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Innovation Coffee Break - September 12, 2019

NDSU Extension/REC Fall Conference committee members answer questions and get feedback on the Issue-based Innovation Work that will be the focus of this year's conference.

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Innovation Coffee Break - August 22, 2019

A conversation about small group facilitation and education. Abbey Wick shared information about Soil Health Cafe Talks, and Ashley Ueckert talked about how she brings specialists online to share information with a small group in Golden Valley County.

Kim Bushaw shared the following facilitation resource:
"An excellent resource for dealing with difficult participants as well as many other topics is "Who Me Lead a Group?" by Jean Illsley Clarke"

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Innovation Coffee Break - June 20, 2019

In this month's Coffee Breadiscuss using the Lean Process for planning in Extension. In the book, “We’ve Tried That Before: 500 Years of Extension Wisdom,” Utah State Extension agent Paul Hill shared the attached diagram of the Lean Process adapted for Extension.

Lean Process

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Our Very First Innovation Coffee Break: How To Say "No"

In the book, "We've Tried That Before," Paul Hill writes:

"When you say, “I don’t have time,” this phrase actually means, “this isn’t important enough to me,” or “I don’t want to stop doing X to start doing Y.” Saying “I don’t have time” always means something else. Time is fixed. Time is a nonrenewable resource. However, unlike other resources, time is replenished every second.

Learn to say “No” so you can say “Yes.” Say “No” to busy work. Say “No” to work that produces average outcomes. Say “Yes” to work that makes an impact."

But how do we learn to start saying "no"? Let's start figuring that out together at the very first Innovation Coffee Break, Thursday, April 18, at 3 p.m. CDT.

Time
Image from We've Tried That Before, Justin Jenkins, illustrator

Here are some resources to help get you thinking and get our conversation started.

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Tech Coffee Break - December 13, 2018

This Tech Coffee Break is a behind-the-scenes look at hosting a tweet-up. NDSU Extension Innovation Team hosted this #EdTechLN tweet-up on Twitter. #EdTechLN tweet-ups bring together Extension professionals from across the nation to discuss technology and innovation. The theme of the Tweet-up was “The Year in #CoopExt Tech and Innovation.”

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Tech Coffee Break - October 8, 2018

NDSU Senior Security Analyst, Jeff Gimbel, joined us for a discussion on data security.

Encryption at NDSU slides (PDF)

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Tech Coffee Break - August 22, 2018

Retiring the Ribbon - Using Proven Processes and Technology to Better Manage your Work and Life.

David Ripplinger talks about personal productivity management and the Getting Things Done framework

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Tech Coffee Break - June 11, 2018

NDSU Extension staff share smartphone tips and tricks.

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Tech Coffee Break - May 7, 2018

Jerry Ranum form NDSU Ag Communication talks about options for backing up your computer files at NDSU. Learn more at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/accs/storage-and-backups.

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Tech Coffee Break - April 9, 2018

Lindsey Leker discusses the impact of music and other things on the brain while studying/thinking.

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