Professional Development


OSU Extension encourages personal and professional growth of all Extension employees through training and development.

Core Values of Extension 

  • Teamwork, collaboration, inclusiveness 
  • Quality work, products, and services with continuous improvement
  • High staff productivity, performance, morale, and ethical and legal behavior
  • Customer service, sensitivity, and respect
  • Employee development, growth, innovation, and risk-taking

Professional Development Opportunities 

National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL)

National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) is geared towards creating a network for collective impact currently with active participation from 23 states. NUEL is passionate and committed to moving urban Extension forward realizing each state in the Cooperative Extension System is different and may have diverse ideas and strategies for meeting urban needs. 

Leadership in the City Course 

Leadership in the City is a professional development program for Extension professionals working in urban areas who aim to be locally relevant, responsive statewide and recognized nationally. The course is offered online annually by Dr. Julie Fox. The curriculum builds upon existing leadership experiences, management training, and Extension professional development. Follow this link to learn more.

Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP)

National Extension Associations 


Additional Resources