During April, eXtension conducted 8 listening sessions focused on State and Local Value Enhancement. Four categories of participants were targeted: County secretarial/support staff, County agents/educators/program assistants, State/regional specialists/faculty, and Administrators (directors, state program leaders, regional directors).
A total of 95 persons volunteered for the 96 listening sessions slots and were sent invitations; ultimately 74 participated for a participation rate of 78%. More than 15 states and all geographic regions were represented in the sessions. Sessions were conducted via Adobe Connect and used both oral discussion as well as chat and poll pods.
Facilitators Sarah Baughman, Michael Lambur, Terry Meisenbach, and Jerry Thomas are currently analyzing session recordings and chat pod entries. The information gained will be used in developing resources, tools, and strategies focused on State and Local Value Enhancement.
For more information on the Listening Sessions please contact Terry Meisenbach at firstname.lastname@example.org.