Our mission: To enhance the learning and growth of all employees and support their efforts towards professional excellence. We value continuous learning, self-direction, core competency development, scholarship and career growth.
What we do: We are responsible for face-to-face and online learning opportunities related to keystone events such as New Staff Onboarding and Fall Conference. We also offer workshops and courses on competencies such as facilitative leadership, collaborating in Zoom, conflict resolution, Ask an Expert, and adult learning. Some important resources for you to know about include:
We are currently creating an inventory of professional development resources through MSU Extension, MSU, and outside resources. Contact Our Learning and Talent Development Specialist, Anne Baker, for suggestions if you have a specific training need.
Professional Development Fund Awards
There are two endowed funds that are available to Extension staff for pursuits of professional development and advanced degrees: The Endowed Fund Award (general professional development)and the K.J. Moilanen Memorial Scholarship Fund (degree work). More information on eligibility and access to application and submission information is found by clicking on the links in the right column, under Professional Development.