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Leadership for Today - Managing Conflict Within Groups

The human relationship is a complex and dynamic interaction. As living creatures, we need and crave the opportunity to interact with other humans by speaking, listening, and spending time with them. Most of this interaction tends to be mutual and cordial. Yet, at times, the interaction can be laced with tension and discord. If left alone, the tension can lead to conflict that may damage the relationship or even become volatile.

Community Leadership

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Leadership for Today - Effective Group Communication

Within a given day, human beings rely on the ability to communicate as a means of transferring information. Whether we speak, listen, write notes or letters, email, or text message, the process of communicating thoughts, ideas, and feelings is something we find to be important but typically give little thought to.

Community Leadership

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Leadership for Today Manageable Meetings

At one time or another, we have all answered the call to civic duty by serving on a committee or advisory board. For some, the experience has been productive and energizing. For others, the experience has been painful, marked by long meetings that are unorganized and frustrating.

Community Leadership

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Civil Rights Voluntary Demographic Information

SDSU Extension asks that you voluntarily respond to the questions on this form. The information is requested only to make sure we are presenting our programs to a wide range of participants.

Community Leadership, Youth Leadership

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Civil Rights Training for Clubs, Volunteers, & Other Organizations

Volunteers and clubs are a valuable asset to SDSU Extension and by association are considered an arm of Extension. Any organization associated with SDSU Extension must conduct business with the same standards and attitudes as that of SDSU Extension.

Community Leadership, Youth Leadership

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Civil Rights Assurance Statement for Clubs, Volunteers, & Other Organizations

Assurance statements document the commitment of organizations and volunteers to comply with civil rights policies and regulations. All clubs (including 4-H, Master Gardeners, etc.), volunteers, educational partners, cooperating organizations, and entities must sign assurance statements. Assurance statements must be renewed annually.

Community Leadership, Youth Leadership

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Community Vitality Newsletter

SDSU Extension's Community Vitality Newsletter includes resources to enhance communities and improve their capacity to flourish.

Business Development, Developing Communities, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Planning, Small Businesses, Community Leadership

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Save the Date! April 30 - May 1, 2019 Energize! Conference, Lemmon

December 17, 2018

The SDSU Extension Community Vitality Team and community of Lemmon will host the Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference April 30 - May 1, 2019 in downtown Lemmon businesses.

Business Development, Small Businesses, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Planning, Community Leadership

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Peggy Schlechter Receives Friend of Economic Development Award from Wall Economic Development Corp.

December 17, 2018

SDSU Extension Community Vitality Field Specialist, Peggy Schlechter was recently recognized with the Friend of Economic Development Award by the Wall Economic Development Corporation.

Developing Communities, Strategic Planning, Community Leadership

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SDSU Extension Community Vitality Team Works with All Communities

December 18, 2018

SDSU Extension's Community Vitality team works with any community to help plan, set actionable goals and achieve success.

Community Leadership, Strategic Planning