Extension Council Training

Upcoming Trainings

Check back regularly for updates or check your Extension Council Update e-newsletter for opportunities.

  • August 31, 2022, 6:00 PM | What Every Council Needs to Know About 4-H Part I: Community Clubs, Jen Hargrove, Iowa 4-H | Details will be provided closer to the event
  • Date TBD – What Every Council Needs to Know about 4-H Part II: K-12 Outreach

Extension Council Conference 2022: Meaningful Connections

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Recordings, presentation slides and handouts from the breakout sessions of the 2022 Extension Council conference are available at the Extension Council Conference 2022 page.

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Training Series

Single Topic Videos & Webinars

  • Behavior & Rule Management for Fairs and Events | Explains Positive Youth Development guidelines to aid county extension staff and extension councils in navigating possible behavior and rule infractions as they pertain to fairs and events.
  • Carryover Projection & Usage | Instructs how councils can use a carryover analysis to do year-end financial planning. Presentation slides: Power Point | PDF
  • Council Meetings | Margaret E. Johnson, JD, Deputy Director of the Iowa Public Information Board explains the importance of Iowa Sunshine Laws pertaining to extension councils.
  • Custodian of Public Records -  | Kay Osvig, Whitfield & Eddy Law, provides training for custodians of public records to fulfill open records requests. View the Powerpoint slides
  • Divorce, Custody, and Family Law Issues - please contact IECA if you would like to view this webinar and/or the accompanying resources
  • Extension Council Fiduciary Responsibilities | State of Iowa Auditor Rob Sand and citizens of Iowa explain fiduciary responsibilities of our elected extension council members. 
  • Serving All Iowans | Presentation and discussion about diversity, equity, and inclusion in our councils and our programs

Training Documents & Written Resources