerful statistical programming language R

In Case You Missed IT  (ICYMI)
Qualitative Research and Data Analysis in Program Evaluation

August 11 focused on “Qualitative Research and Data Analysis in Program Evaluation” led by Paulina Velez. We learned about misconceptions in qualitative research and even had an introduction to coding on qualitative data! Here is a list of tools/resources that were discussed, as well as future workshops to register for today!

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Foreign Engagement: Disclosures to ANR and Research Sponsors 
Sept. 28, 2022 
9:30 -10:30 a.m.

Information and guidance on how to comply with UC, ANR, and federal grant policies in areas related to foreign engagement. Presenter is Kathleen Nolan.

Zoom webinar: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT0 
Password: 4Learning |?+1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Open Forum/Questions for Office of Contracts and Grants 
Oct. 26, 2022 
9:30-10:30 a.m.

The world of contracts and grants can sometimes seem complicated. Let us help you alleviate your concerns. Please join our team for an open forum to answer your most compelling questions. If possible, please send us questions in advance (not required) for an informative discussion. Presenters are Kathleen Nolan, Kim Lamar and Office of Contracts and Grants Team. Email questions to kdlamar@ucanr.edu 

Zoom webinar: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT0
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2022
Sept. 21, 2022
Noon-1:30 p.m.

We start Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a kick!

Click here to register.
On Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, from 12 to 1:30 p.m.. The UC ANR Latinx & Friends Affinity Group will have its first meeting, and everyone is invited. What is an affinity group? Click here to learn about it.

From 12 to 12:45 p.m., come and learn about our plans, goals and dreams. Our one safe space to share our cultural identities. Whether it is a discussion in Spanish of the book of the month or showcasing the most important and unique places of your country of origin, we will start creating solid bonds. Be part of the committees and share your ideas with all of us. This is our stage to showcase and educate our peers about who we are and what makes us unique.

Then, from 12:45 to 1:30 PM, we will show "First Time Home," a short film created by American children of Triqui farmworkers. It offers an unscripted, authentic glimpse into life for farmworker families and why people choose to sacrifice their lives in Mexico for opportunity up North. A Q&A will follow the short film with the film creators.

Culturally Inclusive Language (UC Davis, Virtual)
Nov. 17, 2022 
8:30 a.m.-noon

Click here to read more and register. 
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, non-verbally, or over e-mail, to ensure that we are communicating mutual respect and understanding for the diverse perspectives and backgrounds in our community.?This session includes an exploration of how the pandemic has impacted this area of DEI.

Becoming an Inclusive Leader: Cultural Intelligence - Because Not Everyone Sees the World Through the Same Cultural Lens (UC Davis Organizational Excellence, Virtual)
Sept. 14, 2022 
1–2 p.m.

Click here to register
Inclusive leaders are confident and effective in cross-cultural interactions. They see the benefit of learning about different cultures, seek relevant knowledge to operate cross culturally, and embrace any necessary adaptations. In this session, you will examine what cultural intelligence means in your environment and how you can gain both the knowledge and adaptability to lead effectively. Please join us virtually for the sessions your schedule allows as your participation is valued. To learn more about the series, view previous slides and recordings, and sign up for other sessions click on this link. If you have any questions, email the Organizational Excellence team at oeconnect@ucdavis.edu.

UC Managing Implicit Bias Series (UC Learning Center – click on links below to access each module)

The UC Managing Implicit Bias Series is a six-course eLearning series designed to increase awareness of implicit bias and reduce its impact at the university. The series reinforces the UC diversity, equity and inclusion values that enable the university to attract and retain a top talent workforce, and it further supports the UC commitment to developing effective leaders and managers of people. It is intended to supplement existing location programs and resources.

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 Skills Development Certificate Series (UC Davis - Virtual) 
Check out the Fall 2022 schedule!  
Click here to read more and register.

Through a combination of lecture and skill-building exercises, each session in the series focuses on a key component of analytical skill development. Develop core analytical abilities and learn how to manage analytical work assignments using the techniques covered in the Analytical Skills Development series. Note: Participants are expected to attend all five sessions in the series.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Do's, Updates and an October 31 Deadline (Connect Extension) 
Sept. 8 
10–11 a.m. PDT

Click here to read more and click here to register. 
This webinar is to provide reliable information to Extension personnel to use for themselves or to take back for their communities on the criteria to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Most, if not all Extension personnel are government employees and therefore could themselves qualify for student loan forgiveness and could take advantage of the benefits.

