Indiana Extension Educators Association
IEEA Executive Committee. Left to Right: Samm Johnson (4-H Youth Development),
Ed Farris (Treasurer), Andrew Hays (Community Wellness Coordinator), Elysia Rodgers (Agriculture and Natural Resources), George Okantey (President), Annetta Jones (Secretary), Scott Gabbard (Past President), Naomi Bechtold (Health and Human Sciences), Bryan Overstreet (Vice President), Nick Held (Community Development).
Upcoming Ev ents
IEEA Executive Board Meeting
Thur., Sept 27, from 10-11 am - via WebEx
IEEA Board of Directors Meeting
Friday, Oct 26, from 2-3:30 pm, via WebEx
Four Pillars - One Foundation
Extension and You: Why Join IEEA?
Joining Your Professional Organization
With any j
ob, it is essential to feel a part of the whole organization, and with Extension, it is the Indiana Extension Educators Association. While joining IEEA is optional it is highly valued by all Indiana Educators. Being an active member offers you many opportunities as listed below.
Networking with Co-Workers
Being a part of IEEA affords you the opportunity to talk informally with Educators of all program areas and tenure. Many times ideas are developed and expanded during these informal discussions. Experienced Educators are also available and willing to assist you with problems that you may be experiencing and offering possible solutions.
Staff Development Training at Conferences
IEEA offers training and education on timely topics that meet your needs. Being a part of IEEA gives you a voice concerning your various needs for training.
Through the various committees, IEEA gives you the opportunity to become involved in your profession. Many times changes in practices arise from IEEA committee recommendations to the administration. By being a member, you have a voice in your career development.
Being a member of IEEA shows that you are a team member and a person that cares about the overall success and strength of the Cooperative Extension System.
As a member of IEEA, you are eligible to submit applications for awards and be recognized for your hard work and efforts. Each person makes a positive impact in their community, and IEEA gives you a way to highlight your impact.