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Collaborating across state lines to leverage cultural competency expertise

Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Wille, Celina G. (main author), Garcia, Zuri (author), Garcia-Pabón, José L. (author)
Online journal article
Publication Date:
Extension Journal, Inc.
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
communication education, communication training, extension agents, extension communication, training, Washington, USA, culture, outreach, collaboration, Latino
5 pages., Article #: 3TOT6, via online journal., A statewide need for Latino cultural competency training for Utah State University (USU) Extension personnel was identified. The solution involved the collaborative efforts of our team of two USU Extension faculty members and one Washington State University (WSU) Extension faculty member on adaption and customization of a needs assessment tool and a training program originated at WSU. Our collaboration leveraged important limited resources such as subject-matter expertise, training materials, time, and funding while providing a venue for feedback and ideas to improve, update, and enhance an existing program. Garnering administrative support from the start is key to successful cross-state collaborative work and implementation of specialized training to expand Latino outreach capacity in Extension.