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.

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 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, 2019 - June 30, 2020 (Enrollment closes 6/24/20)
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, 2019- June 30, 2020 (Enrollment closes 6/29/20)
Location: Learn.uaex.edu
Contact(s): Julie Robinson, jrobinson@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2082; 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 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, 2019 - June 30, 2020 (Enrollment closes 6/24/20)
Location: Learn.uaex.edu
Contact(s): Julie Robinson, jrobinson@uaex.edu, (501) 671- 2082

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, 2019- June 30, 2020 (To enroll in this course please contact the course instructor)
Location: Learn.uaex.edu

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

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, 2019- June 30, 2020 (Enrollment closes 6/27/20)
Location: Learn.uaex.edu

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

Extension 101 (FY20)

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, 2019- June 30, 2020 (Enrollment closes 6/27/20)
Location: Learn.uaex.edu
Contact(s): Julie Robinson, jrobinson@uaex.edu, (501) 671- 2082

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 6, 2019 (Enrollment closes 10/30/19)
Time: 9:00am- 3:00pm
Location:
Arkansas 4-H Center
Capacity: 50
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 5, 2020 (Enrollment closes 4/28/20)
Time: 9:00am- 3:00pm
Location:
Little Rock State Office
Capacity: 50
Contact(s):
Julie Robinson, jrobinson@uaex.edu, (501) 671- 2082; Diane Mashburn, dmashburn@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2351