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The Western Center produces topic-based workshops located in hosting member states. The Western Center supports the content and logistics of the workshop while the hosting state prioritize’s content, local speakers and additional activities. (e.g. in the past, a Western Center workshop was offered in conjunction with a National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) semi-annual meeting).

Upcoming Professional Development Workshops

Stay tuned for future professional development workshop announcements!

Archived Professional Development Workshops

Extension as Urban Policy Advisers

Sacramento, CA – Dec 2015

  • Understand how policy is made at the local, regional and state levels
  • Learn about the relationship between programs and policy and how policy impacts system change

This workshop is geared for Cooperative Extension professionals working in metropolitan communities to learn about why working at the policy level is important (relative to direct education programming); understanding how governmental systems are organized, what makes good policy, how to use science in policy development, local examples of policy development and hands-on exercises.

Extension as Urban Policy Advisers

Seattle, WA – Feb 2015

  • Learn about working at the policy, systems, and environment change interface.
  • Understand how policy is made at the local, regional, and state levels.