Navigating Your ANR LinkedIn Learning Account
Sept. 15, 2022 
Noon-12:30 PM

Join our LinkedIn Learning relations team, which will guide you on content and navigation including:

  • Home page overview – how to get the most out of the home page user interface and how it relates to LinkedIn 
  • Finding and accessing content – course player overview and demonstration of course functionality 
  • Learning history – how to access your personal learning history 
  • Q&A

Zoom Meeting: https://linkedin.zoom.us/j/93883814323?pwd=aHo5Zzc1SWpNb3ExbjBPWlIrUmFKUT09&from=addon | Meeting ID: 938 8381 4323 | Password: 010970 

PowerPoint: Eight Easy Ways to Make Your Presentation Stand Out (LinkedIn Learning) 
Click here to read more. 
Making your PowerPoint slides more polished and engaging is easier than you think. In this short course, presentation guru Jole Simmons shares some helpful tricks to take your PowerPoint game to a new level. First, Jole teaches how to take both the presenter and the audience into account in your design approach. Next, learn to identify the main points of the story you're trying to tell in PowerPoint. Find out how to go the extra mile in making design calls. Explore some ways to convey your information without forcing everybody to read what's on the slide. For your LinkedIn Learning account, contact ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu

Welcome to Connect Extension - A resource for Cooperative Extension Professionals

As a UC ANR employee, you are a member of the 
Extension Foundationwhose mission is to help Cooperative Extension generate a more visible, measurable, local impact. They achieve this through nationally funded programs made possible by member dollars (yes, UC ANR dollars, too) and cooperative agreements with federal agencies, and through partnering on state, regional and national initiatives with Cooperative Extension and the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP). 
 
You can explore your member benefits including professional development through the Impact Collaborative, Leadership Development and Member Solutions on their website under "Member Services." You can also join Connect Extension to stay up-to-date with the foundation and its member offerings and connect with other Cooperative Extension professionals nationally. Learn more about all Extension Foundation programs, tools and services at extension.org/start. 

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L&D - Qualitative data analysis, digital dashboards, cost recovery, Indigenous food sovereignty, wellness

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Have a presentation to offer to our ANR colleagues? If it fits into one or more of these strategic learning goals, submit your suggestion here.

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Extension Methods & Delivery
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Office, Team, & Personal Management

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Your Extension Foundation Membership

As a UC ANR employee, you are a member of the Extension Foundation whose mission it is to help Cooperative Extension generate a more visible, measurable, local impact. They achieve this through nationally funded programs made possible by member dollars (yes, UC ANR dollars, too) and cooperative agreements with federal agencies, and through partnering on state, regional and national initiatives with Cooperative Extension and the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP).

You can explore your member benefits including professional development through the Impact Collaborative, Leadership Development, and Member Solutions on their website under "Member Services." You can also join Connect Extension to stay up to date with the Foundation and its member offerings, and connect with other Cooperative Extension professionals nationally. Learn more about all Extension Foundation programs, tools, and services at extension.org/start.

Video Resources (Connect Extension)

This is a database available for all Cooperative Extension professionals that contains video resources on a variety of subjects including the Impact Collaborative Innovation Skill-Building blocks, leadership resources and technical tutorials.

To filter what you are looking for by keywords, tags, category, or other field, please use the search feature below. Click here to read more


Qualitative Research and Data Analysis in Program Evaluation (Extension Skills - Connect Extension)
Aug. 11, 2022
2– 3 p.m.

Click here to read more and register.
Qualitative research methods can be powerful tools for conducting program evaluations. Yet, most program evaluations rely heavily on quantitative methods and designs, possibly due to common misconceptions that qualitative research is less rigorous and credible than quantitative research. Both methodological approaches have strengths and weaknesses that complement each other, making it possible for the weaknesses of one method to be offset by the strengths of the other.

In contrast to quantitative methods, which ask variations of "how much/many" questions, qualitative methods focus more on "how" and "why" types of questions. As such, qualitative inquiry prioritizes people's lived experiences and the meanings they ascribe to their experiences. This webinar aims to introduce participants to the characteristics of qualitative research, focusing on the role of qualitative methods in program evaluation. We will discuss common qualitative techniques used for program evaluation and present an introduction to qualitative data analysis.

Empowering Rural Communities through Remote Work: An Introduction to Utah's Remote Online Initiative Program - Program Center Stage (Connect Extension)
Aug. 22, 2022
Noon-1 p.m. PDT

Click here to read more and register.
Rural communities throughout the United States experience unique challenges. In this presentation, USU Extension's Remote Online Initiative team members share their vision for a vibrant future for rural areas, one where residents are not limited by geographic opportunities, but capable of obtaining well-paying remote jobs through reliable internet connectivity. The mission of the ROI program is to prepare rural residents and communities for the future by offering cohort-based specialized training courses and providing personalized career coaching and networking opportunities.

