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Professional Development sessions to focus on culture, advocacy and change

WVU Extension Service will be hosting a professional development session for faculty April 9-10 at the Morgantown Marriott Waterfront Place. The two-day session will feature guest speaker Paul Hill of Utah State University Extension, as well as a series of break-out sessions focused on advocacy, culture and change.


Monday, April 9

9:30 a.m.     Registration
10:00 a.m.   Welcome - Steve Bonanno, Dean and Director
10:15 a.m.    WVU Culture and Values - Cris DeBord, WVU Vice President for Talent and Culture
11:00 a.m.    Program Priorities and Teams - Cindy Fitch, Associate Dean; and program directors
12:00 p.m.   Lunch  
1:30 p.m.     Concurrent Session A

  • Working Toward Pre-Award of Grant Processes - Janet Boyles, WVU Sponsored Programs
  • Program Evaluation - Using Logic Models- Dr. Abhik Roy, WVU College of Education and Human Services
  • Culture and Change of ADA for Extension Programs - Jill Hess, WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
3:00 p.m.      Break
3:30 p.m.      Concurrent Session B
  • Marketing Your Programs to Your Community - Geah Pressgrove, Reed College of Media
  • Changes in Soil Test - Ed Rayburn, Extension Specialist Agronomy; Tom Basden, Extension Specialist Nutrient Management
  • Media and Message - April Kaull, University Relations

Tuesday, April 10

7:00 a.m.     Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m.     Innovation through Lean Experimentation - Paul Hill, Utah State University Extension
10:00 a.m.   Break
10:30 a.m.   Innovation through Lean Experimentation continues
12:00 p.m.   Lunch
1:15 p.m.     Concurrent Session C
  • Evaluating Extension Programs - Debbie Boone, WVU Davis College
  • Let's Talk: a new way for academics to share their research and become part of "The Conversation" - Marissa Sura, University Relations
  • Advocacy: Telling Our Story - Travis Mollohan, WVU Government Relations; Ann Berry, University Relations
2:45 p.m.     Break
3:15 p.m.     Wrap-up - Steve Bonanno, Dean and Director

The registration deadline is Monday, April 2 at noon. You are responsible for your own travel and lodging arrangements.