One-to-one learning remains a very powerful tool. As such, staff exchanges allow Extension educators to observe and understand successful metropolitan Extension programs and operational models first hand, thereby gaining relevant knowledge and skills. The Western Center supports the coordination and documentation of staff exchange outcomes. Additionally, the Western Center plans to secure funding to cover transportation costs for Center sponsored exchanges (on a competitive basis).
To extend the value of staff exchanges, the Western Center developed a WCMER Staff Exchange Report Out (.docx) document for use in developing and reporting on staff exchanges. The Center collects these reports and posts them for others to read.