To: Epsilon Sigma Phi Members
The mission of Epsilon Sigma Phi is to develop the extension profession and the extension professional. One of the opportunities that our chapter provides for the president and the president-elect is financial assistance to attend a great professional development conference - the Joint Council of Extension Professionals.
Nozella Brown and I attended this conference in Las Vegas in February along with representatives of the other Kansas extension professional associations.
A highlight was a keynote address by David Horsager entitled “Leading Through Trust.” He is a former Minnesota 4-Her and attributed many of his life skills, especially his public speaking, to his 4-H membership.
According to Horsager a lack of trust is the biggest expense of any organization. He gave us eight pillars of trust – clarity, compassion, character, competence, commitment, connection, contribution (results), and consistency.
Thanks to the Alpha Rho Chapter for the opportunity to represent you at the JCEP Conference.
ESP -- Alpha Rho Chapter President
• Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) is dedicated to fostering standards of excellence in the Extension System and developing the Extension profession and professional.
Benefits of membership:
• Opportunities in professional and personal development, leadership, and networking;
• The interdisciplinary nature of the organization;
• ESP is the one organization that includes all Extension professionals.