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Save the Date in November for OSU Extension Regional Conversations

-per Jacqueline Kirby Wilkins, associate dean and director, OSU Extension

On behalf of the OSU Extension Administrative Cabinet, I want to invite you to attend one of five upcoming OSU Extension Regional Conversations in November. These meetings are an excellent opportunity for both learning and engagement with our colleagues. The full agenda and specific timing will be finalized by early fall; but plan for a full day of conversation and informal learning. Note: all OSU Extension employees are expected to attend. Offices have permission to close for the day if necessary. Registration will be open in late summer. There is no cost to participate, and lunch will be provided.

The dates and locations are: Nov. 13 – Urbana; Nov. 14 – Piketon; Nov. 15 – Caldwell/Belle Valley; Nov. 16 – Wooster; Nov. 17 – Toledo

These regional conversations offer a unique opportunity to engage in dialogue directly with Extension Administrative Cabinet members about topics of importance to our employees, receive training on key tools and resources, and compare notes with peers. We also will complete a civil rights update/training (which meets requirements for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA) with representatives from the Office of Institutional Equity.

Reminder: The regional conversations will take the place of the Extension annual conference this year. The goal is to rotate annually the full annual conference and regional conferences, with JCEP professional development meetings and the JCEP annual awards and officer meeting held every year. Ohio JCEP (Joint Council of Extension Professionals) has announced a save-the-date for Dec. 4 for an awards celebration and meetings this year.