|Rachel Welborn, Southern Rural |
Development Center, and Chris Boerboom,
North Dakota State University
http://www.aplu.org/CESawards. When completing a nomination for Excellence in Extension Award, please note that there are some changes to the criteria. Extension Directors and Administrator are to encourage nominations from previous years that were not selected for the National Awards to reapply. Questions can be directed to Sandy Ruble firstname.lastname@example.org, ECOP Program Assistant.
diversity and inclusion participated in a Designathon on February 14-15. The Designathon uses concept mapping and one-on-one mentoring with key informants to assist team members in their project planning. eXtension developed the Issue Corps program to identify innovative thinkers in the Cooperative Extension System, catalyze their work, and amplify the local impact of these teams by sharing their efforts on a national scale so that other Extension professionals can integrate innovative approaches into their programs. Future plans include tailored professional development and sharing about the projects and experience. To see what the Designathon experience was like, visit the recap at D&I Issue Corps Designathon 2017.
Register Early for PILD - The early registration rate for the Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD) conference ends on March 3rd! Registration information is available on the jcep.org website. The conference will be held in DC April 2-5. The theme for 2017 PILD is Relationships, Relevance, Results. The purpose of PILD is for Extension administrators, professionals, and volunteers to improve their skills in telling Extension’s story about local program impacts. In addition, participants will get up-to-date information about the Farm Bill, Federal budgets, NIFA focus areas and grants, and how to effectively meet with members of Congress and other decision makers. This video contains more information about PILD: https://mymediasite.online.ncsu.edu/online/Play/450e8074a5a94d6ead09f499ef4a39a11d