The Membership, Recruiting and Retention Committee holds Webinar.
The MRR Committee held a webinar on January 14th to provide training for Chapter Presidents, Chapter Treasurers and Chapter Membership Chairs. The training was centered around the conduct and reporting of the annual membership campaign. If you were unable to attend but would like to view the webinar it is now online and available for viewing by going to – ESP Chapters Tracking Members and Paying Dues Demystified
The Scholarships, Grants and Recognition Committee holds Webinar
On January 13th the ESP National SGR Committee held a webinar to provide information on the different Scholarships and Grants that are available to members for professional development. The webinar covered the requirements, application procedure and the time-frame for submission of applications. The evaluation process for scholarships and grants was covers as well as the selection process that is used to determine the regional and national recognition awards.
If you would have liked to attend but were unable, the webinar was recorded and is now available online for you to view at your leisure at – Scholarships, Grants and Recognition Made Easy.
The webinar has a Table of Contents and by clicking on the item you would like to explore, click on the item and you will be taken to that part of the webinar.
2014 JCEP Leadership Conference – Early Bird Deadline: January 24
The theme for this year’s JCEP Leadership Conference is “Empowering Leaders for the Next Century.” This professional development conference is open to all members of the six Extension associations. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown in Memphis, TN, February 11 – 13, 2014.
The purpose of the conference is:
- To provide top-quality professional and leadership development training
- To provide networking opportunities for members, associations and states
- To provide associations an opportunity to provide training for their members
- To conduct association business
The keynote speaker for the conference is David Mitchell who will share his presentation, “The Power of Understanding People: The Leadership Difference.” The name of Dave’s company is The Leadership Difference. He is not content to just talk to his audience. He believes his responsibility is to ensure that participants can use the information. You can find more information about the speaker at: http://www.jcep.org/images/Leadership%20Conf/David_Mitchell_Bio.pdf
New to this conference for 2014 is the opportunity to attend three concurrent sessions presented by Extension colleagues on a variety of leadership topics. You can find a listing of the sessions that will offered as well as information on additional conference events on the conference schedule at: http://www.jcep.org/images/Leadership%20Conf/2014Schedule.pdf
Don’t delay – register now at: http://www.jcep.org/leadership-conference/conference-registration. Early bird registration is $250 and is available until January 24th at 5 p.m. EST. Room rates are $129 + 15.95% tax for single, double, triple, or quad. The room block rates will only apply to reservations made by January 24th.
A webinar for ESP Chapter Presidents, officers, and Scholarship, Grants, and Recognition (SGR) Chairs…come join the SGR Committee for a webinar on January 13 at 3 p.m. Eastern.
We will share information and guidelines for ESP members and chapters on how to apply for scholarships, professional development grants, and recognition from ESP. The SGR committee is also interested in your feedback on how we can improve. There is a role for all of you in the process, including voting on awards that are presented at the annual meeting! Most upcoming applications are due on March 1, 2014 -- this session will help you prepare. Ideas will also be shared as to how to get your membership engaged and get members to apply. Help your members get take advantage of their ESP membership!
Bring any questions or suggestions you have and join members of the ESP Scholarships, Grants and Recognition Committee as we describe the opportunities, showcase the ESP website, and learn from others. Information on how to sign into the webinar is below. See you then!
ESP - Scholarship Grant and Recognition Webinar for Chapter Leaders Monday, January 13, 2014 3:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time To join the meeting, go to this website: https://cornell.webex.com/cornell/j.php?ED=255486277&UID=491937572&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D (This meeting does not require a password.) For Webinar connection assistance: 1. Go to https://cornell.webex.com/cornell/mc 2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support". To check whether you have the appropriate players installed for UCF (Universal Communications Format) rich media files, go to https://cornell.webex.com/cornell/systemdiagnosis.php .
ESP Chapters Tracking Members and Paying Dues...Demystified
Tuesday, January 14, 10:30 am to 11:45 am (CENTRAL TIME)
ESP Chapters work throughout the year to recruit and retain members, but it doesn’t stop there! You must also work with the National ESP office to record new and renewed memberships and pay dues. Join us for this webinar to become more familiar with the National ESP website and the steps necessary to submit memberships/pay dues. Learn how to avoid pitfalls and get things done quickly and correctly the first time.
This webinar is being hosted by the Membership Recruitment and Retention Committee for Chapter Treasurers and Membership Chairpersons. Other chapter officers, including President and President Elect, as well as any interested members are also encouraged to attend.
2013 National Friends of Extension
Each year Epsilon Sigma Phi recognizes individuals who have contributed to the support and success of Extension programs across the country. Awards are made in the following categories: elected official, business and Extension Volunteer. The contribution that these individuals make are extremely important in the states and communities where they provide assistance. This year there were nineteen individuals that were nominated by the ESP chapter in their state and the following four applicants were selected from the nineteen to receive the prestigious Friend of Extension Award for 2013. Meet the 2013 Epsilon Sigma Phi, National Friends of Extension.
Important Change of Due Dates for Scholarships
An important change of dates that some scholarship and grant applications was made at the recent ESP National Board meeting. The dates for submission of the PILD, McKinney and Professional Development Grant applications has been moved up from February 1 to December 1st. This will give the committee a bit more time to get the applications reviewed, more time for recipients to plan ahead to attend PILD and perhaps more lead time for developing and carrying out professional development with the Professional Development Grant funds.
JCEP Announces Professional of Year Award
The Joint Council of Extension Professionals have instituted a new award available to members of the JCEP member organizations.
One award of $1000 and one plaque will be presented to an extension professional from each JCEP organizations (ANREP, ESP, NACDEP, NACAA, NAE4-HA, and NEAFCS) with a maximum of six (6) awards per calendar year.
The award is the Professional of the Year Award. The award will be given annually to a member of each of the JCEP Organizations. The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who demonstrate successful interdisciplinary partnerships across many program areas with colleagues and stakeholders for consistent programs of excellence for a significant part of their extension career. Impact at the local, regional, state or national level is essential.
Nominations for the award are due January 15, 2014. For further information and a nomination form see the JCEP website at JCEP Forms and Applications.
2013 Award Winners Announced
Thanks to all of our chapters that took the time to review the excellent recognition applications that we received this year and to cast their votes to select the following outstanding Extension Professionals that will be honored at the ESP National Conference to be held at Galaxy IV in Pittsburgh, PA, September 16-20, 2013.
Congratulations to all who were selected to present at Galaxy and to all of those who were nominated for awards at the chapter level and especially to the nearly 200 applicants that were submitted for national and regional consideration.