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Epsilon Sigma Phi - Professional Development (Mini-grant) Grants Session - 2013 Galaxy IV Conference

  1. 1. 2013 Galaxy IV Conference - ESP National Professional Development Mini-Grant Session  Page 1 of 10    Galaxy IV Session ESP Chapters Bridging the Centuries: Planning and Funding Professional Development Wednesday, September 18, 2013 1:30 – 2:20 p.m. Facilitators Graham Cochran (cochran.99@osu.edu) - Chair, Scholarship, Grants and Recognition Committee ESP National Board Cindy Strasheim (cynthia.strasheim@unl.edu) – Member, ESP Scholarship, Grants and Recognition Committee Session Overview The mission of Epsilon Sigma Phi, at the national and chapter level, is about developing the Extension profession and Extension professionals. Professional Development in this new Era of Extension bridges our traditional past to Next Generation Extension. As funding continues to be a challenge, it is important for ESP chapters to step up and serve as a source for innovative professional development. This interactive session includes information about ESP mini-grants, a panel of State Chapters sharing examples of professional development partially funded by ESP mini-grants, and idea sharing among attendees. Take home ideas and skills to apply for an ESP mini-grant for your Next Generation Extension professional development. Resources Below This packet includes information from the session described above taught at the 2013 Galaxy IV Conference. It includes information to support ESP chapter leaders considering applying for grants from ESP to support professional development programming. Included this packet:  ESP Professional Development Grant Information and link to ESP web site with details  Professional development needs – idea sharing from Galaxy IV  2012 funded projects and contact information for applicants  Complete applications for the three projects funded in 2012
  2. 2. 2013 Galaxy IV Conference - ESP National Professional Development Mini-Grant Session  Page 2 of 10    ESP Professional Development (Mini-grant) Grant Program The purpose of the Epsilon Sigma Phi Professional Development Grant is to stimulate development of Extension professionals. Grants will be awarded to interdisciplinary teams to plan and conduct a project with an appeal to a broad audience of Extension professionals. Through the ESP Development Fund funding for at least four $1,000 grants is available annually and will be awarded through a competitive process. For information on this and other opportunities for funding, visit the ESP National web site at http://espnational.org/ Galaxy IV Project Idea Sharing The attendees developed the following list of professional development needs and ideas: Professional Development Needs:  New employee training o Record keeping for reporting, promotion, tenure o Program development for new agents  Evaluation basics  Program development for underserved audiences  Multi state program development  Publishing outside if the University  Time management  Technology o Distance learning o Social media o Program delivery  Digital  Public issues Professional development ideas  Technology based training  Multi state...county projects  Working with diverse groups  Evaluation/impact o Public value o Economic return on investment  Grant writing  Contracting with other agencies (state, local, federal)
  3. 3. 2013 Galaxy IV Conference - ESP National Professional Development Mini-Grant Session  Page 3 of 10    2012 Funded Projects Wisconsin/Alpha Sigma Chapter  Telling Your Extension Story - Linda Kustka - linda.kustka@ces.uwex.edu  For more information on the 2012 Wisconsin project see the April, 2012 ESP Connection at http://espnational.org/images/Connections/2013_04.pdf Indiana/Alpha Lambda Chapter  Ethics & Our Role as Leaders - Susan Plassmeier - splassme@purdue.edu Missouri/Alpha Tau Chapter  Marketing Extension Using Social Media – Meridith Berry - BerryM@missouri.edu Please see the final pages of this packet for completed applications from these projects funded in 2012. 2012 Professional Development Mini - Grants (Funded Projects) Professional Development Mini Grant Application State / Chapter Submitting Professional Development Mini Grant Missouri / Alpha Tau Region of Submitting Chapter: North Central Project Leader - Meridith Berry Anticipated Beginning Date for Project Aug 2012 Anticipated Ending Date for Project Dec 2012 Has Your Chapter Received a Mini Grant Previously? No Date of Previous Grant Project Title Marketing Extension Using Social Media
  4. 4. 2013 Galaxy IV Conference - ESP National Professional Development Mini-Grant Session  Page 4 of 10    Description of Proposal The Alpha Tau chapter proposes to use distance education and a speaker to motivate chapter members to become more proficient in the use of Social Media to reach their audiences. In addition, we propose to purchase a book (either a hard copy or e-book) about marketing with social media for each participant to use for future reference. Justification for this Project High touch methods are vital to build relationships with our clients; however, we need a more fluid way to get information to the public so we are seen as a relevant and on-time source of information. As our clients become more tech-savvy, we need to reach them in a forum they frequent. We want to maintain contact with our mobile “snowbird” clients and engage the younger audiences as well. Whether it is Face Book, Twitter, an RSS feed, or a new environment, Extension should have a presence in a digital forum, and it must be professional, productive, and germane to the needs of the clientele. As funds for professional development become limited, connecting this professional development opportunity and using technology to train the faculty is a good use of scarce resources. Providing a tangible resource for future reference keeps the information in view and in the forefront of planning strategies. Plans to engage Extension Faculty and others in this project. Identify Members and their Professional Organizations. Extension faculty will be invited to participate in this development opportunity. As professionals, most are interested in improving their skill set and engaging their clients in various ways. All members of Missouri's ESP chapter are welcome. Project Team Members Julie Middleton - Program Development, ESP member Amie Schleicher (Livestock) Univ.of MO Extension Assoc. – President Karma Metzgar (Regional Director), ESP President Meridith Berry (Inform. Tech.) ESP Prof. Improvement committee chair Lynda Zimmerman (Nutrition) ESP prof. improv. committee member. Karisha Devlin (Ag Business ) ESP member Project Objectives The purpose of the project is to get extension professionals who do not use social media to use social media to engage clientele and promote extension programs; and for those who do use social media, to use it with more impact. Expected Results and Outcomes Not everyone will have the confidence to present in the digital forums. The project is not