Dynamic Discussions (Connect Extension)
Aug. 25, 2022
11 a.m.-Noon PDT

Click here to read more and register.
Each fourth Thursday of the month, the Impact Collaborative will host professionals from across Cooperative Extension and beyond to address hot topics of interest to Cooperative Extension.

How to Use Digital Dashboards to Improve Program Implementation and Evaluation (Connect Extension)
By Rose Hayden-Smith

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This case study was written by Amy Patillo, Matthew Pezold, and Karen Funkenbusch from the University of Missouri. It outlines a strategy used by the University of Missouri Extension to manage and evaluate complex mental and behavioral health initiatives for farmers and rural communities. It highlights the processes and tools used to help a large, multidisciplinary team coordinate access to program assets, improve data collection, and report impacts and outcomes. The use of digital dashboards to streamline workflows and processes was unique to the team's approach. Click here to read more and access the flipping book.

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Academic Cost Recovery/Salary Savings
Aug. 24, 2022
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Learn more about 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. Presenters are Kathleen Nolan and the ANR Business Operations Center.

Zoom webinar: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT0
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

Foreign Engagement: Disclosures to ANR and Research Sponsors
Sept. 28, 2022
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Information and guidance on how to comply with UC, ANR and federal grant policies in areas related to foreign engagement. Presenter is Kathleen Nolan.

Zoom webinar: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT0
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

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Indigenous Food Sovereignty Publication Reissued as Flipping Book (Connect Extension)

Kem?cemenaw: Tribal Extension Partnerships That Support Indigenous Food Sovereignty on the Menominee Indian Reservation has been reissued as a flipping book by the Extension Foundation.

The publication describes the Menominee Indigenous food system initiative, a collaborative project between the 1994 College of Menominee and UW Madison Extension. It shares information and resources about Menominee food sovereignty projects, programs, and activities. It also includes valuable information about stakeholder assessment; strategies for collaboration, outreach and communications; local and regional food projects; case studies; cultural considerations and DEI; and resources. Click here to read more.

Culturally Inclusive Language (UC Davis) Virtual
Nov. 17, 2022
8:30 a.m.-noon

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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, non-verbally or over email – to ensure that we are communicating mutual respect and understanding for the diverse perspectives and backgrounds in our community. This session includes an exploration of how the pandemic has impacted this area of DEI.

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Personal Leadership Bootcamp (Connect Extension)
Aug. 11, 2022
11 a.m. – Noon PDT

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New in 2022, this three-part series invites individuals to really get to know themselves, choose a path and take action with the power of their personal leadership philosophy.

The 8 Components of Wellness (Connect Extension)
Aug. 31, 2022
11 a.m. - Noon PDT

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Join Chris Zellers, MPP - educator and assistant professor as she discusses the 8 Components of Wellness. Well-being is an important part of living a healthy and fulfilled life. There are eight components of wellness defined by SAMSHA and this presentation will discuss them while suggesting ways to achieve them for better life-balance and stress reduction.

Speaking Confidently and Effectively (LinkedIn Learning Podcast)

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The ability to present yourself and communicate well is crucial in any work environment. In this course, adapted from the podcast How to Be Awesome at Your Job, learn how to build on your presentation skills to gain a competitive advantage in your career. Professional speaker Diane DiResta shares tips and tricks for leveling up your presentations and boosting your executive presence.

Request your LinkedIn Learning Account by contacting ANR IT @ help@ucanr.edu.

Career Management Academy (UC Davis) Virtual
Aug. 10, 2022 (and more dates!)
9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

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"If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else,” said Laurence J. Peter. In this course, you will inventory your work values, transferable skills, personality, interests and skills, which are integral steps in developing career goals. You will emerge with a renewed sense of direction, more confident and prepared to make informed worklife choices. Click to read more.

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How to Create Engaging Social Media Content - Extension Skills (Connect Extension)
July 14, 2022,
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PDT

Click here to read more and register. Join Anna Ribbeck to learn best practices in engaging your audience on social media! Creating engaging social media content can feel daunting and downright overwhelming at times, especially when a post's performance is lower than what you expected it to be. We have all been there. This presentation aims to provide tips on how to create engaging social media content for your organization. Anna will discuss strategies on developing social media content, posting content and maximizing your reach.

Hard time describing UC ANR? Learn some tips to avoid making it a mouthful
July 21, 2022
Noon-12:30 p.m.

