Learning Opportunities in December 2013 and Beyond

Thirty-nine different learning events are planned for December and are listed at Learn (Learn.extension.org) for your own learning or for you to share with your audiences, and more may be added! By participating in an event you can extend your knowledge and keep more up-to-date on conversations in your areas of expertise and interest.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the events listed at Learn (learn.extension.org) as they fit your interests. As part of Extension, you may sign in with your eXtensionID to Follow to get notifications and plan to attend. Use each session’s unique URL to share links to online events in your area of expertise so that others can learn with you. Encourage your customers to also sign in with their Facebook, Twitter or Gmail account to Follow, and plan to attend. Additional sessions may be added at any time, so check back to see what’s new, or add your web-based sessions.

Add webinar-style learning opportunities you know about to which more participants would be welcome! New features in Learn allow you to add links to online materials that are resources for the event and also to add a link to your online evaluation for the session.

Selected topics in December…
December 4, 2013 How Are You Doing? A Financial Check-Up. Just in time to develop some 2014 New Year’s resolutions, this webinar will discuss twenty ways that people can assess their financial progress and identify areas of their financial life that need improvement. https://learn.extension.org/events/1316

December 10, 2013 Institutional Team Web Conference – December 2013. AGENDA: eXtension Second Life/Virtual Worlds, Professional Development, 15-Minute Strategy: POST, Around the Table, Strategic Planning Update, NeXConf/NEDA Update, Be, Grow, Create & Working Differently Awards–Deadline 12/15. https://learn.extension.org/events/907

December 13, 2013 Friday Online–Evaluation and Accountability. For any extension employees involved in developing online educational programs for Extension. Participants will learn about ways to evaluated online educational programs and brainstorm ways to report impact. An example of how reporting is done in Texas will be given. https://learn.extension.org/events/1223

December 16, 2013 Planning for Extension Leadership Councils An Extension Leadership Council (ELC) is a key ingredient for success in developing, implementing, and evaluating Extension programs that serve the local community. Will offer practical guidelines and resources for successfully engaging a local ELC, featuring Virginia’s approach to Strengthening Extension Advisory Leaders. Contents of the model include council responsibilities, criteria for membership, a sample position description, focus topics for regular meetings, and a template for meeting agendas. https://learn.extension.org/events/1362

Popular topics from November…
2013 Virtual Aquaculture Workshop Day 1- Species Culture. Watch the recording and Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/1289

What to Grab When There is Smoke in Your Nostrils, a Howling in Your Ears or Water to Your Ankles. Watch the recording and Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/1236

Friday Online–Accessibility & Intellectual Property Rights. Watch the recording and Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/1222

Viewing Volunteer and Workplace Management through Generational Lenses. Watch the recording and Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/1076

Don’t Bug Me Webinar: Keep Ants off the Thanksgiving Table.
Watch the recording and Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/845

Friday Online–Tips & Resources for Online Development. Watch the recording and Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/1221

Go to Learn (learn.extension.org) to see more sessions in December 2013 and early 2014.

Questions and Comments? Contact Beth Raney at beth.raney@extension.org. If you have web-based events for which you would like more participation, please add them at Learn.extension.org for others to join in!