CD Wire - October 7, 2019

Mission Statement:
Ohio State University Extension
Community Development
helps communities enhance
their well-being.

AD Update:

-David Civittolo, Interim Assistant Director

Survey says…..

I want to thank you for participating in the CD communication survey. Eighteen out of 26 responded, and here are some of the highlights:

  • 95% read the entire CD wire
  • Everyone responded the information in the CD Wire is either very valuable or valuable
  • 57% prefer to receive the CD Wire as a link while 42% prefer to receive it within an email.
  • Over 73% would like to learn more about the work of our CD colleagues

Starting in 2020, one change that we plan to make to the CD Wire is to share and promote the work of our colleagues.

State-wide Teaching Opportunity

The Ohio Township Association will be holding their 2020 Winter Conference February 5-8 at the Columbus Convention Center.

They have invited us to teach the following:

  • Communicating & Working with the Media
  • Conflict Management & Dispute Resolution (twice)

While the exact dates and times have not been finalized, please let me know if you are interested. This is a friendly audience that loves to engage their presenters. If you have never presented at the OTA, I strongly encourage you to consider. It is a great experience!

2020 CD In-service Dates - April 16 and August 6

Please mark your calendars for CD's 2020 in-services on Thursday, April 16 and Thursday, August 6. Both will take place at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center's International Room from approximately 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details to follow.

Have a great week and remember: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston S. Churchill



Tune in for Workday Updates - October 8:

Enterprise Project Fall Forum
The Enterprise Project Fall Forum will occur on October 8 from 1:30-3 p.m. for all employees throughout the campus and Wexner Medical Center community. Please tune in via the livestream link to hear about the project’s status and latest activities, including testing Workday and developing training. The Enterprise Project Executive Sponsors Group also will share progress on the new HR model that will begin rolling out in early 2020.


Web Mapping Basics Workshop - October 8:

Want to make a map for your research, teaching, or outreach? Take part in the Introduction to Web Mapping with ArcGIS online workshop October 8 at 3 learn the process for creating a web map, sketching a workflow for creating a map for your research and locating other training materials. This is part of Data Analytics Month. Register.

Upcoming NCRCRD Webinars - October 10 & 24:

North Central Regional Center for Rural Development

POLYFACE the Farm of Many Faces
October 10 at 1 p.m.
Presented by: Joel Salatin 

Will Local Foods and Technical Change Alter the Urban Form?
October 24 at 2 p.m.
Presented by: Scott Loveridge, John Mann, and Spencer Thompson (Michigan State University)

Engage & Empower Online Webinars - October 10 & 11:

Engage & Empower Online Generated by the eXtension Foundation, Engage & Empower Online is an online co-learning community connecting local and regional Impact Collaborative projects across the U.S. for collective impact. Through public and private cross-sector partnerships with the Cooperative Extension System’s (CES) eXtension Foundation, Engage & Empower Online is a new resource designed to collectively drive innovation and action forward toward real and meaningful impacts.

Working Remotely on October 10 from 2-3:30 p.m.

  • Join Mark Locklear for a discussion on remote work, its benefits, and good virtual etiquette. Register.

Advanced Features of Zoom on October 11 from 2-3:30 p.m.

  • In this session Mark Locklear will share his experiences using the advanced features of Zoom. Register.

Grant Writing Workshop - October 16:

OSU Libraries Join the Office of Research and Foundation Relations October 16 from 10 a.m. to noon to learn about the similarities and differences between the funding processes for federal/state agencies and private foundations. Topics include seeking funding, best practices for engaging with sponsors and navigating research administration/proposal development and submission process. Register.

Applications for NELD 2020 due October 21:

National Extension Leadership Development University of Missouri has announced the North Central National Extension Leadership Development Program (NELD) 2020 program. NELD’s mission is to build leaders throughout Extension at all levels and provide them with the vision, courage, and tools to lead in a changing world. Applications are due October 21 at 11:59 p.m.

Higher Education Tableau at Ohio State - October 23:

tableau Don't miss out on Higher Education Tableau Day October 23. Discover best practices for empowering analysts, students, and educators with data, network with your peers, learn about new Tableau features and get your questions answered during a “Tableau Doctor” session. This free event includes continental breakfast and lunch. Walk-ins welcome to the afternoon tables and booths after 1:40 p.m. Read more.

