Public Service and Outreach
This intranet allows UGA Public Service and Outreach staff to easily find digital files and documents. If you have questions or need assistance please contact Shannah Montgomery at email@example.com.
Inside Outreach is an internal e-newsletter, published quarterly for PSO employees to share their professional and personal accomplishments and points-of-pride.
Please submit personal and professional celebrations for consideration via this form.
Awards and Service Opportunities
PSO Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon
The Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon is a celebration of achievement and professional development opportunities for all UGA outreach faculty and staff.
Annual Meeting Posters: Visit this link for guidelines, templates and a rubric for annual meeting posters.
Calendar: Monday of Honors Week each year, Apr. 1, 2024
PSO Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event
The Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event is a celebration of achievements for PSO employees.
Calendar: Details provided via PSO listserv
PSO Employee Spotlight
The PSO Employee Spotlight recognizes employees who go above and beyond their normal responsibilities, who produce outstanding work and who contribute significantly to the strategic mission of PSO.
PSO employees are encouraged to nominate colleagues or themselves for the award.
Annual Week of Service
UGA Public Service and Outreach faculty and staff participate in a week of giving back to their local communities each November.
Register: Sign-up forms for Week of Service opportunities will be posted in early November.
Professional Development Opportunities
PSO Staff Professional Development Conference
The PSO Staff Professional Development Conference offers professional development and networking opportunities to all Public Service and Outreach staff employees.
The Leadership Academy provides faculty and staff with strong leadership potential an opportunity to cultivate leadership skills while developing a deeper understanding of the scope and reach of public service and outreach at UGA.
More Information: https://outreach.uga.edu/resources/pso-leadership-academy/
The Facilitation Academy is open to all faculty rank and professional staff within all PSO units, Extension, schools/colleges and departments across campus, who desire to integrate facilitation and process design in their university work with internal and external colleagues and constituents.
More Information: https://outreach.uga.edu/resources/facilitation-academy/
The Scholarship Academy assists PSO faculty and staff interested in disseminating their knowledge and learnings through policy papers, national conference presentations and peer reviewed posters and articles. This 14-month program includes seven modules and an end of program symposium.
More Information: https://outreach.uga.edu/resources/scholarship-academy/
PSO Grant Fundamentals
PSO Grant Fundamentals assists PSO faculty and staff develop the skills to prepare successful grant proposals. The program includes a face-to-face retreat and webinar series.
More information: Details provided via PSO listserv
PSO Program Evaluation Workshop Series
The Program Evaluation Workshop Series teaches the basics of evaluation and evaluation planning and is hosted on UGA’s eLearning Commons (eLC) in an asynchronous format, allowing employees to pursue learning at their own pace. The series includes four workshops. Employees can register for the series or an individual workshop.
More information: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PSO In Action
PSO in Action is a series of off-campus programs that offer staff, whose primary responsibilities are on campus or office-based, an opportunity to see how UGA Public Service and Outreach serves the state.
More information: Contact Steve Dempsey, email@example.com.
New Faculty Tour
The New Faculty Tour provides new faculty members a formal and comprehensive introduction to the State of Georgia’s geography, demographics, diversity, economy, history and culture. The NFT also allows new faculty to network and develop professional relationships with peers across campus.
More Information: https://outreach.uga.edu/units-and-programs/new-faculty-tour/
Additional Professional Development Opportunities
For additional professional development opportunities provided by PSO and UGA, click the links below.