In this week’s issue:

OES Assistant Director – Outdoor School Program Leader Feedback

Feedback forms for the OES Assistant Director – Outdoor School are due to Kim Tarrant by 5:00pm on Friday, July 21.

OSU Outdoor School Program Leader position summary

Outdoor-School-Evaluation-Form

Links to videos of the candidate presentations will be available later in the day on Monday, July 17.

Request for Proposals now available for Annual Conference Presentations and Posters

OSUEA is seeking proposals for presentations and posters to be given at Extension Annual Conference, December 4-7, 2017. We invite ALL staff and faculty to submit proposals and share their skills and best programs with a state-wide audience.

There are four categories for proposals:

  1. Program Seminars (peer reviewed)
  2. Competency-Building Workshops (peer reviewed)
  3. Refereed Posters (peer reviewed)
  4. Poster to Share with Peers (no peer review)

Submissions should include the Cover Page and the Abstract or Proposal. The RFP has details on each category, proposal guidelines, and selection criteria.

DUE DATE: August 18, 2017
RFP and Cover Page available at: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/osuea/overall-conference-information

Not sure what to present? Think about a program you do really well or a skill that you have. Chances are the rest of the state doesn’t know about it. You also could recruit some colleagues and put together a group presentation with multiple perspectives.

Here are some topics that are frequently requested by conference attendees:

  • Novel uses of technology in Extension programs
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice
  • Innovative Cross-Program Efforts and Initiatives
  • Assessing Needs, Conducting Evaluation, and Reporting Impact
  • Community Development and Engagement
  • Best Practices for Teaching and Engaging Learners
  • Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers

Keep in mind that this is conference is for all program areas, and all kinds of staff. Make sure your proposal explains why this is the best conference to present your presentation.

Questions? Contact Wendy Hein, OSUEA President Elect, at wendy.hein@oregonstate.edu

REMINDER: LDPE Applications

We are now taking applications for the 2017-2018 Leadership Development Program for Executives Cohort, and we encourage you to submit yours!

The Leadership Development Program is for employees in the Division of University Outreach and Engagement, the Division of Extended Campus, and the College of Agricultural Sciences. Applicants should have significant professional experience within their assignment and a documented record of performance that indicates potential success in an executive leadership position. In addition to completing the online application, applicants must submit a biography and references from:

1) Immediate supervisor
2) Program leader or unit director
3) A peer
*Note: If your immediate supervisor is also your unit director, only two letters are required

Applications are due August 15th. Please view the attached application information or visit http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/initiatives/leadership-development for full details and dates. We look forward to hearing from you!

Extension in the News

Get smart about buying fresh seafood
The Daily Astorian
July 11, 2017
Featuring Sea Grant and Clatsop County Extenison

Forget Google, Call a Master Food Preserver
The Source Weekly
July 12, 2017
Featuring Nellie Oehler, Lane County

OSU Extension proposes new tax districts in Umatilla, Morrow counties
The Eastern Oregonian
July 12, 2017
Featuring Mary Corp and Phil Hamm

4-Hers gear up for fair
The Argus Observer
July 16, 2017
Featuring Malheur County

In this week’s issue:

2017-2018 Leadership Development Program for Executives Cohort

We are now taking applications for the 2017-2018 Leadership Development Program for Executives Cohort, and we encourage you to submit yours!

The Leadership Development Program is for employees in the Division of University Outreach and Engagement, the Division of Extended Campus, and the College of Agricultural Sciences. Applicants should have significant professional experience within their assignment and a documented record of performance that indicates potential success in an executive leadership position. In addition to completing the online application, applicants must submit a biography and references from:

1) Immediate supervisor
2) Program leader or unit director
3) A peer
*Note: If your immediate supervisor is also your unit director, only two letters are required

Applications are due August 15th. Please view the attached application information or visit http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/initiatives/leadership-development for full details and dates. We look forward to hearing from you!

WealthWorks rural community development program evaluation

Rural Development Initiatives’ Amy Hause and OSU Extension’s Mallory Rahe recently completed an evaluation of the WealthWorks rural community development program. Results from the evaluation can be read here (full report here) and will be shared at an event Thursday July 20th from 12-3pm in Garibaldi. Extension agents who have an interest in rural community development, a value chain approach to small business/entrepreneurship, or a specialization in seafood marketing/local processing are encouraged to attend. Interested? Contact Mallory.rahe@oregonstate.edu, (541) 737-1335.

Hyperlinks to embed in the above or show below:

Summary report:
https://www.rdiinc.org/files/wwnw_eval_summary.pdf

Full-length report
http://bit.ly/2rgUBHZ

Downloading OSU Branded Powerpoint from Box

Thanks to Patty Skinkis, we have some tips on downloading the OSU Branded PowerPoint templates:

When the link opens in Box, you will need to download the file rather than just clicking on it (look for the download button in the upper right corner of the screen). Once the file is downloaded, you should be able to open in it PPT. If that doesn’t work, please contact Carson Dunlap, carson.dunlap@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-5052.

Model Release Reminder

If there are people in your photographs, videos, podcasts, or other media and they are recognizable, it is best practice to get their permission in writing to use their likeness.

Please use University Relations and Marketing’s model releases (short form and long form). They can be found on the brand guide downloads page in the Model Release folder.

The forms are also linked to from other relevant pages, including the Extension photography resource webpage and EESC photo tip webpage.

At the moment, Spanish versions are not available; we will be encouraging University Marketing to provide these as soon as possible. Stay tuned!

Ag Is America Video

The video is part of a system-wide effort to support advocacy for additional funds in federal budgets, and we are heavily focusing on Oregon to get the word out.

If you haven’t already, or even if you have, please share our Ag Is America video on your social media platforms, on your website, and through eNewsletters. Below is sample social copy for you to use:

Facebook sample post: Land-grant universities are the driving force behind today’s agriculture that impacts nearly every facet of your life. Check out this video to learn how you can support your land-grant university: bit.ly/agisamerica

Twitter sample post: Protect, preserve, and grow American agriculture. Watch this video & support your land-grant university: bit.ly/agisamerica

Extension in the News

Record storm helps to shatter average June rainfall
East Oregonian
June 30, 2017
Featuring: Don Wysocki, Umatilla County

Automation comes to the woods
Albany Democratic Herald
July 1, 2017
Featuring: Brad Withrow-Robinson, Benton County

Extension: A Long History of Partnership
Tillamook County Pioneer
July 6, 2017
Written by: Amy Schmid Jessica D. Linnell, Tillamook County