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Do you have a learning topic you would like to present to our ANR colleagues that covers the ANR Strategic Plan 2020-25 or one of these four strategic learning goalsSubmit your webinar idea here. __________________________________________________________________________________________________

Check below for upcoming opportunities, ICYMI (in case you missed it) recordings, and resources.

Extension Methods & Delivery
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Office, Team and Personal Management

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Impact Collaborative Summit

Jan. 18, 19 & 20, 2022
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pacific Time
Click here to read more and register. Registration deadline: Jan. 5, 2022

The January 2022 Summit will focus on Community Resilience. Teams from Extension Foundation member institutions and special guests will:

  1. Learn the value of integrating community resilience into planning for collective action.
  2. Examine existing power structures, formal and informal social infrastructures through an equity lens.
  3. Increase their ability to position Cooperative Extension as an organization that can inform and facilitate the development of community-level policy systems and environmental change resulting in expanded community capacity and greater resilience

Using Extension Foundation Tools (eXtension Foundation)

  • Connect Extension Basic Settings (video); Introduction to the platform; Presented by Aaron Weibe, Communications & Engagement Manager, Extension Foundation
  • Extension Foundation Public Demo (video); Demo of an Extension Foundation publication and how to navigate it. With Ashley Griffin, Program Manager, Extension Foundation.
  • National Registry Demo (video); A demo on how to use the National Registry of Cooperative Extension Programs and Assets. Utilize this tool to register projects, programs, or curriculum to the registry for nationwide collaboration among Cooperative Extension colleagues; Presented by Aaron Weibe.
  • Mural Virtual Whiteboarding Tutorial (video 3:11). Learn how to get started with Mural, apply for a Mural account, discounted prices, and getting support for Mural; Molly Immendorf, Design Strategist, Extension Foundation.

Telling Your Extension Story (recording) (eXtension Foundation)

If you tell a strong story, people want to help you and support you. Telling Your Extension Story, writing like your life depends on it, is a presentation from USDA communications director, Faith Peppers at the 2021 Impact Collaborative.

Collaborative Design in Extension: Using a modified game jam to explore game-based learning (eXtension Foundation) (Link to publication)

Educational games can be an innovative way for Extension educators to teach content to any given audience. While many in Extension have an interest and passion for using and designing games, the process may seem intimidating to Extension professionals, especially those without experience in game design. This eFieldbook offers an alternative to full game design, in which game developers, content experts, and Extension educators collaborate to design a game prototype. This modified game jam process is budget-friendly and can be completed in a few weeks.

ePubs: Database available for all Cooperative Extension professionals (Connect Extension)

Click here to learn more.
This is a database available for all Cooperative Extension professionals that contains subject matter content or programming process model publications developed by the Extension Foundation and project/program fellows.

Examples of available ePublications:
Wellness in Tough Times Toolkit
The Google Earth Pro Pilot A Model for Creating Innovative Extension Curriculum
Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery: Creating a Virtual Conference for Low-Resourced Communities

Video Resources Library (Connect Extension)

Click here to learn more.
This is a database available for all Cooperative Extension professionals from Extension Foundation Member Institutions that contains video resources on a variety of subjects including the Impact Collaborative Innovation Skill-Building blocks, Leadership resources, and technical tutorials. Examples of videos:

Keynote Speaker: Telling Your Extension Story with Faith Peppers
Keynote Speaker: Oh the Places You'll Go with Krystal Allen
Keynote Speaker: Overlooked People and Places, the Hope of a Nation with Nick Smoot

Delivering Online Courses (Connect Extension Resource)

Click here to learn more.
The Extension Foundation offers employees of its member institutions the free use of its online course system for the sale and delivery of courses to their clientele. This happens through a package of two integrated sites, Campus (a Moodle 3.11+ platform) and Catalog, a store front facilitating fee-based access to courses on Campus. Why use it?

  • Anyone in the world can enroll
  • Extension Foundation provides hosting and support
  • Makes courses available 24/7/365
  • Provides a single site for all Extension Foundation courses
  • Allows for multi-institutional collaboration in development
  • Provides incorporation of competency frameworks
  • Uses a commercial storefront for sale of fee-based courses

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BUILDING SUPPORT

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If it's free, can I use it?
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022
Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Do you appreciate using external sources for images and videos to add to your presentations, online classes, workshops? Great! Many of us do. However, it is also important to use them according to their licensing and credit requirements. Otherwise, you may be infringing on copyright. Join Cynthia Kintigh and Robin Sanchez to learn best practices.

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


SAVE THE DATE: Donor Stewardship

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022
Noon-1 p.m.

Our presenters will be Emily Delk, Kelly Scott and Mary Ciricillo.
Description and Zoom access coming soon!

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

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Save the Date! Growing as a Community (Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UC Davis)
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Join us on Thursday, Jan. 20, from 12 - 1:30 p.m. PST for our 90-minute webinar, Growing as a Community: Racism as a Public Health Crisis. We will be featuring a special short screening of Cooked: Survival by Zip Code followed by a discussion and audience Q&A with special guests who are part of a national movement to address the colliding crises of structural racism, health inequity, and climate change. For more information about the film, please go to www.cookedthefilm.com.
Registration information will be ready in early January.

Perspectives: Culturally responsive place-based education series
Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5 (first event took place Dec. 2, 2021)
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Click here to learn more and to register.
The Michigan State University Extension Tollgate Farm and Education Center is hosting a virtual professional development panel discussion series for formal and non-formal educators about learning to better incorporate the perspectives of those with whom we work in schools and educational programs. Moderators and panelists from each community provide a chance for educators to deepen their teaching practice in a safe online space for open conversation and community. SCHECHs are available for teachers.

Perspectives: Culturally Responsive Place-Based Education began Nov. 4, 2021, with a session on indigenous perspectives & experiences of maple sugaring especially as they connect to schools and place-based education centers.

Dec. 2 - Incorporating Black Perspectives in Place-Based Teaching and Learning
Feb. 3 - Special Needs Perspectives and PBE In and Beyond the Classroom
March 3 - Engaging with LGTBQ+IA Communities in PBE in Formal and Non-Formal Settings
April 7 - A Latinx Lens: Incorporating Latinx Perspectives through Place-Based Educational Programming
May 5 -Incorporating Asian Principles, Practices, People in Community, & Place-Based Learning

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OFFICE, TEAM & PERSONAL MANAGEMENT

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Change Management for Managers and Supervisors (Virtual-UC Davis)
Jan. 12, 2022
12:30-4:30 p.m.

