As shared with Extension county staff earlier this week, OSU Extension will be hosting several road shows this fall for a chance to reflect, reconnect, and refocus. We will reflect on the past year, what we learned during the keys /values workshops this spring, and what we have heard during our strategic alignment listening sessions so far. We also will reflect on unconscious bias and learn how to be more intentional about inclusive hiring practices and within our culture overall. We will reconnect with our colleagues as we transition to a “next now,” adjust how best to work together within our office environments, and begin meeting even more often in-person once again with partners and clientele. We will refocus on our strategic efforts and organizational values/mission as we look to continually improve our partnerships, programs, products, processes, and support for our people and those we serve.
Register by Wednesday, Sept. 15 for one of the in-person sessions or the virtual session. The dates and locations are: Oct. 4 – Shisler Conference Center ballroom (Wooster); Oct. 11 – Operations in Caldwell (Belle Valley); Oct. 22 – OSU South Centers Research Administration Building (Piketon); Nov. 8 – Ward Pavilion (Toledo); Nov. 22 – Calumet Center (Dayton); and Nov. 23 – virtual (via Zoom). A boxed lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend, although mileage should be covered by each unit/individual who is attending. The tentative agenda and registration form are available at go.osu.edu/extroadshows2021.