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Wednesday, March 23 • 9:30am - 11:30am
Networks and Extension - Developing your online network to learn, engage and make an impact

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Understanding and working within networks is critical to Extension's response to grand challenges. Dynamic human networks are replacing, complementing, and competing with hierarchical organizations as powerful systems for communicating, collaborating, and organizing. Networks are bringing diverse perspectives and deeper understanding to increasingly complex problems.

As Extension attempts to adapt to these new ways of learning, organizing, and addressing complex problems, Extension professionals must understand the power of online networks, how to participate within them, and how to help build robust networks that meet diverse needs.

In this session, we will discuss how Extension can make an impact in the networked era and use networks to address complex problems.

The workshop will include real-world examples of how Cooperative Extension is working within broader networks to address complex issues. Participants will also brainstorm how a network mindset can transform Extension programming.

Participants will learn how to join, create, and begin to feel comfortable communicating as peers and co-learners in online networks. They will begin to build their own online network in this workshop, leaving with tools and strategies that will help them continue to build their network in the future.

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Jessica Beckendorf

Community Development Educator, University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension
Network Literacy CoP
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Bob Bertsch

I am seeking and sharing insights on weaving collaborative networks. | | After more than 20 years in communications, education and web technology, I have found a passion for building human networks, especially those focused on collective action. | | I'm currently a web technology specialist with North Dakota State University Agriculture Communication and engagement coordinator for the eXtension Network Literacy community of practice... Read More →

Stephen Hadcock

Network Literacy CoP
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Steve Judd

UNH Cooperative Extension
Network Literacy CoP

Wednesday March 23, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Rio Grande West

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