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Our Mission. Through the University of Wisconsin-Extension, all Wisconsin people can access university resources and engage in lifelong learning, wherever they live and work. Cooperative Extension Western District. Rural population 7 CNRED educators Challenge: traditional image of Extension

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our mission

Our Mission

Through the University of Wisconsin-Extension, all Wisconsin people can access university resources and engage in lifelong learning, wherever they live and work.

cooperative extension western district
Cooperative Extension Western District
  • Rural population
  • 7 CNRED educators
    • Challenge: traditional image of Extension
    • Opportunity: increase visibility and build relevance
    • Opportunity: build CNRED resources through staff education of program area.
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Cooperative Extension Western District
  • Four 4-year universities…more than any other district
  • One two-year college
    • Challenge: distance from some counties to universities
    • Opportunity: building connections
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Cooperative Extension Western District
  • Commuter population
    • Challenge: residents leaving county
    • Opportunity: creating 24/7 access to education through technology
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Cooperative Extension Western District
  • County government
    • Challenge: diminishing authority of EEC
    • Challenge: diminishing resources
    • Opportunity: indispensable resource to county government
    • Opportunity: promoting entrepreneurial spirit
anticipated vacancy
Anticipated vacancy
  • District Director/Dept Head/EEC chairperson discussion to anticipate potential challenges
  • Strategize with departing educator
    • Increased visibility
    • Create an urgency
  • Review of accomplishments
leadership values
Leadership Values
  • Top values in 2000 survey of CE employees
    • Honesty
    • Competence
    • Fair-minded
    • Broad-minded
    • Dependable
    • Supportive
    • Forward-looking
assumptions
Assumptions
  • District Director is relatively new; developing relationships with county partners
  • EEC members generally supportive of continuation of the position at its current percentage
  • Primary resistance is coming from county executive committee
  • UW-Extension has a good reputation with the county partner, but there is room for improvement
  • Limited interest in surrounding counties for regionalizing or sharing the vacant position. No other vacancies currently exist in surrounding counties.
partners
Partners
  • County Extension Office Staff
    • Consider the bigger picture
  • Extension Committee
  • Cooperative Extension Resources
    • Program area
    • Marketing and communications
    • Lessons learned from other counties
  • Clientele & CPAG
difficult conversations
Difficult Conversations
  • 3 purposes
    • Learn their story
    • Express your views and feelings
    • Problem solve together
learn their story
“Learn Their Story”
  • Staff meeting to develop plan for gathering other perspectives:
    • Those proposing position cut
    • EEC members
    • County Administrator
    • County Board Chairperson
    • Other board members/committees
    • Clientele: visioning session
    • CPAG; other community partners
    • People external to Extension
    • Others?
  • Plan for conversations
    • Goal: to seek understanding…not agreement
    • Skillful questions that lead to understanding of root issues
express our views feelings
“Express Our Views & Feelings”
  • Staff meeting to develop message points
  • What do we want key decision-makers to learn? Develop message points based on “their story”.
      • What specific examples illustrate each message?
        • Program impacts
        • Resources leveraged
        • Data from visioning session
        • Examples of work from educators in surrounding counties
targeted communication
Targeted Communication
  • Communicating Value Campaign Step 1:

Developing Message Points

  • Communicating Value Campaign Step 2:

Who Needs to Hear Our Message?

  • Communicating Value Campaign Step 3:

Action Plan

Resource: http://cpag.uwex.edu/how/cpagmeetingactivities.cfm

Based on concepts taught by Pamela Seelman, Public Information Specialist

problem solve together
“Problem Solve Together”
  • What can both partners bring? Abundance vs. scarcity.
    • Pros/cons of regionalization/sharing/cutting
    • County priorities and how Extension programming is responding
    • County strategic plan: Education to advance strategies in plan
    • What do citizens say they want from government; link to education
    • Fiscal challenges: leveraging
    • County as a client of Extension…not only a funding source
outcomes
Outcomes
  • Increased knowledge of Extension resources
  • Strengthened relationship with county partner
  • Identification of local needs for new educator to address
  • Unified staff team
  • Filling of vacancy at current level
resources
Resources
  • Applied Population Lab; UW-Madison/UW-Extension
  • “What Cooperative Extension People Value in Their Managerial Leaders”; study conducted by Buck Joseph, Ed.D. and Ramon J. Aldag, Ph.D. 2000. http://www.uwex.edu/ces/depthead/valueinleaders.html
  • “Connecting the Concepts: A Brief Review of our RBC Journey since September 2004.” Based on presentations by Arlen Leholm and Keith Ayres. http://www.uwex.edu/ces/admin/responsibility/documents
  • “Difficult Conversations. How to Discuss What Matters Most” Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen of the Harvard Negotiation Project. Penguin Books. 1999
  • “Developing a Communicating Value Campaign with Your CPAG” http://cpag.uwex.edu/how/cpagmeetingactivities.cfm
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Our Mission

Through the University of Wisconsin-Extension, all Wisconsin people can access university resources and engage in lifelong learning, wherever they live and work.

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