Future Planning/All Group Input: Blue Sky and Beyond

Day 1, Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 11:30 AM

Led by Craig Freshley

Looking ahead 3-5 years, what are the most significant ways in which Cooperative Extension should be different and/or significantly different than now? How would such new ways of being and doing fit with the Blue Sky Plan? In small groups and as a large group we will discuss these two questions and come to some conclusions.


Attendees should read the Blue Sky Plan and be prepared for the Future Planning/All Group Input: Blue Sky and Beyond session by answering the following questions:

  1. What are the most significant ways in which our current work at Cooperative Extension supports the 5 Pathways?
  2. Are there new approaches we should consider that will increase our support of the plan?
  3. Do you have any questions or concerns about the Plan as written?

Day 2, Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 1:40 PM

Highlights, Conclusions, and Take-Aways

Led by Craig Freshley

  1. This session will begin with a quick recap of highlights from our two-day meeting; a quick fly-over and remembrance of our shared journey.
  2. Craig will also offer some proposed conclusions. Do you agree with Craig’s conclusions? We will discuss and amend them on the spot.
  3. We will each consider: “In light of what I have learned these two days, what do I intend to do differently?” We might even share some answers with each other and discuss them.