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Enquiring Minds Want to Know

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NETC 08 Showcase of a series of PowerPoint sets that incorporate video clips of interviews with program and administrative team members of AL Cooperative Extension System. The sets were developed to help new employees get to know the leadership a little better than they might otherwise. Each set is based on five basic questions asked of each person. Each question has its own slide with a few facts and a link to the appropriate interview clip.

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Enquiring Minds Want to Know

  1. 1. NETC Showcase Virginia Morgan April 30, 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>New Alabama Cooperative Extension System employees—and perhaps the minds of other employees who have been on staff longer. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>New employee orientations historically occur when there are sufficient numbers to justify the cost of a face-to-face meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>Even when the face-to-face meeting is held, not everyone is able to attend. </li></ul><ul><li>Those who do receive an overwhelming amount of information from a varie ty of people within the organization. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>An online supplement to face-to-face meetings would provide access to standard information whenever needed wherever the employee is. </li></ul><ul><li>A series of interviews with Extension leaders is part of the supplement. The interviews help new employees become more familiar with the leaders, some of whom they may see rarely. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The primary target audience are new employees to the System. </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewees might also be of interest to others in the organization, especially those in the field who seldom travel. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Each PowerPoint set consists of five to seven slides. Every set used the same template to create consistency throughout the series. </li></ul><ul><li>Each slide included a few highlights from the leader’s answer to our question. Each leader was asked the same five questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded links take viewers to videotaped answers. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>What do you do? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you arrive at this position? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your philosophy about your Extension work? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your favorite Extension story? </li></ul><ul><li>What advice do you have for new employees? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The 16 interviews were minimally edited. </li></ul><ul><li>Each slide represents a question and links to the appropriate video file. </li></ul><ul><li>Files open in a separate window so the viewer can easily return to the slides. </li></ul><ul><li>Example set: http://www.aces.edu/extcomm/satellite/smith_files/frame.htm </li></ul>
  9. 9. Thanks for taking the time to view this showcase – and now you know what we created for some ACES enquiring minds!

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