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Creating a Digital Meeting Place to Foster Rural Design

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm EST

In January 2010, the Center for Rural Design at the University of Minnesota held the First International Symposium on Rural Design. Symposium attendees from 17 academic disciplines, government, nonprofit organizations, Extension, and professional practice came from across the...

Public Talk, Public Action: Advancing Civic Capacity to Tackle Tough Issues

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm EST - Presented by Wynne Wright

Helping communities examine public issues -- such as land use, water quality, education, food access, health care, and economic development -- can be challenging to Extension professionals. Without question, many of these issues can be complex and can cut across a range of...

Higher Education Community Engagement in Rural Areas

Friday, February 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Randy Stoecker

This webinar will focus on the characteristics and challenges of higher education community engagement in rural areas. The Rural Alliance for Service Learning, with support of the NCRCRD, has engaged in a yearlong exploration of rural higher education community engagement...

NCRCRD: Brain Research & Change Strategies

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Jerry Thomas

About the webinar: "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...

Learned Approaches to Successful Community Change

Monday, February 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm EST - Presented by Dave Ivan

Many successful community change models are currently being used by community and economic development practitioners. Based on what we have learned about successful community change approaches from 10 noteworthy community development initiatives, this webinar will identify the...

Regional Delivery Systems in Cooperative Extension

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm EST

State Extension Services are facing steep budget cuts and many are reorganizing. Some are narrowing the scope of their services, running the risk of reducing public value leading to further budget cuts. Other states are exploring ways to do more with less by changing the way...

Great Lakes Land Grant Institutions Tribal Water Resources Summit: Outcomes and Next Steps

Friday, January 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm EST

In October of 2010, the College of Menominee Nation and University of Wisconsin-Extension worked with a diverse network of partners to plan and host the Great Lakes Land Grant Institutions Tribal Water Resources Summit. The summit was held at the College of Menominee Nation...

Collaborative Development for Connecting Farms and Community

Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm EST

Join experts in local foods from Nebraska and Iowa as they discuss the opportunities and challenges that exist in today's local food systems. Connecting communities has always been key to success in growing, marketing and selling, and buying and eating local foods. In eastern...

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 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,...

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...