Organizational Knowledge Competency Definition
picture from ozark district meetingAccomplishes the mission of Extension through development and management of resources, providing information to stakeholders about the value of investments in Extension programs, as well as the ability to build relationships. Values diversity and an inclusive program and workplace.

images of program impact reportsTarget: County Agents, Program Assistants 
Content: Participants will learn how to effectively write impact statements in any Extension program area for the FY2017 program year.
Competency Category(s): 
Organizational Knowledge
Format: Webinar
Date(s): August 14, 2017 
Time: 2:00pm- 3:30pm
Location:
Zoom

Contact(s): Diane Mashburn, dmashburn@uaex.edu, (501) 671- 2351

images of program impact reportsTarget: County Agents, Program Assistants 
Content: Participants will learn how to effectively write impact statements in any Extension program area for the FY2017 program year.
Competency Category(s): 
Organizational Knowledge
Format: Webinar
Date(s): August 15, 2017 
Time: 10:00am- 11:30am
Location:
Zoom

Contact(s): Diane Mashburn, dmashburn@uaex.edu, (501) 671- 2351

images of program impact reportsTarget: County Agents, Program Assistants 
Content: Participants will learn how to effectively write impact statements in any Extension program area for the FY2017 program year.
Competency Category(s): 
Organizational Knowledge
Format: Webinar
Date(s): August 16, 2017 
Time: 10:00pm- 11:30am
Location:
Zoom

Contact(s): Diane Mashburn, dmashburn@uaex.edu, (501) 671- 2351

images of program impact reportsTarget: County Agents, Program Assistants 
Content: Participants will learn how to effectively write impact statements in any Extension program area for the FY2017 program year.
Competency Category(s): 
Organizational Knowledge
Format: Webinar
Date(s): September 5, 2017 
Time: 10:00am- 11:30am
Location:
Zoom

Contact(s): Diane Mashburn, dmashburn@uaex.edu, (501) 671- 2351

images of program impact reportsTarget: County Agents, Program Assistants 
Content: Participants will learn how to effectively write impact statements in any Extension program area for the FY2017 program year.
Competency Category(s): 
Organizational Knowledge
Format: Webinar
Date(s): September 6, 2017 
Time: 2:00pm- 3:30pm
Location:
Zoom

Contact(s): Diane Mashburn, dmashburn@uaex.edu, (501) 671- 2351

images of program impact reportsTarget: County Agents, Program Assistants 
Content: Participants will learn how to effectively write impact statements in any Extension program area for the FY2017 program year.
Competency Category(s): 
Organizational Knowledge
Format: Webinar
Date(s): September 14, 2017 
Time: 10:00pm- 11:30am
Location:
Zoom

Contact(s): Diane Mashburn, dmashburn@uaex.edu, (501) 671- 2351

picture of people at new hire in-service in auditoriumTarget: New employees hired in permanent positions since the previous Check In & Tune Up workshop
Content: This is a required, one-day workshop for new employees. Topics covered include the Big Picture of Extension and tips and advice on how to be successful in their new jobs.
Competency Category(s):
Organizational Knowledge
Format: Classroom
Date(s): November 8, 2017 (Enrollment closes 11/2/17)
Time: 9:00am- 4:00pm
Location:
Little Rock State Office

Capacity: 40
Contact(s):
Julie Robinson, jrobinson@uaex.edu, (501) 671- 2082; Diane Mashburn, dmashburn@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2351

picture of people at new hire in-service in auditoriumTarget: New employees hired in permanent positions since the previous Check In & Tune Up workshop
Content: This is a required, one-day workshop for new employees. Topics covered include the Big Picture of Extension and tips and advice on how to be successful in their new jobs.
Competency Category(s):
Organizational Knowledge
Format: Classroom
Date(s): May 15, 2018 (Enrollment closes 4/8/18)
Time: 9:00am- 4:00pm
Location:
Little Rock State Office

Capacity: 40
Contact(s):
Julie Robinson (jrobinson@uaex.edu) and Diane Mashburn (dmashburn@uaex.edu). 501-671-2086

onboarding.jpgTarget: All first year County Extension Agents
Content: Mentable sessions are held on the third Monday of every month at 10:30 - 11:30 A.M via Zoom video conference.  In this course you will be able to view recorded Mentables sessions and access additional resources.
Competency Category(s):
Organizational Knowledge
Format: Online
Date(s):
July 1, 2017- June 30, 2018 (To enroll in this course please contact the course instructor)
Location: Learn.uaex.edu

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

AIMS logo with tape measureTarget: County Agents, Staff Chairs, Program Assistants, Associates and Techs, State Faculty
Content: 
The course will expand upon the basic reporting skills within AIMS. Topics will assist in more efficient reporting and utilization of AIMS data. Topics will include: End of the year reports, employee supervision, collecting and reporting indicator data, etc.
Competency Category(s): Organizational Knowledge
Format: Webinar
Date(s): July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018
Time: TBA
Location: Zoom
Capacity: 30
Contact(s): Diane Mashburn, dmashburn@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2351

Target: Employees funded by federal grants
Content: Principal Investigators (PI) and employees that receive a portion of their salary paid from federal grant are required to complete this course in order to utilize the new on-line effort reporting system.  Classified & 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, 2017 - June 30, 2018
Contact(s): Beverly Christenberry, bchristenberry@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2089; Sandra Williams, stwilliams@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2273; Sheryl Baker, sbaker@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2196

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 effectively 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, 2017- June 30, 2018 (Enrollment closes 6/24/18)
Location: Learn.uaex.edu

Contact(s): Julie Robinson, jrobinson@uaex.edu, (501) 671- 2082

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, 2017- June 30, 2018 (Enrollment closes 6/29/18)
Location: Learn.uaex.edu

Contact(s): Lynn Wilson, lwilson@uaex.edu, (501) 671- 2309

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, 2017- June 30, 2018 (Enrollment closes 6/27/18)
Location: Learn.uaex.edu

Contact(s): Gretchen Skinner, gskinner@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2130; Julie Robinson, jrobinson@uaex.edu, (501) 671- 2082

onboarding.jpgTarget: New County Agents
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, 2017- June 30, 2018 (Enrollment closes 6/27/18)
Location: Learn.uaex.edu

Contact(s): Julie Robinson, jrobinson@uaex.edu, (501) 671- 2082