2018 JCEP Leadership Conf2018 JLC logoerence

February 14-15, 2018

DoubleTree by Hilton at the
Enterance to Universal Orlando

Orlando, Florida


About the Conference - Who Should Attend ?

The JCEP Leadership Conference is for members of the seven member organizations who are or would like to become more involved as leaders of their professional organizations.  The conference provides an opportunity for general professional development for anyone who is actively engaged in Extension programs at any of the land-grant institutions.

The conference provides updates from the National Institute for Food and Agriculture and from the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy.  The updates are an excellent opportunity for attendees to gain a broad understanding of the system for which they work.  The updates provide insight into what is happening on a national and regional level within the Extension system. 

This year's keynote speaker is David Mitchell.  David spoke to the conference several years ago and was well received by those attending the conference.  He is the founder of the Leadership Difference and has been providing seminars he calls "enter TRAIN-ment" since 1995. Dave is the author of the book Live and Learn or Die Stupid! The book focuses on personal contentment and performance excellence. His second book, The Power of Understanding People, was released in December 2013 and was immediately named Best Business Book of the Month by Amazon.

This year's theme is "Balancing Tradition With Innovation."  There are 28 presentations by colleagues on innovative programs that have been a part of their Extension programming.  There will also be a poster session where the authors will be present to share their successes and challenges with innovation and how it complements the traditional programs.

The conference will also feature a town hall meeting where Extension administrators and Extension program innovators will be discussing how innovation fits into today's Extension program offerings.  They will also discuss how Extension educators can meld innovative and traditional programs into an effective Extension program back home.

Finally, each of the Extension professional organizations will have meeting times where they will provide information and member leadership training.  Each of the two days will feature time for the organizations to work with members to get input on how to better serve their membership.

The conference provides an opportunity to network and interact with other Extension professionals and administration from from institutions across the country.  Come and share and learn to improve your ability to serve your clientele back home.

We hope to see you there.

The JCEP Leadership Conference Planning Committee.