Urban Extension: A Professional Development Offering

URL: https://8907224.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/8907224/Urban%20Extension/MEAS-2016- Extension-Handbook-Suvedi-Kaplowitz-2016_02_15.pdf

Navigating Difference: Development and Implementation of a Successful Cultural Competency Training for Extension and Outreach Professionals As our world becomes more interconnected on international, domestic, and personal levels, our need to be more culturally competent increases (Samovar, Porter, & McDaniel, 2007; Ting-Toomey, 1999). Recognizing this need, Washington State University Extension sought to increase skills of its personnel by developing a set of cultural competencies and training curriculum. This article describes the process of creating, implementing, and evaluating the training. Examples are offered to show how WSU Extension addressed quality standards for successful implementation of diversity training models as outlined by Bendick et al. (2001), serving as guidelines for other Extension organizations with similar goals. URL: https://8907224.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/8907224/Urban%20Extension/Navigating- Difference.pdf

The National Urban Extension Leaders' (NUEL) Implementation Plan

The 2015 National Framework of Urban Extension was a “Call to Action,” which outlined six objectives for a National Urban Extension Initiative. In this document, those objectives are aligned with a set of actionable tasks that will be necessary for achieving measurable results. These goals and tasks form the foundation for NUEL’s recommended National Urban Extension Initiative “Implementation Plan”. URL: https://8907224.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/8907224/Urban%20Extension/NUEL- Implementation-Plan-2019.pdf

Opportunities for Professional Development in the City

The urban context of diversity, complexity, and scale require Extension professionals, with diverse backgrounds, to develop unique competencies that build upon those addressed through professional development programs. Learning opportunities begin with awareness and build through levels of engagement. Resources advance the development of Extension professionals working in urban communities. URL: https://8907224.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/8907224/Urban%20Extension/Prof-Dev-Path- Extension-in-the-City.pdf

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