This week several of us presented at UW-Extension’s 2014 Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) Conference in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Our intention was to share with colleagues our strategy for working as a multidisciplinary team in order to achieve the common goal of engaging young people in creating a healthy community. Over 20 UW-Extension professionals attended our hour-long presentation, which sparked lively discussions exploring how more county Extension offices could create similar programming.
To help bridge the paradigms between traditional, program specific “silo” thinking and multidisciplinary thinking, our presentation used a familiar programming tool – the logic model.
Click on the PDF link below to see the logic model example we used in our presentation:
Because our experience in Iron County has shown that multidisciplinary programming is effective and successful, we are excited that our colleagues enjoyed and learned from our presentation and can’t wait to see what they come up with! An organizational shift towards a multidisciplinary paradigm is happening in UW-Extension and the sooner we all begin to think and act like multidisciplinary teams, the sooner we can create great change together as one impressive entity.
– Amy Nosal
AmeriCorps VISTA with Iron County UW-Extension