An interactive activity for youth based on the Jeopardy board game. Explores the many different types of agricultural careers in a fun manner. (2006) – GAME BOARD AND PIECES, ANSWER KEY.
Part 1 features youth and adults from a variety of organizations talking about the reasons to involve youth in decision making. (7:00). Part 2 focuses on a similar group discussing issues of youth involvement such as logistics, training, cooperative environment and equality. (8:00) (1999) - VHS VIDEO (15:00).
Outlines the responsibilities of board members of not-for-profit organizations such as 4-H leader associations and committees. Topics covered include marketing, budgeting, planning, recruiting, preparing for meetings, orienting new members, etc. (1992) - VHS VIDEO (30:00)
Edited version of 11/18/99 Learning Institute for Nonprofit Organizations satellite videoconference. Features Carol Weisman, a practical humorist with an energetic style, who addresses issues common to nonprofit boards and crucial to a nonprofit’s success. Focuses on creative ways to recruit, engage and involve board members. (1999) - VHS VIDEO (92:00), PRINT MATERIALS. (Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership and Management Series)
The use of brand names is a revolution in marketing as well as a shift in how we view the world. This video focuses on the power of brand names and their influence on youth culture, marketing and our consumer society. VHS VIDEO, TEACHING GUIDE. (2000) - VHS VIDEO (19:00)
Interactive cd which answers common questions people have about working in the pork industry. (2009) – CD-Rom, Career Planner Workbook (10p).
Skillathon focusing on types of careers in the dairy industry and the type of person or personality best suited to each. Demonstrates the wide variety of jobs available in the industry. Advanced level. (2007) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS. (Dairy Skillathon Series)
DeWitt Jones asks if we choose to see the possibilities, do we really believe they’re there? He assures us that there is always more than one right answer. Celebrating what’s right with the world helps us recognize the possibilities and find solutions for many of the challenges before us. (2001) – DVD (23:00), LEADER, GUIDE, WORKBOOK, CD WITH POWERPOINT PRESENTATION.
Describes a “co-active” approach to coaching and the coaching relationship for professionals and volunteers. Coaching is a key component of an organization’s toolkit for developing leaders, working with teams and helping employees at every level achieve their personal and professional best. Reviews coaching fundamentals, skills, practices, and provides reproducible exercises and checklists. (2007) – MANUAL (312p), CD WITH SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS.
CD-Rom containing materials needed to conduct a 3-5 hour workshop designed by Beverly Stencel and Hans Hanson. Intended to help participants gain insights that may enrich their relationships with co-workers of different generations and enhance the productivity of the group. Focuses on four generations spanning the years 1922 to the present – people with four diverse sets of values, needs, motivations and expectations trying to find common ground in any organization, business or team. (2003) – CD-ROM WITH POWERPOINT PRESENTATION, FACILITATOR’S HANDBOOK, REFERENCE LIST AND QUIZZES AND ANSWER KEYS.
Used in recruitment, provides a personal perspective on working for Extension from nine county agents from the Central District. Also includes comments about the contributions and commitment that Extension has made in the district from Extension clients. (2009) - DVD (21:00)
Discusses how our paradigms – the set of rules and regulations that define the boundaries of our reasoning – filter our thinking and may prevent us from accepting relevant data. VHS VIDEO, PROGRAM GUIDE. (1984) - VHS VIDEO (34:00)
Photojournalist DeWitt Jones offers several techniques to help organizations tap their creative potential. Stresses the idea that creativity is an attitude and that “creative thinking” really results from taking a fresh look…one that is deeper and more determined…at the mundane experiences of everyday life. (1999) – DVD (21:00), LEADER’S GUIDE, WORKBOOK, POWERPOINT PRESENTATION ON CD-ROM
CD-Rom with multimedia voice-narrated slide shows in both English and Hmong languages focused on selling produce in farmers’ markets. Corresponds to web-based slide shows at UWEX Hmong Task Force website: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/hmong/resources/business.cfm. Topics covered include options for selling vegetables, suggestions on setting up the booth and ways to improve the display. Includes both Hmong and English language versions. Slides can be printed from the CD using PowerPoint software. (2001) – CD-ROM, NOTEBOOK WITH PRINTOUTS OF ALL FILES. (Hmong Web-Based Training in Business and Horticulture)
An excellent team building tool which focuses on Seattle’s World Famous Pike Place Fish. Presents the FISH philosophy which encourages employees to make a personal choice to bring passion, playfulness, commitment and a positive attitude to work every day. (Follow up production “Fish! Sticks” also available – #18760) (1998, 2002) – VHS VIDEO (20:00), PROGRAM GUIDE (88p).
The World Famous Pike Place Fish Guys share what they’ve learned about keeping the energy and enthusiasm of FISH! (see #18757) alive. Can be used as part of a program on vision, accountability, teamwork, orientation, or coaching and feedback. (1999) – VHS VIDEO (17:00), PROGRAM GUIDE (34p).
