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Are you interested in Extension in urban areas and ready to improve your knowledge, skills, and results? Participate in this new comprehensive professional development program to learn about leadership, networks, innovation, and management. This online program will prepare you, as an Extension professional, to be relevant locally, responsive statewide, and recognized nationally. The program was developed based on a foundation of entrepreneurial theory and urban Extension practice and will build upon existing leadership experiences, management training, and Extension professional development. You will learn from experienced leaders; apply what you learn in your city, region, or state; engage in critical thinking and creative problem solving; and participate in online collaborative learning. Each competency-based module incorporates interactive digital delivery and the flipped classroom model for active learning and engagement. Through this course, you will meet peers from across the country and develop a plan and portfolio of resources to improve your leadership ability and community conditions. The investment in the program is $500 plus a commitment to work hard and have fun investing 8-14 hours per week. The eight-week online course begins September 8. This course is led by Dr. Julie Fox from Ohio State University Extension. Complete details and registration can be found at https://cityextension.osu.edu/leadership. The deadline for registration is August 25 and is limited to 20 participants.
Need to have your writing published or just have an exciting project to share? The Journal of Extension Board of Directors, in partnership with eXtension, is pleased to announce a Call for Paper Abstracts for the Journal of Extension Special Issue on Innovation. A 200-word abstract is due June 30, 2017. To see the key areas being emphasized for this issue visit the Call for Submissions.
CEOs for CITIES will continue the conversation from the 2016 National Meeting and talk about immigration during this webinar on June 21 from 2-3 p.m. EDT. Join Melissa Bertolo, Welcome Dayton Program Coordinator, and Steve Tobocman, Director of Global Detroit, as they discuss the economic impact of immigration on cities. The conversation will highlight work by Welcoming Economics (WE) Global Network at Welcoming America. Examples of local level success and best practices will also be shared. Register for the webinar here.
We're not recommending you jump on a plane today to fly to South Korea for the New Cities Summit, but do check out these Global Urban Innovators. Global Urban Innovators is a community of trailblazing international urban tech companies. These startups and social enterprises creatively apply technology to tackle pressing urban challenges. The Innovators were chosen for their radically new approach to improving cities around the world. By visiting the website you can follow the conference on social media to see what innovative ideas these folks are sharing with the world.