eXtension’s Impact Collaborative Announces Innovation Facilitator Training for 2020


February 18th – 20th, 2020
12 – 4 PM EST
Registration Deadline: February 13th, 2020
Location: Virtual


This year, our Impact Collaborative Innovation Facilitator Training will be delivered virtually and there is no limit on the number of individuals that can participate. This training is for individuals from eXtension member institutions and the cost is included with membership.

*Participants must have the approval of their Extension Administrator or Director to participate. 

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About the Innovation Facilitator Training

This training will provide individuals with a new way of looking at program and project development to help new and existing programs across your states and institutions identify gaps in their planning, ensure they are most ready for implementation, and have explored all considerations to maximize local impact. 

Locally trained Innovation Facilitators can be an asset in helping teams develop their projects or programs more quickly, and connect those teams with resources available nationally. They can work locally with teams through our design-thinking process to bring fresh ideas aligned with institutional goals.

There are currently 107 Innovation Facilitators across Cooperative Extension working locally to catalyze innovation in their own states and institutions, and supporting Extension teams regionally and nationally.

Who Should Participate?

Our recommendations to Extension Directors and Administrators for selecting individuals to participate include:

  • Individuals such as a program leaders
  • Individuals that work closely with your leadership team
  • Already possess strong confidence in facilitation skills
  • Can be effective in working alongside leadership teams and other program leaders to catalyze innovation throughout the organization.