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Ecosystem Services – The Significance of Contributions by Invasive Plant Species

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm EST

The threat to natural systems by invasive plant species was the topic of a one day symposium at the annual meetings of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. Experts in biological systems, ecological restoration, computational technologies and policy development spoke to a...

NCRCRD: Where to from here? Future trends impacting Cooperative Extension

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Jerry Thomas

"2010 North Central Regional Center for Rural Development Speakers Series" focuses on ways that Extension systems can engage and collaborate better using new organizational systems and tools. To help achieve this goal we will sponsor a series of web-based sessions on...

The Mobile Web

Friday, January 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Ray Kimsey

Ray Kimsey will talk about mobile web. Description: The growth in mobile web usage is now 8x the growth in desktop web growth and smartphone sales are expected to surpass PC sales this year. With HTML5 and CSS3 ready for action is it time you rethink how you create...

Creating Valuable Content That Converts

Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm EST

On-Line Presence Webinar Series - Scott Wild - presenting - Just creating a website and filling it with content is simply not enough any more. It's important that you create content that is valuable to your audience

Institutional Team Web Conference - January 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Terry Meisenbach

Happy New Year!!! Our first Institutional Team Web Conference will be January 4 at 2:30 p.m. ET. Start your new year off with a bang by joining us. We'll be featuring reports on various aspects of eXtension PLUS some reports from your peer institutions on new activities...

Interactivity in Online Trainings: Keeping Your Audience Engaged

Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Janet Sylvia

Interactivity increases retention, communicates high expectations, and involves participants in the learning process. At the same time, it can be challenging to design online seminars with interactivity in mind. In this session we will provide 20 ideas for keeping your online...

Markers for Success: Getting Started with Your CoP Evaluation Efforts

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Michael Lambur

The focus of this session is to provide an overview of the stages of CoP development and the corresponding evaluation activities that should be conducted—markers for success—to document participation, engagement, and outcomes the CoP has achieved. Special emphasis will be...

Social Media Guidelines and Policies

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Rhonda Conlon, Elizabeth Gregory North, Anne Adrian, DeeAnna Adkins, Peg Shuffstall

Does your organization have employees who use social media tools to do their jobs? Join the ACE Leadership and Management SIG's panel discussion about social media policies and guidelines. The panel includes Rhonda Conlon at NCSU, Elizabeth Gregory North at TAMU, Anne Adrian...

The Future of Work and Its Impact on Extension Systems

Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Kevin Gamble

In the networked society ideas have become the new global currency. The economies of developed countries have evolved to the point now where creativity and innovation are our primary product. Michael Walden, an economist at my own institution, North Carolina State University,...

Facebook Privacy

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by John Dorner, Kyleen Burgess

Are you concerned about your privacy on Facebook? Facebook wants you to share just about everything with everyone. In most cases, that is not what YOU want. In this session we'll show you how to make it so you share only what you want only with the people you want. ---...

Question Wrangler Monthly Meetup - November 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Kevin Gamble, Beth Raney

An opportunity for state Question Wranglers who help with questions submitted via Ask an Expert by the public at, to get familiar with your role, the tools available to make it easier, and share experiences & tips. (for eXtension Question Wranglers)...

Getting Started with Ask an Expert

Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Aaron Hundley, Beth Raney

This session will be a general session on Ask an Expert and how to get started using the system. It will include how to's such as signing up to receive questions, receiving questions, replying and answering questions, assigning questions to other experts, interacting with...

Core Competencies for Extension professionals

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Graham Cochran, Scott Scheer

The 21st century is a time of change for Extension organizations; a time when more than ever, success depends on the knowledge and capabilities of employees. In this changing environment, authors in human resource management and specifically Extension organizations recommend...

TERSSA Conference - Business Meeting

Friday, November 12, 2010 at 3:30 pm EST - Presented by Mary Baronet

The Extension and Research Support Staff Association (TERSSA) virtual conference, Friday, November 12, 2010. The Extension and Research Support Staff Business Meeting. * New officer voting. * How to become involved with eXtension. Participants: ------------ Brenda Milner,...

TERSSA Conference - "Take-Charge Leadership" by Allisen Penn

Friday, November 12, 2010 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Allisen Penn

The Extension and Research Support Staff Association (TERSSA) virtual conference, Friday, November 12, 2010. Effective leaders have a positive influence on the people around them – up, down, and across the organization. This session will guide you through a series of...