Epsilon Sigma Phi
The Extension Professionals' Organization

2020 ESP Calendar PDF Document
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Upcoming events

    • 04/05/2020
    • 04/08/2020
    • Arlington, VA

    The Public Issues Leadership Conference will be held in Arlington, Virginia, April 5-8, 2020

    For information and registration details please visit the JCEP website.


    ESP information concerning PILD including scholarships can be found here:


    • 04/28/2020
    • 08/25/2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom

    APRIL 28:  Developing Cultural Competency: Lessons Learned from A Philippines Study Program

    Presented by: Global Relations Committee members - Peggy Compton, Celina Wille, Mark Nelson, and Christy Fitzpatrick

    As Extension audiences are becoming more diverse, designing culturally appropriate programs will be a critical skill for Extension professionals. This webinar will share outcomes and lessons learned during an international Extension Study Program to the Philippines and consider how those can be applied to local experiences.


    MAY 26:  Proceed With Caution! The When, Where, and How of Extension Engagement

    Presented by:  Trudy Rice and Bruce Chladny, Alpha Rho Chapter, Kansas

    Have you been to a meeting of local decision makers as they deal with the fall out after a decision has been made? Imagine how that might look if the public had been engaged before the decision. What is Extension’s role in engaging the public before the decision is made?  This webinar will     incorporate the use of virtual break out rooms and Poll Everywhere to keep the learners engaged!

    JUNE 23:  Demonstrating Collective Impact: Lessons Learned from a National Effort

    Presented by: Elizabeth Kiss, Maria Pippidis, and Suzanne Bartholomae, Alpha Rho Chapter, Kansas

    A national initiative to aggregate all family resource management programming efforts and report national results has been underway since 2015. In this webinar we will describe the process and what we have learned along the way. Participants will learn how they can apply this process in their own programming areas.

    AUGUST 25:  Social Marketing Principles to Increase Behavior Change Among Extension Clients

    Presented by: Laura Warner and Dr. Lisa Krimsky, Alpha Delta Chapter, Florida

    Social marketing is the application of commercial marketing tools that can promote behavior change benefiting the community and the individual Extension client. This webinar will provide an overview of social marketing and provide Extension professionals with tools they can begin using right away to promote behavior change.

    • 05/01/2020

    Scholarships applications due May 1

    Scholarships to attend National Conference

    Grant applications for personal and/or chapter development due May 1
    Professional Development Grant
    Rita T Wood Grant

    • 05/01/2020

    Applications for national committee appointments are due on May 1 to receive full consideration. See the Committee Appointment Information Page for complete details.

    • 05/01/2020

    Chapter Annual Report  Due May 1, 2020

    This report should be completed by the Chapter President or their designee. This reporting form is a new format for 2020 which combines an older version of the Annual Report, the Chapter of Merit Award Application, and the Achievement in Membership Award Application. 

    Some data such as a membership statistics will be added to your report at the National level. We encourage every chapter to share at least one success story in this report. There is an option to share multiple stories if you desire.

    Please contact the National Office if you have any questions about this report. 

    • 05/15/2020

    All Chapter Presidents (or their designee) should submit their chapter's voting ballot for National/Regional Recognition Awards and National Board Elections.

    Deadline is May 15, 2020

    Ballot link will be released on April 15, 2020

    • 10/05/2020
    • 10/08/2020
    • Rochester, New York

    Visit 2020 ESP National Conference for latest details.

    • 10/25/2021
    • 10/28/2021
    • Savannah, Georgia

    Visit 2021 ESP National Conference for the latest information.

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