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ANR Academy Virtual - Systems for Organizing Your Work and Time - Shared screen with speaker view
Ashley Adair
21:48
YES that was a great session!
Mary Keena
22:02
Washed my face, made my bed, talked to the dog and had some fresh fruit for breakfast.
Anastasia Johnson
22:15
Played fetch with my puppy! Had to burn off some energy so she would sleep through this session...
Ashley Adair
22:23
Ashley Adair - Ag and Natural Resources Educator for Purdue Extension in Montgomery County, IN
Mary Keena
22:29
Mary Keena, livestock environmental management specialist at North Dakota State University Extension
Megan M. Weber
22:35
Megan Weber, Extension Educator focusing on aquatic invasive species at University of Minnesota
Randy Taylor
22:43
Randy Taylor - ANR Program Leader, Oklahoma State University Extension
Lee Beers
22:48
Lee Beers - Ohio State University Extension, Trumbull County ANR Educator
WHITNEY C PRESTBY
22:53
Good morning. Made myself coffee :) Whitney Prestby, Natural Resources Educator with UW-Madison Extension
Erica Rogers
22:53
Erica Rogers - Environmental Management Educator, Michigan State University Extension
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
22:54
Charlie Stoltenow, Assistant Director, NDSU Extension, ANR Program Leader
Josh Kamps
22:55
Josh Kamps, UW-Madison Division of Extension, Crops and Soils Educator, Lafayette County
Kristina TeBockhorst
22:57
Kristina TeBockhorst - Field Ag Engineer, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Michael A Schmitt
22:59
Mike Schmitt, Associate Dean and ANR Program Leader at University of Minnesota
Michael Witt
23:02
Mike Witt - Iowa State University Extension - ANR Field Agronomist
Amanda Douridas
23:05
Ohio State Ag and Natural Resources Extension Educator, Champaign County
Pat Wagner
23:12
Pat Wagner - Entomology Field Specialist, South Dakota State University Extension
Anne Nelson
23:16
Anne Nelson. Extension Educator in Water Resources, U of MN
Gregory Benz
23:20
Greg Benz - NDSU ANR Agent - Dunn County
Anastasia Johnson
23:20
Hi Lisa! It's been a long time since I saw you at Jr 4-H Camp. Anastasia Meyer - K-State Research & Extension, Marshall County, Ag & 4-H
Michael Sindelar
23:40
Michael Sindelar - Nebraska Extension - Crops and Water Educator
Coy McCorkle
24:23
Coy McCorkle, Oklahoma State University, Seminole and Hughes County ag and 4-H Educator.
Ashley Adair
25:09
LOVE Real Colors!
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
25:59
Way to go Mary!
Megan M. Weber
26:15
Love the baby visitor Mary!
Crystal Van Pelt
26:52
10am for us easterners :)
Pat Wagner
27:00
8 am here!
Megan M. Weber
27:31
Having the time to get organized.
Crystal Van Pelt
27:41
Things that pop up and shift your time availability
Erica Rogers
27:46
Sometimes even being motivated
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
27:46
What are the REAL priorities.
Amanda Douridas
27:47
Too much to do!
Sarah Fronczak (she/her)
27:50
Other people
Michael Sindelar
27:53
One call can change your whole day's plans
WHITNEY C PRESTBY
27:54
The random things that come up
Kristina TeBockhorst
27:55
Overwhelmed by the "to do" list
Ashley Adair
27:56
How to maintain a fitness routine during those weeks that demand more of your time
Lee Beers
27:58
Priorities.
Michael Witt
27:59
Ability to find time for everything.
Gregory Benz
28:07
ditto to Dr. Charlie
Anne Nelson
28:15
The feeling of wasting your time, when you're organizing but not really accomplishing anything.
Ashley Adair
28:15
Also office walk-ins - major distraction
Erica Rogers
28:39
personal matters
Rick Rasby
28:45
Interruptions that need attention right then
Josh Kamps
28:51
Too structured and not available for timely responses
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
29:34
Sense of accomplishment
Mary Keena
29:42
bc I don't feel like a maniac.
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
29:44
Meeting someone’s need
Lee Beers
29:59
Efficient use of time and I can move one to the next need.
Kristina TeBockhorst
30:03
a clear "to do" list!
Anne Nelson
30:07
Checking something off the list.
Ashley Adair
30:12
YES Mary. The difference between feeling like you are driving the bus versus being dragged behind the bus
Erica Rogers
30:26
Feel like I can then better separate work life and home life, which helps me be better for others and do my job better
Anastasia Johnson
30:42
When I feel like I had a good balance of personal and professional with both being successful in one day. Those are the best days
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
32:43
I love my chair. Very cushy.
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
36:44
..build up a colleague.
Lisa Kaslon
36:45
Today I commit myself to providing the best learning experience I can for all of you!
