Extension Program Planning and Development

Program planning and development includes the following components: (1) assessing and analyzing community needs; (2) planning and designing an educational program; (3) developing the program resourcescommunity needs; (2) planning and designing an educational program; (3) developing the program resources and related materials; (4) implementing the program; and (5) evaluating the program content, process,and related materials; (4) implementing the program; and (5) evaluating the program content, process, deliverydelivery, and impact. What is not included in this category is teaching skills used for the delivery of the program, which will be collected in a future Qualtrics inventory form.program, which will be collected in a future survey.

Indiana (Purdue)
Purdue Prog Planning.pdf
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Purdue Extension has compiled Needs Assessment resources from a number of sources: 
Assessing Community Needs and Resources (University of Kansas) - https://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/assessment/assessing-community-needs-and-resources 
Resources for Community Readiness, Communication, Coalition Maps, and Date Resources (Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute) - https://coalitiontrip.indianactsi.org/resources/ 
Needs Assessment Guidebook for Extension Professionals (University of Tennessee Extension) - https://eesd.tennessee.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/242/2021/10/PB1839-1.pdf 
In addition, sample Needs Assessment questions have been developed for each Extension Program Area.

Kansas
"Programming with a Purpose" is offered as part of New Agent onboarding. The outcomes include helping participants: understand the multiple pieces of the program planning process, understand the importance of identifying intended audience and planning teaching strategies for reaching them; understand the importance of communicating program impact; and develop a local unit action plan.
KState Prog Planning.pdf
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North Dakota
NDSU Extension offers a one-day session. It takes new employees through the entire process including, needs assessment, program planning, program development, program implementation (including a quick overview of different teaching methods and best practices), evaluation, and reporting.
NDSU Prog Planning.pdf
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