Engaging Online Audiences Webinar - October 28:

CFAES and Purdue Extension

Danae Wolfe, Ohio State University Extension, and Ryan Wynkoop, Purdue University Extension, will be leading the "Engaging Online Audiences" webinar on October 28 at noon. There are many reasons to use audience engagement tools in Extension and academic programming. Whether it is gathering instant feedback or checking participants' knowledge before and after an event, the process can be simplified through these tools. This presentation will go beyond polling and discuss how audience engagement tools can be used to teach and develop relationships with participants before, during, and after an event. Register.

Women in Agriculture Planning Retreat - November 6-7:

Many of us work with clientele who would consider themselves “women in agriculture.” This is a diverse group of individuals with diverse needs and interests that relate to all our program areas. Any interested educator or program staff is invited to be a part of the Women in Agriculture Team and this strategic alignment and planning retreat. If you have conducted programming for this audience in the past or are interested in providing programming in the future, then please be a part of this purposeful look at how we can make the most impact.

The planning retreat will be held on November 6 at 11:30 a.m. until November 7 at 12:30 p.m. at the Kirkmont Center in Zanesfield, OH in Logan County. A “strategic alignment and planning” process to help direct and improve the future of this group will be facilitated by CD's Kenzie Johnston and Brian Raison. There will also be time to spend networking with colleagues- critical for planning programming that span across our program areas. View the agenda here.

Cost for the retreat will be $85 which covers all meals and lodging. Lodging will be in the Croft House which sleeps 24 people in four bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with a shower. There are some single beds and some bunk beds. Linens will be provided. Lunch and dinner will be provided on November 6 and breakfast and lunch will be provided on November 7.

Register here. The registration deadline is Friday, October 25. Please direct any questions to Emily Marrison

Coaching and Mentoring (2 parts) - October 29 and November 13:

Brian Raison

CD's Brian Raison will be leading a two-part webinar series on coaching and mentoring for the ACEL to Extension workshop series on the following dates:

October 29 at 9 a.m. Registration for Part A

November 13 at 9 a.m. Registration for Part B

Part B will be a continuation of Part A, and the webinars will include the following goals:

  • Understand the fundamental difference between coaching and mentoring 
  • Identify practical aspects of engaging in a coaching or mentoring process 
  • Explore approaches to employee motivation (through coaching/mentoring) 
  • Learn the G.R.O.W. model of coaching and other mentoring tips

Examining Online Courses and Modules - November 8:

CFAES and Purdue Extension On November 8 at noon, Amy Kohmetscher, Ohio State University, and Ryan Wynkoop, Purdue University Extension, will be leading the "What Exactly is an Online 'Course' or 'Module?'" webinar. It is easy to think about a “course” only in terms of a semester long learning event. With educational technologies, learning content can now be repurposed to meet a wider variety of educational needs. Examples from both Purdue and Ohio State will be examined, such as where a face-to-face Extension workshop was converted to an online academic credit course, as well as where a credit course was converted to online non-credit modules for workforce development. Register.

Community Development and Facilitative Leadership Workshops - November 11-15:

Southern Rural Development Center SRDC will be hosting two back-to-back training workshops this November to help build skills of Extension professionals working in communities. Participants will have the opportunity to attend one or both workshops. Read more.

Community Development 101 on November 11-12

  • Community and Economic Development (CED) 101 provides a practical introduction to CED for Cooperative Extension agents and specialists. Led by Extension program leaders from the Southern Region, this one and a half-day immersion workshop will give participants the frameworks they need to understand their communities and gain a knowledge base from which to plan effective community change initiatives. Register.

Facilitative Leadership on November 12-15

  • The Facilitative Leadership workshop's overall goal is to provide a thorough overview and understanding of facilitative leadership and the competencies needed to enhance group work. This intensive three-day training lets you learn and practice facilitation techniques in a group setting. Register.

Enroll in Buckeye Biography:

Enroll in Buckeye Biography Buckeye Biography explores origins of Ohio State traditions; turning points in the 150 year history; and contributions of students, faculty, and staff to Ohio State and the world. This course is a part of The Ohio State University's sesquicentennial celebration. Register.

Creating Fillable PDFs Recording Now Available:

The recording of the Creating Fillable PDF Forms webinar is now available. If you have questions, contact Danae Wolfe (

October is Data Analytics Month:

Data Analytics Month at Ohio State October is the fourth annual Data Analytics Month @ Ohio State. Created by the Translational Data Analytics Institute with partners across campus, Data Analytics Month is a campus-wide series of workshops, lectures, student challenges and events focused on data analytics and decision science. The month will feature events from a dozen groups, all with the goal of raising awareness of data resources and expertise. It is open to faculty, staff and students. Read more.

