Drop-in Training Schedule

The Learning and Organization Development (LOD) team wants to help you with questions about technology tools that you can use for telecommuting and for digital content delivery. We know that many resources are available at Ohio State, and we want to take the time to answer questions and share our strategies that we have used as Extension workers, presenters, facilitators, and educators. 

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Extension Reporting and Vita: Your Data Matters!

In Extension, reporting gets a bad rap! Did you know that reporting makes it possible for OSU Extension to receive $11 million in Smith-Lever Extension funds? It’s true! That’s why your data matters. Join in this week’s training to figure out how to create goals that can be measured and then how to report them in Vita.  You might even gain a new appreciation for Extension reporting. We also want to hear from you about what types of reports would be of the most benefit to you.

Session Objectives:

  • Deepen understanding of the importance of reporting
  • Increase competencies in writing goals and objectives and developing curricula
  • Increase competencies in reporting data in Vita

You do not need to register for any of these sessions. Simply show up and engage. Sessions will be recorded if you cannot make these dates and times.

Log into this Zoom room for all sessions: https://osu.zoom.us/j/634938327 

Visit  https://go.osu.edu/LODrecordings  to view recordings of previous LOD training sessions

Day, Date, & Time



Tuesday, May 26

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.


Extension Reporting: It Does Matter and Makes a Difference

We’re sure you have wondered why we have to spend time in reporting. You have also wondered “where does all of that data go after I put it into the reporting system?” We will talk about how Extension uses your data in the present and what we hope to accomplish in the future. We will also hand over the microphone to you to talk about what types of reports you need.


T McCoy, LOD

Greg Davis, Department Chair and Associate Director, OSU Extension


Wednesday, May 27

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Writing Goals and Objectives and Developing Curricula: Get Started the Right Way

What’s the difference between professional development and performance goals? Learn how to write SMART goals that will help you excel! Then we’ll introduce you to the concept of curriculum development - What is it and how do you will know if you’re writing up your efforts correctly?


Treva Williams, Extension Educator, FCS and

Area Leader

Melinda Hill, Extension Educator, FCS and

Area Leader

Thursday, May 28

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.


Become a Vita Expert: Part I – Extension Department

Learn what data is needed to report your Extension programs and events effectively. We’ll address the age-old question “I know I put my data in the system; why isn’t it printing on my report?” by sharing some troubleshooting tips for generating an Extension Annual Report.


Debby Lewis, LOD

Friday, May 29

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.


Become a Vita Expert: Part II – Elements Data

Learn how and where to input data for scholarly/creative works, funding, professional activities, and awards.


Debby Lewis, LOD