Impact Collaborative Trains 31 New Innovation Facilitators

In August 2020, the eXtension Foundation’s Impact Collaborative program hosted its second Innovation Facilitator training for the year. 31 new Innovation Facilitators representing 12 Land-Grant universities completed the training, joining 153 others that represent 50 Land-Grant Universities.

Participants spent six sessions learning the Impact Collaborative’s Innovation Skill-Building methodology and obtained skills and tools that will help catalyze innovation with local project and program teams and also assist with the delivery of the Impact Collaborative program nationally. Additionally, Innovation Facilitators serve as coaches at the national Impact Collaborative Summit to help project and program teams across Cooperative Extension identify gaps in their project and program planning and connect those teams to resources that help fill those gaps.

All Cooperative Extension professionals can easily find their locally trained Innovation Facilitator on the Connect Extension Platform. The video below provides instructions on how to do that. 

The newest Innovation Facilitators include:

Clemson University

  • Jackie Jordan

Cornell University

  • Roberta Severson
  • Bonnie Collins
  • Kelly Campbell
  • Laura Biasillo

Kansas State University

  • Tom Buller
  • JoEllyn Argabright

North Dakota State University

  • Molly Soeby
  • Carrie Johnson

Oklahoma State University

  • Cheryl Newberry
  • Jennie Till

Purdue University

  • Laurynn Thieme

Southern University

  • Kiyana Kelly
  • Angell Jordan

Oregon State University

  • Deborah John

University of Arizona

  • Patty Merk

University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • Hallie Cristobal
  • Jensen Uyeda
  • Joshua Silva
  • James Friday
  • Judy Scoville-Layfield
  • Jeff Goodwin
  • Mark Thorne
  • Nancy Ooki
  • Kristen Jamieson
  • Christine Hanakawa
  • Roshan Manandhar

University of Idaho

  • Lindsey McConnell-Soong

University of Nebraska – Lincoln

  • Megan Burda
  • Terri James
  • Angi Heller