  5. 5. 2013 Galaxy IV Conference - ESP National Professional Development Mini-Grant Session  Page 5 of 10    to teach how to get on social media, but the importance of using it. Other professional development opportunities exist to learn how to engage digitally. The expected outcome is that in three months, 100% of the participants will have joined one of the digital forums and become familiar with how it works. 50% will be using digital media to reach clients. How Will Project be Implemented Once the speaker is secured and a time set for the program, ESP members and other faculty will receive an invitation to attend the session. Using distance-learning media, participants can attend via desktop computer. This type of delivery provides maximum flexibility. A recording of the session will be made for those unable to attend the live event. After the program and prior to the evaluation, participants will be encouraged to share experiences and build user confidence through a blog and other dialog formats. How Can Project be Replicated in Other States? There are several excellent speakers on social media who will connect with Extension staff across the United States. This project will be easy to duplicate with similar expectations. Hopefully, the success of Missouri's example will encourage others to use new avenues to reach clientele. What are the Plans for Evaluation? A survey of participants will be taken three months after the workshop to determine the success in engaging staff in using social media to market their programs. Budget Information Speaker fees .....................................$500 Books for participants.........................$500 TOTAL..............................................$1000 Amount of Funds Requested $1000 Professional Development Mini Grant Application State / Chapter Submitting Professional Development Mini Grant Wisconsin / Alpha Sigma Region of Submitting Chapter: North Central Project Leader Linda Kustka
  6. 6. 2013 Galaxy IV Conference - ESP National Professional Development Mini-Grant Session  Page 6 of 10    Leaders Address 106 Quarterdeck Dr Madison,WI 53705 Leader's Email linda.kustka@ces.uwex.edu Anticipated Beginning Date for Project 4/10/12 Anticipated Ending Date for Project 12/15/12 Has Your Chapter Received a Mini Grant Previously? Yes Date of Previous Grant 2005 Project Title Telling Your Extension Story Description of Proposal Wisconsin CES celebrates its' Centennial in 2012. WI ESP worked with author Jerry Apps to chronicle the history of WI CES, published in the 2002 book The People Came First. Apps, retired adult education professor, will teach CES staff ad retirees how to tell their Extension stories and that of their clientele in a 1 day experiential seminar. Workshop participants will be expected to collect and share stories on CES Centennial website, with media, and other audiences. We hope participants will teach others to collect & share stories. The stories become a foundation to describe what CES is currently doing and future directions. In times of reduced budgets, the Centennial provides a proactive opportunity to reflect, celebrate current & future CES work.  Justification for this Project The efforts add to the WI CES history documentation while helping younger CES staff appreciate their organization's heritage. The grant will encourage participation by reducing registration fees that participants will need to cover with reduced county and state budgets.  Plans to engage Extension Faculty and others in this project. Identify Members and their Professional Organizations. The WI ESP Board identified the need for this project. Leadership is being given by CES Centennial History Committee: Jim Barthel (4H retiree, ESP); Chris Kniep (Family Living,ESP); Steve Kohlstedt (CNRED); Marv Beatty (Ag & Associate Dean retiree, ESP); Marie Stafford & Frank Ginther (4H); Linda Kustka (4H retiree, ESP) Project Objectives CES Staff and Retirees will learn: 1. Techniques to remember & record their personal stories 2. Strategies for writing a good story
  7. 7. 2013 Galaxy IV Conference - ESP National Professional Development Mini-Grant Session  Page 7 of 10    3. Interview techniques to capture other Extension stories 4. Methods and opportunities to share Extension stories. Expected Results and Outcomes 1. Participants will write & share Extension stories via media, websites, face to face settings 2. Participants will interview clients and share their stories 3. Stories become basis for talking about current & future CES work 4. Increased appreciation for the ongoing need to collect & share CES stories How Will Project be Implemented *1 day experiential seminar with Jerry Apps: 4/101/12 *Learner mix via application process to ensure all program area positions (campus, county, administrative) and geographical areas are represented *Promotion materials will be sent to ESP retirees & current staff that describe content & expectations of training How Can Project be Replicated in Other States? There are storytelling educators across the country that could teach this content. We'll share what we did and how it worked. This is a multi-discipline effort that other ESP chapters could replicate. What are the Plans for Evaluation? We will provide formal on-line evaluation. We will ask participants for feedback regarding the process of writing their stories. The focus of the evaluation will be 'outcome' questions (what did you learn, what action will you take) as well as planning and program improvement questions (how to improve similar events in the future. We will get post training feedback and reflects from Jerry Apps. Budget Information Income: $2,586.60 WI Humanities Council (Apps teaching, expenses, prog materials) $1,136.60 Participant Registration (30@$15 with ESP grant; $40 w/o grant) $450. ESP Mini Grant $1,000. Expenses: $2,586.60 Apps honorarium, travel lodging $936.60 Participant meals & breaks (35@ $40) $1,400. Program materials & room rental $200. Program PR 50.
