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Jul 08

Analytics Webinar

12:00 pm EDT

Digital media is at the front of most marketing and strategic plans for business and organizations. It’s not easy to know how to track the success of your campaigns and your websites which is why keeping up with analytics and trends in optimization is key.

For more information: http://www.extension.umd.edu/womeninag/webinars

To register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wednesday-webinars-registration-11452674257

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Jul 08

Engaging Students in Wicked Problems: Strategies for inspiring and preparing students to tackle messy, place-based challenges

1:00 pm EDT

Please join the Capacity Building Work Team in the Children and Youth Institute at Michigan State University Extension for the following webinar featuring Dr. Danielle Lake from Grand Valley State University – Engaging Students in Wicked Problems: Strategies for inspiring and preparing students to tackle messy, place-based challenges.

How can we prepare students to tackle wicked problems?  What pedagogical methods can be used to address interdependent, high-stakes systemic problems in our communities?

This webinar will suggest we need to pursue an experiential, collaborative learning model: working across networks, disciplines, and institutions in order to tackle our social messes. Participants will discover strategies and explore possible methods for better preparing students to collaboratively tackle the wicked problems within their field.

This webinar will take place on July 8 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All are welcome to attend.



Jul 14

Using Ripple Effects Mapping to Determine Your Program Outcomes

2:00 pm EDT

Description:  Identifying the impacts of community development work is often challenging due to the time lag between knowledge gained, behaviors undertaken and impacts realized. Pre-post evaluations and follow-up surveys aren’t guaranteed to elicit all the indirect “ripple effects” of a program. Someone who takes a leadership course might credit the knowledge and confidence gained with starting a community garden, but not the spin-offs resulting from the garden or work with partners. This webinar will share how to facilitate the Ripple Effects Mapping (REM) technique starting with a focus group setting where storytelling initiates the process. Groups build on these stories, while the facilitator maps the accomplishments, partnerships, unique contributions and gaps in delivery identified by participants. By visualizing all the things that happened as a result of a program, the process can show communities, program leaders and funders how their work interacts with the community system. We will describe how the mapping process has been used in a number of states and settings and there have been variations in how it has been implemented. Instructions will be provided for coding to the Community Capitals Framework and digitizing the maps.

Where to register: Click here.

About the presenters:  Debra Hansen, Extension Associate Professor, Washington State University Extension and Lorie Higgins, Extension Specialist, University of Idaho Extension.   

Questions: Please contact Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman (hmm1@cornell.edu).

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