|Rick Klemme, University of Wisconsin; Doug Steele, Texas A&M University; Jim Richards, |
Cornerstone Government Affairs; and Stan Moore, Michigan State University
Virtual Communications Camp Applications Due 4.15.16 – Up to five teams will be selected to participate in the first Virtual Communications Camp, the culmination of an eXtension innovation project awarded in June 2015. Developed and taught by Becky Koch and Bob Bertsch, communications professionals, North Dakota State University, the online camp is based on the successful in-person camp they have been hosting for the last four years. Participants will work on planning their institution's communication strategy (goals, target audiences, key messages, and user scenarios) and applying them to specific tools (web pages, social media posts, news releases, videos) The no-cost, 8-week program begins May 6, 2016. For details, see https://extension.org/2016/04/06/virtual-communication-camp-applications-due-april-15/.
|Chronic Disease Prevention & Management, Health In All Policies Education, |
Health Insurance Literacy, Positive Youth Development for Health,
and Health Literacy Action Teams are listed at http://bit.ly/ECOPHealthTeams
Name JOE Institutional Delegate – Ami Smith, West Virginia State University, ECOP representative to the Extension Journal Inc. Board of Directors, encourages all directors/administrators to name an institutional delegate. During its meeting late March 2016 in Starkville, MS, the Board changed the name from institutional liaison to delegate. They are responsible for maintaining the Journal of Extension’s (JOE) visibility as a professional resource within their institution, engaging in active promotion and marketing of JOE, and informing colleagues about the National Job Bank. Letters were sent to each institution with this request. In other business, the Board considered a special issue on “innovation” and began work on a new strategic plan.
Extension Leaders Highlight PILD Conference This Week – Doug Steele, Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, kicks off the Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) Public Issues Leadership Development conference today in Crystal City, VA. In a separate session, ECOP updates of interest to Extension professionals will be provided along with comments by Sonny Ramaswamy, USDA-NIFA Director, and Tim Cross, University of Tennessee, Chair of the National Impacts Database Committee. The capstone speaker is Chris Geith, CEO, eXtension Foundation. More information about the conference is available at www.jcep.org.
LESS THAN 3 WEEKS LEFT: Awards Reminder-Nominate by 5.1.16 – ECOP in partnership with USDA-NIFA offers the 2016 nomination process for the national Excellence in Extension and Diversity awards. The due date for on-line nominations is May 1, 2016 at 5:00p.m. Pacific Time. For details and to access the online nomination forms go to: http://www.aplu.org/CESawards. Questions can be directed to Sandy Ruble firstname.lastname@example.org, ECOP Staff Associate.