Category Archives: Sense Maker

Tinkerers’ in Cooperative Extension

This months Journal of Extension has a really good article on A Call to Embrace Program Innovation (July 2015).  There are some great tips and processes identified by which Cooperative Extension can really fulfill its primary mission of leading by innovative programming.  One of the things that really jumped out to me is that innovation comes about at many different stages in the process of program development.  It can come out in the planning, the undertaking, and the evaluation.  I tend to think of the program itself as the “innovation”… Read More →

Southeast Regions Spring Faculty Conference 2015

Looking for ways to improve your programs through social media?  This presentation was part of the Southeast Extension Region Spring Faculty Conference in Rosenburg.  This slide set is a recap of the presentation “Using Social Media to Provide Information and Promote Programs” The premise of this training is on becoming “sense-makers” in CES.  Four basic suggestions follow the Jarche – Seek-Sense-Share Work on the quality of your county website – content matters! Use Facebook better.  Learn what makes great posts, use picture, find and follow good examples. Playfully… Read More →