Fall 2015 Webinar Series

Mark your calendar and plan to attend Next Generation Extension’s fall webinar series! The NGE Fall 2015 webinar series flyer contains all the information you need. Webinars start at 10:00 a.m. CST. To join, call 888/820-1398 and use attendee code 9894805#; participate in the Adobe Connect session. Webinars will be recorded, and the links will be posted right here on the NGE blog to view at a later date.


Julie Bray-ObermeyerLinkedIn: How This Social Network Can Work for You
Monday, September 21

Presenters: Julie Bray-Obermeyer, Career Development &
Corporate Relations Director, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; and Haley Steinkuhler, Media Specialist, IANR Media

Haley SteinkuhlerLinkedIn is an online collaboration platform in Nebraska Extension’s Issue Team Toolbox. Developing a professional profile is key to connecting with colleagues and stakeholders. Julie will provide an overview of profile sections, and she’ll share tips and best practices for creating an effective profile. Haley will discuss the Nebraska Extension Issue Teams group as a way to explore ideas, promote innovation and creativity, and share resources.

Building Blocks to Success and Excellence: Professionalism, Skilled Communicator, and Team Player


Allan VyhnalekThe Value of Membership in a Professional Organization
Tuesday, October 20

Presenters: Allan Vyhnalek, NCEA President and Platte County Extension Educator; and Lindsay Chichester, NCEA Secretary and Saunders County Extension Educator

The benefits of membership in a professional organization include enhancing your network, broadening your knowledge, and taking charge of your career. Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association is Nebraska Extension’s professional organization. NCEA promotes professional improvement to keep you inspired; provides scholarship, awards and leadership opportunities; and cultivates relationships Lindsay Chichesterbetween extension colleagues necessary for optimum work on Extension teams. Join Allan and Lindsay to learn why involvement in NCEA matters and how you can engage with NCEA at Nebraska Extension’s upcoming fall conference.

Building Blocks to Success and Excellence: Professionalism, Citizenship, and Engagement


Sue M. RoushHow Can We Effectively Tell Our Story?
Tuesday, December 15

Presenter: Sue M. Roush, Director of Marketing and Communications, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Communicating Nebraska Extension’s impact on the state is important: it shows our commitment to making difference. When we showcase what we do, we inform stakeholders, inspire supporters, and spread awareness. Sue will discuss techniques to effectively tell the story using a variety of channels – from news release to social media.

Building Blocks to Success and Excellence: Skilled Communicator, Leadership, and Impactful


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