Spring Training 2013

Welcome

Spring Training has become a tradition among Extension faculty and staff serving Oregon. It is a time for gaining knowledge, improving skills, enhancing personal capacity and connecting with colleagues. This year's Extension Spring Training is April 8, 9, &10. Event & Session Schedule (pdf)

Continue your professional development by joining Ecampus Faculty Forum on April 11.

April 9th, all professional and classified staff from Extension, Ecampus, EESC, PNE, OOC, and Summer Session are invited to a Division of Outreach and Engagement lunch as a salute to your many contributions to making the University engagement mission a success throughout the state.

OSUEA will sponsor several of its traditional events. Tuesday evening, all faculty and staff members are invited to the OSUEA Reception and Awards followed by the OSUEA Bowling Tournament. Wednesday evening is reserved for the OSUEA Cooperators Banquet and Awards Ceremony.

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April 8th     April 9th     April 10th     April 11th    

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   April 8th (Monday) — Spring Training
    Session Block 1
1:00 - 2:45 PM
Program Meeting: Agriculture
Bill Braunworth, Mike Borman
Extension Agriculture Program meeting, focusing on staffing needs and budget.
unlimitednoneRoom115B, Alumni Center
1:00 - 4:45 PM

Session spans more than one time block
Core Curriculum for Supervisors and Managers Part 1 of 3
Paul Biwan, Core Team Leader
This is a blended program with 1 1/2-day classroom contact and on-line training that is designed to strengthen knowledge and skill competencies essential to providing effective management. Focus will be on a common vision for OSU, performance management, and worklife management.
This class runs Monday 1:00-4:45pm, Tuesday 8:00-11:45 AM, and Tuesday 1:00-4:45pm. You must sign up for all 3 sessions.
17 open seatsnoneRoom114, Alumni Center
    Session Block 2
3:00 - 4:45 PM
Program Meeting: Home Horticulture
Gail Langellotto
Home Horticulture Working Meeting
unlimitednoneRoom115A, Alumni Center
3:00 - 4:45 PM
Program Meeting: Sea Grant
Dave Hansen
Sea Grant Program Meeting
unlimitednoneRoom115A, Alumni Center
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   April 9th (Tuesday) — Spring Training
    Session Block 3
8:00 - 9:45 AM
Reporting and Foundation Reimbursements Made Easy
Michael Hansen, Edward Au, Jeff Merth
From desktop to iPad, the new Reporting and Reimbursement System features tools for use any day, anywhere.
Michael, Edward and Jeff will guide you through the reporting and reimbursement system while offering hands-on assistance for reviewing your reports, not ‘devel’ reports. This can be an interactive session, so bring your favorite portable electronic device if you would like. You must know your ONID username and password to use the online systems.
Many class participants will be interested in the latest and greatest OSU/OSU Foundation reimbursement tool, the Direct Payment System. A key feature of the Direct Payment System is the elimination of redundant data entry. The full release of this new system was in March 2013. Michael and Edward will provide a system demonstration.
Michael Hansen is the lead on this new collaborative reporting initiative.
unlimitednoneRoom115A, Alumni Center
8:00 - 11:45 AM

Session spans more than one time block
Federal Benefits Plan - FERS
Government Retirement Benefits, Inc., & Gayle Davis
This session is directed to employees covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) and will cover information on retirement benefits, Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB), Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), Social Security, Medicare, and TSP.
unlimitednone2nd Floor Boardroom, Alumni Center
8:00 - 11:45 AM

