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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

Inside Outreach

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.

Past Issues

June 2024 | February 2024 | October 2023 | June 2023

Employee Resources

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

PSO Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event

The Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event is a celebration of achievements for PSO employees.

Calendar: Details provided via PSO listserv, Oct. 31, 2024

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.

Calendar: Sept. 20, 2024 at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel

Leadership Academy

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.

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Facilitation 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.

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Scholarship 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.

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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


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,

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. 

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Additional Professional Development Opportunities

For additional professional development opportunities provided by PSO and UGA, click the links below.

PSO Professional Development Opportunities

PSO Awards and Recognitions

PSO Committees

UGA Professional Development Opportunities


UGA Travel Information

Hotel Tax Exempt Form


Click here to access the PSO-wide calendar

UGA Academic Calendar

UGA Event Calendar

UGA State Holidays

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