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Training Resources

(Last revised: 4/6/16)

Extension Organizational Development (EOD)

EOD Training Portal

  • EOD manages an organizational development system that provides employees with information, tools and resources that enhance the organization’s performance while building relationships.

CALS Communications

Communicate to Connect: Extension Webinars

  • Communicate to Connect was a monthly webinar series, presented jointly by N.C. Cooperative Extension and Virginia Cooperative Extension, that addressed specific communication/marketing topics to help Extension professionals become better communicators and connect with their target audiences. Links to session recordings and materials are available.

Short, Sweet, Stop: Get Your Message Across

  • When it comes to media interviews, a little preparation can go a long way. Review these 10 key tips to help prepare for media interviews.

How Reporters Use Social Media (ACE Study)

  • How do news reporters use social media? And how can Extension communicators best reach reporters through this approach? View the results of a 2013 study conducted by The Ohio State University.

Crisis Communications

The following are not official crisis plans, rather they are examples of guides to help you better understand the definition of a crisis communication plan, why they are essential for organizations like Extension, and how you can develop crisis communication plans and teams for your program or area.

Crisis Communications Workbook
NC State University

Crisis Communication Plan: Nonprofit Toolkit
Colorado Nonprofit Association