Professionalism Competency Definition
picture of support staff conferenceA commitment to the profession as well as the flexibility to balance all aspects of personal and professional life in order to work effectively.

Target: County Staff Chairs
Content: Open to all Staff Chairs, new and experienced.  Highly recommended for staff chairs with less than 2 years experience.  Staff chairs will learn management strategies and Extension policies related to county office management including classified and non-classified personnel management, performance evaluation/appraisal, and general office management.
Competency Category(s): Professionalism

Format: Classroom
Date(s): August 8, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location:
Little Rock State Office, Classrooms 1 & 2

Capacity: 75
Contact(s):
Beth Phelps, bphelps@uaex.edu; (501) 671-2020

green arrows labeled project managementTarget: All Employees
Content: Do you need to know how to manage a project in a timely, effective and efficient manner without going into overtime and running over budget? This course will show you how to manage a project on time, on budget, and facilitate your project management strategy. This short course will discuss the life cycle of your project as well as delivery and stakeholder maintenance. We will pay particular attention to the roles of best practices to help deliver your project's outcomes.
Competency Category(s): Professionalism
Format: Classroom
Date(s): March 1, 2018 (Enrollment closes 2/23/18)
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: LRSO
Capacity: 15
Contact(s): Julie Robinson, jrobinson@uaex.edu, (501) 671- 2082

picture of people at trainingTarget: Secretarial/Clerical Support Staff, Program Assistants
Content: In this session for all classified employees we will discuss workplace standards of conduct viewed through the "Golden Rule" lens, beginning with the Division of Agriculture's organization, mission, and values: I CARE (Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Relevance, and Excellence). We will be using the character counts concept for adults, focusing on employee accountability and decision-making, coworker civility, communication, and conflict resolution. Plus Benefits and legal updates  
Competency Category(s): Professionalism
Format: Webinar
Date(s): April 5, 2018  (Enrollment closes 3/29/18)
Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Little Rock State Office
Capacity: 
20
Contact(s): Donna Rothberg, 501-671-2219, drothberg@uaex.edu; Barbara Batiste, bbatiste@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2015; Del Johnson, dejohnson@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2219; Jill Williams, jcwilliams@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2219

picture of people at trainingTarget: State Faculty, County Agents, County Staff Chairs, Supervisors, Program Associates/Techs, State Support Services Staff
Content: In this session for all non classified employees, we will discuss workplace standards of conduct viewed through the "Golden Rule" lens, beginning with the Division of Agriculture's organization, mission, and values: I CARE (Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Relevance, and Excellence). We will be using the character counts concept for adults, focusing on employee accountability and decision-making, coworker civility, communication, and conflict resolution. Plus Benefits and legal updates  
Competency Category(s): Professionalism
Format: Classroom
Date(s): April 6, 2018 (Enrollment closes 3/30/18)
Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Location: LRSO
Capacity: 20
Contact(s): Donna Rothberg, 501-671-2219, drothberg@uaex.edu; Barbara Batiste, bbatiste@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2015; Del Johnson, dejohnson@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2219; Jill Williams, jcwilliams@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2219

Dallas County court houseTarget: County Agents, County Staff Chairs
Content: Agents will learn skills to form effective "friends groups" and strategies to work with them to move toward action in advocacy for Extension programs.  The Division of Agriculture funding process will be explained.
Competency Category(s): Professionalism

Format: Classroom
Date(s): May 8, 2018 (Enrollment closes May 1, 2018)
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Location:
Little Rock State Office

Capacity: 75
Contact(s):
Beth Phelps, bphelps@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2020; Sharon Reynolds, sreynolds@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2016; Jerry Clemons, jclemons@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2024; Stacey McCullough, smccullough@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2078

picture of people listening to speakerTarget: Support Staff
Content: 
This in-service conference provides a variety of educational resources, tools, and techniques needed by Extension support staff to be successful in the organization. A planning committee assists with the development of the program structure and content. The conference provides an optimal setting for networking and mentoring for statewide support staff.
Competency Category(s): Professionalism
Format: Classroom
Date(s): April 26-27, 2018 (Enrollment closes 4/19/18)
Time: April 26- 9:30am - 4:30pm; April 27 - 8:00am - 3:30pm
Location:
C. A. Vines 4-H Center, Ferndale, AR

Capacity: 140
Contact(s):
Karen Ballard, kballard@uaex.edu, (501)671-2218; Lynda Wilson, lwilson@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2309