Extension Council Training

Extension Council Conference Breakout Session ResourcesCouncil Conference Participants

The following resources are a compilation of the Power Point slides, handouts, and web links utilized by the presenters during the breakout sessions for the Inaugural Extension Council Conference held in Ames on March 4, 2017.  Additionally, the contact information for each of the presenters is listed.

Employment Law & Practices

Conducting Public Council Meetings

Program Selection

Getting the Word Out

  • Presenter
  • Resources
    • Getting the Word Out presentation PDF file

Program Assessment

Community Partnerships

Council Members as Supervisors

Fiscal Law & Policy

Efficient & Effective Council Meetings

Crucial Conversations

  • Presenter

Fiscal Reports & Budgeting

Council Member Expectations

  • Presenter
    • Cheryl Heronemus, Regional Director, Region 1; hero@iastate.edu, 712-957-5045 

Extension Council Training Academy

The purpose of the Extension Council Training Academy is to provide training for Extension council members so as to increase their knowledge and effectiveness as an Extension Council member. Training within the academy can be done online and by individuals or used in a group-training format.  

The Extension Council Training Academy is hosted on the ISU Extension and Outreach website and includes the following training material:

Council Orientation Videos (from Dec, 2016)

  • Welcome and History of Extension, Dr. Cathann Kress, Vice President for Extension and Outreach
  • Iowa "Sunshine" Laws, Margaret E. Johnson, Deputy Director of the Iowa Public Information Board
  • Fiduciary Responsibilities and Internal Financial Controls, Mary Mosiman, State Auditor and Andrew Nielsen, Deputy State Auditor
  • Employment Law and Other Law Pertinent to Extension Councils, Jaki Samuelson, JD, Whitfield and Eddy law firm
  • Benefits of Being a member of the Iowa Extension Council Association, Don Moore, IECA President
  • County Insurance, Brian Huges, LCM Insurance

Budget and Financial Management Training

Extension Council Member Roles and Reponsibilities

Supervision of Employees

Risk Management

Open Meetings Law

Civil Rights Training Materials


View the Extension Council Training Academy webpage.