ACEL to Extension


The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) is offering a nine-month 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 2019 through May 2020.

Please note that each session is an individual Zoom meeting and you must register in advance for each session you plan to attend.
Most sessions will begin at 9:00am EST. Time-length may range 60- to 90-minutes. Please note the final session, May 12, will begin at 10:00am.

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

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September 25, 2019 - Communicating to be Understood - Emily Buck
October 29, 2019 - Coaching and Mentoring: Part A - Brian Raison
November 13, 2019 - Coaching and Mentoring: Part B - Brian Raison
December 4, 2019 - Effective Meeting Facilitation - Guest Lecture, TBA
January 16, 2020 - Recruiting, Selecting, and Training Volunteers - Scott Scheer
February 20, 2020 - Stakeholder Identification in Evaluation - Joy Rumble
April 15, 2020 - Youth Leadership and Empowerment: Creating a Culture of Engagement - Jera Niewoehner-Green
April 22, 2020 - Telling the Farm Story - Emily Buck and Joy Rumble
May 12, 2020 - 10:00 am - Effective Teaching - Tracy Kitchel


Emily Buck, PhD, headshot
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 (Rescheduled from 9/25/2019)

Communicating to be Understood
Emily Buck, PhD

YouTube RECORDING

How we communicate with each other, whether it is a co-worker or spouse, can make or break a relationship. In this workshop we will explore how people communicate differently and how you can use your strengths to build relationships with your team and increase people's feeling of being heard.

Through the workshop participants will learn their communication style and how it interacts with other styles. We will also be walking through some communication and group theory that will allow participants to identify stages of the communication process and where struggles may be happening. The goal is for participants to walk out with a strong idea of how to make communication work for them rather than against them.

Objectives:

  • Identify communication styles
  • Explore how styles interact in the communication process
  • Understand the communication process in groups and where breakdowns occur
  • Create strategies for better communication in your life 

Brian Raison, PhD, headshot
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Coaching and Mentoring: Part A
Brian Raison, PhD

YouTube RECORDING


Do you know when to coach versus mentor? Have your coaching or mentoring skills gotten rusty? Would you like to gain some new skills (or tools) that you could implement immediately? 

Workshop participants will:

  • Understand the fundamental difference between coaching and mentoring
  • Identify practical aspects of engaging in a coaching or mentoring process
  • Explore approaches to employee motivation (through coaching/mentoring)
  • Learn the G.R.O.W. model of coaching and other mentoring tips 


Brian Raison, PhD, headshotWednesday, November 13, 2019

Coaching and Mentoring: Part B
Brian Raison, PhD

YouTube RECORDING

Do you know when to coach versus mentor? Have your coaching or mentoring skills gotten rusty? Would you like to gain some new skills (or tools) that you could implement immediately? 

Workshop participants will:

  • Understand the fundamental difference between coaching and mentoring
  • Identify practical aspects of engaging in a coaching or mentoring process
  • Explore approaches to employee motivation (through coaching/mentoring)
  • Learn the G.R.O.W. model of coaching and other mentoring tips 


Wednesday, December 4, 2019Jera Niewoenher-Green, PhD, headshot

Effective Meeting Facilitation
Guest Lecture, TBA

YouTube RECORDING

Have you ever left a meeting where the group’s decision still didn’t feel right or where everyone still wasn’t on the same page? This training will provide you techniques for helping groups work through thinking and decision making of important ideas and difficult conversations. You will learn how to be effective at facilitating people through processes that provide useful information and data in making decisions and developing ownership over those decisions.

Participants will:

  • Understand facilitation and facilitator roles
  • Learn techniques for helping groups make decisions
  • Gain tools to help you facilitate meetings 


Scott Scheer, PhD, headshotThursday, January 16, 2020

Recruiting, Selecting, and Training Volunteers
Scott Scheer, PhD

YouTube RECORDING

Regardless of your program area in OSU Extension, volunteers are key for impactful programs. Need a refresher about all things volunteers – then this webinar is for you.

Participants will:

  • Gain knowledge about volunteer recruitment strategies
  • Identify and assess methods for choosing volunteers
  • Explore practices to select and train volunteers


Joy Rumble, PhD, headshotThursday, February 20, 2020

Stakeholder Identification in Evaluation
Joy Rumble, PhD

YouTube RECORDING

Stakeholders are critical to the planning, implementation, and results of an evaluation. Therefore, when planning to conduct a program evaluation it is important to make sure you consider all of your stakeholders. You not only have to understand who all of your stakeholders are, but how they may be impacted by your evaluation results. Your most critical stakeholders may not always be who you think they are. 

In this webinar we will:

  • Define stakeholders
  • Practice identifying stakeholders of a program
  • Predict the effects of evaluation results on stakeholders and
  • Discuss the roles stakeholders can play in evaluation


Jera Niewoehner-Green, PhD, headshotWednesday, April 15, 2020 (Rescheduled from 3/25/2020)

Youth Leadership and Empowerment: Creating a Culture of Engagement
Jera Niewoehner-Green, PhD

YouTube RECORDING

Youth programs can be a space wherein youth can learn to be leaders, not only through occupying leadership positions but also by participating in meaningful community engagement activities, regardless of position. To cultivate opportunities where youth are able to learn skills and develop the self-efficacy to be engaged citizens and leaders, purposeful planning of activities is needed. Empowerment frameworks offer practitioners a way to reflect on their own perceptions of youth engagement and develop programs that can have impact on both the youth and their community.

Through the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize different youth empowerment frameworks
  • Reflect on and describe their own perceptions of youth engagement and how they have worked with youth through their programs
  • Identify activities that can be utilized in their programs to develop leadership skills and empower youth
  • Identify strategies for empowering youth through the evaluation of their programming


Wednesday, April 22, 2020
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Telling the Farm Story - Emily Buck, PhD and Joy Rumble, PhD

YouTube RECORDING

Do you want to tell people about your farm, but you don’t know how? Are you skeptical about talking to the public about your farm? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this webinar is for you. Storytelling is a honest and powerful tool that can connect people to one another and serve as an effective communication tool.

After this webinar you will be able to:

  • Discuss the benefits to storytelling
  • Identify the parts of a story
  • Frame your story to match your audience
  • Tell others your farm story
 

Tracy Kitchel, PhDTuesday, May 12, 2020 - 10:00 am (please note the time difference)

Effective Teaching - Tracy Kitchel, PhD

YouTube RECORDING

What is effective teaching, anyway? And, how does that apply to Extension? While an entire career can be devoted to learning theory and perfecting teaching, Extension professionals must quickly learn to be effective in this skill that is central to the Extension mission. This webinar will touch on the basics of teaching theory as a foundation, and then focus on effective strategies to implement in the non-formal educational context of Cooperative Extension.

Participants will be able to:

  • Articulate a basic foundation in teaching and learning principles and theories
  • Consider strategies on bringing these basic teaching and learning principles and theories to life in your Extension work
     

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