 

Click here for more information/registration.
Managers are critical to change success, however, they sometimes underestimate their role or are unsure how to fulfill it. Change Management for Managers and Supervisors provides people managers with the tools and skills necessary to understand and process change themselves while proactively leading their teams through change. In this program, participants will:

  • Gain an appreciation for the impact of change management on organizational results.
  • Understand foundational aspects of change management and the critical role managers play in the change process.
  • Learn a practical framework for planning for the many organizational changes that impact them and their teams.
  • Understand how to plan for and manage resistance to change.

Need a facilitator for your next meeting?

Do you need a facilitator for an upcoming meeting? Internal employee meeting? Meeting with clientele? Please check out this webpage to find someone. What a facilitator does:

  • Helps a group free itself from internal obstacles so they may more effectively accomplish goals
  • Guides the group helping them identify ways to respond to challenges, while maintaining safety and trust among the members
  • Brings processes to help the team achieve its mission

Also, if you are trained in facilitation, experienced and interested in serving as a facilitator for other ANR units or even our ANR partners, please fill out this survey to be added to the ANR Facilitator webpage.

Leadership - It's all about everyone
By Scott Reed, Vice Provost Emeritus, Outreach and Engagement, Oregon State University

Click here to read more.
Essayist William Gibson recently reminded us, “The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet.” The same sentiment is reflected by the Institute for the Future in discussions of leadership in a world characterized by explosive connectivity and disruption and describes literacies for leading in a “VUCA” world: Volatile/Uncertain/Complex/Ambiguous. The Institute further observes that in the next ten years, leadership will be more distributed and that rock star leaders will be rarer.

How To Build a Fearless Organization (Harvard Business School – Working Knowledge)
By Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management

“Psychological safety at work takes effort. It's not the norm. But it's worth the effort,” says Professor Amy Edmondson. She explains how and why a culture of open candor — and the willingness and courage to speak up — is a strategic asset and can be developed in companies of all sizes, in her new book The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth.

“These are not things that happen routinely in most organizations, but they are mission critical to doing well in a complex, fast changing world,” she says. In our Q&A, we asked her guidance for managers and leaders. Click here to read more.

Managing Your Well-Being as a Leader (LinkedIn Learning)
Course link

Research shows that today's leaders are suffering from poor well-being and mental health issues more so than ever before. Too often, they put the needs of the business or their team before their own needs. But, much like airline pre-flight instructions to “put your oxygen mask on first, before helping others,” leaders need to take a similar approach by managing their own well-being first. By doing so, they can become role models for their employees and build stronger team relationships that lead to better health and productivity outcomes. In this course, New York Times bestselling author, researcher and workplace expert Dan Schawbel gives leaders the inspiration, advice, and real-world examples to guide them on their journey to better well-being.

Request your LinkedIn Learning account by contacting ANR's IT Team at help@ucanr.edu.

Developing Your Data Analysis Skills (LinkedIn Learning)

(Course learning path link)
Explore the practice of data analysis. Learn about the process of applying statistical and graphical techniques to data in order to discover useful information. Identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

Request your LinkedIn Learning account by contacting ANR's IT Team @ help@ucanr.edu.

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Posted on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 5:38 PM

Learning: Community impact, ePubs, video library, market online courses, copyright laws


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ANR Learning & Development
Home | Webinar Recordings

__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Do you have a learning topic you would like to present to our ANR colleagues that covers the ANR Strategic Plan 2020-25 or one of these four strategic learning goalsSubmit your webinar idea here. __________________________________________________________________________________________________

Check below for upcoming opportunities, ICYMI (in case you missed it) recordings, and resources.

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

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EXTENSION METHODS & DELIVERY
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Learn How to Design Cutting-Edge Programs to Make an Impact in Your Local Communities - Impact Collaborative Innovation Facilitator Training
Dec. 7 and 9, 2021
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST

Click here to learn more.
What you'll learn:

  • Our Innovation Facilitator training provides you with a new way of looking at innovation. 
  • Once trained, you are an invaluable asset in helping teams develop projects or programs more quickly and connect them with national resources.
  • You will use our innovation incubator process to bring fresh ideas aligned with institutional goals to every team you work with.

                                                                
2021 NAEPSDP Annual Conference (Virtual)
(National Association of Extension Programs and Staff Development Professionals)
Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2021

Click here for more information and to register.
Click here for tentative schedule.
The theme of this year's conference is "Moving forward in a new world." We are looking forward to getting together virtually to again interact with colleagues and share ideas and successes!

ePubs: Database available for all Cooperative Extension Professionals (Connect Extension)
Click here to learn more.

This is a database available for all Cooperative Extension professionals that contains subject matter content or programming process model publications developed by the Extension Foundation and project/program fellows.

Examples of available ePublications:
Wellness in Tough Times Toolkit
The Google Earth Pro Pilot A Model for Creating Innovative Extension Curriculum
Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery: Creating a Virtual Conference for Low-Resourced Communities

Video Resources Library (Connect Extension)
Click here to learn more.

This database is available for all Cooperative Extension professionals from Extension Foundation member institutions. It contains video resources on a variety of subjects including the Impact Collaborative Innovation Skill-Building blocks, leadership resources, and technical tutorials. Examples of videos:

Crucial Conversations
Keynote Speaker: Telling Your Extension Story with Faith Peppers
Keynote Speaker: Oh the Places You'll Go with Krystal Allen
Keynote Speaker: Overlooked People and Places, the Hope of a Nation with Nick Smoot

Delivering Online Courses (Connect Extension Resource)
Click here to learn more.

The Extension Foundation offers employees of its member institutions free use of its online course system for the sale and delivery of courses to their clientele. Courses are marketed through a package of two integrated sites, Campus (a Moodle 3.11+ platform) and Catalog, a store front facilitating fee-based access to courses on Campus. Why use it?

  • Anyone in the world can enroll
  • Extension Foundation provides hosting and support
  • Makes courses available 24/7/365
  • Provides a single site for all Extension Foundation courses
  • Allows for multi-institutional collaboration in development
  • Provides incorporation of competency frameworks
  • Uses a commercial storefront for sale of fee-based courses

If I find it on the web, it's free to use, right?
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2021
Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Keep yourself out of trouble using images and videos. You'll learn the basics of copyright, when you can and can't use images, use of tables, as well as how to protect your own material. Join Cynthia Kintigh and Robin Sanchez to learn best practices.

