ACE Sponsored Webinars

ACE professional development opportunities are offered during the year via SIG sponsored webinars and also face to face at annual meetings. The following is a list of webinars offered by and/or for ACE members in partnership with the national eXtension initiative. The recordings and many more professional development opportunities are available at

If you know of other webinar recordings that should be added to this list, please contact ACE Professional Development Director.


A Unified Message on Ag Research Funding: The Impossible Dream?

Brian Meyer, Director of College Relations at Iowa State University

Many organizations, societies and universities work hard every year to advocate for increased federal spending on food, agricultural, and natural resources research.

Research to address ever-growing societal challenges has been flat or in decline for years, while the United States has taken a backseat to China in total public ag research funding. Some have tried to bring diverse groups together to pursue a common voice and message.

Engaging Online Through Community-Based Social Marketing

Presented by Lauri M. Baker, Audrey E.H. King, Kris Boone

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Developing for the User: Usability, Accessibility and Inclusion

Presented by Dr. Zayira Jordan, Iowa State University's Web Accessibility Coordinator

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Learn How to Network with LinkedIn

Melissa McGinnis
Marketing and Communications Specialist
UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department

LinkedIn presentation, right column, below photo

The Art of the Profile: Setting the Scene

Courtney Leeper


Not Your Father’s Extension! The Transformation of an Organizational Model Webinar

  • Mary F. Wirth, ACE Learning Community director, and Jon Emigh, Associate Director of Business Operations for the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. Part 2 of a 2-part series on program support projects happening in Virginia and Pennsylvania. If interested, participate in Part 1 from November 2, Extension21 – Support Modernization for Virginia Cooperative Extension. Audience: Extension directors, administrators, communication professionals, program teams and anyone else interested. Learn more and participate here:

Marketing Plan Development Webinar

How to Write (And Finish) a Novel

Melvin, Media Specialist, Clemson University, Clemson Public Service & Agriculture

Hope is Not a Strategy

Case Study: Penn State Extension's Engagement to Restore State Funding. Mary Wirth, Director of College Relations and Communications, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences

Advanced Photography Editing Webinar

  • Award-winning Photographer Scott Stebner presents a one-hour workshop on his experience with RAW workflow, exporting to Photoshop, and non-destructive photo editing techniques. This webinar is aimed at those who are experienced in Photoshop, but valuable info is here for all. Especially the tip about how to post high quality photos on Facebook!

Introduction to Video Editing: Mobile Apps and Beyond

  • You want to branch out to include simple video production in your skill set? Want to be able to use your laptop, iPhone, or iPad to edit short, simple, but effective videos? If so, this webinar is for you. We’ll share the basics of video editing that are applicable across all platforms, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. We’ll discuss tips for beginners on capturing good video, “shooting for the edit” to build a more powerful visual story, and demonstrate the actual editing process including iMovie (for iPhone, mac, and iPad) Windows Moviemaker, and the basics of Adobe Premiere Pro. Presenters: Susie Hutton, Colorado State University, and Jeff Hino, Oregon State University




  • January 15. Essential Graphics / Design Concepts for Non-Designers. Presented by Ana Henke. Description / Recording
  • January 30. Mobile Development Series, Part 1. HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design and JQuery Mobile. Presented by Sarah Johnston and Jay Van Voast. Description / Recording
  • February 13. Mobile Development Series, Part 2. Introduction to JQuery. Presented by Sarah Johnston and Jay Van Voast. Description / Recording
  • March 1. Motivating Employees -- A discussion based on the book Drive. Discussion led by Beth Forbes. Description / Recording
  • April 30. What's new with Associated Press style? Darrell Christian, Keith Robinson, and Kay Ledbetter. Description / Recording


  • January 25. Leading Through Change: The Unique Role Communication Units Play in Oganizational Change. Presented by Mary Wirth. Description / Recording
  • October 12. The power of vertical media to set the agenda and the power of horizontal media to moderate or amplify the resullts. Dr. Shaw. Description / Recording



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