Breakout Session 4 - Thursday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.

Below you find session information for the sessions that will happen concurrently during Breakout Session 4 on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.

Digital Accessibility 101

Speakers: Erin Powell, Gwyn Shelle

Description: In this session you will learn basic skills for making your digital content meet accessibility guidelines from MSU. By making your content accessible you not only are broadening your audience, but create higher quality content at the same time. We will review simple tips and demonstrate how you can apply these practices to Word and PowerPoint.

Intended Audience: All FEC Attendees

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to use at least 5 techniques to improve accessibility in Word and/or Powerpoint.

Core Competencies: Educational Delivery and Technology Adoption,Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

 

Empathy-Supporting Each Other Through the Next Normal

Speakers: Jaimie Hutchison

Description: Empathy is crucial to employ during difficult times. By leading with empathy and showing empathy at work, we strengthen our connections and become a stronger team. There is an important link between empathy and employee well-being. When empathy is used at work, everyone benefits.

Intended Audience: All FEC Attendees

Learning Outcomes: Define empathy, learn how you can show more empathy, recognize steps to lead with empathy

Core Competencies: Interpersonal and Organizational Professionalism

 

Followership: Understanding the Other Side to Leadership

Speakers: Andy Northrop

Description: According to "The Power of Followership" author Robert Kelly, "Followers determine not only if someone will be accepted as a leader but also if that leader will be effective". This session will explore the concepts behind Followership, a growing topic in the field of leadership that recognizes the synergy necessary to prop up leaders. Additionally, this session will highlight the five types of Followership identified by Robert Kelly and engage participants in ways of relating to them and determining when it is most appropriate to lead and follow.

Intended Audience: All FEC Attendees

Learning Outcomes: Gain knowledge of the five types of Followership and how it applies to your understanding of leadership. Ease the pressure often faced when repeatedly told to lead and/or be leaders.

Core Competencies: Team Work and Leadership, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

 

How to Write Good Survey Questions

Speakers: Norma Lundeen

Description: In this session you will learn how to write good survey questions. Or maybe the better way to say that is you will learn how to avoid writing BAD survey questions. This session will be interactive with lots of opportunities to share potential survey questions and discuss pitfalls. 

Intended Audience: All FEC Attendees

Learning Outcomes: Learn the most common mistakes made when developing surveys and how to avoid them or correct them in existing surveys

Core Competencies: Program Development, Evaluation and Reporting

 

Let's Get Physical! How to Include Physical Activities in your Programs

Speakers: Angela Maniaci Tate (Facilitator), Madeline Bielecki, Heather HampelVicki Ballas

Description: Physical activity is a vital part of SNAP-Ed and EFNEP programming. Join this session to learn from your peers how facilitate physical activity as they highlight creative ways you can include physical activity in your in-person and online programs.

Intended Audience: HNI-CNI

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Staff will be able to identify one physical activity they can use in their classes.
  2. Staff will develop the confidence to use new ways to engage their participants in physical activity.
  3. Staff will be able to discuss with peers about new ways to facilitate physical activity in their classes.

Core Competencies: Educational Delivery and Technology Adoption

 

MSU Extension Website Analytics, Tagging and dotCMS

Speakers: Dennis Bond, Mindy Tape

Description: Learn how the MSU Extension website has evolved, how to use tags to make website creation and editing easier, where to access dotCMS training materials and who to turn to for help. We will also discuss how to easily access and use analytics to drive your website and content creation strategy.

Intended Audience: Anyone who uses dotCMS

Learning Outcomes: Learn how to improve your website posting and feel more comfortable working in dotCMS

Core Competencies: Educational Delivery and Technology Adoption

 

Positive Discipline (90 min)

Speakers: Courtney Aldrich, Carrie Shrier

Description: Have you ever had the perfect plan for a program and then found yourself spending more time correcting behavior than delivering content? Helping young children learn self-control is important to their ability to be successful citizens now and in the future and adults play an important role in creating appropriate environments and experiences can strengthen that development. Positive discipline will help you create a positive, effective, and healthy learning environment.

Intended Audience: Programmatic staff, teachers, parents

Learning Outcomes: This workshop will help participants learn about factors that promote self-discipline, increase awareness of the adult's personal role in creating an environment where discipline and self-control are learned and practiced, and gain new ideas for personal actions that we can take to maintain the positive environment we are looking for and to promote self-control.

Core Competencies: Educational Delivery and Technology Adoption

 

Preparing your Applicant Materials – Tips and Tricks for Getting Your Materials Noticed

Speakers: Gina Flores, Keri Rowley

Description: Representatives from Extension HR discuss applying for Extension positions, things search committee members look for, and what you shouldn’t be including in your applicant materials

Intended Audience: All FEC Attendees

Learning Outcomes: Learners will be better posed to evaluate job postings & craft more effective application materials

Core Competencies: Interpersonal and Organizational Professionalism,Other

 

Real Colors - Part 1  (You must register for part 1 and part 2)

Speakers: Anne Baker, Jackie Martin

Description: Real Colors® is a dynamic workshop experience providing participants with the skills to better understand their own personalities. The basis of this workshop is the Real Colors® Personality Instrument: a user-friendly, intuitive tool that identifies four personality types common to all people—Gold, Green, Blue, and Orange. Participants will gain an understanding of the four personality colors and discover where they fall on the Real Colors spectrum and explore how different personalities communicate, work, and think in different ways.

Intended Audience: All FEC Attendees

Learning Outcomes: Identify your personality type and how best to interact with other personality types.

Core Competencies: Interpersonal and Organizational Professionalism

This session is limited to 25 participants

 

There’s a Grant for That: A Panel Discussion on the Types of Grants Common in Extension

Speakers: Josh Gunn, Erin Moore, Tyler Tulloch

Description: Hear from 5 grant recipients that work in all areas of Extension. These individuals have applied for and won public and private grants – both large and small. Come learn from their experience and get ideas for your own grant writing endeavors.

Intended Audience: Anyone interested in grantwriting

Learning Outcomes: Learn more about the

Core Competencies: Physical and Fiscal Resources

 

Understanding Pronouns (90 min)

Speakers: Jesse Beal

Description: Join us for a deep dive into pronouns! It can be difficult to speak without using pronouns. After all, we have been socialized and educated to use them. Despite the everyday use of pronouns, their impact on understanding gender expression and gender identity is often underestimated. In an effort to better serve our students and each other, please join the staff of The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center for an in-depth look at pronouns. We will discuss how to ask for pronouns, how to share your own, what to do when you make a mistake, and why using 'they' as a singular pronoun is not a new phenomenon! And, we will practice using they/them/theirs pronouns and other neo-pronouns. (https://lbgtrc.msu.edu/education/index.html)

Intended Audience: All FEC Attendees

Learning Outcomes: How to ask for pronouns, how to share your own, what to do when you make a mistake, and a chance to practice using pronouns.

Core Competencies: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

 

Youth Leaders in a Global World Curriculum

Speakers: Jan Brinn, Sara Keinath

Description: An introduction to the "Backpack to Adventure: Youth Leaders in a Global World" Curriculum. Participants will receive a "Free" curriculum to enrich their global & cultural youth programming.

Intended Audience: MSU Extension Staff working with youth global & cultural programming

Learning Outcomes: Staff will have a new resource to enrich, revise and deliver global & cultural programming using new activities and strategies to make it more interactive and engaging.

Core Competencies: Educational Delivery and Technology Adoption

View the Presentation