October 9, 2018
Updated Board Orientation Module Available
During the next few weeks, new members will be elected to county Extension boards. (New district board members were elected to four-year terms in 2017). The "New Board Member Orientation" module is designed to be presented to new board members after their election but before taking office.
The local unit director, other agents, and current board members are the intended presenters. Depending on the number of newly elected members, it may be beneficial to include several continuing members to form a group large enough to interact productively. Allow approximately 60 minutes for the orientation. Because of the time allowed, the orientation may need to be scheduled outside the regular board meeting.
The module includes a PowerPoint presentation giving information about the history and current structure of K-State Research and Extension. In addition, there is a position description for board members and a sample notebook to orient members to their role.