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New Employee Onboarding and Mentoring Spring Schedule

All Extension professionals who were hired after Sept. 4, 2023, are required to complete the Onboard. Network. Excel. (O.N.E.) program led by the Learning and Organizational Development unit this spring. The onboarding program has been designed to provide all new employees with the necessary tools and resources to succeed in OSU Extension. 

The 2024 spring O.N.E. cohort will begin March 5 at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. To register for the spring cohort, all new hires need to complete this survey ( The survey also signs up a new employee to be matched with a mentor in the M.I.N.E. program. 

New employees are also encouraged to participate in the Mentor. Impact. Network. Excel. (M.I.N.E.) program. This program provides opportunities to connect with experienced mentors, peers, and resources within Extension and the university. 

Mentors needed. Also, to keep up with the demand for mentors, the M.I.N.E. program is looking for experienced Extension employees to serve as mentors. LOD will offer introductory training for those interested in becoming a mentor to new hires. The next mentoring training will be held on Feb. 13 (1 p.m.), and more sessions will be available throughout the year. To attend the upcoming session, register at  

Visit the Learning & Organizational Development unit’s website to learn more about both the O.N.E. and M.I.N.E. programs at