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


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:

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

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 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