Conference Schedule
June 10, 2014
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Registration
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm "Turning Change into Progress"  
Keynote Speaker:
Dr. John Comerford, President of Blackburn College
Breakout Sessions
2:00 - 3:00 pm Developing a Positive County Team (CPD/Council/Faculty/Staff).
Jerry Baker

For an office to be successful everyone needs to be pulling in the same direction.  That does not “just happen”. It takes real thought and action.
  Marketing (And what does Marketing really mean anyway)
Dennis Gagnon & Laura Lindsey

There are many ways faculty, staff and council members can help people in their communities know that MU Extension improves people's lives.
  Gentle Development Beginnings:
Cat Comley & Cynthia Crawford

The goal of Donor Education and Development is to enhance gifts and endowment funds and ensure that these two streams of income contribute greatly to MU Extension’s next 100 years of success.
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 5:00 pm Developing an Entrepreneurial ecology within MU Extension
Hank Foley, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Research and Economic Development
5:00 - 6:00 pm Break time (back to room, catch up in e-mail etc.)
6:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner: Organizational Update
Beverly Coberly, Dr. Ouart and Joy Millard
June 11, 2014
7:00 - 8:00 am Breakfast
Breakout Sessions
8:00 - 9:00 am Getting strong, influential candidates for council elections
David Hoffman, Glenn Coleman & Nina Balsam

Having well engaged extension councils can be a bane and a blessing. And while we recognize the need for diverse councils members, sometimes it is not always easy to find new people willing to serve who bring diversity and truly reflect our constituency. This session will highlight strong engaged councils who are diverse and reflective of the community.
  More Power! 
Cynthia Crawford

Communicating about Extension to get decision maker's attention!
  Council By-Laws, Policies and Procedures and Record retention
Tony DeLong & Shelly DeJaynes

Often times CPDs councils and others have questions about how to handle specific situations.  One way is to have a good set of policies that help guide us.
Breakout Sessions
9:00 - 10:00 am Exploring ways to “Split” the CPD Roles
Crystal Weber

Sometimes it works best when the CPD duties and responsibilities can be shared with colleagues. Find out about one successful approach.  
  Workplace violence/personal safety/armed intruder response
Lt. April Colvin

We never know when danger might walk in the door. How do we respond if that should ever occur?
  Veterans CPDs Share Their Secrets
Debby Whiston & Phyllis Flanigan

While we were hired as a Specialist, the opportunity of serving as a CPD gives us the chance broaden the reach of our office.
  Osher Outstate Program Integration Pilot Project
Linda Morgan

Program integration is a new way for MU Extension to coordinate the efforts and resources of various programs in a more effective interdisciplinary response to issues. The Pilot project with Osher is one way for us to explore ways to collaborate more and form mutually beneficial partnerships.
10:00 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Annual Local Program Input Process
Mark Stewart/Mary Leuci
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch/Evaluation
1:00 - 1:45 pm Health Care Reform and major changes to the County secretary benefit
Tamra Robbins

Comments and the opportunity for questions and discussion regarding the impact of the ACA regarding secretarial health benefits. 


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