Innovation Facilitators are key partners to the Impact Collaborative. They help catalyze new ways of working innovatively with our members in their daily work.

Directors & Administrators appoint individuals to be trained in our innovation skill-building process to work alongside their leadership team to help make more impactful programs.

What is the purpose of this training?

Train, develop, and equip your Impact Collaborative team to lead innovation skill-building experiences that are contextualized for your institution’s Extension program during local events and at our April/October National Summits.

Create a network of facilitators from every institution to work collectively with the Impact Collaborative towards finding innovative ways to generate more meaningful, measurable, and visible local impact.

Ensure that every member has a local facilitator trained in our innovation skill-building process to bring fresh ideas to your projects and programs looking for innovative ways to work towards your institutional goals.

Who should Directors & Administrators select to be trained from their institutions?

We recommend sending an individual such as a program leader, or someone who works closely with your leadership team, who possesses strong confidence in their facilitation skills, and can be effective in working alongside your leadership team and other program leaders to catalyze innovation throughout your organization. At eXtension, embracing diversity is one of our core values; we encourage you to send an individual that shares that same value.

When is the next training?

For 2021, our Innovation Facilitator Trainings will occur each quarter following an Innovation Skill Building Experience event. These trainings will be delivered virtually.

How much does it cost?

If you are a member of eXtension, there is no cost to you to send an unlimited number of individuals to this training. This training will be conducted virtually.