|Rick Klemme, University of Wisconsin, &|
Gary Thompson, Penn State University
|James Trapp, Oklahoma State University, &|
Albert Essel, Lincoln University
|Celvia Stovall, Alabama A&M University, &|
Mike O'Neill, University of Connecticut
Urban Conference Proposals Due 9.30.16 – Proposals for the 2017 National Urban Extension Conference, “Engaging in Collective Purpose”, are due the end of this month. The conference in metropolitan Minneapolis, MN, May 8 – 11, 2017 will include presentations and applied research on urban programs with impact along with how to position your Extension office or program in your urban community, how you attract and retain personnel in highly competitive environments, and creative and effective partnerships. See https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/urbanextensionconference2017/call-for-proposals.
Cultural Competency Workshop – Those attending NAE4-HA http://www.nae4ha.com/2016-national-conference are encouraged to add the daylong pre-conference on Sunday 10.9.16 to professional development plans. The topic Towards Cultural Competency - Tools for the Journey Towards Cultural Competency is designed for Extension professionals to increase proficiency in navigating ever increasing global communities. Models and theories will be presented that can guide work with others in cross cultural interactions with applications for both personal and professional relationships. An additional registration fee is required for the pre-conference.