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

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY, and INCLUSION
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Perspectives: Culturally Responsive Place-based Education Series
Dec. 2, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Click here to learn more and to register.
The Michigan State University Extension Tollgate Farm and Education Center is hosting a virtual professional development panel discussion series for formal and non-formal educators about learning to better incorporate the perspectives of those with whom we work in schools and educational programs. Moderators and panelists from each community provide a chance for educators to deepen their teaching practice in a safe online space for open conversation and community. SCHECHs are available for teachers.

Perspectives: Culturally Responsive Place-Based Education will begin Nov. 4, 2021, with a session on indigenous perspectives and experiences of maple sugaring, especially as they connect to schools and place-based education centers.

Dec. 2 - Incorporating Black Perspectives in Place-Based Teaching and Learning
Feb. 3 - Special Needs Perspectives and PBE In and Beyond the Classroom
March 3 - Engaging with LGTBQ+IA Communities in PBE in Formal and Non-Formal Settings
April 7 - A Latinx Lens: Incorporating Latinx Perspectives through Place-Based Educational Programming
May 5 -Incorporating Asian Principles, Practices, People in Community, & Place-Based Learning

Making the Unconscious Conscious: Understanding and Mitigating Bias (UC Learning Center Course)
March 8, 2022 
1 – 4 p.m.
Virtual Instructor-led Training

May 26, 2022 
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Virtual Instructor-led Training

Click to register and for more information.
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. This session includes an exploration of how the pandemic has impacted this area of diversity, equity and inclusion. NOTE: Class is subject to a minimum enrollment of 15 to proceed. Register with the waitlist if the class is full.

Understanding Neurodiversity: Breaking barriers - WebANR
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

We are all having more and more experiences interacting with people who have autism, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder and other conditions that cause them to process and interact with the world differently. This conversation will be an opportunity to learn a little about the issue of neurodiversity, how to support people who process experiences differently and how inclusion and diversity truly enriches our world.  

This conversation will be led by Steve Ruder, a community services supervisor at the UC Davis MIND Institute. There will be information and resources, but also opportunities to ask questions and converse in a safe environment. 

Ruder assists families and people with disabilities who have questions regarding high school transition, adult services, and employment. He is the facilitator for the Northern California Business Advisory Council. He also assists families with questions regarding supported decision-making before considering conservatorship. Please contact him at sruder@ucdavis.edu to schedule an appointment.

Join the webinar by clicking on this Zoom link 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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In case you missed it (ICYMI) - Check out the recordings of webinars you may have missed from October 2021 - November 2021

Perspective on Statewide Budget (video) - Slide deck, David Bunn

Giving Tuesday: Strategies for Success (video) - Slide deck, Emily Delk

Foreign Disclosures to UC ANR and Research Sponsors - (video) Slide deck, Kathy Noland, Kim Lamar

Open Forum with Contracts and Grants (video) - Kathy Nolan, Kim Lamar, Vanity Campbell, Suzanne Burton, Andrea Davis, Kendra Rose, Heidi Von Geldern

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Rev-Up Your Virtual Leadership – Rev up the change!
Dec. 15, 2021
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PST
Click here to learn more and register.

For 2021, the Extension Foundation's Impact Collaborative program is hosting a series available to member institutions. This is for Cooperative Extension professionals leading five or more peers.

Last year we all pivoted quickly as we redefined how to accomplish our work almost exclusively in shared virtual spaces. The topics in this series are a result of our work with individuals and teams from across Cooperative Extension wondering: What does effective leadership look like when we no longer have the ability to put a hand on a shoulder? How do we reduce friction, confusion and underperformance for individuals, teams and organizations?

We're all experiencing change at a pace humans have never experienced before. This can lead to confusion when it seems like the “transition” phase never ends. Learn to help everyone navigate the chaos together!

How To Build a Fearless Organization (Harvard Business School – Working Knowledge)
By Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management
Click here to read more.

“Psychological safety at work takes effort. It's not the norm. But it's worth the effort,” says Professor Amy Edmondson. She explains how and why a culture of open candor — and the willingness and courage to speak up — is a strategic asset and can be developed in companies of all sizes, in her new book The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth.

“These are not things that happen routinely in most organizations, but they are mission critical to doing well in a complex, fast changing world,” she says. In our Q&A we asked her guidance for managers and leaders. Click here to read more.

The impact of attitude on life
By Charles Swindoll

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so, it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.

Negotiation Skills (LinkedIn Learning)
Course link.

Negotiation skills aren't just important for the sales professionals among us. With a little practice, anyone can learn the simple rules of negotiation to get a great deal on a new car or house or achieve greater success at work by getting better deals with suppliers, customers and even colleagues. In this course, master negotiator Chris Croft walks through all the phases of a negotiation, from deciding to negotiate to closing. Chris discusses how to plan your negotiation and calculate your opening offer. Plus, he takes you through a series of specific negotiation tactics, demonstrates how to come to a win-win situation through the use of trading, and goes into how to close the deal.

To request your LinkedIn Learning account email ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

Excel 2021 Essential Training
Course link.

Excel, the popular spreadsheet program from Microsoft, is an essential tool for many professional roles. In this course, Jess Stratton shows you the ins and outs of the 2021 release. Jess begins with how to navigate Excel and how to create, open and save a file. Next, she shows you how to enter, format, autofill and edit text, as well as how to copy and delete cell data, merge cells and more. Jess explains how to work with sheets, then dives into the myriad adjustments and customizations you can apply to rows and columns. Formulas are at the heart of Excel's ability to perform text or number calculations, so Jess concludes by walking you through formulas and functions, including AutoSum and the very useful XLOOKUP.

To request your LinkedIn Learning account email ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

 

Leadership - It's All About Everyone (Connect Extension)

By Scott Reed, Vice Provost Emeritus, Outreach and Engagement, Oregon State University
Click here to read more.

Essayist William Gibson recently reminded us, “The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet.” The same sentiment is reflected by the Institute for the Future in discussions of leadership in a world characterized by explosive connectivity and disruption and describes literacies for leading in a “VUCA” world: Volatile/Uncertain/Complex/Ambiguous. The institute further observes that in the next 10 years, leadership will be more distributed and that rock star leaders will be rarer.

Image by Tumisu from Pixabay

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Everyone can learn something new.
ANR Learning & Development
Find webinar announcements and recordings here.
learninganddevelopment@ucanr.edu

Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 3:50 PM

L&D: Innovation, Extension conferences, urban ag, culturally responsive ed, neurodiversity, ANR budget perspective


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ANR Learning & Development
Home | Webinar Recordings

Do you have a learning topic you would like to present to our ANR colleagues that covers the ANR Strategic Plan 20-25 or one of these four strategic learning goals? Submit your webinar idea here.

