For Immediate Release
Contact: Aaron Weibe, aaronweibe@eXtension.org
Atlanta, GA. 41 Cooperative Extension professionals representing 28 institutions attended eXtension’s Impact Collaborative Innovation Facilitator Training in Atlanta, GA, and completed initial learning and application of the Impact Collaborative methodology. Their skills help them lead innovation skill-building experiences at state or institutional events and at the national Impact Collaborative Summits. They join 50 other Impact Collaborative Innovation Facilitators across the Cooperative Extension System.
Directors & Administrators appoint individuals across Extension to be trained in the Impact Collaborative innovation skill-building methodology to work alongside their leadership teams to help bring more innovation to their projects and programs for increased impact. Upon completion of the training, eXtension will work directly with its trained Facilitators and institutional leadership teams to design a local event that helps project and program teams find innovative ways to advance local impact.
Innovation Facilitators also participate in the national Impact Collaborative Summits to incubate project and program teams across the nation. At these Summits, eXtension brings unique opportunities to create impactful results at the local level by increasing Cooperative Extension’s organizational readiness and capacity for innovation and change. The Impact Collaborative Summits connect Cooperative Extension professionals with skills, tools, resources and partners that can expand and deepen their impact in a continuing partnership with the Impact Collaborative.
To learn more about eXtension and the Impact Collaborative, please visit eXtension.org.
Please find a complete listing of the newest Innovation Facilitators below, listed by institution.
Alcorn State University
Colorado State University
Delaware State University
Florida A&M University
Mississippi State University
Elizabeth Gregory North
Montana State University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Oregon State University
The University of Georgia
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of California
University of Delaware
University of Florida (Sea Grant)
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Idaho
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Nevada, Reno
Lisa K. Taylor
University of Vermont Extension
University of Wyoming
Utah State University
University of Illinois