Session spans more than one time block
Core Curriculum for Supervisors and Managers Part 2 of 3
Paul Biwan, Core Team Leader
This is a blended program with 1 1/2-day classroom contact and on-line training that is designed to strengthen knowledge and skill competencies essential to providing effective management. Focus will be on a common vision for OSU, performance management, and worklife management.
This class runs Monday 1:00-4:45pm, Tuesday 8:00-11:45 AM, and Tuesday 1:00-4:45pm. You must sign up for all 3 sessions.
18 open seatsnoneRoom114, Alumni Center
9:00 - 9:45 AM
Safety Basics and Accident/Injury Reporting
Heidi Melton, Kay Miller
Resources for managers and supervisors on safety at OSU (preventing accidents), including manager and supervisor responsibilities, employee training requirements and safety resources, as well as accident reporting (what to do after an accident occurs) and workers compensation claims.
unlimitednoneRoom115B, Alumni Center
    Session Block 4
10:00 - 11:45 AM
How to do a Needs Assessment
Sam Angima, Lena Etuk
In Extension, needs assessment should be a part of program planning and evaluation. You probably already recognize the importance of assessing needs when developing or tweaking programs. You may already use bits and pieces of information to help guide your program decision making. This is a good start, but there are some structured ways to think about needs assessment.
Recognizing and even following the steps of more structured needs assessment can help us all craft more meaningful programs that serve our desired audiences and can easily be evaluated on their ability to meet the needs of constituents. In many cases, needs assessment can foster positive and meaningful changes to the way we think about and develop programs. This training will help you learn how to conduct a needs assessment for your program or community.
unlimitednoneRoom115A, Alumni Center
10:00 - 11:45 AM
Which Video Voodoo Should You Do? – an overview of videoconferencing and how to use it effectively
Victor Villegas
Polycom, Adobe Connect, Lync, Skype… so many choices, so much confusion.
In this session we'll go over what is available and which ones are recommended for particular uses. You'll also learn proper videoconferencing etiquette and how to present a professional image to your audience.
This session is for anyone using or looking to use videoconferencing for remote communication, collaborative meetings, long distance teaching/learning and more.
unlimitednoneRoom111, Alumni Center & Live Stream
10:00 - 11:45 AM
Office Managers and Office Support Staff Networking
Extension Admin Team
Join office managers, coordinators, and support staff for an informal discussion and networking session. Topics to include: the nuts and bolts/tips and tricks of managing and coordinating functions in county offices, what’s working well and any challenges, records retention policies, who does what in Extension Administration, as well as open discussion time for other issues and topics. Take this opportunity network with peers in your region and across the state, and to meet new staff and catch up with those you haven’t seen in a while.
unlimitednoneLounge, Alumni Center
    Session Block 5
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Classified and Professional Staff Appreciation Lunch, Division of Outreach and Engagement
Scott Reed, Dave King, Debbie Maddy
To all professional and classified staff, in the Division of Outreach and Engagement (Extension, EESC, PNE, OOC, Ecampus, and Summer Session) including temporary and part time staff, are invited to enjoy lunch in your honor.

Scott Reed, Vice Provost of Outreach and Engagement; Debbie Maddy, Associate Provost of O&E and Associate Director of Extension and/or Dave King, Associate Provost O&E and Director of Ecampus will speak briefly.

Choice of teriyaki chicken or vegetable kebobs, served with vegetable fried rice, Asian sesame slaw, cookies and beverages.
unlimitednoneBallroom, Alumni Center
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch - Wrap Sandwich Buffet
Wrap sandwich buffet is available for those not attending the Classified and Professional Staff Appreciation Lunch.

