Category Archives: Advisory Systems

Developing Leadership Skills of Advisory Council Members

Bradley A. Leger I really enjoy working with people, whether I am teaching adolescents or adults, facilitating a group project, or designing a new program.  I am also a firm believer that I must always affirm the value of the … Continue reading

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Getting Connected and Staying Connected

Bradley A. Leger I’m a big fan of understanding the fundamentals.  If I’m working on a certain initiative or trying to explain a certain issue to someone who may not be familiar with the topic, I always try to communicate … Continue reading

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Keeping Advisory Members Motivated and Engaged

Bradley A. Leger, PhD OK . . . we’ve got the Advisory Council engine going, and we have to make sure that all pistons are firing. We’ve assembled the movers and shakers of the community and gotten their creative juices … Continue reading

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Let’s Gather Some Information!

Bradley A. Leger, PhD So . . . let’s see: we’ve assembled our council, we’re working on orienting and empowering them – what next? Again, I always try to remember that our council members are usually the “busy people”, so … Continue reading

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So, We’re Assembled: What Next?

Bradley A. Leger, PhD OK, we’ve done our homework: we’ve assembled a great Advisory Council which is an accurate reflection of our service area’s demographics. We’ve set the date and time for the meeting. What next? You’ve obviously given them … Continue reading

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Assembling the Advisory Council: Whom Do We Welcome to the Table?

Bradley A. Leger, PhD Let’s looking back at the mission of Extension: “Extension education is an intentional effort to fulfill predetermined and important needs of people and communities.” Let’s cast the net out into the youth arena and consider the … Continue reading

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How to Address the Mission of Extension

Bradley A. Leger, PhD “. . . yes – the times, they are a changin’.” I suppose that I’ve always been one about getting to the fundamentals of an issue. In other words, “What’s the bottom line?” Let’s take a … Continue reading

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