The personal effectiveness of Extension agents is a topic continuously researched, yet problems persist, suggesting that not enough is yet known to improve the situation. We undertook a study to determine the personal effectiveness competency training needs of agents in Florida, specifically looking at time management and work–life integration competencies. Data were collected via an online survey of University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension agents. Agents needed training for all areas of personal effectiveness, but particularly for how to manage time and how to get adequate amounts of sleep. Additionally, organizational practices and culture should be considered as part of the solution for improving personal effectiveness.
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Harder, A., & Narine, L. K. (2021). Personal Health, Retency Training Needs of Florida Extension Agents. The Journal of Extension, 58(1), Article 19. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol58/iss1/19