Choice of Asian chicken, beef fajita, or vegetarian wrap; garden green salad, cookies, and beverages.
unlimitednoneLounge, Alumni Center
    Session Block 6
1:00 - 2:45 PM
From Australia to Zambia: Incorporating International Experience into Professional Development
Jeanne Brandt, Lillian Larwood, and Team
In 2013, one of the goals OSU Extension has identified for professional development is “OSU Extension is competent in an ever-changing world.” One of the great changes we are experiencing is an increasingly diverse audience. International experiences can contribute to your professional development and personal fulfillment. They can build competence and confidence in interacting with and effectively serving a more diverse audience.
Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) offers this session to review information related to how Extension makes it possible to incorporate international activities into your assignment by providing leave time and financial assistance. Then we will hear from colleagues who have participated in international opportunities and learn about the impact it has had on their programs and position. Some future travel options will be discussed as well as opportunities for youth and adults through 4-H.
unlimitednoneRoom115A, Alumni Center
1:00 - 2:45 PM
UABC - Turbo Charge Your Reporting and Procedures Part 1
Dee Wendler, Eva Martushev, Christen Harryman, Linda Adams
UABC will present updates and trainings on a range of topics. The first portion of part 1 focuses on Simplifying Timesheets - Employee Center Time & Attendance System Overview
Topics to follow:
Grant Reporting and Foundation Reimbursement System, GRRS, Helpful Reports from Appworx, Banner or TransLookup, Touch Net/Cash Deposits, GPS for Account Codes! – which account code to use, FAST LANE – invoice and journal voucher approvals
unlimitednoneRoom115B, Alumni Center
1:00 - 2:45 PM
Be a Social Media Superstar in just 15 Minutes a Day!
Denise Ruttan, Victor Villegas, Daniel Robison
Facebook has 1.06 billion users; Twitter, 500 million; Pinterest, 11.7 million users. You have limited time and resources. So, how can you cut through the noise to effectively capture and engage them?
In this fun and interactive session, learn how to develop a strategy, schedule and organize posts to manage your time effectively and build an audience all in as little as 15 minutes a day. Session geared for social media newbies to intermediate users.
unlimitednoneRoom111, Alumni Center & Live Stream
1:00 - 4:45 PM

