Staff Development Committee
The Staff Development Committee’s role is to assess the staff development needs of UMaine Extension staff and determine ways to address those needs. The committee operates with a annual budget of approximately $9,000 and unspent funds are devoted to organizational meetings held on a periodic basis.
The Staff Development Committee also seeks ideas from staff members for staff development activities. A staff member may propose a staff development activity they are willing to offer or they may propose that organizational resources be used to bring in an outside resource. The Staff Development Committee solicits proposals twice a year and is open to considering a proposal at any time. Please see the proposal submission form (Word).
An activity that would meet the definition of a staff development offering is one that:
- benefits the total organization; or an employee group (professional, support staff, aides, classified or faculty)
- is affordable;
- addresses a need within the organization;
- does not duplicate other efforts; and
- crosses program areas, is not specific to one program area.
Your questions and suggestions are welcome. Contact the Staff Development Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mike Eckhardt
- Leslie Forstadt
- Fran Sulinski
- Sheila Vaillancourt