Labor and workforce development
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Event date: Aug. 16, 2022
Event time: | 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Great leaders are inspiring. They know where they are headed; the visions they are trying to create, and have the unique ability to enlist others who can help them get there. In this 20-minute focused session we’ll discuss lessons of leadership and ...
Event date: Aug. 23, 2022
Event time: | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We’ll dive into how you can create and keep the habits you want and need for long-term success.This is a webinar. There is no physical location for this event. Once you have registered for this webinar, you will receive a link to join on the ...
Event date: Aug. 30, 2022
Event time: | 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
The hardest expectation to meet is the one never set. Communicating clearly and succinctly is key to creating a high-performing team. In this 20-minute focused session we’ll discuss the importance of setting expectations in order to accomplish ...
Event date: Sept. 27, 2022
Event time: | 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Would you believe half of all supervisors/managers are bad at holding their employees accountable? Join us in this 20-minute focused session as we help reduce that number by defining what accountability really is and giving you practical and ...
News & articles
- Published: Friday, March 18, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – While the past two years have fueled growth in remote work, most workers in Missouri still commute to their jobs. And some are opting for longer commutes: A new report from University of Missouri Extension shows that more workers in ...
- Published: Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021
A new statewide survey illustrates a growing substance use disorder problem in Missouri workplaces. According to the survey of 619 Missouri business owners and human resource professionals, more than 70% of Missouri employers surveyed say they are ...
- Published: Monday, Oct. 18, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri ranks below the national average in many key measures related to health and access to health care, especially in rural parts of the state. A new report from University of Missouri Extension suggests that “health ...
- Published: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Missouri manufacturers, chambers of commerce and business and economic development organizations will team up with University of Missouri System researchers over the next 18 months in a series of roundtable events across the state aimed at ...
Publication date: April 1, 2022
In a farm or other agribusiness, employees are important resources. The decision to hire additional labor begins by recognizing a work need. From that point, employers must make many decisions and create a fair, effective process to attract job ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2021
Communities throughout the U.S. face challenges related to sustaining a health care workforce and providing health care. These concerns are especially relevant to Missouri and its rural areas due to the state’s poor health outcomes, workforce ...
Publication date: May 1, 2021
Executive summaryThe pace at which places gain or lose population can reveal much about their overall economic health. Growing populations often mean an expanding economy with more potential customers and workers, while slow growing or declining ...
Publication date: March 1, 2021
This brief supports University of Missouri Extension’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Rural Opioid Technical Assistance (ROTA) grant. This grant enables the creation of recovery-friendly communities and ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 2021
Executive summaryFederal contracting is an important generator of economic activity — not only in places like Washington, DC — but also throughout the country in states such as Connecticut, New Mexico and Missouri. Private firms of all sizes ...
Publication date: Jan. 1, 2021
Entrepreneurial dynamics — the flow of business startups and business turnover, or churn, in a place — shape economic growth. Entrepreneurs may spark economic growth and development by contributing to employment growth, innovation, quality of ...
CEU Business Analytics in Practice
This six-week, self-paced course introduces the core principles, methods, and tools associated with data analytics and provides hands-on training in using popular analytical tools. The course covers advanced tools/techniques for data summarization, ...
21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader
April 11, 2021 - June 11, 2021
Everything rises and falls on leadership. The challenge is that leadership develops from the inside out. If you can become the leader you ought to be on the inside, you will be able to become the leader you want to be on the outside. Learn more about ...
Tackling the Tough Skills Training 2020
Tackling the Tough Skills is a self-paced course designed with you in mind. This course is about where you've been, what you've learned from experiences, and how to use this information to build a better life. Explore topics that will help you ...
The BEA of the U.S. Department of Commerce promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.
Precautions, protections, steps to take, and resources to use to help you manage your workforce during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions.
Part of the Department of Labor that provides regulations, forms, guidance, posters and forms for employers about the FMLA.
The Clinical Service Engineering online certificate program is designed to enhance the number of qualified and trained clinical service engineers for rural Missouri.
Labor Education Program
Developing and delivering trade union leadership in Missouri and other Midwestern states
Meet the experts
- Amy Patillo FIELD SPECIALIST IN LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Dewey Thompson DIRECTOR, EXTENSION MISSOURI TRAINING INSTITUTE View Profile
- Douglas Swanson FIELD SPECIALIST IN LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Mark White ASSOCIATE EXTENSION PROFESSOR & INTERIM DIRECTOR OF EXCEED View Profile
- Matthew Pezold FIELD SPECIALIST IN LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Rae Lyon ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, MISSOURI TRAINING INSTITUTE View Profile
- Robert Russell SENIOR PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR BUSINESS AND COMMUNITIES View Profile