Tag: impact collaborative

News Roundup – April 2018

You may recognize (D x V x F x S) > R as the change formula, or at least one version of it. D= dissatisfaction. V = vision. F = first steps. S = support. R = resistance. For more, watch this 8-minute video. When the product of the left side of the equation is […]

What is Next for the Impact Collaborative and Designathon One?

The Impact Collaborative (IC) was created to foster innovative project ideas and accelerate their development toward implementation for local impact. One of the first IC activities was a series of Designathon One events. Now that the first wave of events is completed, what did we learn and what is next? The IC Designathon One events […]

News Roundup – March 2018

Now that we have finished the first wave of Designathon One events, we are poring through the feedback and planning the next steps of the Impact Collaborative. What is next? The fellows and IC facilitators will begin offering “office hours” and professional development webinars. More Designathon events (both One and Two) are in the works. […]

Pilot program encourages women farmers

The Impact Collaborative helped us to focus. We had all these threads of ideas flowing in different directions. The Impact Collaborative helped us develop a concept map that had an action between each idea that we had. A Pennsylvania woman’s empowering experience during a pilot training encouraged her to accept a manager’s position in a […]

Cuthbertson and Dellifield Named Program Fellows for the Behavioral Health Impact Collaborative

Contact the fellows: Jami Dellifield – dellifield.2@osu.edu and Courtney Cuthbertson – cuthbe16@anr.msu.edu Courtney Cuthbertson Dr. Courtney Cuthbertson is a Community Behavioral Health Specialist for Michigan State University Extension.  Trained as a sociologist of mental health, Dr. Cuthbertson conducts research and provides programming in the areas of mental health and substance use.  She earned her BS […]

Shatomi Luster-Edward Named Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Fellow

eXtension has named Dr. Shatomi Luster-Edward as the Program Fellow for the upcoming Diversity and Inclusion Impact Collaborative. She will devote the majority of her time in 2018 to setting up an organizing committee, recruiting participants, and mobilizing support networks for Impact Collaborative participants. Dr. Shatomi Luster-Edward is a Financial Education Specialist with the University […]

News Roundup – January

Request for Applications. The Food Systems Impact Collaborative is now accepting applications! Please share this opportunity with other Extension faculty and staff interested in Food Systems in your networks. The IC is designed to catalyze next-level Extension programs and professionals. The experience includes Designathon events, networking, professional development, access to key informants, and much more! […]

December News Roundup

From all of us at eXtension, we want to wish you a joyous holiday season and Happy New Year! We hope you get time to spend with family and friends and to take time to rest and recharge. Personally, I find uninterrupted time to think to be my recharge mechanism. How about you? Do you […]

News Roundup – November

Congratulations! You Failed. At the recent First State Innovate! Event, a panel of Extension innovators talked about the role of failure. One key is to test your ideas so that failures occur early and allow you to pivot and iterate quickly. These kind of “failures” are more likely to lead to programs that provide new […]

eXtension Welcomes Program Manager, Instructional Technologist, and Two Fellows

eXtension is thrilled to welcome three new faces (and one familiar face in a new role) to staff meetings. Impact Collaborative Program Manager After serving and guiding communities and professional development for the eXtension Foundation for many years, Ashley Griffin has accepted a new role as the Impact Collaborative Program Manager to design the process […]