Megan M. Weber
36:57
Getting outside to refresh with a walk.
Crystal Van Pelt
37:22
wrapping up projects from the week to take a break over the weekend
WHITNEY C PRESTBY
37:31
Being present
Bob Bertsch
37:36
Today I commit myself to being at ease.
Erica Rogers
38:06
Agreed, Whitney. Being present
Dan Cotton
38:21
The object and its accomplishment.
Josh Kamps
39:12
take a break to organize my work space for the future
Gregory Benz
39:53
Makes you focus
Crystal Van Pelt
39:58
Intentions to build better relationships with those who have different personalities hopefully build better teams
Coy McCorkle
43:18
It's okay to tell people No.
Anastasia Johnson
44:13
It is ok to protect your personal life and say no even if you have coworkers who doesn't.
Kristina TeBockhorst
44:49
I second that, Anastasia!
Lee Beers
47:10
Life/work balance. Life comes first.
WHITNEY C PRESTBY
48:02
Speaking of taking breaks, I heard awhile back on NPR and they had someone their who recommended people to take “sick of it” days. That it’s important we take time for mental health days and you might not have a cold, but mental health days are just as valuable to our overall health.
Crystal Van Pelt
48:07
So hard to have coworkers who don't have balance and when they finally take time off their volunteers and community members complain they aren't available... frustrating.
Lisa Kaslon
50:45
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Ashley Adair
51:11
We need editor access
Lisa Kaslon
51:51
https://jamboard.google.com/d/1O4zU11OaPT4ZYHBrhRvDtqpA-FWAuwhJ2gl32z8lP0w/edit?usp=sharing
Lisa Kaslon
54:03
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Lisa Kaslon
55:24
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Ashley Adair
57:11
I really appreciate whoever put the sticky note down about being "adhesive"
Josh Kamps
01:02:05
Thanks Ashley, this mindset helps me focus on completing and not competing
Lee Beers
01:05:07
Here in Ohio we have a tendency to use colleagues with poor time management that work 60+ hours a week as an example of successful Educator. This is especially true when it comes to promotion.
Crystal Van Pelt
01:05:44
I was 22 :) What a baby
Erica Rogers
01:05:52
That is a great point, Lee
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
01:08:05
Lee, are we rewarding people for activity or accomplishment?
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
01:09:11
Historically, if you wanted to be successful in Extension you must be comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity.
Anastasia Johnson
01:09:41
I was told as a new agent that we are expected to work at least 50 hours a week as we build our program then as years go on that it can go down to a minimum of 40 hours per week
Michael Witt
01:10:26
Some administration I have spoken with in multiple states specifically say that the sink or swim mentality is a good "weed out tool" for new extension personnel. If you are not a self starter you wont stay....Not a good attitude but it is there.
Amanda Douridas
01:10:46
We need to forgot the hour mindset. People work at different speeds. Some people may need over 40 hours to get the same amount of work done, especially if you spend hours on the phone socializing :)
Ashley Adair
01:10:50
I feel that comment Anastasia. I spent the first two years of the career spending a LOT of time building out curriculum, presentations, and programs and was pretty stressed about it. The last year and a half have been far easier since I already have a portfolio built out!
Mary Keena
01:11:19
Amanda, yes.
Lee Beers
01:12:33
Charlie - both. If our standard for success is too high, we are going to burn ourselves out. Often times we put too much pressure on ourselves because we are comparing our outputs compared to people at different points in their career, different home lives, smaller county populations, etc.
Ashley Adair
01:13:13
I have a coworker who falls into the comparison trap a lot - it really stresses her out when actually she is a great educator who has nothing to be concerned about
Crystal Van Pelt
01:13:39
Yes, I am hoping some signature programs here make it easier for new educators to have some "packaged" things to have success with, but having annual requirements to do so many of these packaged things kind of limits you to an extent with the freedom of doing things that your community needs.
Dan Cotton
01:15:57
This above all- to thine own self be true
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
01:15:57
Lisa, that is ‘Self-Leadership-Self-Management’.
Lisa Kaslon
01:16:46
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PRCiBW3qTG9JXgb-rJGxoE8JdQDjOfvWZJfTdL7HVo4/edit?usp=sharing
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
01:21:55
‘Big Bang’ is an addiction for me. I understand.
WHITNEY C PRESTBY
01:22:01
The Office is mine
Megan M. Weber
01:23:59
Pomodoro's got me through writing my promotion package! I have a little app that I added into my Google Chrome browser.
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
01:24:09
When I get to crunch time, I shut down the email, phone, all distractions...
Pat Wagner
01:25:08
Sticky notes. Sticky notes everywhere…
Ashley Adair
01:25:41
Sometimes I need to physically leave my office to do big projects when time gets crunchy
Ashley Adair
01:26:18
I support the paper brain method!!
