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Let’s say ‘could’ instead of ‘would’

Would you like to hear about a simple way to improve how we solve problems, especially moral dilemmas? It’s as simple as changing the words we use! In this episode, we’re going to introduce you to the big difference between saying ‘could’ and ‘would’. As enablers of change, we often face ethical dilemmas in our work. We want to help farmers improve their practices and well-being, but we also have… Read more »Let’s say ‘could’ instead of ‘would’

Seven suggestions for making better use of ChatGPT

Hi there, fellow enablers of change! In an earlier episode we discussed how enablers of change might use ChatGPT. In this episode, we’re going deeper, and we’re sharing our top seven suggestions for making better use of it to improve our efficiency and impact. We’ll dive into some effective tips on how to use prompts with ChatGPT, and discuss how it can be a valuable asset in our agricultural extension… Read more »Seven suggestions for making better use of ChatGPT

At last, a model of practice for extension!

Many disciplines (such as nursing and teaching) have a model of practice to guide how their work should be undertaken. So isn’t it about time that agricultural extension had one? In this episode, we’re going to share with you a recently co-developed model of practice for extension. A model of practice is a framework that guides practitioners in their work. It is a set of principles and guidelines that help… Read more »At last, a model of practice for extension!

Understanding the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology

We’ve covered several change models in recent episodes, and now we’re going to discuss a model that was designed to unite them all: the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology. How can enablers of change effectively harness the power of technology to enhance their work? This question has been a subject of great interest and research over the years. Venkatesh et al. (2003) introduced the Unified Theory of… Read more »Understanding the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology

What is the Technology Acceptance Model?

We’ve been exploring various change models and in this episode we’re going to look at the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and see how it can help us understand why people adopt or resist new technologies. TAM was developed by Fred Davis in 1986 and is based on the idea that our attitudes towards technology are shaped by two key factors: perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use. Perceived usefulness refers… Read more »What is the Technology Acceptance Model?

Celebrating 100 episodes of Enablers of Change!

Hello and welcome to this special episode where we are celebrating the 100th episode of Enablers of Change! We’re so excited to have reached this milestone and we want to thank you for being part of our journey. Whether you’ve been with us from the start or you’ve just joined us recently, we appreciate your support and feedback. Enablers of Change is a platform where we share our passion… Read more »Celebrating 100 episodes of Enablers of Change!

How to network effectively without feeling foolish

As enablers of change, attending conferences is an important way to keep up with the latest research, trends, and practices in our field. However, for some of us, the idea of networking at these events can be daunting, if not nauseating. It can be difficult to strike a balance between making valuable connections and coming across as awkward or unprofessional. In this episode, we’ll share some tips and examples… Read more »How to network effectively without feeling foolish

How we can use the Theory of Planned Behaviour

As enablers of change, we’re always looking for new ways to understand and promote positive change in the behaviour of farmers and other key stakeholders. One theory that has been particularly useful in this regard is the Theory of Planned Behaviour. In this episode, we’ll explore its key concepts and provide examples of how it can be applied to agricultural extension. The Theory of Planned Behaviour or TPB, was… Read more »How we can use the Theory of Planned Behaviour

Seven simple life hacks for enablers of change

Are you looking for some quick tips to improve your life as an enabler of change? In this episode, we’re sharing our top seven simple life hacks that you might find handy! A life hack is a tip, trick, or shortcut that helps us solve a problem, save time, or make our lives easier in some way. They can range from simple and practical solutions to more complex and creative… Read more »Seven simple life hacks for enablers of change

Using Participatory Action Learning as enablers of change

Some of us may have heard of Participatory Action Learning and be wondering what it is, and others may have heard of it and think it’s an outdated technique. We’ve talked about Action Learning in a previous episode and introduced you to Reg Revans who actually developed the idea of action learning back in the 1940s. We mentioned Participatory Action Learning in passing as well, so in this episode… Read more »Using Participatory Action Learning as enablers of change