Notice: Given the current environment, please confirm whether your event is still taking place. To do this, either check the calendar below or contact the event-holder.

  1. Thu, 08/13/2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Dr. Dave Lohnes, OARDC's popular Whiz-Bang Scientist, teaches children about science and the natural world in an enriching outdoor environment. The 2020 season features: Mythology & Science, Rockets and Amazing Animal Feats.  Shows are fun for the entire family! Parking and admission are free. The show is cancelled in the event of severe weather.

  2. Mon, 08/17/2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

  3. Wed, 08/19/2020 - 9:00am

    This training program provides an overview of pesticide safety information. Everyone attending the morning session will receive documentation that they have met the requirements of Trained Serviceperson training. The afternoon sessions will review Ornamental Weed Control (Category 6c). Attendees will then choose between Industrial Vegetation (Category 5) and Turf (Category 8) for the final afternoon session.

  4. Thu, 08/20/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Influence is a skill that allows us to reach our greatest success.  Influence allows us to make an impact or change on any situation.  According to SmartBrief, “You do not need position or authority or power to influence others, but you need influence to gain position, authority and power in your organization.” 

  5. Thu, 08/20/2020 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

  6. Sat, 08/22/2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

  7. Thu, 08/27/2020 - 9:00am

    Register for exams on the Ohio Department of Agriculture Pesticide Program website: Study materials available at or check in with your local extension office.

  8. Thu, 08/27/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    The foundation of personal and professional success lies in understanding self, understanding others and realizing the impact of personal behavior on the people around you. DISCflex™ provides an insight into an individual’s style that can help predict the likely trends of their behavior in the future. It does this by evaluating four key factors in an individual style (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance).

  9. Sat, 08/29/2020 - 9:00am

  10. Thu, 09/03/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Do you know when to coach versus mentor? Have your coaching or mentoring skills gotten rusty? Would you like to gain some new skills (or tools) that you could implement immediately? Workshop participants will: Understand the fundamental difference between coaching and mentoring Identify practical aspects of engaging in a coaching or mentoring process Explore approaches to employee motivation (through coaching/mentoring) Learn the G.R.O.W. model of coaching and other mentoring tips Brian Raison is facilitating this workshop.

  11. Fri, 09/04/2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

    ODA Pesticide/Core, ISA, ONLA and Master Gardener credit eligible. Lunch and materials provided.

  12. Wed, 09/09/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Are you a positive leader? Do you wonder how others think about your attitude as a leader? A quick test is to observe the way people react to you when you walk into a room. Are people happy to see you? Do they want to talk to you? Or do they quickly make themselves scarce? If they run when they see you, it's time for an attitude check.

  13. Thu, 09/10/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    There are many choices to be made in the workplace. The workplace can be a breeding ground for conflict due to different personality and communication styles. We can choose to ignore or accelerate conflict with others, or we can choose to allow conflict to make the positive changes within our organization. On the other hand, we can choose to work collaboratively, or cooperatively together to further the goals of our organization. It's a choice we make, so what will it be today?

  14. Wed, 09/16/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    “Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.” -Theodore Roosevelt   Bullying in the workplace has become a common practice over the past ten years.  Bullying takes many forms. If you feel as if you are being bullied, there is a good possibility that your instincts are correct. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, a 2017 survey found that 19% of Americans have suffered abusive conduct at work; another 19% have witnessed it; 63% are aware that workplace bullying happens.

  15. Thu, 09/17/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Moving from recognizing and understanding to appreciating and effectively using differences is a challenge because we all have a natural bias for our own way of seeing things and making decisions. It can be hard to recognize our own biases, especially when they are reinforced by the cultural attitudes within which we live and work. 

  16. Mon, 09/21/2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

  17. Wed, 09/23/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    “The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” - Theodore Roosevelt Research indicates that employees leave bosses, not organizations. Here are some statistics about the impact of good and bad bosses from

  18. Thu, 09/24/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    What is your change style preference? Would you be an originator? A conserver? Or would you find yourself in the pragmatist category? Which category would my team members fall? Does it matter? Yes it does...knowing our tendencies and understanding their respective implications provide us with the tools to be more effective in our change efforts.

  19. Thu, 10/01/2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Over the past decade a growing body of literature has documented the importance of social and emotional effectiveness as well as effective coaching (how we take good people and make them the best they can be) and feedback skills.  As leaders face times of increasingly rapid changes within their respective organizations, teams, and/or laboratories they must proactively work with others to lead them through these challenging times while continuing to meet the changing needs of stakeholders and clientele.  

  20. Sat, 10/03/2020 - 8:00am to 4:00pm