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dc.contributor.authorVines, Karen A.
dc.contributor.authorCletzer, David Adam
dc.contributor.authorWestfall-Rudd, Donna
dc.contributor.authorHunnings, Joseph
dc.contributor.authorVines, Neal
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Lonnie
dc.contributor.authorLambur, Michael Thomas
dc.contributor.authorSumner, Mark W.
dc.description.abstractIntroduction and Background: Virginia Cooperative Extension hired 100 new agents from 2011 to 2014. This study was initiated to determine professional development needs for these early career agents, many of whom are also members of the millennial generation. The hope was that by developing professional development programs to specifically meet the needs of these new agents we may contribute to their career longevity and success. The study consisted of a series of focus groups in which a representative sample of agents hired in the past three years provided information, initially for use in a system-wide electronic survey. However, as the research team reviewed the findings it was determined that there were significant improvements that could be identified and made based on the current findings without support from the system-wide survey. Therefore, the plan for the survey covering all topics was abandoned. What has evolved is a series of recommendations to support career longevity in a collaborative environment, taking into consideration the work-life integration and professional development needs of Extension professionals within Virginia Cooperative Extension. This document serves as a summary of findings and recommendations that have resulted from this process.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Cooperative Extensionen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States*
dc.titleEarly Career Extension Professional Development Needs Assessment Reporten_US
dc.typeExtension publicationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentVirginia Cooperative Extension (VCE)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentAgricultural, Leadership, and Community Educationen_US
dc.description.notesECA Final Reporten_US

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