Impact Collaborative Facilitators Earn Certificates

Fourteen innovative Extension professionals (and a large portion of the eXtension staff) recently earned certificates to become facilitators for the Impact Collaborative Designathon One events.

The Impact Collaborative catalyzes next-level Extension programs and professionals. These individuals participated in a 2 ½ day workshop in Dayton, Ohio (November 28-30, 2017) during which they had to take a real or imagined project through all six levels of Adobe Kickbox and practice facilitation skills.

Your Designathon One facilitators include:

  • Steve Hadcock, Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Karima Samadi, The Ohio State University
  • Chris Walker, The Ohio State University Extension FCS
  • Scott Matteson, Michigan State University
  • Alan Pilkenton, Michigan State University
  • Heather Wallace, University of Tennessee
  • David Keto, University of Wyoming
  • Bekah Sparks, Mississippi State University Extension
  • Ryan Wynkoop, Purdue University
  • Christopher Petrone, Delaware Sea Grant / University of Delaware
  • Jane Crayton, Colorado State University
  • Malory Foster, University of Florida IFAS Extension
  • Amelia Doll, North Dakota State University
  • Daphne Richards, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
  • Jessica Beckendorf, University of Wisconsin – Extension
  • Christian Schmieder, University of Wisconsin Extension – Cooperative Extension

eXtension staff: Terry Meisenbach, Beverly Coberly, Ashley Griffin, Scott Cummings, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Molly Immendorf, Jill Heemstra, University of Nebraska and eXtension Foundation, Melanie Weir

eXtension Foundation Impact Collaborative Facilitators were trained by the eXtension Foundation to deliver design thinking training, including Kickbox and other tools, as a part of the Impact Collaborative process.  They have committed to provide these trainings as a part of the eXtension Foundation’s offerings of sanctioned Designathon One events throughout 2018. Both Premium and Basic members of the eXtension Foundation can participate in Designathon One events.  Non-member institutions, at this time, cannot participate in Designathon One events. To become a member institution, contact Chief Operating Office Beverly Coberly beverlycoberly@extension.org.

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