Conference Schedule

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Monday, October 23rd Pre-Conference Sessions

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Admin Team Meeting - Westin Book Cadillac (Woodward Ballroom)
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Financial Home Ownership Work Team (FHE) Meeting- Westin Book Cadillac (Boulevard A)
1 p.m.- 4 p.m. - Are You Partnership Ready? - Westin Book Cadillac (Founders A)
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
- MEAFCS Dinner - Westin Book Cadillac (Founders A)
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - MAE-4HYS Dinner - Westin Book Cadillac (Crystal Ballroom)
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - MAEA Dinner- Detroit Brewing Company (Group will meet in Westin lobby to walk together)
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - CNRDA Dinner - Westin Book Cadillac (Boulevard A)

**Are You Partnership Ready?- Skill building workshop targeted to Educators and other Programming Staff involved on research projects and grants or those who wish to pursue future opportunities.

Tuesday, October 24th

6 a.m.- 7 a.m. - Optional Physical Activity- Stroll Through the Park or Tai Chi
7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. - Conference Registration & Institute Breakfasts

  • AABI - Woodward Ballroom C & D
  • CYI - Crystal Ballroom
  • GMI - Founders A & B
  • HNI - Woodward Ballroom A
  • Other - Woodward Ballroom B

9 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Welcome and Keynote Presentations
10 a.m.- 10:15 a.m. - Transition Time/Mindful Movements
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Breakout Session 1

  • Can’t We Do Better? Moving From Dominant Cultural Values to Inclusive Approaches – Dionardo Pizaña
  • Differentiating Instruction to Help Reach Limited English Language Proficiency Learners – Anne Baker
  • Financial Accountability: Working Together for Best Practices – Adam Koivisto, Sheila Smith, Jennifer Weichel
  • Parent Engagement With Limited- Income Families – Barb Flis
  • Physical Activity Session: Is it Possible to Get Exercise at Your Desk? – Erin Carter
  • Racial Microaggressions – Caprice D. Hollins
  • Sea Grant World Café: Part 1 NOAA Regional Science Partners – Cindy Hudson, Rochelle Sturtevant, Heather Triezenberg
  • Social Stratification – Courtney Cuthbertson
  • Strategies for Effectively Working in Michigan’s Cities and Metropolitan Regions – Dave Ivan, Marie Ruemenapp
  • Youth Diversion and the Role MSU Extension Can Play – Anthony Frontiera

11:15 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.- Transition Time/Mindful Eating
11:30 a.m. - noon- Directors Office Time - Bridget Paff
Noon - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch & Awards (ESP Friend of Extension, MCEA/John Hannah, Diversity/Multiculturalism, Innovative Technology, Institute Team)
1:30 p.m.- 1:45 p.m. - Transition Time/Mindful Humor
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Breakout Session 2

  • 4-H Grows Science: Linking Schools with 4-H Science Resources and Experts – Alan Jaros, Norm Lownds
  • Citizen Science: Promoting Community Collaboration and Engagement for Enduring Impact – Bindu Bhakta, Julie Crick, Yu Man Lee
  • Civil Discourse and Race Relations – Rich Pirog, Dionardo Pizaña
  • Exploring Whiteness Part 1 – Mark Cowan, Courtney Cuthbertson
  • Facilitation Skills, Will You Thrive or Survive Your Next Meeting? – Jodi Schulz, Jennifer Weichel
  • Improving Parity and Impact Through Online Programming with Low-Income and Diverse Audiences – Heidi Lindberg, Erin Lizotte
  • MSU Extension DPTV Collaboration and Partnership – Georgeann Herbert, Carrie Shrier
  • Sea Grant World Café: Part 2 NOAA Regional Science Partners – Cindy Hudson, Rochelle Sturtevant, Heather Triezenberg
  •  Strategies for Publishing Your Community Work – Diane Doberneck
  • Working with Deaf and Hearing Impaired Audiences – Sandria Graham, Eileen Haraminac

2:45 p.m.- 3 p.m. - Transition Time/Mindful Walking
1:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Workshops on the Move (Will cover sessions 2 and 3)
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Ignite Workplace Wellness- Stroll Through the Park
3:30 p.m.- 3:45 p.m. - Transition Time/Mindful Body Scan
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Breakout Session 3

