Professional Development Survey/Needs Assessment Participation Needed

eXtension has, since its beginnings, been very involved in professional development for the Cooperative Extension System. Through Moodle, Learn ( and both face-to-face and virtual conferences, outstanding speakers, presentations, and courses have been available. Three eXtension Communities of Practice are also focused on professional development.

The National Association of Extension Program and Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP) and eXtension are conducting a study to identify the skills, YOU as an extension professional, need to be more successful in your job. You can help us by responding to this survey. The aggregated data collected from this study will be shared with institutions, NAEPSDP and eXtension to guide professional development opportunities to improve job success.

This survey will take you approximately 15 minutes to complete and we would appreciate it if you could complete it by Friday, July 20. As you work through the survey, the progress bar at the top of each page will let you know where you are in the survey. You may receive multiple copies of this survey because of its wide distribution, but we ask that you complete this one only once. Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts about your own professional development needs with us!
Click on the link below to begin.

Extension Professionals Learning Needs Survey

Just to make you aware, the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) has commissioned a similar study that targets primarily extension directors. These are two different efforts and we encourage your participation in both surveys, should you receive them both.

If you have comments or questions, please contact Debra Davis at or 225-578-4565.