Check below for upcoming opportunities or ICYMI (in case you missed it) recordings. 

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

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Extension Methods & Delivery

Edtech and Teachers: Selecting Products to Support Diverse Learners (Sponsored by Digital Promise)
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Pacific

Click here for more information and to register.
A Learner Variability Project national survey of American public school parents and teachers found that teachers more comfortable with edtech were significantly less likely to say the pandemic has worsened their ability to work with each student's learner variability.

Yet, as our speakers will address, before developing a comfort with edtech is the need to understand the why within each student—their variability that can change over time and context. In this edWebinar, we will discuss:

  • How equity, accessibility, and supporting the whole learner give products more opportunities to address the needs of the full diversity of learners
  • Resources for teachers on how they can enable features that make tools they use more accessible
  • Access to clear and trustworthy information about edtech to ensure teachers can easily find tools that align with their priorities
  • Internal school district decision-making processes for tech tool selection

This edWebinar will be of interest to pre-K to grade 12 teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, ELL educators, and those involved in the edtech community. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Innovation Skill-Building Experience (Q4, Session 2)
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021
Click here to learn more and to register.

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.

Southern Region NUEL Urban Agriculture Zoom
Friday, Nov. 19, 2021
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Pacific
Click to learn more.

The Southern Region National Urban Extension Leaders Network will again host quarterly webinars during 2021-22. We will be covering the topic of Urban Agriculture: Extension programs/initiatives that support local food production in urban communities, whether through commercial farming, school, and community-based gardening, or home food production.

Our guest will be Dr. Drew Carson from the University of the District of Columbia. We will also have "lightning presentations" from three Southern Region agents/educators.

Zoom Link: https://uky.zoom.us/j/86193898011

2021 NAEPSDP Annual Conference (Virtual)
National Association of Extension Programs and Staff Development Professionals
Tuesday, Nov. 30 - Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021

Click here for more information and to register.
Click here for tentative schedule.
The theme of this year's conference is "Moving forward in a new world."

We are looking forward to getting together virtually to again interact with colleagues and share ideas and successes!

29 Days Left to Submit Presentation Proposals for the 2022 National Urban Extension Conference
Monday, May 23 - Thursday, May 26, 2022, Camden, New Jersey
Click here to learn more and register.

This event provides an opportunity for Extension professionals and applied researchers to share research and innovative educational strategies that address the needs of urban, suburban, and peri-urban populations as well as urban-rural interdependencies. The Conference will take place in Camden, New Jersey--part of the Camden-Philadelphia metro area! Learn more.

A Non-Traditional Route to Delivering Traditional Extension Programs
Recording (July 2021)

Master Gardeners, Youth Development and Field Days are a mainstay for most Extension programs. The pandemic allowed the Harris County (Texas) ANR unit to develop educational outreach programs that were only concepts prior to COVID-19 restrictions. We will look at what was implemented, what we learned and what's next. Julie Robinson will discuss the efforts of Virtual Field Tours that began before the pandemic and then improved and enhanced during the pandemic.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension's Presentation: Slide deck.
Virtual Field Tours/Trip Presentation: Slide deck.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Perspectives: Culturally Responsive Place-based Education Series
Thursdays - Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Pacific 
Click here to learn more and to register.

The Michigan State University Extension Tollgate Farm and Education Center is hosting a virtual professional development panel discussion series for formal and non-formal educators about learning to better incorporate the perspectives of those with whom we work in schools and educational programs. Moderators and panelists from each community provide a chance for educators to deepen their teaching practice in a safe online space for open conversation and community. SCHECHs are available for teachers.

Perspectives: Culturally Responsive Place-Based Education will begin November 4, 2021, with a session on indigenous perspectives and experiences of maple sugaring, especially as they connect to schools and place-based education centers.

Nov. 4 – Incorporating Indigenous Perspectives and Maple Sugaring Experiences in Place-based Teaching and Learning
Dec. 2 - Incorporating Black Perspectives in Place-Based Teaching and Learning
Feb. 3 - Special Needs Perspectives and PBE In and Beyond the Classroom
March 3 - Engaging with LGTBQ+IA Communities in PBE in Formal and Non-Formal Settings
April 7 - A Latinx Lens: Incorporating Latinx Perspectives through Place-Based Educational Programming
May 5 -Incorporating Asian Principles, Practices, and People in Community- and Place-Based Learning

 

UC SAREP Racial Equity in Extension Webinar
Session 5: Understanding Disparities in Farmland Ownership
Friday, Nov. 19, 2021
1:30-3 p.m. (Pacific Time)

 

The goal of the UC SAREP Racial Equity in Extension webinar series is to provide a foundation of knowledge for extension professionals to foster relationships of trust with farmers, ranchers, and other land managers of color who have historically been underserved by extension institutions. By unpacking the history of how land is owned and by whom, this session seeks to draw attention to the importance of prioritizing equitable land ownership/tenure.

 

Who Should Attend:

 

Anyone who works in an extension capacity, including with organizations such as UC Cooperative Extension, Resource Conservation Districts, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and related agencies and organizations.

 

It is not necessary to have attended the previous webinars in the series to sign up for the upcoming webinars.

 

Description: Land is foundational to food production, and access to land is a critical issue for the next generation of farmers. Yet ownership of farmland in the United States is vastly unequal, with White people owning 98%. This webinar – the first of two on the topic of land justice – will explore how present-day trends in farmland ownership are rooted in colonization, land appropriation/theft, discrimination, and violence. The webinar will also recognize ways in which Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color in California have always resisted racism and affirmed lasting ties to the land. Part two – the final webinar in our 6-part series, to be held in December – will highlight organizations working towards land justice solutions and how extension professionals might engage them.

 

Panelists:

 

  • Brittani Orona is an enrolled member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe and an incoming Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies at San Diego State University. Her research focuses on Hupa, Yurok, and Karuk perspectives of visual sovereignty, memory, human and water rights on the Klamath River Basin.
  • Caroline Collins, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Fellow at UC San Diego and the producer of the Cal Ag Roots podcast series "We Are Not Strangers Here," which shines a light on African Americans in the history of California agriculture and rural communities.
  • Nikiko Masumoto is a yonsei (4th generation) farmer on her family's organic peach farm and the co-founder of Yonsei Memory Project, which creates inter-generational spaces for ‘memory keeping' within the Japanese American community and in alliance with other communities and movements for justice and healing.
  • Megan Horst, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University and author of the 2018 article “Racial, ethnic and gender inequities in farmland ownership and farming in the US”. 