  • Commercial Aquaculture Business Siting: A Partnership for Integrating Data for Informed Decision Making – Kyle Herreman, Dana Infante, Bill Knudson, Betsy Riley, Heather Triezenberg
  • Exploring Whiteness Part 2 – Mark Cowan, Courtney Cuthbertson
  • Locating Resources for Diversity and Multiculturalism – Anne Baker
  • Physical Activity Session: Stress Less with Mindfulness – Tracie Abram, Suzanne Pish
  • Ripple Mapping – Brad Neumann, Bethany Prykucki
  • Rx for Health Referral Program – Cathy Newkirk, Holly Tiret
  • Social Media: # Trend or Not – Christine Heverly, Sheila Urban Smith
  • Starting and Sustaining a School Garden in a Nutshell – Kristine Hahn, Alan Jaros
  • Urban Collaborators: Promoting Healthy and Sustainable Communities Through Applied, Practical, and Neighborhood-Based Solutions – Zenia Kotval, Marie Ruemenapp
  • Workplace Wellness and Work-life Balance – Lydia Weiss
  • Youth Resilience in Parental Death or Divorce - Karin Stevens

5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. - Networking Reception & On-field Activities- Ford Field
6:45 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Extension Celebration Dinner and Awards (Key Partner, Gordon Guyer and Outstanding Service to MSUE)

Wednesday

6 a.m.- 7 a.m. - Optional Physical Activities- Stroll through the Park or Tai Chi
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - ESP Breakfast and All-staff Breakfast
8:30 a.m.- 9 a.m. - Transition Time/Waking Up with Humor
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Directors Office Time
9:30 a.m.- 9:45 a.m. - Transition Time
9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. - Breakout Session 4

  • 4-H Creative and Expressive Arts: Voices of Youth – Kathy Fischer, Sheila Smith
  • Best Practices for MSU Extension Programming in Farmers Markets That Appeal to Diverse Audiences – Amanda Shreve, Kendra Willis 
  • Building Collaborations to Strengthen Programs and Impact – Bruce Haas
  • Designing a Multilingual Online Course – Gwyn Shelle
  • Don’t Cross the Line! Setting and Communicating Boundaries – Christine Heverly, Jennifer Weichel
  • Engaging External Partners to Foster the Growth of the Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference – Erin Lizotte, Ashley McFarland, Rob Sirrine
  • Food Evolution Part 1 – Ted Ferris and Rebecca Grumet
  • Listen Deeply, Think Creatively, Partner Across Institutes and Build a Bundled Series that Really Makes a Difference – Eileen Haraminac, Micah Loucks, Sulaiman Mansour, Diane Rellinger
  • Physical Activity Session: How to Successfully Host a Healthy Meeting: Food, Beverages, Physical Activity and Sustainability – Bree Carlson,
    Dawn Earnesty
  • Preparing Your Step II Portfolio – Marie Ruemenapp, Matt Shane
  • Senior Nutrition and Aging Simulation – Kristi Evans, Erin Powell
  • Tips for Personal and Professional Networking – Lisa Bottomley, Jodi Schulz

9:45 a.m. - noon - Workshops on the Move ( Will cover sessions 4 and 5)
10:45 a.m.- 11 a.m. - Transition Time/Fitness Jenga
11 a.m. - noon - Breakout Session 5

  • 4-H Programming for Differently Abled Youth – Kathy George, Janelle Stewart, Karin Stevens 
  • Assistive Technology to Prevent Secondary Injury in Aging Farmers – Deb Chester, Ned Stoller
  • Core Competencies for Extension  Workers – Murari Suvedi
  • Delegation Skills – the Ins, Outs, Ups and Downs – Lisa Bottomley, Jodi Schulz
  • Food Evolution Part 2 – Ted Ferris, Rebecca Grumet
  • Go Where the Relationships Are – Zelda Felix-Mottley, Eric Walcott
  • Hiring a Diverse Staff and Using Diverse Skills to Reach Broader Audiences – Kristi Evans, Saneya Moore
  • Improving Success of New MSUExtension Staff – James DeDecker, Ron Goldy, Mark Longstroth, Ben Phillips, Emily Pochubay 
  • Infusing Programming, Partners and Teamwork: How Summer Employment Programs for Youth Achieved Multiple Outcomes – Jackelyn Martin, Laurie Rivetto
  • Native American Research Project – John Norder, Christie Poitra, Erica Tobe
  • Physical Activity Session: Creating a Field Day at Your School – Karen Barbash, Calli Brannan, Ashley Nelson
  • Tools to Develop a Successful Grant Program – Jennifer Berkey, Brian Klatt, Tom Lyons, HeatherTriezenberg

Noon - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch & Awards (5 Categories of Meritorious Service, Promotions, milestone award)
1:30 p.m.- 1:45 p.m. - Transition Time/Fitness Dice
1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Directors Time and Wrap-Up

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