eXtension’s Impact Collaborative Offers 2nd National Innovation Facilitator Training of 2019 in March


March 12 – 14, 2019
Registration Deadline: February 18th, 2019
Atlanta, GA

Due to popular demand, we have decided to host another national Impact Collaborative Innovation Facilitator training to ensure all members have an opportunity to send an individual to be trained. Our January session included 41 new Innovation Facilitators representing 28 institutions from all five Cooperative Extension regions. This second training opportunity is primarily for institutions that did not send an individual to be trained at our January 2019 session.

If your institution sent a member in January, but you’d like to attend, please contact Ashley Griffin at agriffin@eXtension.org to check availability.

About the Training

To help our member institutions generate a more visible, measurable, local impact – we provide training and development in the Impact Collaborative Innovation Skill-Building process to Extension professionals so they can take these skills back to their institutions and help their local project and program teams find more innovative ways to move institutional goals forward. With the help of our Innovation Facilitators, we can continue to help bring new innovation to the Cooperative Extension System. This is a membership benefit included with every member institutions’ investment in eXtension.

This three-day training is designed to teach the Impact Collaborative Innovation Skill-Building process and provide the skills necessary to facilitate this process in your own state and be equipped to serve as an invited facilitator of an Impact Collaborative State Event and at our national Summit.

Each institution’s Director or Administrator may select one member to be a Designated Free Trainee. Additional trainees are welcome to attend, but registration, travel, and lodging costs are at the responsibility of the institution.

We recommend that Directors and Administrators select Facilitators such as a program leader, or someone who works closely with their leadership team, who possesses strong confidence in their facilitation skills, and can be effective in working alongside their leadership team and other program leaders to catalyze innovation throughout their organization. At eXtension, embracing diversity is one of our core values; we encourage participation from individuals that share that same value.

eXtension will provide: 

  • Three day training
  • Meals and breaks
  • For Designated Member Free Trainee:
    • Full reimbursement of hotel room nights cost
    • Full reimbursement of airfare or mileage to the event
    • Cover Per Diem meals not provided at the event

Registration for this training is now open and the dates are March 12th-14th, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.


You will need to reach out to your Director or Administrator for approval on becoming a Facilitator with the Impact Collaborative. If you are selected as a Designated Member trainee, your Director/Administrator will have a promo code to get you the free registration on our registration site. If you are registering as an additional trainee, please complete the registration without the promo code.

More information about the training can be found at the registration site.

The deadline for registration is February 18th, 2019.

Registration Link:

Join the Impact Collaborative team and help Extension professionals across the nation find more innovative ways to meet their institutional goals and generate a greater local impact.