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Professional Development and Training

K-State Research and Extension is committed supporting the continued growth and development of all Extension professionals and Kansas communities.  This page has information about available professional development and training opportunities regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion in Extension.


Professional Development Resources for Staff

It’s important that we all understand our responsibilities to assure equal opportunity and implement programs and employment practices that are consistent with federal and state laws. This is why all local unit agents must attend civil rights training and all local units must complete an annual Civil Rights Review.

Equally important is recognition and application of the diversity principles that reflect closely held values of Kansas State University and K-State Research and Extension. If you’ve not already, we encourage each of you to take part in Navigating Difference and include those concepts in your work as an Extension professional. These cooperative efforts of all K-State Research and Extension employees will help us move forward in building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive Extension community.

Register for Navigating Difference Training

Increasing Cultural Awareness and Equity in Extension Programs Learning Module 
  1. Go to campus.extension.org 
  2. Log in or Create a user account with your ksu email address. 
  3. In the search bar, search for and select Increasing Cultural Awareness and Equity in Extension Programs.  
  4. Complete the learning modules in the course and print your certificate of completion. 
  5. Place certificate of completion in your local office civil rights files. 
 Civil Rights Basics Learning Module 
  1. Go to campus.extension.org 
  2. Create a user account with your ksu email address. 
  3. In the search bar, search for  Civil Rights Training Online. There are two different civil rights trainings listed, be sure to click on the one titled Civil Rights Training Online. When asked for the enrollment key, enter: k-state.


Training and Resources for Extension Boards and PDCs

Designed for Extension Boards and Program Development Committees

Extension boards and program development committees are important partners in providing Extension educational programs. As partners, they share in our civil rights compliance responsibility.  They should be trained annually on basic civil rights compliance. Additionally, when an agent vacancy occurs, a local unit board must review the KSRE Board Hiring Module before the position will be advertised. Learn more about this policy.

 Extension Board and Program Development Committee Training Video Discussion Guide