ACEL to Extension


The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) is offering a workshop series geared specifically to Ohio State University Extension. Browse below to learn more about the Zoom-based sessions that will be offered from September 2021 through May 2022.

Please note that each session is an individual Zoom meeting and you must register in advance for each session you plan to attend.
Sessions will begin at 9:00am EST. Length will typically be 60 minutes.

All recordings can be found from the links below, or by visiting the Learning and Organizational Development YouTube Channel

If you have questions or need additional information, contact either co-project manager:

  • Jared Morrison, morrison.332@osu.edu, Organization Development Consultant, Ohio State University Learning and Organizational Development
  • Beth Flynn, flynn.61@osu.edu, Leadership Consultant and Trainer, Agricultural Communication, Education & Leadership, Ohio State University Leadership Center

Topic Quick View (click each to jump straight to registration, scroll below for more information on each topic)
Please note: you must register for each session individually.

  1. September 30, 2021 - Trends and Issues that May Impact Extension! (recording) - Jerry Thomas
  2. October 7, 2021 - Emotional Intelligence (recording) - Jeff King
  3. November 18, 2021 - "Trusted Leader: 8 Pillars That Drive Results" Discussion - Brian Raison
  4. January 20, 2022 - Dealing with Difficult People - Jeff King
  5. February 10, 2022 - How the Brain Learns - Shannon Washburn
  6. March 24, 2022 - Learner Engagement - Caryn Filson
  7. April 14, 2022 - Data Visualization - Annie Specht
  8. May 5, 2022 - Tips and Tricks for Managing Your Time - Scott Scheer

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Trends and Issues that May Impact Extension!
Jerry Thomas
Recording: youtu.be/8PCUEg64nNM

After a year of Covid and working/teaching remotely, what are some current trends impacting Extension? We'll discuss trends related to Lleadership, technology, remote work, the economy, demographics, and others.


Thursday, October 7, 2021

Emotional Intelligence
Jeff King
Recording: youtu.be/tUjpAtr7a0E

Emotionally intelligent people engage in several habits and behaviors that contribute to their ability to manage their own emotions and understand the feelings of others. Leaders who have higher emotional intelligence are more effective in working with others one on one or within groups. This presentation will identify and describe habits and behaviors that allow us to effectively engage with others when our emotions or the emotions of others are heightened.


Thursday, November 18, 2021

Trusted Leader: 8 Pillars That Drive Results Discussion
Brian Raison
Register: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ocOqprTkiH9XpQP6oaEjCs9qEoikJts6c

Have you read “Trusted Leader: 8 Pillars That Drive Results?” Author David Horsager will be this year’s OSU Extension Annual Conference Keynote Speaker. In preparation for his talk, we’re offering a discussion session that will focus on those pillars: Clarity, Compassion, Character, Competency, Commitment, Connection, Contribution, and Consistency. Brian Raison (who includes “trust” modules when teaching graduate courses for ACEL) will offer brief insight and facilitate the conversation.


Thursday, January 20, 2022

Dealing With Difficult People
Jeff King
Register: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpdOmhqDMuE9OReshKygrVq6JxmFm9jTQJ

As we work to fulfill the Extension mission, we encounter many different types of people.  While most of our work includes individuals who we can easily work with, we do encounter people who can be very difficult. As our anxiety often rises, we can become angry, defensive, or even withdrawn. This presentation will provide you with some strategies to effectively navigate these individuals and situations.


Thursday, February 10, 2022

How the Brain Learns
Shannon Washburn
Register: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlc--orDIvEtVZPT2-CuN0sXTkfOcZX_M5

More information to come soon!


Thursday, March 24, 2022

Learner Engagement
Caryn Filson
Register: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpf-6trT0tGNX_XoigbDMzbW9NAGK3y2GA

Engaging and teaching learners in an online environment can be a challenge. We will discuss best practices for teaching online. These practices will help to keep your teaching fun and flexible so that your audience is learning…even when they are miles away!


Thursday, April 14, 2022

Data Visualization
Annie Specht
Register: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvc-Chpj8tH9ChyyyHbtP4PnUG-na3o8vY

A picture is worth a thousand words.” This old saying is especially relevant today, when images are one of the primary ways we consume information. In this session, we’ll review the basics of data visualization and discuss strategies for turning words and numbers into graphics that are easy to understand and share.


Thursday, May 5, 2022

Time Management
Scott Scheer
Register: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkd-moqjgqHd0Sj_ILMCOH88kUpsHWmIF_

Managing your time effectively in OSU Extension can be challenging. We must work in all types of modes: virtual, office, hybrid, and in the field. Even though we are flexible in Extension, it can still be difficult to manage our time efficiently. There are proven time management strategies that can help us advance our productivity and keep moving forward in a positive direction.J oin this webinar and find out proven tips and tricks to better manage your time and to learn from each other.


For questions or additional information, contact a co-project manager:

  • Jared Morrison, morrison.332@osu.edu, Organization Development Consultant, Ohio State University Learning and Organizational Development
  • Beth Flynn, flynn.61@osu.edu, Leadership Consultant and Trainer, Agricultural Communication, Education & Leadership, Ohio State University Leadership Center