University of Missouri Extension County Council Manual - Page 14

Section 13: County Council Member Training

Council training matrix

This council training matrix suggests training areas for University of Missouri Extension council members. Each chart deals with a single training objective including suggested delivery methods and print or video resource materials available to help with instruction. There is a place to identify the date training is scheduled at the bottom of each page.

Theory training areas:

  • History and philosophy of extension
  • Council member roles and responsibilities
  • Mu Extension organizations
  • State and national extension programs and issues
  • Regional operations and staffing plans

Skills training areas:

  • Council operations and management
  • Council leadership and team building
  • Making public relations
  • Governmental relations

1. History and philosophy of Extension

Theory / skillJan / Feb / MarApr / May / JuneJuly / Aug / SepOct / Nov / Dec
1. History and philosophy of extension
Theory training 1
Objective: Council members will be able to identify the major people, philosophies and events that have helped shape cooperative extension.   
1.1 Delivery methodsOrientation packet 2
Discussion
Q&A
Videotape
   
1.2 Printer resource materialsOrientation packet
(The county extension manual, mission statement, core values)
Working with ou Publics, Module 1: Understanding Cooperateive Extension
   
1.3 Video resource materialsWorking with our Publics: Toward a Common History (35 min.)
Working with our Publics: Toward a Common Future (12 min.)
   
1.4 Training date(s)    

1. Theory training: Program or materials designed to present information (facts, knowledge or principles).

2. Orientation packet - Materials are located on the Extension Council Leadership Training page

2. Council member roles and responsibilities

Theory / skillJan / Feb / MarApr / May / JuneJuly / Aug / SepOct / Nov / Dec
2. Council member roles and responsibilities
Theory training
Objective: Council members will be acquainted with the various laws and agreements pertaining to extension, and the duties of council members and officers.   
2.1 Delivery methodsOrientation packet
Discussion
Q&A
Videotape
   
2.2 Printed resourceOrientation Packet (The county extension manual, council roster, council meeting schedule, council committees, recruitment brochure)   
2.3 Video resource materialsKnowledge Working for Missourians (14:26 min.)   
2.4 Training date(s)    
     

University of Missour Extension organizations

Theory / skillJan / Feb / MarApr / May / JuneJuly / Aug / SepOct / Nov / Dec
3. University Extension organization
Theory training
Objective: Council members will be acquainted with the organizational structure of Missouri's University Outreach and Extension program.   
3.1 Delivery methodsOrientation packet
Discussion
Q&A
Videotape
   
3.2 Printed resource materialsOrientation Packet (The county extension manual, educational initiatives role brochure, organization chart, University of Missouri Extension finances)   
3.3 Video resource materials    
3.4 Training date(s)    

4. State and national extension programs and issues

Theory / skillJan / Feb / MarApr / May / JuneJuly / Aug / SepOct / Nov / Dec
4. State & national extension programs/issues
Theory training
Objective: Council members will be acquainted with the educational focus of state and national programs and issues and be updated on local program initiatives.   
4.1 Delivery methodsOrientation packet
Discussion
Q&A
Staff program reports
Staff program reportsStaff program reportsStaff program reports
4.2 Printed resource materialsOrientation Packet (Educational initiatives brochure)
Current National Initiatives from Cooperative Extension System
County plan of work
Council Update videos
   
4.3 Video resource materials    
4.4 Training dates    

5. Regional operations and staffing plans

Theory / skillJan / Feb / MarApr / May / JuneJuly / Aug / SepOct / Nov / Dec
5. Regional operations & staffing plan
Theory training
Objective: Council members will be acquainted with regional operations, committees and staffing.   
5.1 Delivery methodsOrientation packet
Discussion
Q&A
Slide program 3
   
5.2 Printed resource materialsOrientation Packet (Staffing plan, organizational chart,financial plan)
WC Financial Policies & Procedures
CIS Accounting Manual
Slides of WC Region Staff
   
5.3 Video resource materials    
5.4 Training date(s)    

6. Council operations and management

Theory / skillJan / Feb / MarApr / May / JuneJuly / Aug / SepOct / Nov / Dec
6. Council operations & management
Skills training
 Objective: Council members will learn how to develop a county plan of work based upon local community trends.Objective: Council members will learn how to assess, plan and carry out effective council and committee meetings.Objective: Election/nominations committee members will organize and carry out an effective election campaign.
6.1 Delivery methods Workshop
Tour of county
OSEDA materials
Council self assessment
Workshop
Discussion
Committee workshop
Planning meeting
Election campaign
6.2 Printed resource materials Missouri University of Missouri Extension Council Leadership Development: Impact Leaflets County Information Packet -- OSEDA
Planning handbook
County plan of work
County assessment
Missouri University of Missouri Extension Council Leadership Development: Impact Leaflets
Missouri University of Missouri Extension Council Leadership Development: Impact Leaflets
Council recruitment brochure
Election packet
6.3 Video resource materials  Madison County: A Profile of One Extension Council (9 min.) 
6.4 Training date(s)    

7. Council leadership and team building

Theory / skillJan / Feb / MarApr / May / JuneJuly / Aug / SepOct / Nov / Dec
7. Council leadership & team building
Skills training 4
 Objective: Council members will explore their individual leadership style, managerial strengths, managerial weaknesses, characteristic ways of dealing with colleagues, contributions in a management team, and constraints to change. Objective: Council members will learn how to develop linkages with the various political, administrative and specialization groups associated with University of Missouri Extension, its programs and its user/client groups.
7.1 Delivery methods Workshop (2-4 hours)
Myers-Briggs Type
 Workshop (1-2 hours)
7.2 Printed resource materials    
7.3 Video resource materials    
7.4 Training date(s)    

4 Skills Training: Program or materials designed to present and develop personal competencies

8. Council resource development

Theory / skillJan / Feb / MarApr / May / JuneJuly / Aug / SepOct / Nov / Dec
8. Council operations & management
Skills training
Objective: Finance committee members will develop a two year financial plan for the council and adjust operating budget as needed. Objective: Finance committee members will develop a comprehensive county budget proposal, and strategies for securing such funds from the county commission.Objective: Endowment & Gifts Committee members will develop a comprehensive endowment and gifts plan, and will plan and carry out a council fund raising event
8.1 Delivery methodsCommittee workshop
Planning meeting
 Committee workshop
Planning meeting
Committee workshop
Planning meeting
Fund raising event
8.2 Printed resource materials    
8.3 Video resource materials    
8.4 Training date(s)    

9. Marketing and public relations

Theory / skillJan / Feb / MarApr / May / JuneJuly / Aug / SepOct / Nov / Dec
9. Marketing & public relations
Theory training
 Objective: Marketing committee members will develop a written public relations and marketing plan, and submit articles, interviews and news stories to the news media on a regular basis.  
9.1 Delivery methods Committee workshop (2 hours)
Planning meeting
  
9.2 Printed resource materials Planning Special Events
Roles and responsibilities in marketing for extension volunteers and staff 5
  
9.3 Video resource materials    
9.4 Training date(s)    

5 Specialist's role in marketing University of Missouri Extension, CPD's role in marketing University of Missour Extension and Secretary's role in marketing University of Missouri Extension

10. Governmental relations

Theory / skillJan / Feb / MarApr / May / JuneJuly / Aug / SepOct / Nov / Dec
10. Governmental relations
Theory training
   Objective: Council members will develop and carry out an effective governmental relations plan.
10.1 Delivery methods   Workshop (2 hours)
Tour of county and city offices (3-5 hours)
10.2 Printed resource materials    
10.3 Video resource materials    
10.4 Training date(s)