Extension councils

Module 2
Be an Effective Council Member

Effective county extension councils are a prerequisite for an effective local extension program that meets the high-priority needs of people in the county. This training module explores the characteristics of effectiveness. As a result of completing this module, council members will:

  • Identify characteristics of an effective extension council member

  • Understand responsibilities as council member

  • Identify information needs and available resources.

Curriculum contents

  1. Be an Effective Council Member (council handout)- Looks at characteristics of effectiveness and relationship to council responsibilities and examines council role in educational implementation and delivery, governance and membership.
  1. Trainer Notes and Council Activity - Hands-on activity to help council members explore their role, along with tips on delivering the curriculum. Includes PowerPoint Presentation with Speaker Notes.

Download module

Video: Councils by-laws and office operations

Video: Communicating the Value of Extension programs

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Curriculum package (.pdf)
Includes handout, trainer notes and activity instructions

PowerPoint presentation (.ppt)
To print Speaker Notes, select "Notes Pages" under "Print What:" in print menu
Requires MS PowerPoint to run.



Tony DeLong
County Council Coordinator
E-mail: DeLongT@missouri.edu
Phone: 573-882-4592