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Orienting PDC Members

Orientation is the process of familiarizing volunteers with Extension and their new duties. Orientation begins with the first contact between a volunteer and the Extension staff. The orientation step is fundamental to getting the best and most from Extension volunteers.

PDC Member Position Description, PDC-5 (1/2015): For new or existing members, this is a resource designed to explain the role of a PDC member.

PDC: Serving as a Committee Member, PDC-4 (1/2015): This resource will help you become oriented to the expectations and responsibilities of being a program development committee. It also explains the formation of PDCs and planning educational programming with agents.

Program Development Committee Orientation Module: The module is a complete set of information for guiding PDC members in their responsibilities. It includes a PowerPoint presentation) complete with presenter's guide and audience handouts) and other resources for expanding PDCs and working with elected officials.

Orientation Idea: A new tool developed by Riley County for PDC orientation, 

Handbook for County Extension Councils and District Governing Boards (see pages 10, 11, 21 and 31): This resource details the role of PDCs as a portion of the state and federal laws for Cooperative Extension.

Additional Resources

The following resources have been selected to provide a more in-depth learning, details and supplementary activities to the topics presented on this webpage: