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Program Development

The Office of Learning & Organizational Development works corroboratively with the PDCs and Program Development Team to assist County Extension Agents in development of a local programming plan. Proper planning consist of conducting a local needs assessment, defining your target audience, understanding inputs, outputs, outcomes, and evaluating for impact.

2018 Training Opportunities

2018 Training Book

The training book has a hyperlinked table of contents. To return to the top of the book use your home key. It is also keyword searchable.

How to Register for Sessions

Registration for County Faculty is open between Nov.13th and Nov. 22nd for independent session and Extension Conference.


2018 Extension Winter Conference

Extension Winter Conference will be held January 23-25th at Rock Eagle. Registration for Extension Conference Classes and Lodging/meals is available In ETS for County Faculty between Nov. 13th and Nov. 22nd.

2018 Extension Conference Training Grid

Draft Extension Conference Agenda

Poster Submission Form

Departmental/Unit Exhibitor Form

Program Development Team

Agriculture & Natural Resources

4-H & Youth

Family & Consumer Sciences

Office of Learning & Organizational Development

2017 Extension Leadership Team / PDC Quarterly Meeting Schedule


Program Development Resources


Impact Statement Resources


2017 Program Planning Week


Zoom Link to Opening Session

2017 Departmental/Unit Reports


Extension Leadership System (ELS)

  • What is ELS? (PDF) This one-page document explains ELS, philosophy & purpose, and basic function.
  • Glossary of terms (PDF) - This list will guide you in understanding the multiple acronyms used in reference to ELS and Cooperative Extension.
  • PDT Success Stories
  • County Program Development Team Tips - A constantly updated archive of recommendations for achieving successful ELS implementation.

ELS Power Points

ELS Handouts and Worksheets