Upcoming Trainings & Events

Southern CRD Webinar Series:
Exploring Ways to Engage Limited Resource Communities in Disaster Education – Strategies from the 1890 EDEN Advisory Group

January 22, 2019 @ 1pm CT/2pm ET

The 1890 EDEN Advisory Group was formed in response to foster better 1890 LGUs participation in EDEN and to devise a coordinated strategy to create and deliver effective educational programs and training that targets limited resource audiences. It is widely known that limited resource communities are often the least prepared, lack disaster resources and/or do not receive the timely assistance necessary to promote disaster resilience in their communities. The purpose of the webinar is to delve into strategies for providing disaster education resources to a diverse clientele, the kind of partnerships needed at the state level to support this work, and lessons learned in emergency planning and preparedness that empower communities to be resilient during disaster-related events.

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Farm Stress Management Summit: East Lansing, MI

January 24-25, 2019

All Extension professionals who work with agribusiness professionals, farmers and their families are invited and welcome to attend. Both workshops are best taught by a team of at least two trained professionals. We recommend one Extension professional with a background in agriculture, and another with a family and consumer science background with a background in mental health, especially stress.

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Extension Leadership Conference: San Antonio, TX

February 6-7, 2019

Sponsored by JCEP, the Extension Leadership Conference Planning Committee invites Extension educators, specialists and administrators to share their expertise in support of the 2019 Extension Leadership Conference. The purpose of the Extension Leadership Conference is to support Extension leadership succession planning and development nationwide across all disciplines. The Extension Leadership Conference provides professional development that addresses leadership and management skill development critical for emerging Extension leaders.

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National Land-Grant Diversity Conference: Hebron, KY

February 7-8, 2019

The Conference is hosted by five land grant universities from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. It is designed for public and private university administrators, faculty, and staff; research and academic programs; K-12 educators; community leaders; health and social services professionals; employers and supervisors; human resource staff; elected officials; and all others with diversity interests. The goal of this diversity conference is to learn more about ourselves and others, to network, and to link resources to integrate diversity into programs, policies and practices for creating community well-being.

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Small Business Institute Conference: Orlando, FL

February 14-16, 2019

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Community Food Systems Program Annual Event: Des Moines, IA

Call for Proposals - Deadline: January 15, 2019
March 29, 2019

The goal of the Community Food Systems Program annual event is to engage, support, and inspire individuals from all areas of Iowa’s food system in conversation about community food systems. Workshop topics may include technical support on starting school gardens, food hubs, or shared use kitchens, sharing educational materials, feasibility of new businesses, and general programming ideas.

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National Sustainability Summit: Tampa, FL

April 16-19, 2019

Hosted by the University of Florida IFAS Extension and the Southern Rural Development Center in partnership with USDA-NIFA, this joint national conference will be held April 16-19, 2019 at The Westshore Grand in Tampa, Florida.

NSS+NEES 2019 will bring leading sustainability and energy educators and practitioners together to showcase land grant university Extension and research program successes, share challenges, and identify opportunities to strengthen our collective impacts. Extension professionals, researchers, graduate students, formal and informal educators, practitioners, and community partners are invited to participate.

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National Urban Extension Conference: Seattle, Washington

May 20-23, 2019

Washington State University and the National Urban Extension Leaders are pleased to jointly announce a call for proposals for the National Urban Extension Conference on “Innovation in the City: A Land Grant University Experience,” which will be held in Seattle, Washington, May 20-23, 2019. The 2019 NUEC will focus on four core elements of building successful urban projects and programs: core competencies, subject matter expertise, personal experiences, and innovation.

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National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals 2019 Conference: Asheville, NC

July 9-12, 2019

Homegrown to New Heights in Asheville, North Carolina June 9 - 12, 2019. The National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals invites you to participate in a few days of learning, networking, great food, inspiring and thought-provoking sessions in the beautiful city of Asheville. The conference hotel is Renaissance Asheville, in the heart of downtown and the excitement of this eclectic community.

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50th Anniversary of the Community Development Society & Annual International Conference: Columbia, MO

July 14-17, 2019

The 50th anniversary of the international Community Development Society (CDS) is a golden opportunity to express and explore the extreme relevance and responsibility of the community development field and CDS to be proactive change agents, to help create conditions for and help foster shared and welcoming communities, and to cultivate a future in which community is the pathway through rising chaos and insularity across our world.

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Sustainable Tourism & Outdoor Recreation Conference: Astoria, OR

Call for Proposals - Deadline to apply: March 8, 2019
October 8-10, 2019

Join colleagues including University Extension and Sea Grant professionals, other faculty, agency, students and industry representatives working on tourism and outdoor recreation. Present and learn about research, case studies, sustainability and funding modes, educational program materials etc. Open to all interested individuals. Mobile presentations will visit coastal community projects and environments.

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