Session spans more than one time block
Core Curriculum for Supervisors and Managers Part 3 of 3
Paul Biwan, Core Team Leader
This is a blended program with 1 1/2-day classroom contact and on-line training that is designed to strengthen knowledge and skill competencies essential to providing effective management. Focus will be on a common vision for OSU, performance management, and worklife management.
This class runs Monday 1:00-4:45pm, Tuesday 8:00-11:45 AM, and Tuesday 1:00-4:45pm. You must sign up for all 3 sessions.
17 open seatsnoneRoom114, Alumni Center
    Session Block 7
3:00 - 4:45 PM
Program Planning for Maximum Impact
Lena Etuk
This training is for people who make decisions about program development, people who need to justify programs that already exist, and people who develop outreach strategies for programs.
Training participants will learn how to use population-level social data to aid in the identification of program needs, by learning social data analysis methods and sense-making strategies. In addition to providing overarching tools and strategies, this session will use a case study approach to give participants specifics about how to apply the tools. The case study will focus on examining data about Latinos in Oregon, asking the right questions of the data, drawing conclusions, and making appropriate program decisions. Not only will you learn about using population-level data for program planning, you will learn about the Latino community in Oregon! Double the benefit!
Whether you already use data to make decisions or have just thought about doing it, you’ll take away something new from this session.
unlimitednoneRoom111, Alumni Center & Live Stream
3:00 - 4:45 PM
Drupal Sandbox Learning Lab
Victor Villegas
In this "hands-on" computer lab based session you will learn how to create, post and edit content by practicing on a demo website, the Drupal Sandbox.
This techno-phobe friendly session is geared towards anyone new to Drupal who wants to learn the basics or those needing to brush-up on their Drupal skills.
3 open seatsnoneBarnard Computer Lab, Valley Library 5420
3:00 - 4:45 PM
UABC - Turbo Charge Your Reporting and Procedures Part 2
Dee Wendler, Christen Harryman, Linda Adams
Continuing from UABC Part 1, UABC will present updates and trainings on the following topics:
Grant Reporting and Foundation Reimbursement System GRRS
Helpful Reports from Appworx, Banner or TransLookup
Zoom ! Zoom! - from the Bank to your Budget! Touch Net/Cash Deposits
GPS for Account Codes! – which account code to use
FAST LANE – invoice and journal voucher approvals
unlimitednoneRoom115B, Alumni Center
3:00 - 4:45 PM
Faculty Internationalization Opportunities with a Special Focus on Fulbright
Julie Walkin, Charlotte Ross
Are you keen to ‘go global’ and are looking for resources and opportunities…and possibly a Fulbright grant? Discover how OSU faculty and staff can and do engage internationally and how the Division of International Programs can support your efforts. This session will begin with an overview of OSU’s internationalization structure and several of International Program’s new and on-going initiatives. The majority of this session will focus on the Fulbright Scholar Program. We’ll cover what types of grants are available for the 2014-15 application cycle, success stories at OSU, and how to submit a competitive application.
unlimitednoneRoom115A, Alumni Center
    Session Block 8
5:00 - 7:00 PM
OSUEA Reception and Awards
Chal Landgren, Carol Smith
Please join us to celebrate the many accomplishments of our Extension faculty and staff.
5-6pm: Reception, relax and catch up with colleagues and friends at our no host bar reception with hot and cold appetizers. Partially sponsored by OSUEA.
6-7pm: Awards Presentation, including OSUEA Awards, Hoecker Awards, and Search for Excellence Awards.
unlimited$10.00Ballroom, Alumni Center
    Session Block 9
7:30 - 9:30 PM
Bowling Tournament and Pizza
Sandra Carlson, Judi Peters
Put on some shoes, grab a bowling ball and get ready for some fun! We'll begin right after the OSUEA awards (by7:30 PM) in the OSU Memorial Union basement. $12.00 cash (no debit/credit cards) will be collected at the door for bowling ball, shoes, Pizza, soda, water, trophies and fun! We have the whole alley–10 lanes, 10 teams.
When you have a team together, let Judy Peters know the team and bowlers names. Individuals are welcome too and will be put into teams. Remember to register yourself here, and then contact Judi Peters to register a team.
This is a great way to meet your fellow workers throughout the state.
unlimitednoneMU Bowling Alley
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   April 10th (Wednesday) — Spring Training and Faculty Forum
    Session Block 10
8:00 - 9:45 AM
How to do a Needs Assessment
Sam Angima, Lena Etuk
In Extension, needs assessment should be a part of program planning and evaluation. You probably already recognize the importance of assessing needs when developing or tweaking programs. You may already use bits and pieces of information to help guide your program decision making. This is a good start, but there are some structured ways to think about needs assessment.
Recognizing and even following the steps of more structured needs assessment can help us all craft more meaningful programs that serve our desired audiences and can easily be evaluated on their ability to meet the needs of constituents. In many cases, needs assessment can foster positive and meaningful changes to the way we think about and develop programs. This training will help you learn how to conduct a needs assessment for your program or community.
unlimitednoneRoom111, Alumni Center & Live Stream
8:00 - 9:45 AM
Tech Fair
Victor Villegas, Jeff Hino, Tamara Hill-Tanquist, Stephen Ward, Wayne Jardine, Andrew Goodwin
Come and hear about some of the latest technologies, including Lync, Pachyderm 3, mobile devices, and more. There will also be help stations available where you can try these technologies and have your questions answered. Feel free to bring in your mobile devices, video/digital cameras and laptops for setup, troubleshooting and personal learning opportunities too!
unlimitednoneRoom114, Alumni Center
8:00 - 9:45 AM
Mandatory Reporting
Marilyn Lesmeister
The presentation will provide information about the law and the requirements you must follow as an OSU Extension employee reporting child abuse. Time will also be committed to help you think about youth protection when it may not be part of your daily actions or interactions. There will be examples and scenarios to encourage thinking, application, discussion and clarification of your role as a mandatory reporter, with time allowed for questions.
unlimitednoneRoom115B, Alumni Center
8:00 - 11:45 AM

