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Extension Colleagues:

Please join us for an upcoming webinar series exclusively designed for you, the Extension professional. This series features leaders and researchers from Iowa, Oregon, and Virginia who can help you transform your work with data-driven learning and discovery. This vibrant dialogue will provide you with tools to maximize your time, develop responsive programs using data insights, and foster impact in collaboration with communities.

You may view recordings of completed sessions to date via links below. We also invite you to join us for our remaining live sessions (click on event title to register):

After engaging with this series, you will be able to use new strategies to:

  • Engage community stakeholders to identify issues
  • Build partnerships with communities and subject experts
  • Provide data insight for decision makers,
  • Share learnings to drive positive change
  • Support communities in taking the next step towards addressing issues

In short, as the issues that confront communities of all sizes become increasingly complex, you can help. Specifically you can work with decision makers to build an equitable and sustainable social transformation within and across communities that addresses their most pressing needs. This series focuses on equipping you with state-of-the-art approaches to data-informed decision making – and because of you, the Cooperative Extension Service will continue to play a key role in supporting the development and facilitation of this national community learning network.

On behalf of our partners and colleagues listed below, it is an honor to host you for this series that was made possible by our three-state partnership and funding support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Please make plans to join us for as many sessions as your schedule allows. You will need to register for each session to receive a calendar invite and zoom link. For more information on the partnership and project, I invite you to visit the Data Science for the Public Good initiative website.

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THE PROCESS:

COMMUNITY LEARNING THROUGH DATA DRIVEN DISCOVERY

October 7, 2020 @ 11:00 AM PST
Dr. Sallie Keller, University of Virginia & Dr. Mike Lambur, Virginia Cooperative Extension

The framework and process you need to engage community stakeholders to identify issues and support data discovery in your community and programs. 

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THE COMMUNITY:

COMMUNITY CAPITALS ECONOMIC MOBILITY FRAMEWORK

October 14, 2020 @ 11:00 AM PST
Dr. Cassandra Dorius, Iowa State University & Dr. Teja Pristavec, University of Virginia

The strategies you need to measure capacity for new community development projects, help Extension and communities to work together to strengthen downtown and main street, and use data to apply for grants, get legislative support, and measure impact. Register now.

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THE DISCOVERY:

DATA DISCOVERY PROCESS

October 28, 2020 @ 11:00 AM PST
Dr. Cassandra Dorius, Iowa State University

A deeper dive into the process of combining unprecedented amounts of data to foster unexpected discoveries, innovations, and advancements that assist you with addressing the issues confronting your community.

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THE CULTURE:

BUILDING A DATA-READY CULTURE

November 4, 2020 @ 11:00 AM PST
Dr. Shawn Dorius, Iowa State University

The key ethical and legal considerations you need be aware to build a data-ready culture that can use data to drive decision making with communities and across programs. 

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THE ACTION PLAN:

FINDING INSIGHTS IN DATA

November 18, 2020 @ 11:00 AM PST
Dr. Vicki Lancaster, University of Virginia

The strategies you need to provide data insights to decision makers, share learnings to drive change, and create an action plan to support your community in next step(s). Register now.

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THE TEAM:

TEAM SCIENCE & WORKING VIRTUALLY AS A TEAM

December 2, 2020
Rachael Voas, Iowa State University

The proven strategies you need to develop successful teams that can flourish virtually and foster impact in collaboration with communities and partners. Register now

On behalf of the partner organizations below, many thanks and we look forward to seeing you online!

 

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