Extension Council Conference Agenda

Saturday, March 30

9:00 a.m.  

Registration & Refreshments

  • Meet some new people by filling out your Get-Acquainted Activity sheet

9:30 

Welcome, Opening Remarks

  • Terry Maloy, Executive Director, Iowa Extension Council Association

10:00

Breakout Session 1

A.  Council Member Overview

  • Extension Council Panel

B. Fiscal Reports & Budgeting (10:00 - 11:50 a.m.)

  • Gene Mohling, Regional Director, Region 15

C.  County Program Success Stories - Human Sciences and 4-H Youth Development

  • County Staff and Council Members

D.  Conducting Public Council Meetings

  • Gary Taylor, Director, Community and Economic Development
  • Bob Dodds, Assistant Vice President, County Services

11:00 a.m.

Breakout Session 2

A.  Background Screening Process and Trends

  • Meredith Elmore, First Advantage
  • Terry Maloy, IECA Executive Director

B.  Fiscal Reports & Budgeting (continued from Session 1)

  • Gene Mohling, Regional Director, Region 15

C.  County Program Success Stories - Ag and Natural Resources and Community and Economic Development

  • County Staff and Council Members

D.  Program Planning for County Needs

12:00 noon

Lunch Buffet

Idea Fair

1:15 p.m. 

Breakout Session 3

A.  Employment Law & Practices (1:15 - 3:05 p.m.)

  • Jaki Samuelson, Whitfield & Eddy Law Firm
  • Terry Maloy, IECA Executive Director

B. Promoting Extension to Decision-Makers

  • Presenter to be announced

C.  County Program Success Stories - Human Sciences and 4-H Youth Development

  • County Staff and Council Members

D.  Creating Community Partnerships for Common Goals

  • Presenter to be announced

2:15 p.m.

Breakout Session 4

A.  Conducting Public Council Meetings (continued from Session 3)

  • Margaret Johnson, Deputy Director of the Iowa Public Information Board
  • Bob Dodds, Assistant Vice President, County Services

B.  Lessons from Dr. Lawrence's Road Show

  • Dr. John Lawrence, Vice President for Extension and Outreach

C.  County Program Success Stories - Ag and Natural Resources and Community and Economic Development

  • County Staff and Council Members

D.  Best Practices for Staff Management

  • Presenter to be announced

3:15 p.m. 

Closing remarks

3:30 p.m.

Depart for Home