Whether you're introducing yourself at a networking event, sharing about your work with family members or friends, you have an opportunity to "pitch" UC ANR in an engaging and easy to understand way. Join Anne Megaro during this short presentation to learn how to make your memorable pitch about your work and the organization you work for.

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

North Star Legacy Communities - Building Sustainability using Community Resiliency Tenets - Program Center Stage (Connect Extension)
July 25, 2022
12-1 p.m. PDT

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Learn about the North Star Legacy Community. Legacy Communities are African American communities that formed shortly after Emancipation. These self-reliant communities have survived decades withstanding unbelievable amounts of pressure from racist policies such as Jim Crow laws, acts of violence, and government neglect. Legacy Communities created important relationships with their neighbors that allowed them to thrive. This site seeks to take these neighborhoods' sense of community and share it with the world, inviting history-seekers and weekenders to explore their communities throughout North Florida.

Moving on From Traditions - Dynamic Discussions (Connect Extension)
July 28, 2022
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Extension's storied past and sacred traditions served us well for more than a century. But today's world and issues are unlike history, demanding fresh thinking about the best ways to accomplish our mission of empowering communities of all sizes to meet the challenges they face, adapt to changing technology, improve nutrition and food safety, prepare for and respond to emergencies, and protect our environment.

Three recently retired (but not tired) directors of state Extension Services share their perspectives about meaningful (and frequently ongoing) improvements in the way we plan, design and implement our work. By participating, we hope you will react to their admonitions about the 1) strategic value of calling upon the entire university for Extension and engagement, 2) short-sighted programming by single disciplines and 3) failures in strategic planning. Hosted by Extension Directors Rick Klemme and Scott Reed.

Costs for High-Speed Internet Reduced for Millions of Americans (Connect Extension– article)
By Marie Ruemenapp


High-speed internet service is no longer a luxury — it's a necessity. But too many families go without high-speed internet because of the cost or have to cut back on other essentials to make their monthly internet service payments. Lowering prices — including the cost of high-speed internet service — is President Biden's top priority. In May 2021, President Biden and Vice President Harris announced that they secured private sector commitments that will lower high-speed internet costs for millions of American families. Click here to read more.

The SEED Method: An Evidence-Based Method for Engaging Communities (Connect Extension)

The SEED Method is a multistakeholder approach to engaging communities in research, problem solving and action planning. Developed at Virginia Commonwealth University, SEED provides a framework for collaborative research and action planning that can be scaled up or down depending on project resources and goals.

The SEED Method Team is proud to announce the launch of the SEED METHOD ONLINE COURSE AND TOOLKIT hosted on the Extension Foundation's Online Campus!

Access all resources and a FREE self-paced online course!

Here are the online course highlights:

  • Each step in the unit is numbered for easy navigation.
  • Each unit ends with a recap section that includes a summary of all the SEED Method tools discussed in that unit. Click here to read more.

Urban Sabbaticals and Urban Graduate Fellowships (WCMER)

Deep Dives, Urban Sabbaticals and Urban Graduate Fellowships are designed to enhance the impact of Extension, and the broader land-grant university system, in metropolitan communities. The application period for fiscal year 2023 is now open. Application deadline is July 31, 2022 (11:59 PDT). Click here to read more.

How to Give a Good Presentation on a Remote Call (LinkedIn Learning Blog)

Delivering an effective presentation can be the difference between getting what you want, or not. This makes it one of the most important skills for professionals of all stripes. In our evolving world, the fundamentals of presenting are changing. But that's not a bad thing. “Virtual is here to stay,” said Cassandra Worthy in her LinkedIn Learning course. Click here to read more. To request your LinkedIn Learning account contact UC ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

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Cost Sharing/Matching Funds
July 27, 2022
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Cost sharing or matching funds is the portion of project expenses provided by UC and not paid by the sponsoring agency. Tune in to learn more about when it is acceptable to commit cost share on a proposal, required approvals, and tracking cost share after the award has been made. Presenter is Kathleen Nolan.

Zoom Webinar: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT0
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428A


Academic Cost Recovery/Salary Savings

Aug. 24, 2022
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Learn more about 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. Presenters are Kathleen Nolan and the ANR Business Operations Center.

Zoom webinar: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT0
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428

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Cross-Cultural Competence (UC Davis, Virtual trainings)
Nov. 17, 2022; 8:30 -Noon Virtual - Culturally Inclusive Language
Dec. 14, 2022; 8:30-Noon - Disability Awareness in the Workplace
April 5, 2023; 8:30 a.m.-Noon - Intercultural Communication and Competence

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Cultural competence is defined as a set of behaviors, attitudes and policies that help organizations and staff work effectively with people of different cultures.

