Introduction to Working Remote

Have you ever wanted to work from home? Attend a free one-hour introduction to the Rural Online Initiative (ROI), a master remote work professional online certification series with the University of Missouri Extension (MU Extension). 

The purpose of the Rural Online Initiative (ROI) Program is to provide rural workforces and businesses with education, training, and services for online opportunities in remote employment, freelance work, and e-commerce. The ROI Program will educate, coach, and mentor members of the rural workforce who are currently unemployed, underemployed, or have dropped out of the workforce to obtain freelance jobs, remote employment, or online commerce opportunities. 

Learn about:

  • Online training tools 

  • Remote job search resources 

  • Access to higher paying jobs

  • Scholarships for skill development 

  • Connecting with other remote workers 

Information and 2020 dates for the full certification program will be discussed at the series introduction on February 12.


Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Time: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Location: OzSBI Conference Room

Cost: Free 

Register: Click here

Deadline to register: Monday, February 10, at 2 p.m.


Facilitated by: Michelle M. Kroll 

Michele Kroll has served over 28 years with the MU Extension including a brief stint at North Carolina Cooperative Extension. She has held several positions during her tenure. Michele is a remote worker certification coach and produces data-driven decision making for local government officials and communities. Other areas of Michele's expertise include leadership, online learning, teaching, instructional design and mobile learning technologies. Michele has a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and Master of Science in Extension Education from the University of Missouri, a Graduate Certificate as an Online Educator from the University of Missouri School of Information Science & Learning Technologies (SISLT), an Education Specialist Degree with an online educator focus from the University Of Missouri Columbia- SISLT Learning Technologies and Design and a Master Remote Work Professional Certification. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Missouri Columbia-  Learning Technologies and Design. 

University of Missouri Extension is an equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer. 




Date of Event: 
Feb 12 2020 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm