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Authored by Karen A. Vines, Assistant Professor and Extension Continuing Professional Education Specialist, Agricultural, Leadership, & Community Education, Virginia Tech; Lonnie Johnson, Associate Director for Field Operations and Administration, Virginia Cooperative Extension; Hannah Bishop, Dinwiddie Cooperative Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension; Morgan Paulette, Pulaski Cooperative Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension; Jocelyn Pearson, Chesapeake Cooperative Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension; Janet Spencer, Southeast District Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension; and John Thompson, Northern District Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension

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Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) gathered input in 2020 to develop an Organizational Effectiveness Plan (VCE, 2021). Item 2.5.2 is to “develop on-boarding and training programs using appropriate pedagogy, to ensure new employees understand their job expectations and are supported through their transition to their new careers (VCE, 2021, p. 3).” As part of this process two committees were developed within VCE and one of the preliminary activities was to conduct a census survey of the organization. This report contains the findings from that survey and is intended to serve as a resource in the development of on-boarding and training programs in VCE.

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Publication Date

December 21, 2021