MU Extension events calendar
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Garden Inspired Writing Retreat (Session 8 of 8)
When: Thursday, May 1, 2014, 9 a.m. to noon
Start in the atrium of the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield MO map...
Experience nature and be inspired by the beauty of the gardens. This retreat is for anyone who wants to be more creative whether you like journal writing, poetry, fiction, non-fiction or news writing. No prior writing experience is needed. Bring a lawn chair and your own writing tools. Attend one session, or all four. Enjoy the burst of creativity that comes when you combine nature with other inspired writers. more...
For three hours, let MU Extension specialist David Burton, a journalist and published author, guide your journey into the natural world with creative writing exercises in the gardens. These sessions are held rain or shine (under cover if weather is bad)
Register by check at the Greene County Extension Center or by mail (download form on our website). Credit cards can be used for online registration only. more...
Leadership Academy (Session 1 of 2)
When: Thursday, May 1, 2014, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
University of Missouri Howell County Extension Office
217 Aid Ave, West Plains MO map...
University of Missouri Extension and the Howell County Extension Center is offering a Leadership Academy in West Plains beginning May 1. Missouri Training Institute Leadership Series under the direction of University of Missouri Extension offers top-notch training for managers and leaders in all industries including government, for-profit and non-profit organizations operating in southwest Missouri and northern Arkansas.
The professional series will address the following topics: building effective relationships, communicating successfully, leading high-performance teams, strategic planning and action planning.
The training will take place over five days with classes beginning on Thursday, May 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and continuing each Thursday in May. All classes will be held at the Howell County Extension Center, 217 Aid Ave., West Plains.
May 1: Building Effective Relationships in Business
May 8: Leading Teams
May15: Lessons in Leadership: Great leaders are inspiring.
May 22: Guiding Conflict Resolution
May 29: Strategic Planning, Visioning, Taking Action and Communicating It! more...
Building Effective Relationships in Business: This is one of the best strategies to ensure team performance and prevent conflicts. Our workplace relationships have a huge impact on our overall happiness.
The cost for the entire series is $750 per person or $185 for a full-day session of your choice. Send a second person for $50 off one session or $100 off the Academy price. Enrollment in the series can be done by calling the Howell County Extension office at (417) 256-2391 or emailing them at email@example.com. It is also possible to download a registration form online at http://extension.missouri.edu/howell.
Organic Gardening Academy (Session 2 of 11)
When: Thursday, May 1, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Springfield/Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S. Scenic Avenue, Springfield MO map...
The Greene County MU Extension office is pleased to host the 2014 Organic Gardening Academy. This series of classes related to organic gardening will present proven, science based techniques on a wide range of topics. Each class will include a presentation of the subject, followed by a hands-on demonstration of the techniques learned during the class. The speakers have a passion for organic gardening, and subject matter expertise.
A Healthy Garden Soil - The Basis of Organic Gardening
The introductory class on April 17 is free. The registration fee for each following class is $20. A discounted rate of $180 is available for all 10 classes purchased as a package, if purchased by May 1, 2014. To register or for more information, contact Lorri Winters at the MU Extension - Greene County office; 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield, MO; call 417-881-8909, or email WintersL@missouri.edu
A discounted rate of $180 is available for all 10 classes purchased as a package, if purchased by May 1, 2014.