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Registration/Logistics: Email UC ANR Program Support or call (530) 750-1361
Program Content: Gwenael Engelskirchen or Sonja Brodt

 

 

 

Making the Unconscious Conscious: Understanding and Mitigating Bias (UC Learning Center Course)
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 
1 – 4 p.m.
Virtual Instructor-led Training

Thursday, May 26, 2022 
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Virtual Instructor-led Training

Click to register and for more information.
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. This session includes an exploration of how the pandemic has impacted this area of diversity, equity and inclusion. NOTE: Class is subject to a minimum enrollment of 15 to proceed. Register with the wait-list if the class is full.

Save the Date: Understanding Neurodiversity: Breaking barriers
Wednesday Dec. 8, 2021
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Presented by Steve Ruder from the MIND Institute's Resource Center. Mr. Ruder assists families and people with disabilities who have questions regarding high school transition, adult services, and employment. Steve is the facilitator for the Northern California Business Advisory Council. He also assists families with questions regarding supported decision-making before considering conservatorship. Please contact Steve at sruder@ucdavis.edu to schedule an appointment.

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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Building Support

Open Forum/Questions for Office of Contracts and Grants
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021
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 Kathy Nolan, Kim Lamar and the Office of Contracts & Grants team for an open forum to answer your questions. If possible, please send questions to kdlamar@ucanr.edu in advance (not required) for an informative discussion.

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

A State Perspective on Budget - Best Arguments for Increasing Funding
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021
Noon-12:30 p.m.

Presented by our new Vice Provost of Research and Extension, David Bunn. Description coming.

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

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Office, Team and Personal Management 

Unafraid: How to Speak Up About Things That Matter (From the people who brought us Crucial Conversations, Crucial Learning® (formerly Vital Smarts®)
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021
10 – 10:45 a.m. Pacific
Click here to learn more and register.

Afraid to speak up? You're not alone. Our latest research shows 9 out of 10 people have felt emotionally or physically unsafe to speak their mind at least a few times in the past 18 months.

But what's really driving our silence? Are we just victims of divisive current events and a volatile social landscape?

The truth is, we've always struggled to master Crucial Conversations. It's also true that today's topics are so divisive and so difficult that they reveal, more than ever before, our style when under stress. And if we're not lashing out in anger, disrespect, and judgment, we're retreating entirely from social discourse.

The good news is we have more control than we think. Our study of 1,300 people found a correlation between the stories we tell ourselves about those who disagree with us and our confidence and ability to engage in dialogue. When we master our stories, we control our fear and ultimately the outcome of the conversation.

Join Joseph Grenny and Emily Gregory, co-authors of the new third edition of Crucial Conversations. In this 45-minute webinar, Joseph and Emily will share results from our fascinating study and talk about what we can do to confidently and civilly speak up.

Change Management for Managers and Supervisors (Virtual- UC Davis)
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022
12:30-4:30 p.m.
Click here for more information/registration.

Managers are critical to change success; however, they sometimes underestimate their role or are unsure how to fulfill it. Change Management for Managers and Supervisors provides people managers with the tools and skills necessary to understand and process change themselves, while proactively leading their teams through change.

In this program, participants will:

  • Gain an appreciation for the impact of change management on organizational results
  • Understand foundational aspects of change management and the critical role managers play in the change process
  • Learn a practical framework for planning for the many organizational changes that impact them and their teams
  • Understand how to plan for and manage resistance to change

Technology Courses (UC Davis Learning Center)
Click here to learn more and register.

Collaboration Apps? UC Cyber Security Awareness? Database management? Or maybe Acrobat, PPT, Outlook or Excel?
Find courses on the UC Davis UC Learning Center and boost your technology versatility!

Project Management Foundations (LinkedIn Learning)
Click here to access course

Project management is a set of techniques that anyone can apply to achieve goals and make projects more successful. Project management can be used to guide small, simple projects as well as complex enterprise-wide initiatives. Bonnie Biafore has always been fascinated by how things work and how to make things work better. In this course, she explains the fundamentals of project management, from establishing project goals and objectives and building a project plan to managing resources and work, meeting deadlines, and closing the project. Along the way, she provides tips for communicating, holding meetings, keeping a project on track, and gaining customer acceptance. 

Request your LinkedIn Learning account by emailing ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing (LinkedIn Learning)
Click here to access course

With easy-to-understand examples, Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty shares ways you can instantly make your writing better, including using active voice, writing with rhythm, and using commas like a pro. She also dispels a few common grammar myths, gives pointers for breaking up run-on sentences, and much more. Watch just one video or the whole series of these quick tip videos any time you want to improve your writing skills.

  • Differentiate between making nouns and pronouns possessive.
  • Explore the differences between necessary and unnecessary prepositions.
  • Explore the nuances of quotation marks rules and how to use quotation marks properly while writing.
  • Identify when to use a serial comma to separate items in a list.
  • Recognize how to use quotation marks after introductory phrases and how to use commas to separate independent clauses.
  • Recognize that lowering the grade level of your writing can involves using shorter words and shorter sentences.
  • Recognize the types of omissions that can create run-on sentence and explore methods for fixing run-on sentences.

Request your LinkedIn Learning account by emailing ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

Manage Your Well-being as a Leader
Click here to access course.

Research shows that today's leaders are suffering from poor well-being and mental health issues more so than ever before. Too often, they put the needs of the business or their team before their own needs. But, much like airline pre-flight instructions to “put your oxygen mask on first, before helping others,” leaders need to take a similar approach by managing their own well-being first. By doing so, they can become role models for their employees and build stronger team relationships that lead to better health and productivity outcomes. In this course, New York Times bestselling author, researcher, and workplace expert Dan Schawbel gives leaders the inspiration, advice, and real-world examples to guide them on their journey to better well-being.

Request your LinkedIn Learning account by emailing ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

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Find webinar announcements and recordings here.
learninganddevelopment@ucanr.edu

 

Posted on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 10:38 AM

L&D - Planning & evaluation, advocacy, Giving Tuesday, foreign disclosures

Be a part of the ANR Learning Culture. Find upcoming learning opportunities below.

