The leadership institute, targeting new and aspiring county Extension directors, was completely revised to reflect face-to-face and online constructivist learning theory and practice. New co-learning and engagement methods were incorporated, and all facilitators and teachers/presenters were trained and coached to use the new methods and philosophy. Five competency area outcomes were expected and then evaluated to determine level of competency development. The events, teachers, and activities of each of the four workshops were also evaluated to determine participants' satisfaction level. The results of the study showed that learning and application of practices occurred in all five competency areas.
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Sobrero, P., & Jayaratne, K. (2014). Engaging Learners Through Collaborative Learning: Leadership Development of County Extension Directors and Lessons Learned. The Journal of Extension, 52(2), Article 17. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol52/iss2/17