Strategic Positioning

Shaping the Future of Extension

Over the coming months, we’ll be working with Mitchen Leadership and Organization Development to create Extension's Strategic Action Plan. This plan will help define our mission, goals, and strategies so we can grow as a team and continue to have lasting, relevant impacts in our communities.

How will we create our Strategic Action Plan? By listening to every voice, considering all perspectives, and using our Economic Impact Report, Statewide Needs Assessment Report, and additional data collected during the process. Expect regular updates on how you can participate.


(4/15/2024) All sessions and times confirmed and all outreach materials have been released (you can download them here).

(4/1/2024) Maricopa County listening session confirmed. April 29, 6:00 pm at Rio Salado College. Don't forget to register as a facilitator for each listening session.

(3/13/2024) Editable flier templates for the listening sessions are now available. You can download them here.

(2/23/2014) Be sure to hold March 7th at 1:00 pm (Arizona Time) open for a meeting with Mitch to discuss how to prepare for town hall listening sessions and work through interviews. Read the full update to committee members discussing participant interviews and interview timeline.

(2/13/2023) The Strategic Positioning Committee came together for it's first planning workshop in Maricopa February 7-9. Read a summary from the workshop to learn more about town halls, committee timeline and how else we'll collect information.

Important Dates

April 29, 6:00 pmMaricopa County, Rio Salado College (all welcome)
April 30, 11:30 amPima County, UArizona Campus Student Union Kachina/Ventana Room (open to campus personnel only)
May 1, 12:00 pmGraham County, Eastern Arizona College (all welcome)
June 4, 12:30 pmYavapai County, Cottonwood Community Center  (all welcome)
June 5, 4:30 mApache County, Navajo County Fairgrounds (Martinez Hall/Open Class) (all welcome)