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April 7, 2011

NCRCRD Public Value Webinar

Announcing a public value webinar produced by the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development:
Public Value Laura Kalambokidis, University of Minnesota Thursday, April 28th, 2011 12:00p.m. ET - 1:00p.m. ET


About the webinar: You know how your Extension programs benefit your participants, but your programs also create public value when they benefit the rest of the community. Nationwide, participants in "Building Extension's Public Value" workshops have learned how their programs create public value and how to communicate this value to stakeholders whose support is crucial to Extension. In this webinar, you will learn the basics of the public value approach, hear examples of how some states are implementing the approach, and determine whether the "Building Extension's Public Value" workshop and upcoming train-the-trainer course is right for you and your organization.

Registration: There is no fee for attending this webinar.

About the Speakers: Laura Kalambokidis is an Associate Professor of Applied Economics and Extension Economist at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Kalambokidis developed the Building Extension's Public Value Workshop in 2002 to help Minnesota Extension faculty advocate for their programs. She has since conducted the workshop for Extension organizations in seventeen states.

Instructions for Accessing the Webinar:

Following is the link you will use to access this free webinar: http://breeze.msu.edu/ncrcrd/

After opening the link, you will notice "enter as a guest" is by default already chosen. Please type your name into the text box provided, and click on "enter room." You are now in the meeting room for this webinar and the facilitator will guide you with any next steps.

If you have never attended a Connect Pro meeting before:

Test your connection: http://breeze.msu.edu/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview

This meeting will deliver audio through your computer speakers or headset. Please connect to the meeting space five minutes prior to the start time to verify your connection and audio volumes. If you've never used Adobe Connect on the computer you will be using, please use the "Test your connection" link above and do a test connection to the actual meeting space well in advance of the scheduled meeting time. If you have technical difficulty connecting, please call the Library Help Desk at 1-800-500-1554 or 5-2345 (MSU campus) and indicate you are having trouble connecting to the Adobe Connect meeting space at http://breeze.msu.edu/ncrcrd/.

Keep in mind that many people will be linked into this conference. To facilitate Q&A's, participants submit questions via the Chat Function in Adobe Connect.

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April 5, 2011

Building Public Value in the Southern Region

This Thursday, April 7, 2011, I will teach a Building Extension's Public Value workshop to Extension leaders in the Southern region as part of the Southern Region Middle Managers' Conference in Arlington, Texas. I look forward to hearing how Extension organizations across the South are communicating with stakeholders about their programs' impact and value.