Learning and Organizational Development News

Staff Career Development Grant

The Ohio State University is committed to the professional and career development of staff. The Staff Career Development Grant provides staff with an opportunity to further their growth and development. Grants of up to $1,250 for individuals, $1,750 for groups of 2-10 and $2,000 for groups of 11 or more will be awarded. Grants are awarded for education and training costs related to the applicant’s job and/or career goals.

The Staff Career Development Grant Program is administered by The Office of Human Resources in partnership with USAC.
For more information about the grants, visit: https://gatewaytolearning.osu.edu/professional-career-development/staff-development-grants/staff-career-development-grant/.

Grant applications will be accepted July 1 - July 31, 2019.


Congratulations, Danae!

Danae Wolfe, Learning and Organizational Development Program Specialist, Educational Technologies, was honored with the Creative Excellence Award at the NAEPSDP conference in Alexandria, Virginia on December 13, 2018.  

Danae Wolfe receives the 2018 JCEP Creative Excellence Award

This prestigious national award is given to individuals or small groups who, “through their insight, passion and persistence, ensure their "wild" ideas gain acceptance, enabling all of us to excel” (JCEP).  In particular, the award reflects innovative approaches in addressing emerging or existing issues in exceptionally creative or novel ways that get results, and that others want to emulate.

Danae was recognized for her work in helping Extension expand their reach and impact through new and innovative digital engagement strategies.  Congratulations, Danae! 

  1. Cindy Torppa, Director of Learning and Organizational Development, Retires

    Jun 28, 2019

    Cindy Torppa, director of Learning and Organizational Development (LOD), has announced that she will begin a new adventure when she retires from Ohio State University Extension on June 30. Establishing a LOD unit was a key element of the initial designEXT implementation, and I appreciate that Cindy took leadership of that effort during the restructuring process.