Session spans more than one time block
Federal Benefits Plan - CSRS & CSRS Offset
Government Retirement Benefits, Inc., & Gayle Davis
This session is directed to employees covered by the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and will cover information on retirement benefits, Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB), Federal Employee Group Life Insure (FEGLI), Medicare, and Thrift Savings Plan.
unlimitednone2nd Floor Boardroom, Alumni Center
    Session Block 11
10:00 - 11:45 AM
Tech Fair (continued)
Jeff Hino, Stephen Ward, Wayne Jardine, Andrew Goodwin
Help stations available to try out some of the latest technologies (Lync, Pachyderm 3, mobile devices, and more) and have your questions answered. Feel free to bring in your mobile devices, video/digital cameras and laptops for setup, troubleshooting and personal learning opportunities too!
unlimitednoneRoom114, Alumni Center
10:00 - 11:45 AM
Civil Rights Record Keeping in a County Office
Marcia Dickson, John Punches
In this workshop, we will cover the Extension's off-campus civil rights record keeping obligations for complying with the USDA's NIFA on-going civil rights operating requirements for land-grant universities; and for preparing for the Extension Office's internal civil rights review.
unlimitednoneRoom115B, Alumni Center
10:00 - 11:45 AM
Wonderful World of Website Writing and Content Presentation
Tamara Hill-Tanquist, Victor Villegas
A great complimentary session to the Drupal Sandbox Learning Lab, this session will teach you how to organize, write and present content on your website for optimal user navigation, readability and comprehension.
This training is for anyone who wants to learn how to improve the look and feel of their website and create a better user experience for their website users and visitors.
unlimitednoneRoom115A, Alumni Center
10:00 - 11:45 AM
Communicating Impact
Debbie Maddy, Peg Herring
We all need to explain the value of work. What difference have we made? Why does it matter? So what? In a word: impact. In this session, we’ll explore how to communicate impact. Participants will learn the elements of powerful impact statements and how to craft messages that are meaningful to community members, decision-makers, or your next-door neighbor.
unlimitednoneRoom111, Alumni Center & Live Stream
    Session Block 12
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch - Shredded Chicken Sandwich Buffet
Shredded chicken sandwich with coleslaw, chips, cookies, and beverages.
unlimitednoneBallroom, Alumni Center
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch - Salad Buffet
Selection of homemade salads: curry chicken, traditional coleslaw, pasta with roasted vegetables, and quinoa salad. Includes bread, cookie, and beverages.
unlimitednoneBallroom, Alumni Center
    Session Block 13
1:00 - 2:45 PM
Extension Teaching Update: Extending High Impact Practices Beyond the Classroom
Jessica White, Mamta Accapadi, Jeff Hino
Teaching is a huge part of Extension. Here's a chance to engage with two teaching experts and get some new ideas about creating effective learning experiences for your clients. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) provides our campus with a wealth of data about our students, their engagement patterns, and “High Impact Pedagogical Practices” (HIPs) that make a difference in their educational experience. Evidence of these HIPs is often noted in formal classroom settings, but how do HIPs translate beyond the classroom? Join Dr. Mamta Accapadi, Dean of Student Life, and Dr. Jessica White, Director of the Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching, to explore ways these NSSE best practices can become embedded in informal learning experiences more intentionally and consistently. Whether you facilitate workshops, seminars, classes or work with students in tutoring, mentoring, or advising settings, this session will provide an opportunity for you to explore HIPs and how they relate to the work you do.
unlimitednoneRoom111, Alumni Center & Live Stream
1:00 - 2:45 PM
Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity at Oregon State University: Defining the Path Forward
Angelo Gomez
Over the course of the 2011-12 academic year, Oregon State engaged in a comprehensive self-study of equity, inclusion, and diversity efforts university-wide. The result of this unprecedented effort is a set of recommendations that will guide our collective efforts to make Oregon State a model equitable, inclusive, and diverse university. This program will introduce important goals for the university’s equity, inclusion, and diversity agenda that are central to the institutional mission, and outline the strategic leadership efforts of the Office of Equity and Inclusion with regard to these and other key goals.
unlimitednoneRoom115A, Alumni Center
1:00 - 2:45 PM
Which Video Voodoo Should You Do? – an overview of videoconferencing and how to use it effectively
Victor Villegas
Polycom, Adobe Connect, Lync, Skype… so many choices, so much confusion.
In this session we'll go over what is available and which ones are recommended for particular uses. You'll also learn proper videoconferencing etiquette and how to present a professional image to your audience.
This session is for anyone using or looking to use videoconferencing for remote communication, collaborative meetings, long distance teaching/learning and more.
unlimitednoneRoom114, Alumni Center
1:00 - 2:45 PM
Enterprise Risk Services Overview
Patrick Hughes, Dan Kermoyan, Brandi Aston
Overview of Risk Service, and meet the Team
unlimitednoneRoom115B, Alumni Center
    Session Block 14
3:00 - 4:45 PM
Broader Impacts through Collaboration: Thinking Outside the Text Box
Brian Tuck, Susan Kerr (WSU), Ariel Ginsburg, Jeff Hino
“Living on the Land” is a successful set of award-winning, team-built publications that began as a series of brief printed fact-sheets and evolved into a multimedia-rich family of mobile learning products. We’ll explore those products--online publications, podcasts and other spin-off innovations--but also the process that continues to encourage partnership, collaboration and innovation on this serial publication.
Reaching new Extension audiences with these new formats demands a paradigm shift from the lone-wolf writer to a writer-production team approach. This will change how you plan, write and construct your publications from the get-go. We’ll offer some tips and insights into how to work with a team of editors and media professionals.
“Living On the Land” has the potential to expand to include additional authors, or serve as a model for other efforts. So we’ll spend a portion of the class in an interactive "minds-on" session to explore your ideas on how you might get involved with this or similar projects to push the boundaries of Extension publications.
unlimitednoneRoom114, Alumni Center
3:00 - 4:45 PM
Drupal Sandbox Learning Lab
Victor Villegas
In this "hands-on" computer lab based session you will learn how to create, post and edit content by practicing on a demo website, the Drupal Sandbox.
This techno-phobe friendly session is geared towards anyone new to Drupal who wants to learn the basics or those needing to brush-up on their Drupal skills.
3 open seatsnoneBarnard Computer Lab, Valley Library 5420
3:00 - 4:45 PM
Risk Management Implementation - Post SB 242
Patrick Hughes, Dan Kermoyan, Brandi Aston
Details of Implementation
unlimitednoneRoom115B, Alumni Center
3:00 - 4:45 PM
Graduate School 101
Anita Azarenko
Join Anita Azarenko, Associate Dean, in exploring the connections between Extension and the Graduate School.
unlimitednoneLounge, Alumni Center
    Session Block 15
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Cooperators Banquet and Awards: Beef Entree
Beef tenderloin with wild mushrooms pesto, accompanied by baby leaf salad, roasted asparagus, roasted fingerling potatoes, and dessert.

