North Dakota State University Extension’s Design Your Succession Plan Program began in response to needs expressed by Annie’s Project participants for additional succession planning education. However, the first attempt at a program to meet this need fell short as evaluations found that participants were not taking action after taking part in the program. In addition, the program, which relied on distance learning, was especially frustrating for local agents who knew that they had the talent to deliver a better, face-to-face program and had grown tired of simply facilitating local program delivery by unlocking doors, turning on lights, and pouring coffee. The former program also relied on local professionals who sometimes demonstrated biased expected. The new program, Design Your Succession Plan (DYSP), recently completed its second season of delivery. The success of the DYSP Program has been the result of identifying needs, focusing on outcomes, empowering agents, thoroughly preparing educators, having a multidisciplinary program team of agents and specialists, and providing statewide administrative and marketing support of face-to-face deliveries.
|Conference||2017 Extension Risk Management Education National Conference|
|Presentation Type||30-Minute Concurrent|