Category Archives: Podcast

S2, E3: Characteristics and Motivational Factors of Effective Extension Advisory Leaders

In episode 3 of the Next Step to Success podcast, Darrell Dromgoole discusses research regarding the Characteristics and Motivational Factors of Effective Extension Advisory Leaders as reported by Teresa Spearman from North Carolina State University. Take a listen to the episode below.

S2, E2: Thinking about the change process when creating and delivering programs

In episode 2 of the Next Step to Success podcast, Darrell Dromgoole discusses how Extension educators can think about Rogers (2003) Diffusion of Innovations theory when creating and delivering educational programs. Darrell talks about the process that individuals go through when adopting a new technology or practice, the characteristics of those new ideas, and the adopter categories that individuals fall into. If you would like more information about this topics, please visit our blog post about The Adoption-Diffusion Process.

S2, E1: Texas Community Futures Forum

We are kicking off season 2 of the Next Step to Success podcast this year focusing on how to execute the program development model. To start the season we are talking with Dr. Scott Cummings about the Texas Community Futures Forum and how to effectively organize, market, invite, and execute the event. Scott provides us with some great tips for a successful forum including, marketing the event widely, be prepared and organized, and use resources that can help you. If you have any questions regarding the Texas Community… Read More →

S1, E6: Effectively Interpreting Educational Programs

The Next Step to Success podcast season one final episode wraps up with Dr. Phillip Shackelford, talking about how to effectively interpret educational programs. Phillip is an Agriculture and Natural Resources, Regional Program Leader in the Southeast Region. Phillip discusses the methods of interpretation data, the differences between interpretation and reporting, and who should educators disseminating results to. Take a listen to episode 6 below, and look forward to our second season of the Next Step to Success podcast about Executing the Program Development Model.  

S1, E5: Developing Making a Difference Summaries

As we continue our first season of Next Step to Success podcasts focusing on Evaluation, Interpretation, and Telling the Story, we talk with Todd Swift about how to develop Making a Difference summaries. Todd Swift is an Agriculture and Natural Resources, Regional Program Leader in the South Region. Todd discusses what types of results should be included in the report, who reads the report, and the importance of simplicity for easy reading. Some of the resources mentioned in this podcast can be found on the following websites, Organizational… Read More →

S1, E4: Making Sense of the Data

We are continuing our season of Next Step to Success podcasts focusing on Evaluation, Interpretation, and Telling the Story. In this installment, we talk with Scott Cummings again. Scott is the associate department head of the AgriLife Extension Organizational Development unit. Today we discuss how to make sense of the data you’ve collected. After you have collected data, it is important to review your data and analyze it to help you understand your program and how to accurately tell your programs story. Scott talks about many resources that… Read More →

S1, E3: How to Evaluate Extension Education Programs

We are continuing our season of Next Step to Success podcasts focusing on Evaluation, Interpretation, and Telling the Story. In this installment, we talk with Paula Butler, Family and Community Health Regional Program Leader in the East Region, about how to evaluate Extension Education programs. Paula describes the various methods of collecting data, who should be evaluated, and factors that Extension Educators should consider when evaluating programs. Take a listen to the latest podcast below.

S1, E2: Why Evaluate Educational Programs

We are continuing our season of Next Step to Success podcasts focusing on Evaluation, Interpretation, and Telling the Story. In this installment, we talk with Mandi Seaton, Family and Community Health Regional Program Leader, about why Extension Educators should evaluate their programs. Mandi explores the benefits to incorporating both quantitative and qualitative data into program evaluation. Take a listen to the latest podcast below. If you have questions about the podcast today, please check the evaluation resources on our website, and feel free to give Darrell Dromgoole a… Read More →

S1, E1: Elements of Program Evaluation

Evaluation is an important step in the program development process. Conducting effective evaluations can not only tell you about how well your program did but also suggest changes to improve your program in the future. In our first installment of podcasts, we invited Dr. Scott Cummings, associate department head of the AgriLife Extension Organizational Development Unit, to discuss the elements of evaluating your program. Scott is very knowledgeable in the area of program evaluation. Take a listen to our podcast, and learn more about evaluating your programs. If… Read More →