  8. 8. 2013 Galaxy IV Conference - ESP National Professional Development Mini-Grant Session  Page 8 of 10    Amount of Funds Requested - $ 1,000.00 Professional Development Mini Grant Application State / Chapter Submitting Professional Development Mini Grant Indiana / Alpha Lambda Region of Submitting Chapter: North Central Project Leader Susan Plassmeier Anticipated Beginning Date for Project 11/12 Anticipated Ending Date for Project 10/13 Has Your Chapter Received a Mini Grant Previously? Yes Date of Previous Grant 2006 Project Title Ethics & Our Role as Leaders Description of Proposal Ethics play a critical role in our leadership within organizations. The importance comes as a part of our own behaviors and leaders as well as how we handle situations. This workshop will begin with creating an understanding of the basis for strong ethical leadership foundation, identifying behaviors that get people off track and will introduce strategies to effectively deal with those day-to-day ethical decisions we face. Participants will gain useful knowledge and skills they will be able to take back and implement in their communities. Justification for this Project Justification for this project addresses the need to provide valuable professional development for ESP members on ethical leadership issues. Newer staff members will begin to lay a foundation on ethical leadership through this workshop. Future opportunities will help new and seasoned educators continue to build on their ethical leadership skills. Plans to engage Extension Faculty and others in the project. Identify Members and their Professional Organizations The committee is made up of Extension personnel at the county, district and state levels
  9. 9. 2013 Galaxy IV Conference - ESP National Professional Development Mini-Grant Session  Page 9 of 10    and within different disciplines. The project would also be conducted with Extension personnel at all levels within the Purdue Extension system. Members of the project team are: Susan Plassmeier, Extension Educator (ESP and NEAFCS) Susie Neher, Extension Educator (ESP and NEAFCS) Roger Sherer, Extension Educator (ESP and NEA4-HA) Alan Miller, ANR Specialist (ESP and PUCESA) Natalie Fowler, District Director (ESP Project Objectives This project will provide Extension professionals with tools and techniques to help them understand themselves and factors that can derail ethical decision making. Participants will become aware of the importance of valuing ethics as they are involved in the decision making and transfer that knowledge as they work with boards in their communities. By increasing their own knowledge and skills, they will increase their confidence in working with local boards on ethical decision making within the Extension organization and their respective program areas. By helping members of their local boards understand ethics and the importance of its role within organizations, many local boards will be more effective and efficient in carrying out their roles as ethical leaders within their communities. The long term outcomes of this project are: 1) increased expertise of Extension professionals and citizen board members to carry out their responsibilities in an ethical manner; and, 2) increased confidence and skills of board members to accomplish their tasks. Expected Results and Outcomes The Extension personnel attending the workshop will take the knowledge and skills gained back to their local communities and conduct activities learned at the workshop with their boards/councils to help them understand the important role ethics play within the Extension program. How Will Project be Implemented The Ethics workshop will be implemented as part of the methodology training at the Purdue Extension Professional Development Conference in November 2012. A 4-hour workshop will be conducted with over 300 Extension Educators and State Extension Specialists within the Purdue Extension system. There will be presentations and small group activities to help reinforce the information presented. Participants will be expected
  10. 10. 2013 Galaxy IV Conference - ESP National Professional Development Mini-Grant Session  Page 10 of 10    to take the information back to their local community and present the information to boards and councils they work with to help support and reinforce the importance of ethics in Extension. A follow-up evaluation will be conducted with Extension Educators and the boards they provide training for to determine the impact the program material has on had the local program. How Can Project be Replicated in Other States? The training materials developed for use with local boards would be made available to any Epsilon Sigma Phi Chapter who was interested. Additionally, IRB approved evaluation materials would be developed and made available as well. What are the Plans for Evaluation? Knowledge gain and intentions to use “Ethics & Our Role as Leaders ” will be assessed through pre and post surveys of participants in the one-day session. In addition, a follow up survey will be used to determine how participants have been able to use the information or skills with their local boards and councils. All survey instruments will be submitted to the Purdue IRB for review and approval. Results from this project will be compiled and shared with the national ESP office and at the National ESP Conference as a presentation. Budget Information Alpha Lambda is requesting a $1000 mini-grant. This money will used to cover the presenter fee of $750 for the workshop; the additional $250 will be used to pay for the presenter per diem costs and copies. I have talked been in contact with The Director and Assistant Director of Purdue Extension about this grant and topic; they are both very supportive of the workshop and have pledged financial support to help pick up the difference the grant doesn’t cover. Amount of Funds Requested $1,000

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