ESP supports and participates in two annual conferences sponsored by The Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP).
The 2020 Extension Leadership Conference sponsored by JCEP will be held on February 12 - 13, 2020 at the Wyndham Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. This year's Conference Theme will be: 2020 a Vision for the Future.
See the JCEP website for complete details for the 2020 conference.
Visit the ESP Extension Leadership Conference Guidelines page to understand the role of ESP and ESP members in this conference.
ESP pays ONE $500 travel stipend per chapter to reimburse a portion of the expenses required to attend the Extension Leadership Conference. You do not request this payment.
Chapters must have at least one member fully participate in the entire conference to receive financial support. The National Board will document attendance and request payments on behalf of eligible chapters. Checks will be issued within four weeks of conference payable to the Chapter and mailed to the Chapter Treasurer.
The Public Issues Leadership Development Conference will be held April 5-8, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia.
This year's conference theme: "Enhancing Leadership Capacity for Emerging Issues"
Deadline for proposals are due by November 15th. Please visit the Joint Council of Extension Professional website at www.jcep.org to learn about submitting your presentation proposal.
Registration opens January 2, 2020
ESP's participation in this conference is coordinated by the ESP Public Issues Committee. See the Public Issues Committee webpage for more information about ESP and this conference.
Epsilon Sigma Phi, through the ESP Development Fund, has established the PILD Scholarship for eligible members to attend the Public Issues Leadership Development National Conference in order to become informed about and develop skills in responding to public issues and legislative matters affecting Extension programs and personal needs. The scholarship is to be used to defray the cost of attending the Public Issues Leadership Development Conference. Four scholarships of $600.00 each will be awarded annually.