Getting to Diverse Representation of ANR Volunteers
by Pam Kan Rice

We know we need to attract more diverse representation for ANR volunteers. An article from North Carolina State University confirms it's not just ANR. 

The authors wrote, "Overall, 95% of respondents identified as white. The lack of racial diversity was striking for each sample, with 96% of participants in both the Christmas Bird count and Candid Critters identifying as white and 88% of respondents from SciStarter saying the same. While only 14% of the U.S. population has a graduate or professional degree, about half of our survey respondents held these degrees. Additionally, while only 6% of the U.S. population has careers in science, technology, engineering or math, almost half of our survey respondents from all three data sources worked in STEM fields.

"Participating in citizen science is linked to personal benefits like learning new skills and building community. If citizen science is only reaching educated white science professionals, then it's concentrating the benefits of participation among this group.

"Additionally, if one of the goals of citizen science is to boost science literacy and trust in science, it can't achieve that goal if it's preaching to the choir by only reaching people who already work in science." https://theconversation.com/citizen-science-volunteers-are-almost-entirely-white-184997 

Be an Inclusive Organization People Won't Leave (LinkedIn Learning)

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In recent years, organizations have faced an unprecedented amount of talent loss. While there are numerous external forces that may cause employees to leave a company—opportunities for advancement, more flexible schedules, better pay—you also need to look at the possibility that biased practices in your organization are pushing employees to leave. In this course, Jodi-Ann Burey shows how an approach rooted in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) best practices can help your company leverage inclusion practices to get at the business of truly caring for employees, provide an equitable workplace for all, and retain your valuable workforce.

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Leading Through Stressful Times (Connect Extension)
July 6, Aug. 10
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Pacific Time

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Join this summer series for conversations with special guests to get wisdom on turning volatility into vision, uncertainty into understanding, complexity into clarity and ambiguity into agility. Series led by Karl Bradley, Extension Foundation Leadership Development Specialist.

Analytical Skills Development Certificate Series (UC Davis, Virtual)
Aug. 17, 24, 31, Sept. 7, 14, 2022

Note: Participants are expected to attend all five sessions in the series.
Click here to read more, register, and find other course dates.
Develop core analytical abilities and learn how to manage analytical work assignments using the techniques covered in the Analytical Skills Development series.

Coping with Difficult People (UC Davis, Virtual)
Aug. 24, 2022
8:30 a.m.- noon

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In this course you will learn:

  • why difficult people are the way they are
  • how to move from "reacting" to "responding"
  • practical techniques for making your dealings more effective
  • twelve considerations in working with difficult people
  • three stages of conflict management

Introduction to Supervision (UC Davis – Virtual)
July 7, 2022
8:30 a.m.-noon

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The Introduction to Supervision course will give you the opportunity to complete a self-assessment and explore supervisory myths. Participants who complete all eight classes in this series will receive a certificate of completion.

How to Work with a Chronic Liar (Crucial Learning)
By Joseph Grenny,

How do you deal with someone that you KNOW is lying to you? I have numerous examples and clear evidence
of the lies, and I have confronted each lie, but they continue to do it. I don't have the option of walking away. What next? Click here to read more.

Navigating in LinkedIn Learning (WebANR)
Sept. 15, 2022
Noon-12:30 p.m.

Join our LinkedIn Learning (LiL) relations team who will guide you on content and navigation including:

  • Home page overview – how to get the most out of the home page user interface and how it relates to LinkedIn
  • Finding and accessing content – course player overview and demonstration of course functionality
  • Learning history – how to access your personal learning history
  • Q&A

To receive your Linkedin Learning account please contact ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

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New (or old) to ANR? You have access.
Connect Extension: All Cooperative Extension professionals are invited to join Connect Extension. In addition, as a UC ANR employee you are an Extension Foundation Members and have access to the Impact Collaborative Subgroup and its offerings and services.

Linkedin Learning - ANR Learning & Development has 300 new seats! Want to access real-time learning? Contact help@ucanr.edu (ANR IT) and ask for your account!

Gartner -Technology research and consulting company. UC ANR pays for your access. Register here to access webinars, models, tools, research, conferences through Gartner.

My UC Career (UCnet) - This online development portal is available to all UC faculty, academic personnel, staff and students seeking to advance their career. Six self-paced modules help users discover their internal UC career mobility options, highlight accomplishments, and identify how they can achieve their career goals within UC. Registering for an account provides instant access to the following six self-paced modules: Begin Career Discovery, job search, resume building, telling your story, networking, research and more.

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