Wisconsin Public Television production which examines the new and creative ways in which some Wisconsin businesses are integrating growing numbers of Latino workers into their workforces. These “best practices” are successfully in use in the manufacturing, landscape nursery and hospitality industries throughout Wisconsin. Spanish version also available – #18690. (2003) - VHS VIDEO (55:00)
Wisconsin Public Television production which examines the new and creative ways in which some Wisconsin businesses are integrating growing numbers of Latino workers into their workforces. These “best practices” are successfully in use in the manufacturing, landscape nursery and hospitality industries throughout Wisconsin. English version also available – #18686. (2003) - VHS VIDEO (55:00)
Hot Topics for Center Directors: A Key to Quality Child Care …Implementing, Supporting and Using Good Child Care (#18758)
3/31/05 Penn State videoconference intended for child care providers and parents. Focuses on the importance of doing good, thorough observations and not just focusing on behavior. Covers motivating staff to observe, practical tips for getting started, how to guide staff in using observations and sharing observations with parents. (2005) – VHS VIDEO (108 minutes), PRINT MATERIALS. (Better Kid Care Series)
11/23/99 Penn State videoconference intended for child care providers and parents. Focuses on various legal issues involved in running a day care center including reimbursement for staff training and dealing with sticky personnel matters including termination and staff performance. Also discusses developing center policies and practices involving ADA, sexual abuse, intoxicated parents, safety and security and more. (1999) – VHS VIDEO (2 hours), LEADER GUIDE. (Better Kid Care Series)
11/28/00 Penn State videoconference intended for child care providers and parents. Covers Effective personnel management, Tips for better marketing, How to build staff into a care giving team and more. (2000) - VHS VIDEO (118 min), LEADER GUIDE. (Better Kid Care Series)
3/20/03 Penn State videoconference intended for child care providers and families. Topics inlucde: Recruiting and hiring staff, Planning professional development for staff, Innovative training ideas and a special segment on supervision. (2003) – VHS VIDEO (132 minutes), LEADER GUIDE. (Better Kid Care Series)
This 3/23/06 Penn State videoconference intended for child care providers and parents covers two topics, the first of which is how to handle weather emergencies in a child care center. The remainder of the program focuses on the director’s role as a program leader in a child care facility. Topics include a discussion of the director’s leadership role that includes motivating staff when change occurs and providing career counseling to staff as they continue to plan their professional development. A brief discussion of the importance of observation is also included as well as how directors can become director-trainers in their own centers using the Observation Curriculum. (2006) – VHS VIDEO (102 min.), PRINT MATERIALS. (Better Kid Care Series)
3/18/04 Penn State videoconference intended for child care providers and parents. Three child care center directors discuss a variety of factors involved in operating a successful center. Topics include writing job descriptions and doing job interviews, setting fees, determining wage scales and developing and updating center policy manuals. Includes practical suggestions for retaining staff. (2004) – VHS VIDEO (135 minutes), PRINT MATERIALS. (Better Kid Care Series)
Updated version of University of IL research based program designed to help people balance their work and personal lives. Designed to meet the needs of all working adults, it addresses the needs of working individuals systematically across multiple conceptual domains. The flexible curriculum is organized into five categories/workshops, one to two hours each, which can be presented individually or in combination, and can be tailored to address specific audiences. Topics explored include relationshiops with partners, extended family and friends, children (Parenting), work stress and physical and emotional well-being. (2007) – 5 CD-ROMS with printable curriculum materials for Units 1-5, DVD with videos for Units 1-5.
Four-part production on one video covering all aspects of maple syrup production. Topics covered include: 1. “Maple Syrup – Something Special From Wisconsin (15:00)”; 2. “Tapping the Sugarbush – an American Tradition (10:00)”; 3. “Maple Syrup – Boiling and Evaporation (10:25)”; 4. “Packaging and Marketing Wisconsin Maple Syrup (13:26)”. VHS VIDEO (50:00 total)
Describes how retailers use science, detailed shopper observation and applied psychology to sell goods. Explains how traffic control, flow patterns, pricing, p-o-p displays, store layout, sales time limits and even the size of shopping carts can influence consumer decision making. (2002) – VHS VIDEO (25:00), STUDY GUIDE.
