Spring 2012 Extension Professional Development

The next few months bring a wealth of professional development for extension and others. Review the list below for topics of interest to you, and plan to attend. Find the full description and time for each session at Learn (learn.extension.org).

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Ask an Expert
Question Wranglers’ Meetup, Tuesday, March 27, 2012.
Question Wranglers’ Meetup, Tuesday, April 24, 2012.
Question Wranglers’ Meetup, Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

Dairy Cattle
Strategies to Improve Reproduction During Summer Heat Stress, Monday, March 5, 2012.
Nutrition Programs for the Heat Stressed Herd, Monday, March 19, 2012.
Economics of Heat Stress: Implications for Management, Monday, April 9, 2012.
Cooling Strategies During Heat Stress, Monday, April 23, 2012.

Entrepreneurs
Security and Organizational Risk Planning, Thursday, March 8, 2012.

eXtension
Using the Optimization Score Card, Monday, March 5, 2012.
Using the Optimization Score Card, Tuesday, March 6, 2012.
Institutional Team Web Conference – March 2012, Tuesday, March 6, 2012.
Institutional Team Web Conference – April 2012, Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
Institutional Team Web Conference – May 2012, Tuesday, May 1, 2012.

Learning Networks
Creating your own Learning Network, Wednesday, April 4, 2012.

Mentoring Youth – Series
Tips and Tools for Creating Policy and Procedures for Mentoring Programs, Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
Advanced Social Networking, Wednesday, April 4, 2012.
Social Networking: Boundaries and Professionalism, Thursday, May 17, 2012.
Working with Special Needs Youth, Thursday, May 24, 2012.

Military Families
Balancing Work and Family: A Focus on Building Military Family Resilience, Thursday, April 05, 2012.
Financial Implications of Relatives Raising Children While Parents are Deployed, Thursday, April 05, 2012.

Network literacy
RSS feeds and feed readers, Wednesday, April 11, 2012.
Finding and following on online networks, Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

Social Media and Mobile Technology for Ag Businesses Webinar Series
Mobile Payment, Wednesday, March 07, 2012.
MarketMaker mobile app, Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
Social Media Reputation Management, Wednesday, April 04, 2012.
Social Media Integration Tools such as TweetDeck and HootSuite, Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

Personal Finance
Financial Implications of Divorce, Thursday, April 12, 2012.

Social Media
Findings of the Extension Social Media Study, Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

Teaching Methods
Improve Learning with Instructionally-Sound Sound PowerPoint Presentations, Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
Improve Learning with Instructionally-Sound PowerPoint Presentations, Thursday, March 22, 2012.

Volunteers
Getting Volunteers off to a Successful Start, Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

Climate, Water, & Agriculture Webinar Series
Session 1, Friday, March 9, 2012.
Session 2, Friday, March 16, 2012.
Session 3, Friday, March 23, 2012.
Session 4, Friday, March 30, 2012.
Session 5, Friday, April 13, 2012.

Youth
Natural spaces: A place for positive youth development, Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

Questions and Comments, contact Beth Raney, professional development leader for eXtension (beth.raney@extension.org).