onboarding.jpgTarget: Newly Hired County Agents
Content: The goal of the mentoring program in Extension is to provide a professional, educational, and personal support system for new county agents. This course will provide an overview of the new agent onboarding and mentoring program and will build the agent's knowledge, skills, and abilities to become an integral part of Extension. Agents completing this course will understand Extension's culture and expectations and be able to identify key resources for professional development and program support.
Format: Online
Date(s): July 1, 2020- June 30, 2021 (Enrollment closes 6/29/21)
Location: Learn.uaex.edu
Contact(s): Diane Mashburn, dmashburn@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2351; Lynda Wilson, lwilson@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2309

onboarding.jpgTarget: Supervisors/ Mentors of newly hired County Agents
Content: The goal of the Onboarding and Mentoring Program in Extension is to provide a professional, educational, and personal support system for new agents. This course will provide key training and resources to ensure that staff chairs and mentors understand and have support for their roles in effective onboarding and retaining new agents. Upon completion of this training, staff chairs and mentors will have the knowledge and tools to increase the organization's probability of retaining new agents.
Competency Category(s): Organizational Knowledge
Format: Online
Date(s): July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 (Enrollment closes 6/24/21)
Location: Learn.uaex.edu
Contact(s): Diane Mashburn, dmashburn@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2351; Lynda Wilson, lwilson@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2309

onboarding.jpgTarget: Supervisors/ Mentors of newly hired County Agents
Content: The goal of the Onboarding Program in Extension is to provide a professional, educational, and personal support system for new agents. This course will provide key training and resources to ensure that staff chairs and mentors understand and have support for their roles in effective onboarding and retaining new agents. Upon completion of this training, staff chairs and mentors will have the knowledge and tools to increase the organization's probability of retaining new agents.
Competency Category(s): Organizational Knowledge
Format: Online
Date(s): July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 (Enrollment closes 6/24/21)
Location: Learn.uaex.edu
Contact(s): Diane Mashburn, dmashburn@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2351; Lynda Wilson, lwilson@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2309

Target: Employees funded by federal grants
Content: Principal Investigators (PI) and employees that receive a portion of their salary paid from federal grants are required to complete this course in order to utilize the new online effort reporting system.  Classified and Non-classified staff will self-certify and PIs will certify on behalf of any temporary employees paid from their federal grants. Additionally, PIs will perform a Post-Review of effort reports certified by employees paid from their federal grants.
Competency Category(s): Organizational Knowledge
Format: Online
Date(s): July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
Contact(s): Beverly Christenberry, bchristenberry@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2089; Sandra Williams, stwilliams@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2273

seh.jpgTarget: State Faculty, County Faculty, Supervisors, Support Staff, Program Associates/Techs, Program Assistants
Content: Learn about the history of Extension in the South. Retired professor Randol Waters of the University of Tennessee is your host. This course has five modules, each featuring a narrated video, handouts, and questions to check your knowledge. A cumulative Course Exam is also included.
Competency Category(s):
Organizational Knowledge
Format: Online
Date(s): July 1, 2020- June 30, 2021(Enrollment closes 6/27/21)
Location: Learn.uaex.edu

Contact(s): Diane Mashburn, dmashburn@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2351; Lynda Wilson, lwilson@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2309

Extension 101 (FY21)

Self enrollment

onboarding.jpgTarget: New Extension Employees
Content: This introductory course for new county agents provides a basic orientation to Extension technical systems, the organization culture, and communication and time management tips. The goal of the course is to assist new agents with time entry, accountability, and completion of basic onboarding steps.
Competency Category(s):
Organizational Knowledge
Format: Online
Date(s): July 1, 2020- June 30, 2021 (Enrollment closes 6/27/21)
Location: Learn.uaex.edu
Contact(s): Diane Mashburn, dmashburn@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2351; Lynda Wilson, lwilson@uaex.edu(501) 671-2309