Extension and Engagement Week 2020

UM Extension & Engagement Week: Oct. 26–30, 2020

Register by Oct. 27.

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The UM System, the University of Missouri and MU Extension welcome you to a special week of engaged leadership, partnership and learning.

Engagement Week — with events on all four UM System campuses — showcases the impact extension programming and university engagement have on addressing our state’s grand challenges in economic opportunity, educational excellence and access and health and well-being. We’re exploring big questions about the role of the engaged university in our state, society and beyond.

Extension and Engagement Week 2020 has been reimagined to bring you a completely virtual experience. Connect with colleagues, be inspired by engaging speakers, learn more about the workforce development efforts in communities across the state, and celebrate with some of this year’s MU Extension award winners. Full schedule (PDF)


Wednesday, Oct. 28: 

Nationally renowned speaker Jones Loflin will offer some insights for building resilience in today’s environment. Loflin’s 2017 book, “Always Growing: How to Be a Strong(er) Leader in Any Season,” tackles a common leadership challenge: How to successfully motivate, develop and empower a diverse group of people to work together and achieve remarkable results.

Thursday, Oct. 29: 

In partnership with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, Extension and Engagement Week brings Ted Abernathy, managing partner of Economic Leadership LLC and a consultant with expertise in economic development, strategic planning and workforce issues. Abernathy will share trends and insights to support the workforce development work in Missouri.

You won’t want to miss these speakers, plus updates from Sen. Roy Blunt, Mun Choi and, of course, Marshall Stewart!