 

 

 

 

 

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ANR Learning & Development
Webinar Recordings

Extension Methods & Delivery
Building Support

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Office, Team and Personal Management

Do you have a learning topic you would like to present to our ANR colleagues that covers the ANR Strategic Plan 20-25 or one of these four strategic learning goals? Submit your webinar idea here.
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EXTENSION METHODS & DELIVERY

2021 Planning and Evaluation Capacity Building Trainings
Every Tuesday in October & November
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; except the last session is 2-4 p.m.
Click here to register.

These online interactive trainings are designed to help with planning your projects/programs, engaging diverse audiences, civil rights compliance/affirmative action, and evaluating your projects/programs. Many UCCE examples are highlighted. This is a nine-part series being offered a la carte, select whichever interests you!

Trainings are hosted by Katherine Webb-Martinez and Kit Alviz from UC ANR Program Planning and Evaluation; Vikram Koundinya, UCCE evaluation specialist, UC Davis; Roshan Nayak, UC ANR 4-H evaluation coordinator; and David White, UC ANR Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

FORMAT: Flipped classroom approach, where participants review presentation recordings and materials BEFORE the training. During the training there is a short recap, and the focus of the live Zoom meeting is to practice hands-on activities and ask questions.

PRE-WORK: Please plan to complete 15 to 60+ minutes of pre-work for each training; this will be emailed 1 to 2 weeks before each training.

Who should attend? UCCE academics, community educator specialists and other program staff. New employees are highly encouraged; taking the entire series can build overall program development competencies.

The presentations will be recorded and posted on Learning & Development and UCCE Program Evaluation.
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GIS Data Workshops - Fall Line Up Link to Courses

The Informatics and GIS (IGIS) program is pleased to announce our 2021 fall lineup of GIS and data workshops. All workshops (with one exception) are online and free, with required registration and additional information that can be found on the IGIS Training page. Additionally, all UC ANR employees and workshop alumni are eligible to sign up for IGIS Office Hours for a wide range of consultations on geospatial and data topics. Hope to see you there!

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BUILDING SUPPORT

Best practices for building relationships with elected officials and developing support for your program.
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021
12 -12:30 p.m.

Building support within your community is key to the success of your programs, and that community includes local elected officials. This WebANR will focus on best practices for building and maintaining relationships with elected officials and their staff. It will also help you understand how to best communicate your impacts in a manner that government officials understand and can easily digest. Sneak-peek: one-pagers are your friend and regular contact is crucial. Join Anne Megaro for this 30-minute WebANR.

Note - This session will not be recorded. Video on is highly recommended. Participation expected!

Zoom https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/751701428?pwd=Q1ZrbUtoQVJwMXJVRkQydUlwNytJQT09
Password: 4Learning | +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 751 701 428
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Foreign Engagement: Disclosures to UC ANR and Research Sponsors
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021
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. With Kathy Nolan.

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

Giving Tuesday: Strategies for Success
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021
12 - 12:45 p.m.

This webinar is inspired by the global giving movement known as #GivingTuesday, following Thanksgiving and kicking off the year-end giving season. Learn how UC ANR can capitalize on this day of giving and raise funds for our local programs using resources available from the statewide office. 2020 marked UC ANR's most successful #GivingTuesday yet with dozens of groups raising funds for county-based use. UC ANR Director of Annual Giving and Donor Stewardship, Emily Delk and Social Media Strategist, Dora Garay will present social media toolkits, timelines, and recommended campaign strategies for success. Presented by Emily Delk, director of Annual Giving and Donor Stewardship and Dora Garay, social media strategist.

Zoom: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/97664360999
Meeting ID: 976 6436 0999 
+1 669 900 6833 US | One tap mobile +16699006833,,97664360999# US 

Open Forum/Questions for Office of Contracts and Grants
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021
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 Kathy Nolan, Kim Lamar and the Office of Contracts and Grants 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. Email questions to kdlamar@ucanr.edu.

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

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

UC SAREP Racial Equity in Extension Webinar Series #3 and #4

Part 2: Leadership and perspectives of farmers of color in sustainable agriculture
Friday, Oct.15, 2021
1:30 - 3 p.m. PDT

Click here for more information and to register.
This session will explore how farmers of color have led the way in farming a sustainable landscape, and how their worldviews and cultures contribute to the way they tend the land.

Panelists:

  • Genesis Martinez, Soul Fire Farm Speakers Collective
  • Samuel Sandoval-Solis, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis

Contacts for More Information
Registration and Logistics: UC ANR Program Support, (530) 750-1361 (messages only)
Program Content: Stephanie Parreira or Sonja Brodt

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Making the Unconscious Conscious: Understanding and Mitigating Bias (UC Learning Center Course)

Oct. 27, 2021 
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hamilton Room, Heitman Staff Learning Center

March 8, 2022 
1 – 4 p.m.
Virtual Instructor-led Training

May 26, 2022 
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Virtual Instructor-led Training

Click to register and for more information.

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. This session includes an exploration of how the pandemic has impacted this area of diversity, equity and inclusion. NOTE: Class is subject to a minimum enrollment of 15 to proceed. Register with the waitlist if the class is full.

Registration now open for Othering and Belonging Conference (UC Berkeley)
Oct. 18-19, 2021
Click here to register.
Click here for information on fees, which are tiered.

“Risk and the Courage to Bridge" is the theme of UC Berkeley's Othering & Belonging Conference. Strong on vision and hope, scholarship and strategy, it includes poets and well-known book authors.

In the introduction video, john a. powell, director of the Othering and Belonging Institute, says, "There are two competing visions, or stories, that are emerging in the world today, and one story is a story about a smaller and smaller we that's hierarchical, that's based in fear. And the other vision is an expanding we, where we share with each other—we share the Earth, we share our dreams, and we learn to care and love each other, in our similarities and our difference. And those visions are competing with each other across the globe. We're great because of the future we are building together. So it's not who were we, it's who will we be, who are we becoming. And all of you become a bridge, become an author, of that future."

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Analytical Skills Development Series (UC Learning Center Course)
Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1 and more offerings.
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Instructor-led Training
Click to register and for more information.

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.

  • Session 1-2: Essential Analytical Skills
  • Session 3: Critical Thinking Tools
  • Session 4: Analytical Writing Skills
  • Session 5: Problem Solving Tools 

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Writing for and Presenting to Executives - 2-day training (UC Learning Center Course)

Oct. 25 & 27, 2021 and other dates.
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Instructor-led Training

Click to register and for more information.

