Here are things Mary Caskey and I learned at our NEAFCS leadership meeting and all members should know.
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JCEP brings together leaders from six Extension professional organizations from across the national. It was a chance to learn from others' experience and explore best practices.
The Family-Friendly Work Place theme explored relevant issues for Extension professionals as well as those we educate. A panel of human resource experts shared strategies, policies and trends related to family friendly workplaces. Some take-home messages and ideas include:
Some family/work balance ideas/suggestions in round-table discussions for Extension to consider:
Eight hours of this conference was spent in professional Association meetings. As the Minnesota NEAFCS Affiliate President, I attended along with Mary Caskey, President-Elect. We spent some time brainstorming and talking about promoting and marketing the NEAFCS Living Well: More than a Cookbook reference book. The purpose of this book is to promote NEAFCS and provide financial security. See http://www.neafcs.org/ and Rosi Heins, NEAFCS, Minnesota Affiliate Living Well: More than a Cookbook representative at firstname.lastname@example.org ,(763) 767-3879 for more information.
The next JCEP sponsored event is PILD (Public Issues Leadership Development Conference). NEAFCS will be collecting impact information from each state regarding food safety educational efforts. The purpose is to feature NEAFCS professionals' efforts in reducing the incidence of foodborne illness across the nation.