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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Beth Raney

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 you will see a new look and features at This site for professional development for all of Cooperative Extension has grown over the years, and with the growth, a need for more engagement and opportunity for learning to take...

An Online Roundtable Discussion of the State of Program and Staff Development in Extension

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Scott Cummings, Debra Davis

This session will focus on the state of program and staff development in Extension. Specifically, we will discuss such items as: How is PSD work done in your institution? How has the work you do in PSD changed in recent years? What are the biggest challenges you face as a PSD...

Developing iPhone apps

Friday, April 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Chris LaBelle

Have you been wondering what it would take to develop an iPhone application? Is it worth the time and effort? Chris LaBelle, from Oregon State University Extension, shares more about their recent iPhone development project. Some of the topics that will be covered in this...

Measuring Excellence in Extension

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Carol Whatley, Scott Cummings

This web conference will be presented by Carol Whatley and Scott Cummings. More about the effort can be found at This Professional Development session is offered in partnership with the ACE Leadership & Management SIG.

Open Education, by David Wiley

Monday, March 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT

David Wiley ( is well known for his leadership and advocacy of open content ( We're excited about his willingness to talk with us about the global Open Education Resources (OER) movement, how technology is impacting learning,...

Jargon, Clichés and Other Unfriendlies

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 4:00 pm EDT

The Media Relations SIG will host "Jargon, Clichés and Other Reader Unfriendlies" March 16 at 4 p.m.(EDT) via the Adobe Connect link below. Keith Robinson, Purdue Agricultural Communication news unit coordinator, will discuss how to simplify your writing without...

Leading Others through the Sea of Change

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Mitch Owen

The word of the day is "change". Dr. Mitch Owen will share his thoughts on navigating the changes facing Extension in these challenging economic times. This session is brought to you by the National Association of Extension Program and Staff Development...

Ask an Expert: Strategies Used by an Experienced CoP

Monday, February 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Barbara O'Neill

Learn how one of eXtension's pioneer CoPs, Financial Security for All (FSA), manages the Ask an Expert process from start (incoming consumer questions) to finish (published FAQs). Dr. Barbara O'Neill, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, will discuss strategies that the FSA CoP...

New AaE Features: Ask an Expert Widget Communities

Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Aaron Hundley

Communities have been added for each Ask an Expert (AaE) widget. This allows someone to easily add themself to get questions assigned from the widget, appointment of leaders for widgets, assignee management, mailing lists, and other features brought to you by the Community...

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...

"Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age" Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 3:00 pm EST

We will be having a guided discussion on Clay Shirky's latest book Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age. The plan is for each of us to read the book, and to consider how the concepts presented may impact the Land-Grant system going forward. We will...

The Value of eXtension, Part 2

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Karen Hinton, Keith Smith

The Value of eXtension (Part 2): This is the second of two sessions focusing on eXtension outcomes, impacts and capacity building. Karen Hinton, Dean and Director, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada, and Keith Smith, CES Director, Ohio State University...

The Value of eXtension, Part 1

Monday, February 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Dan Cotton

This is a two part series on the Value of eXtension (Part 1). Part 1, by Dan Cotton, Director of eXtension will focus on program impacts, as well as eXtension tools and services, an overview of the ways eXtension provides value to Cooperative Extension. ---- 43 participants ...

Return on Investment -- Social Media

Monday, January 24, 2011 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Anne Adrian, Eli Sagor, Jennifer O'Leary, Michael Lambur

January 24, 3-4:00 PM Eastern; IT & Marketing SIG Professional Development Offering; Topic: Return on Investment --Social Media Mike Lambur, eXtension, Evaluation Specialist, Eli Sagor, Minnesota, Forestry Specialist, and Dan Toland, Ohio Farm Bureau, will discuss...

Evaluation as Positive Youth Development

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Ben Silliman

The eXtension Evaluation Community of Practice monthly webinar focuses on helping the 4-H community blend youth development and program development to enhance both. Rather than seeing evaluation as "the tail that wags the dog," the presenters (two agents and...