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Fall into Resiliency | October Extension Conference 2023

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Do you know where you and your programs fit in the CAHNRS Resilient Washington Initiative?

Help us create a Washington which is able to navigate the unpredictable and pivot the unexpected with:

  • A qualified, adaptable workforce;​
  • Strong stewardship of natural resources;​
  • Unparalleled access to healthy food; and​
  • Thriving communities, families, and individuals.

Join us at the October Extension Conference to learn more about the growing effort and how to strengthen the work you are already doing and expand your knowledge. Our goal is to give you interesting, inspiring information from keynote speakers via technology, with locally facilitated discussions about how it might be useful to your program or community.

We will be dispersed throughout the state at these seven locations:

Everett   |   Pullman   |   Puyallup   |   Spokane   |   Prosser   |   Vancouver   |   Wenatchee


Wednesday, October 4

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Setting the Stage for Washington Resiliency

10:00-10:05 Webinar broadcast begins: Mike Gaffney, Statewide Welcome
Statewide Welcome, Opening Remarks
10:05-10:30 Wendy Powers, Cashup Davis Family Endowed Dean of CAHNRS
Overview of CAHNRS Resilient Washington
10:30-11:00 Vicki McCracken, Associate Dean and Director of Extension
Building and Funding a Resilient and Inclusive Extension
11:00-11:10 Break

The Community Capitals Framework

11:10-12:00 Mary Emery, Director, Rural Prosperity Nebraska
12:00-1:00 Lunch and Introductions (name, title, location and the Community Capital that resonated)
1:00-1:45 Facilitated discussion with your regional peers.
1:45-2:00 Report out from each site.

Resilient Community Health

2:10-3:00 Elizabeth Weybright, Associate Professor, WSU Human Development
Nate Weed, Chief of Resilience, Chief of Resilience, Department of Health
Amy Meredith, Speech and Hearing Sciences, WSU Health Sciences
3:00-3:45 Facilitated discussion with your regional peers.
3:45-4:00 Report out from each site.
4:00 Wednesday Session Ends – Safe Travels Home


Thursday, October 5

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Visioning for a Greener Future: Climate Resiliency

10:00-10:55 Kristine Perry, Interim Director Clark County Extension
Introduction and Components of a Healthy Community Activity
10:55-11:40 Patricia Townsend, Associate Professor and Environment and Community Outreach Specialist
Climate Primer 101 and Integrating climate forward programming
11:40-12:00 Reflection and closing
12:00-1:00 Lunch (no presentations or activities – networking time!)

What is your Public Value and how does it connect with the
CAHNRS resiliency model?

1:00-1:20 Katherine Webb-Martinez, Director, Program Planning and Evaluation, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources
Extension’s Public Value Framework
Presentation and table share discussions
1:20-2:20 Connecting Your Work to Public Value
Presentation, outputs vs outcomes activity and grading impact statements activity
2:20-2:30 Break
2:30-3:00 How Your Work & Colleagues’ Efforts Connect to the Resiliency Initiative, 4 Corners Activity
3:00-3:30 Reflection
3:30-3:45 Wrap up and next steps: a brief discussion that includes reactions/reflections about the day.
3:45-4:00 Vicki McCracken – Conference Closing Remarks
4:00 Thursday Ends – Safe Travels Home.