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Ongoing professional development is essential to maintaining a high-performing and engaged workforce. Professional opportunities listed below provide a framework for supporting the career growth of MU Extension employees that aligns with MU Extension strategic direction.

See below for information regarding various professional development opportunities within MU Extension. Events are both in-person and via live streamed video.

Professional Development Funds

Extension faculty can apply for up to $1500 per year to help cover the cost of attending professional development activities, conferences, etc. All funding must go through the application process and be approved by the PD Committee.

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Missouri Extension Leadership Development (MELD)

Cohort of MU Extension professionals learning together. The cohort meets four times per year at different locations around the state.

National Extension Leadership Development (NELD)

Cohort of Extension professionals from land-grant institutions in the North Central region of the Unites States. The cohort meets four times per year in locations around the U.S. International travel to Costa Rica is included.

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