Application deadlines: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1
Improve OSU Extension's ability to reach culturally diverse audiences:
Funds will be used for Spanish language and/or cultural trainings — this may include formal language classes at a local university, college or community college; language classes taken on-line, an immersion experience; intercultural communication workshops and institutes, etc.
Enhance faculty member's proficiency with impact evaluation and reporting:
Funds will be used to support educational opportunities that increase understanding and correct application of evaluation methods and that develop skills, confidence and comfort in reporting achievements.
Increase efficiency and effectiveness of office and program support staff through new and improved practices:
Funds will be used for training that focuses on strengthening knowledge and skills in the following areas, with emphasis placed on timely, relevant information for the demands of the position:
Develop ability to make decisions and positively influence diverse groups and individuals:
Funds will be used for leadership development opportunities that encourage faculty and staff to improve knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors that contribute to excellence in Extension education programs.
Invest in lifelong learning of faculty and staff through undergraduate and advanced degrees:
Funds will be used for supporting course work, graduate seminars or thesis hours of faculty and staff enrolled in matriculated degree granting programs.