Writing and presenting are unique skill-sets, each requiring competence in communication—and confidence. However, even people experienced in both can feel some dread knowing they'll eventually be evaluated and questioned by an executive team.

During the course we'll review business writing basics, like plain language and active/passive voice, and you will learn a process to give you consistent results every time. We'll explore how to transform your writing into a concise, coherent, and clear presentation. We'll also discuss best practices for presenting to executives, including knowing your audience, having a clear call to action, and avoiding annoying habits.

Everyone will draft an executive-ready document (Day 1) and present it to the class, receiving feedback (Day 2).

Accomplishing More with Less (UC Learning Center Course)
Oct. 28, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Virtual Instructor-led Training

Click to register and for more information.

This workshop is designed for business professionals who are responsible for important projects and initiatives and who want to get outstanding results accomplished. The workshop covers topics relating to managing time, managing priorities, managing to-do lists, organizing e-mail, electronic documents, papers, and most importantly being invigorated and re-energized in the workplace and elsewhere.

Customer Service Essentials (UC Learning Center course)
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021
1 – 4:30 p.m.
Click here to register.

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021
1:30 – 5 p.m.
Click here to register.

This course focuses on customer service essentials that elevate service levels, whether interacting with internal or external customers.

Everyone has experienced superb customer service as well as difficult interactions both as a customer receiving service and as an employee dealing with unhappy customers. In addition to fun and informative learning activities, through this course you will gain insights, tips and skills for dealing with difficult customer situations. You will then apply those skills to specific workplace scenarios. This interactive course is for anyone interested in maximizing the essentials of customer service in their organization. This course's individual and team activities will stimulate interest and reinforce key concepts that participants can apply immediately to their work at UC Davis.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be better prepared to:

  • Understand what customer service skills are essential to any job
  • Anticipate and meet customer expectations

Apply appropriate strategies for dealing with customers in a variety of situations

Growing as a Community: Healing our Trauma and Managing our Toxic Stress - Part I (Virtual - UC Davis)

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021
12 - 1:30 p.m.
Click here to register and for more information.

Join us in this Growing as a Community series: Healing our Trauma and Managing our Toxic Stress. Many of us experience individual and collective trauma, the secondary traumas of our professions, and are managing toxic levels of stress. There are days when it can feel overwhelming and the versions of “self-care” we see on social media feel expensive, out of reach, and unrealistic. The good news is neuroscience can help! We have it within ourselves.

Leadership in the City - Urban Extension Leadership (online course)
January – May 2022
Click here to register and for more information.

Urban Extension Leadership (online course) Focused on Extension in large cities? Ready to improve your knowledge, skills and results? Participate in this professional development program with your urban Extension peers from across the country. A complete course schedule is posted at go.osu.edu/urbanleadership.

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ANR Learning & Development

Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 4:03 PM

Learning & Development - Community engagement, social media, leadership, designing presentations


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ANR Learning & Development Webpage
Webinar Recordings

Be a part of the ANR Learning Culture. Find upcoming and ICYMI (in case you missed it) webinars and resources in these following sections:

Extension Deliver
Diversity Equity, and Inclusion
Office, Team, and Personal Management
Building Support

Do you have a learning topic you would like to present to our ANR colleagues that covers the ANR Strategic Plan 20-25 or one of these four strategic learning goals? Submit your webinar idea here.


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EXTENSION DELIVERY

ICYMI - The Power of Stories in Extension and Behavior Change: Insights of a Professional StoryTeller (Video) Douglas Gayeton, Founder of Lexicon (August 24, 2021).

Impact Collaborative Innovation Facilitator Training (Q3, Part I) (Connect Extension)
Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Click here to register.

Become an innovation facilitator!

Are you someone who is always looking for new ways to improve? Do you like adopting innovative ideas and helping others along the way? Would you like to be a leader who helps teams design cutting edge programs/projects that make real impact? If so, please consider joining our innovation facilitator team! Click here to read more.

Our innovation facilitator training provides you with a new way of looking at innovation. Once trained, you are an invaluable asset in helping teams develop projects or programs more quickly and connect them with national resources. You will use our innovation incubator process to bring fresh ideas aligned with institutional goals to every team you work with.

Today, there are 151 Innovation Facilitators across Cooperative Extension working to synergize innovative efforts in their own states, institutions, and supporting regional & national teams.

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Social Media - How to Increase Engagement
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021
12 - 12:30 pm

Join Doralica Garay, our new social media expert to learn how social media best practices can help increase online engagement.

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

Save the Date: Annual Conference – National Association of Extension Programs and Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP) Moving Forward in a New World
Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2021

This will be the association's second virtual conference. As we were able to demonstrate in 2020, due to the expertise and flexibility of our membership, the association can conduct an excellent and productive virtual conference.To see a tentative agenda for the conference, go to: 2021 NAEPSDP Conference Tentative Schedule.
We are looking forward to getting together virtually to again interact with colleagues and share ideas and successes!

Rev-up Your Virtual Leadership Series: Rev-up the Focus!
Sept. 22, 2021

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PDT
Click here to register.

This four-part series is part of our Impact Collaborative program and is for Extension Directors and Administrators, and Extension Program Leaders from Extension Foundation Member Institutions. Rev-up Your Virtual Leadership includes discussions on how to lead when we've lost the ability to put a hand on a shoulder.

Part III: Rev-Up the Focus!
Deciding what not to do is just as important as deciding what to do. Being “busy” is the easy choice. Learn the secret to doing the right things!

The SEED Method: An Evidence-Based Method for Engaging Communities (Connect Extension)
SEED Method Technical Office Hour
Upcoming office hours:

  • Wednesday Sept. 22, 2021, Noon PDT
  • Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, 10 a.m. PDT
  • Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, Noon PDT

What are the office hours?  One-hour sessions offered from August through October 2021,  to provide a forum for you and your team to bring your questions on applying the SEED method and/or SEED method tools to your research or action planning project.
Who are these office hours for?

  • Anyone, any institution or any team that has attended a previous webinar and is interested in using the SEED Method or any of the SEED Method tools for their project!
  • All subgroup members interested in using the SEED Method or any of the SEED Method tools.
  • Anyone or any institution that has heard about the SEED Method and is thinking of using it for your research, program implementation, or action planning, but still has questions.

Zoom link for all sessions: https://zoom.us/j/93497838827.

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Annual Project & Program Summit - Impact Collaborative
Oct. 5 - 7, 2021
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PDT

Click here to register

Location: Virtual
Registration Deadline: Sept. 17, 2021

The Extension Foundation invites teams of Cooperative Extension faculty, staff and their community partners from member institutions to its annual Impact Collaborative Project & Program Summit.

