General Resources
Best Practices for Program Development Committees (10/7/2014) DRAFT: These best practices are an agents "go-to" resource for working with PDCs and will lead to effective collaboration between agents and program development committee members.
 
New Agent: Beginning and Building Relationships (10/7/2014) DRAFT:  Extension program are planned in partnership with local citizens who serve as PDC members. This resource provides recommendations for getting started and building relationships with PDC members.
 
Program Development Committee Excellence Assessment (10/7/2014) DRAFT:  The assessment is designed for agents and PDC members to complete annually.
 
Serving as a Member of a Program Development Committee:  This document gives an overview of the structure of Program Development Committees and the role of the committee members.

Handbook for County Extension Councils and District Governing Bodies: This handbook provides the organizational framework for K-State Research and Extension in local units across the state. It includes Kansas Extension laws, the Memorandum of Understanding and an outline of the responsibilities of the state and local partners.
 
 
Additional Resources:  The following resources have been selected to provide a more in-depth learning, details and supplementary activities to the topics presented on this webpage.
 
The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. It offers thousands of pages of tips and tools for taking action in communities. There are over 300 educational modules and free tools to assist groups with community assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, and advocacy.
 
The SEAL team has developed helpful educational materials to orient and train advisory leaders, as well as to create and develop successful advisory councils and individual leaders. This ready-to-use curricula is designed for face-to-face delivery with both faculty and volunteer advisory members. Includes sections on Organizing Meetings, Setting Program Priorities, Capacity Building, and Impact.
 
A series of IMPACT leaflets was developed to provide information and assistance to councils on a variety of topics including: Successful Meetings, Agenda Planning, Delegation, Nominal Group Process, etc.