Extension Skills Webinars

This series of webinars is intended to provide broad based topics that many Extension educators may need to be successful. Please email Jim Lindstrom with other topics that you would find of interest. Each webinar is from 9:00-10:00a.m. Pacific Time, and is avaiable via the WSU Adobe Connect website. Please note that some dates have changed and this is the most up to date listing of webinars in this series through the end of 2012.

Building Community through Extension Programs: October 2, 2012

Debra Hansen, WSU Extension Community and Economic Development Educator

Building partnerships based on synergy, or the idea that by working as a group, individuals can accomplish more than they could alone. Most Extension educators chose to be a part of real and positive community change.

Working with partners can often present significant challenges, including: who gets the credit? how do we share resources? how do I find the time? Each organization brings something unique to a partnership, yet people are afraid of losing identity and control when working together. These differences, however uncomfortable, together with a renewed commitment to impact the lives of people, can lead to lasting success. Different people and organizations can work together to address common interests and concerns.

This session will:

  • Discuss the unique relationships that build social capital and boundary spanning
  • Share thoughts about the role of Extension in forming liaisons
  • Introduce tools to establish and maintain good partnerships

Writing for Your Audience: October 4, 2012

Therese Harris and Dora Rollins, WSU Extension Editors

This webinar focuses on ensuring you write for the intended audience. There's a difference between writing a journal article and writing an extension publication – this webinar helps you tell the difference. Join the writing staff of CAHNRS/WSU Extension Marketing, News and Educational Communications for the webinar.