Josh Kamps
01:26:34
Is it ok to occasionally write a task on the list only to cross it right back off?
Mary Keena
01:26:48
Pat, my office orders calendars for everyone each year. This year, I asked for a big pack of post-its. No objections!
Ashley Adair
01:26:54
I do this Josh lololol
WHITNEY C PRESTBY
01:26:59
Do that all the time, Josh
Mary Keena
01:27:27
Josh, your Golds are here for you.
Ashley Adair
01:27:49
YES
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
01:28:52
Know when to say, ‘Not my circus, not my monkeys’.
Randy Taylor
01:30:54
I like to think about 'wins'
Megan Taylor
01:33:59
Yeah!!! Sandra!!!!
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
01:36:36
The flip side of checking the phone randomly is that we need to honor people’s time and not waste their time by needless meetings or prattle.
Sarah Fronczak (she/her)
01:39:27
Yes, Dr. Charlie. Meetings should be needed and concise.
Josh Kamps
01:39:39
Lisa, are you aware of research looking at the difference in effectiveness of active note taking during meetings compared to focusing on the conversations and going back for information later?
Josh Kamps
01:40:56
Thanks!
WHITNEY C PRESTBY
01:41:00
Whenever I schedule a meeting based on someone’s calendar, I try not to do a back-to-back. Giving people a half hour to regroup and take care of themselves whenever possible is important.
Lee Beers
01:42:37
We all recognize areas for improvement with Extension, but how many Extension programs are taking steps to make positive systemic improvements?
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
01:44:29
Rick misses driving down the road ‘reflecting’.
Rick Rasby
01:44:45
You are right
Michael Witt
01:46:11
I agree Lee...I see a lot of programs go.. I know what I should do or need to do...But this is how it has always been done for many years so we just keep on going.
Michael Witt
01:47:08
Change is hard.
Anastasia Johnson
01:47:25
I feel like this is a training would be beneficial for agents around their 3rd year on the job. Long enough that they have a grasp of what the job entails but soon enough to hopefully prevent burn out.
Lisa Kaslon
01:55:43
Start - Stop - Continue/Change
Michael A Schmitt
01:57:17
While a cluttered desk might indicate a cluttered mind, an empty desk might indicate an empty mind.....
Kristina TeBockhorst
01:57:17
Agreed! I inherited 5 filing cabinets of old material!
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
01:57:50
Empty desk, organized mind…
Lisa Kaslon
02:34:18
I am...……...
Sarah Fronczak (she/her)
02:34:22
Hungry
Michael Witt
02:34:36
All Good.
Amanda Douridas
02:34:48
making changes
Megan M. Weber
02:34:55
Sorry for your loss Greg!
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
02:35:21
I am amazed and encouraged at the people who work within Extension. I am blessed to work within Extension.
Lisa Kaslon
02:35:50
I Believe...……..
Josh Kamps
02:36:00
I am in a position in my agricultural community to make an impactful change.
Erica Rogers
02:36:00
I am thankful for an organization that puts family over job
Gregory Benz
02:36:02
the best is yet to come
Megan Taylor
02:36:09
I am heading to teach. Thank you Lisa!
Sarah Fronczak (she/her)
02:36:20
that I can make a change
Dan Cotton
02:36:23
Thankful
Amanda Douridas
02:36:25
I have the power to be happy
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
02:36:26
I believe in the people who are in the Academy.
Lisa Kaslon
02:36:56
I will...………...
Coy McCorkle
02:37:06
i believe if you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong.
Michael A Schmitt
02:37:12
Thankful for Lisa...to share her wisdom and experiences.
Josh Kamps
02:37:13
I believe people have the ability to increase their capacity.
Gregory Benz
02:37:24
enjoy life and continue to improve
Josh Kamps
02:37:34
I will dedicate myself to being more mindful.
Amanda Douridas
02:37:41
not let others opinions guide my life
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
02:37:43
I will make sure Rasby knows how lucky he is to have such great personnel in a great system.
Rick Rasby
02:37:59
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Erica Rogers
02:38:06
I will be the best I can be for my daughter
Rick Rasby
02:38:16
Charlie - every day
Dan Cotton
02:38:19
Lisa, you have provided a great service this morning
Josh Kamps
02:38:21
Thank you Lisa!
Ashley Adair
02:38:21
I believe that I'm at my best when I am well-rested. I believe in prioritizing SLEEP
Erica Rogers
02:38:33
thank you, Lisa!
Anne Nelson
02:38:36
Thank you, Lisa!
Megan M. Weber
02:38:41
Thanks Lisa!
Rebecca Power
02:38:44
Thank you, Lisa!
Mary Keena
02:38:45
Thank you, Lisa
WHITNEY C PRESTBY
02:38:47
Thanks, Lisa!