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.     

Registration Information: The Impact Collaborative Summit is a team event. All participants must be part of a team to participate. Community partners are encouraged to participate on teams. We highly recommend sending teams that include three to eight individuals focused on a project or program aligned with state/institutional strategic priorities and/or community issues.

Extension Foundation Update
By Aaron Weibe

Created by Extension directors and administrators starting in 2001, the Extension Foundation facilitates and supports the success of Extension professionals and systems. The bylaws state the foundation's purpose is "Helping Cooperative Extension professionals make a visible and measurable impact on local issues." The Extension Foundation mid-year update details funding, impacts and progress towards helping Cooperative Extension professionals advance their work. A timeline of the history, including the logo change from eXtension to the Extension Foundation is available here. The Foundation Board of Directors, who are also members of the Cooperative Extension Section, are listed here.

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DIVERSITY EQUITY INCLUSION

Is it Bullying? Awareness, Understanding & Strategies in Dealing with Abrasive Behaviors in the Workplace
Sept. 8, 2021 (virtual)
8:30 a.m. –12 p.m.
Virtual instructor-led Ttaining

Nov. 18, 2021 (in person and more dates)
1–4:30 p.m.
In-person
Click here for more information.
Click here to register.

Participants will learn skills for responding to abrasive behaviors in the workplace, examine one's own behavior (self-reflection) that impacts interaction with colleagues and workplace climate, and explore strategies for empowering ourselves and others in cultivating inclusive work environments. Throughout the course, participants will have the opportunity to discuss hypothetical workplace case studies and apply various proactive and response strategies to these cases. NOTE: Class is subject to a minimum enrollment of 15 to proceed. If the class is filled, request to be added to the wait-list.

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Land-Grab Universities: Owning the truth and sharing the path to making amends
Oct. 6, 2021, 9-11 a.m. PDT

Additional info and registration: https://u.osu.edu/landgranttruth/speaker-series/

As an aside, if you're curious to see where the Morrill Act land grants in California were located, there's an interactive map at http://bit.ly/ca-morrill-map. An interesting fact is only 8.5% of the 1.7 million acres transferred in California under the Morrill Act went to support UC. The rest went to fund the endowments of land grant institutions in other states (click here to see which state got the most land in California).

Connecting DEI and Employee Experience Initiatives (Gartner)
Published May 19, 2021 - ID G00750845 - 6 min. read
By Human Resources Research Team

Initiatives:

To create a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all employees, HR professionals must integratediversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy into organizational employee experience practices. Many organizations focus on DEI as a set of initiatives with outcomes that are different and separate from those of employee experience initiatives. However, to realize a fully diverse and inclusive workforce, DEI must be integrated into employee experience.

HR professionals are investing heavily in employee experience improvements to increase employees' satisfaction, including onboarding updates, flexible work policies, parental leave and L&D programs. HR professionals are even adding DEI-related investments into their employee experience improvements, including DEI training and diversity recruiting. Despite these efforts, only 13% of employees indicate they are currently fully satisfied with their experience.

To be fully satisfied with their experience, employees need to be able to bring their full selves to work without negative repercussions. Eighty-two percent of employees say it's important for their organizations to see them as a person, not just an employee; however, only 45% of employees believe their organizations actually see them this way. When organizations see employees as people, they invest in creating an environm­­ent that is inclusive, where employees feel like they are safe and belong. By integrating DEI into the employee experience rather than adding on DEI investments, employees can more comfortably bring their full selves to work. Click here to read more. All ANR employees have free access to Gartner. To register enter your name and ANR email address here.

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OFFICE, TEAM and PERSONAL MANAGEMENT

Customer Service Essentials (UC Learning Center course)
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021
1 – 4:30 p.m.
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Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021
1:30 – 5 p.m.
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This course focuses on customer service essentials that elevate service levels, whether interacting with internal or external customers.

Everyone has experienced superb customer service as well as difficult interactions both as a customer receiving service and as an employee dealing with unhappy customers. In addition to fun and informative learning activities, through this course you will gain insights, tips and skills for dealing with difficult customer situations. You will then apply those skills to specific workplace scenarios. This interactive course is for anyone interested in maximizing the essentials of customer service in their organization. This course's individual and team activities will stimulate interest and reinforce key concepts that participants can apply immediately to their work. 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be better prepared to:

  • Understand what customer service skills are essential to any job
  • Anticipate and meet customer expectations

Apply appropriate strategies for dealing with customers in a variety of situations.

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Moving Your Training Online (part of the Train-the-Trainer series – UC Davis)
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 
9 a.m. - Noon
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Are you tasked with moving your training online? Are Google searches leaving you overwhelmed with too much information? In this interactive course, you will decipher the language and the best practices for virtual training. See the options you have for engagement, practice and learner involvement through your own involvement in practical, repeatable activities. You'll leave class with templates, resources and experience.

If this class is filled, express your interest on the wait-list in the UC Learning Center portal.

Designing a Presentation (LinkedIn Learning)
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Perhaps the most essential skill for all knowledge workers is the ability to design compelling presentations. Whether you're reporting performance metrics, delivering a training or pitching a big idea, you need a presentation to support you and illuminate your speech. In this course, designer Tony Harmer takes you through the essentials of presentation design to give you the tools you'll find most useful in thinking about, designing and building successful presentations. Tony covers a variety of key topics, including moodboards, outlines, layout, type and text, color considerations, graphics, video, charts, transitions and animations. He concludes with some useful advice on finishing touches and follow-ups for your presentation.

This course was created by the American Negotiation Institute. We are pleased to offer this training in our library. To request your LinkedIn Learning account email ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

How to Be Both Assertive and Likeable (LinkedIn Learning)
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Managing the inherent tension between the friendliness that encourages rapport and the assertiveness that is required to be effective can be tricky. In this course, adapted from the American Negotiation Institute podcast Negotiate Anything, Kwame Christian discusses with Hamilton Chan how to build rapport, stand your ground, and manage the flow of information. Hamilton is the head of executive education and visiting professor of business and technology at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and CEO of Coaching for Startups LLC. He explains why rapport is so powerful and provides tips to stay strong at the negotiation table. Plus, learn why it's so important to understand your options before you start difficult conversations.

This course was created by the American Negotiation Institute. We are pleased to offer this training in our library. To request your LinkedIn Learning account email ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu.

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BUILDING SUPPORT

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