Digital Flagship Free Coding Courses:

Digital Flagship Build the skills needed to develop an app and work confidently in Apple's Swift programming language through the Digitable Flagship coding courses. To get started, register online for course one in the Digital Flagship Swift Coding and App Development certification. The certification is open to all students, faculty, and staff at Ohio State.



ESP Special Chapter Award Nominations - Deadline extended to October 8:

Nominate yourself or other Extension Colleagues for the Special Chapter Award recognitions for an ESP Special Chapter Award. The deadline to submit is Tuesday, October 8 at 11:59 pm. Submit applications here. Nominees are eligible to receive an award in any one category only once.  A complete list of previous recipients is available here. All awards will be presented at the December OSU Extension Annual Conference. Chapter winners will be asked to complete a Regional/National Award Application in January.

Proposals due for the 2020 Development District Association of Appalachia Conference - October 11:

Development District Association of Appalachia The Development District Association of Appalachia is holding its annual conference in Arlington, Virginia from March 16-18, 2020 in collaboration with the National Association of Development Organizations: the 2020 NADO-DDAA Washington Conference. This is an opportunity to share cutting-edge ideas, highlight success stories and lessons learned, and engage with other LDDs during the Annual gathering. DDAA is seeking compelling session proposals to ensure a comprehensive program. Session proposals should address topics and trends that reflect the wide-ranging needs and interests of member Local Development Districts. Read more.

OSU Extension Annual Conference Reminder - Proposals due October 15:

The 2019 OSU Extension Annual Conference will be December 16-18. The theme is Land-Grant Fierce: Meeting the Challenge. Anyone with an Extension affiliation is welcome to attend and participate in the annual conference.

Everyone is also invited to submit a proposal for a presentation, Ignite session, or poster during the conference. Review the request for proposals guidelines and a direct link to submit your own proposal(s). All proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15.

If you have questions, contact Jared (, organization development consultant, or ShaLise (, event coordinator.

Third Frontier Research Incentives:

Ohio Department of Education The State of Ohio recently released a request for proposals regarding Section 381.250 (Research Incentive Third Frontier) of Amended House Bill Number 166. High value will be placed on proposals that focus on the following:
  1. Including collaborators across multiple Ohio universities
  2. Engaging with state agency leaders to identify top priorities for those agencies
  3. Including industry partners, where appropriate.

Visit here for more information about the funding opportunity.

North Central Region SARE Grant Programs:

North Central Region SARE North Central Region SARE administers several grant programs, each with specific priorities, audiences and timelines. The focus for all of NCR-SARE grant programs is on research and education. Funding considerations are based on how well the applicant presents the problem being addressed, its relevance to sustainable agriculture in the 12-state North Central region, and how well it aligns with NCR-SARE's goals. Proposals are now being accepted for four grant programs:



CFAES College Brand Website:

The Advancement communications team is excited to share the updated and redesigned college Brand website.

The goal was to make it easier to utilize templates, create college branded materials, and provide support graphics and other items to make it easier to include the brand, but also have some freedom to be creative. The goal is to build up college visibility, while maintaining alignment with the University. 

  • Some new templates, and enhancements will be easier to download and use. As well as simplified requirements.
  • The sesquicentennial mark. Use the mark as much as possible, see website for details. As well as, the new 150 email signature, which is under Logos tile on website.
  • Updated guidelines on the use of the CFAES tag. See CFAES Tag tile on website.
  • Advancement communications will continue work with University Marketing to ensure alignment and make updates to this website as needed.
  • Email questions and Request Brand Approval of materials through the website under Templates. The email address has not changed (
  • And, per the email earlier this year, there is a new University Social Media Policy, which is also reflected on the updated, redesigned CFAES Brand website.

Participate in the Values and Ethics Survey:

Provide your thoughts and feedback related to Ohio State’s culture and shared values. You should have received an email from the Ethics and Compliance Initiative between now and October 2 with a link to participate in a confidential survey, which will take about 20-25 minutes to complete. You are encouraged to provide honest feedback by Oct. 29 to help strengthen our shared values framework and support our collective effort to continually improve our unique Buckeye culture. Read more.

Articles/Publications of Interest:

Weekly News Digest (CFAES information blog for faculty & staff)


Enterprise Project Digest (September 2019)

Ohio Sea Grant eNewsletter (September 2019)

NCRWN "The Drop" (September 2019)


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