Presentation on theme: "MANAGING Tough Times Exploring Diversity in Extension Work Dr. Chuck Morris Dr. Nancy Franz Dr. Barbara Woods."— Presentation transcript:
MANAGING Tough Times Exploring Diversity in Extension Work Dr. Chuck Morris Dr. Nancy Franz Dr. Barbara Woods
MANAGING Tough Times Please use the chat box to make comments and pose questions
MANAGING Tough Times Our Agenda Welcome Overview of ISU Extension diversity plan Looking at diversity through your own eyes One educator’s experience and views of diversity Q&A
MANAGING Tough Times ISU Extension Diversity Plan http://www.extension.iastate.edu/NR/rdonlyres/710A5A22-AD2E- 4710-A769-9CC1B9332DF5/136278/Diversity_Plan0710.pdf)http://www.extension.iastate.edu/NR/rdonlyres/710A5A22-AD2E- 4710-A769-9CC1B9332DF5/136278/Diversity_Plan0710.pdf Goal 1 – Each Extension program/unit has an active diversity committee Goal 2 – Diverse audiences are engaged in the development of ISU Extension curriculum Goal 3 – ISUE develops research-based educational programs that address diversity issues Goal 4 – ISUE utilizes recruiting and hiring practices designed to diversify the applicant pool Goal 5 – ISUE actively engages with the leadership of diverse audiences. Program areas strive to provide services to underserved audiences.
MANAGING Tough Times ISUE Diversity Plan Implications for Specialists Be familiar with the ISU Diversity Plan Be familiar with the latest county civil rights audit Visit with the Regional Director to identify what the Program Specialist can do to assist with changes needed in the county to address the diversity needs of the county Have a personal diversity goal aligned with the ISUE diversity plan
MANAGING Tough Times Does it create barriers? Looking at Diversity Through Your Own Eyes
MANAGING Tough Times Diversity in the Context of Extension Connection with Iowans as individuals and groups Location of Iowans in urban and rural areas
MANAGING Tough Times Three Questions What Do You See? What Can You Do to Change What You See? How Will You Know that You See Others’ Contributions?
MANAGING Tough Times What Do You See?
MANAGING Tough Times What Do You See? Differences in appearance Differences in communication styles Differences in behaviors Differences in values Differences in economic status
MANAGING Tough Times What Can You Do to Change What You See?
MANAGING Tough Times What Can You Do to Change What You See? Learn and understand differences between myths/stereotypes and reality Read and discuss ideas about and from others Engage in activities that can help you get to know others in their environments
MANAGING Tough Times What Can You Do to Change What You See? Be intentional in connecting with others Experience being the only one
MANAGING Tough Times How Will You Know that You See Others’ Contributions?
MANAGING Tough Times How Will You Know that You See Others’ Contributions? Seek inclusion of people not in your group Ask others about who should be at the table Make sure materials and resources reflect appropriate inclusion Reach beyond your traditional sources for expertise/viewpoints Appreciate differences for their value
MANAGING Tough Times Nancy’s Diversity Journey Grew up in the Milwaukee area One of a few women in the US Forest Service Camp counselor for inner city youth Native American college room mate Extension education with the Red Cliff Tribe of Ojibwa Graduate school experiences and studies Northeast and Southern Extension cultures Personal experiences
MANAGING Tough Times Nancy’s Diversity Views Individual cultures to multicultural to intercultural to culturally responsive to cultural synergy Transformative learning from difference wrapped in common purpose AACU – access and success, education and scholarship, campus climate and intergroup relations, institutional infrastructure
MANAGING Tough Times More of Nancy’s Views Why we need diversity in Extension education = we need inclusion to have all ideas from everyone to help address complex issues Our diversity process needs to move beyond counting how many to results of joint action As educational leaders we need to manage fragmentation, enhance integration, and manage differentiation Client voice is critical in needs assessment, program design, implementation & evaluation
MANAGING Tough Times RESOURCES CULTURAL COMPETENCY: A DASH OF DIVERSITY, A MEDLEY OF OUTREACH IDEAS http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/outreach/pdfs/toolkit/2010/State/SNAP_s tate_Chapter03.pdf http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/outreach/pdfs/toolkit/2010/State/SNAP_s tate_Chapter03.pdf This resource was designed to support the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It has concrete examples. The examples and information are applicable to non-nutrition areas. Strengthening Programs to Reach Diverse Audiences: A Curriculum to Planning and Implementing Extension Programs for Ethnically Diverse Audiences (access to curriculum) http://www.joe.org/joe/2004february/tt7.php Building Awareness of Culture & Resources http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/familydevelopment/DE8434. html#present http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/familydevelopment/DE8434. html#present
MANAGING Tough Times RESOURCES Test Yourself for Hidden Bias http://www.tolerance.org/hiddenbias http://www.tolerance.org/hiddenbias Diversity in the Workplace: Benefits, Challenges, and the Required Managerial Tools http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hr022 http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hr022 Engaging Minority and Culturally Diverse Audiences http://www.joe.org/joe/2002december/tt2.php http://www.joe.org/joe/2002december/tt2.php
MANAGING Tough Times RESOURCES Can Diversity Extend to Ways of Knowing? Engaging Cross-Cultural Paradigms http://www.joe.org/joe/2004april/a7.php http://www.joe.org/joe/2004april/a7.php Evidence-based Practices and Strategies for Working with Vulnerable Populations (achieved Virtual Summit) http://www.cyfernet.org/vs2010/ http://www.cyfernet.org/vs2010/ Engaging Minority and Culturally Diverse Audiences http://www.joe.org/joe/2002december/tt2.php http://www.joe.org/joe/2002december/tt2.php