Edited version of 2/17/00 Learning Institute for Nonprofit Organizations satellite videoconference. Nationally known trainer, author and consultant Peter Brinckerhoff teaches the management approach more and more nonprofits need in today’s competitive environment. Looks at how to get more out of existing resources by using standard business techniques. (2000) – VHS VIDEO (92:00), PRINT MATERIALS. (Excellence in NonProfit Leadership & Management Series)
Arlen Leholm and Keith Ayers describe UWEX-CE’s move to a responsibility-based culture. (2004) - DVD (74:00)
CD-Rom’s with multimedia voice narrated slide shows in both English and Hmong languages, intended to give the Hmong population a basic understanding of how to start and operate a small business. Corresponds to web-based slide shows at UWEX Hmong Task Force website: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/hmong/resources/business.cfm. Consists of 3 CD’s and notebooks, each focusing on a different aspect. Topics include – 1. “Starting a small business” (how to get started), 2. “Planning your business” (how to develop a business plan) and 3. “Keeping Good Business Records” (the basics of business records, including tax filing). Includes both Hmong and English language versions. Slides can be printed from the CD using PowerPoint software. (2001) – 3 CD-ROM’S, 3 NOTEBOOKS WITH PRINTOUTS OF ALL FILES. (Hmong Web-based Training in Business and Horticulture Series)
Edited version of 3/16/00 Learning Institute for Nonprofit Organizations satellite videoconference. Jeff Boschee covers a relatively new concept – using entrepreneurial strategies to further social causes. He sheds light on why nonprofits are aggressively adopting entrepreneurial strategies and provides learners a tool for assessing their activities from both a mission and earned income perspective. (2000) - VHS VIDEO (91:00), PRINT MATERIALS. (Excellence in Non-Profit Leadership and Management Series).
Presents specific steps and sound advice for managers, supervisors and team members to follow when dealing with some common behavior problems of their co-workers or their employees. Demonstrates how to put the advice into practice in a variety of situations. Identifies the most troublesome personality types and shows how to handle them. (1997) – VHS VIDEO (26:00), PROGRAM GUIDE.
Edited version of 5/18/00 Learning Institute for Nonprofit Organizations satellite videoconference. Dr. Richard Jones and Dr. David Campbell outline the various forms of strategic alliances and explain the principles involved in developing successful alliances. (2000) – VHS VIDEO (91:00), PRINT MATERIALS. (Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership and Management).
Edited version of 9/16/99 Learning Institute for Nonprofit Organizations satellite videoconference. Frank Martinelli teaches the process of strategic planning for nonprofit organizations, as well as practical techniques for creating a successful plan. (1999) – VHS VIDEO (92:00), PRINT MATERIALS. (Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership and Management Series).
Interactive 3/8/06 UWEX videoconference featuring a presentation by Ellen Bravo, UW-Milwaukee professor and former Executive Director of 9 to 5, the National Association of Working Women. Both men and women feel the squeeze to balance their time at work with time at home. As working people they shoulder multiple life responsibilities. Bravo focuses on transforming the workplace to better support the sometimes conflicting needs of employees. (2006) - VHS VIDEO (59:00).
4/1/98 UWEX satellite videoconference. Defines the methods and equipment that help people in organizations work more effectively and learn flexibility. Demonstrates several important examples of collaborative technology in working and learning, and helps assess readiness to try them. VHS VIDEO, PARTICIPANT PACKET. Part of ‘TECHNOLOGY UPDATE SERIES FOR EDUCATION AND GOVERNMENT’. (1998) - VHS VIDEO (90 min.)
A basic introduction to marketing tactics and tools. Explores basic concepts such as market segmentation, branding, packaging, market research, positioning and variable pricing. (1999) – VHS VIDEO (23:00), TEACHING GUIDE.
As the percentage of older adults (especially those age 85+) has risen, more employees have struggled to balance the demands of work and the responsibilities involved in providing care to one or more elderly loved ones. Through interviews with employers, employees, and educators experienced in working with caregivers, the nine video segments on this DVD provide useful information for employers regarding how to make workplace environments more supportive of the needs of working caregivers. (2012) – DVD (47:15 – total).
Based on the best-selling business book, “Who Moved My Cheese?” is a simple parable that teaches a way to deal with change in your work and in your life. It is the story of 4 characters who live in a “Maze” and look for “Cheese” to nourish them and make them happy. “Cheese” is a metaphor for what we want in life…good job, loving relationship, money, peace of mind. “The Maze” is where we look for what we want…the organization we live in, family, community. In the story the characters are faced with unexpected change and deal with it in a variety of ways. In the process they discover how to deal with change so they can enjoy more success and less stress. (1999) – VHS VIDEOCASSETTE (13:00), PRINT MATERIALS, WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? (Up to 45 copies of the book may be borrowed for the audience – takes less than an hour to read) **When you order – please specify whether or not you’d like the book to be sent with the video, as well as how many copies you need.**
Part of Time Warner Cable of NE Wisconsin’s “Bridging Hmong American” series aimed at helping the Hmong adjust to life in the U.S. As a small business owner, My Thao Vue Ly explains what she sees as the value of work. She explains the importance of having good work habits, and how this helps build esteem in the family. She also gives advice to people just starting to work. (1995) – VHS VIDEO (Hmong Language) (25:00). (Bridging Hmong American Series).