Following dinner we will honor and present awards to our OSU Extension Cooperators for their valuable service and contributions.
unlimited$32.00Ballroom, Alumni Center
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Cooperators Banquet and Awards: Seafood Entree
Oregon white wine and citrus poached salmon, accompanied by baby leaf salad, roasted asparagus, roasted fingerling potatoes, and dessert.

Following dinner we will honor and present awards to our OSU Extension Cooperators for their valuable service and contributions.
unlimited$32.00Ballroom, Alumni Center
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Cooperators Banquet and Awards: Vegetarian Entree
This dish is vegan and gluten free.
Colorful peppers stuffed with quinoa, beans, and vegetables, accompanied by baby leaf salad, roasted asparagus, roasted fingerling potatoes, and dessert.

Following dinner we will honor and present awards to our OSU Extension Cooperators for their valuable service and contributions.
unlimited$32.00Ballroom, Alumni Center
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   April 11th (Thursday)
    Session Block 16
8:00 - 4:00 PM
Extended Campus Faculty Forum
unlimitednoneCH2M Hill Alumni Center Ballroom
    Session Block 17
1:00 - 2:45 PM
Individual CSRS, CSRS Offset, and FERS Counseling Session
Session is full
Government Retirement Benefits, Inc., Gayle Davis
0 open seatsnone2nd Floor Boardroom, Alumni Center
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