All Sessions

  1. How do You Build Successful Youth-Adult Partnerships

    (310) How do You Build Successful Youth-Adult Partnerships

    (Both)

    4-H Youth Development identifies youth-adult partnerships as a foundation of the program giving youth a voice in issues, programs, and organizations that affect them. Even with that as a guiding principle or core value, 4-H professionals hear from youth that do not feel they have a voice or that their ideas are heard.  Adult volunteers share their frustrations about youth not sharing their ideas or being active. This session introduces participants to ways to build and maintain successful youth-adult partnerships and barriers to the partnership. Limited to: 60 participants.  Presented by: Pamela Montgomery

  2. (311) Making Meetings Effective and Efficient

    (both)

    Ever attend a meeting and wonder why? Do two hour meetings happen that could have been cut in half? Do 15 minute meetings happen and you spent more time driving there? Discover how to make the most of your 4-H meetings or committee meetings. This interactive session will introduce techniques that will make meetings more effective and efficient. Limited to: 100 participants. Presented by: Melinda Ryan & Champaign County Youth

  3. (318) Plan Your Career the Right Way

    (both)

    The Seneca County Junior Leaders hosted a Career Exploration Day for high school youth age 14 and up. A lot of businesses, organizations, and companies are hiring and looking for great young adults to enter the workforce. In return, there are a lot of youth that want to explore what options are out there and what is involved and required of various occupations and careers. Come and learn more about what made this day such a success and how your teen leader groups can do the same! Limited to: 100 participants. Presented by: Katie Cole, Sue Lewis & Members of Seneca County Jr. Leadership

  4. (401) Fundamentals of 4-H Club Management

    (adult)

    Paperwork, deadlines and documentation! In this session, 4-H club volunteers will explore the ins and outs of 4-H club management best-practices. Participants will discuss the importance of managing and maintaining active club files, maintaining important IRS documents, club constitutions and by-laws, Insurance and the best way to manage 

  5. (402) Engagement Roundtable With the Ohio 4-H Foundation

    (adult)

    The Ohio 4-H Foundation works through the Ohio State University Development Fund to help individuals, businesses and organizations invest in a variety of new and established development programs. Join members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors to explore how you can enhance your county program. There will be two areas of discussion: Fundraising – Help your county 4-H endowment program grow through leveraging benefits provided through the Ohio State University Endowment Fund; and Partnerships– Discover areas where the Foundation can link national and local efforts, providing 4-H’ers meaningful and sustainable impact. Bring your questions and ideas to share! Limited to: 60 participants. Presented by: Crystal Ott 

  6. Want a Challenge, Take Market Rabbits

    (404) Want a Challenge, Take Market Rabbits

    (Both)

    Market rabbit projects are growing in popularity at the county and state fair level each year. Youth can have a positive or negative experience with their market rabbit project and those having a positive outcome are more likely to return as rabbit exhibitors. Learn how handling, housing, selection and nutrition can make your market rabbit project a success. Whether you want to improve your experience as a member or learn how to assist your club’s members, this is the session for you. Limited to: 60 participants.  Presented by: Travis West, Bridget Moore & Amanda Hutcheson 

  7. (405) 4-H Camp Counselor Training: Actions Speak Louder than Words

    (teens)

    Muskingum County 4-H Educator Jamie McConnell presents information related to how nonverbal communication impacts message delivery. Key Words: camp counselor, communication

  8. When working with young children, one size does not fit all! They have specific needs and interests that can make or break your programming efforts. Participants will explore the research behind developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) and review the three core considerations, 12 guiding principles, five guidelines for effective teaching, and ten teaching strategies that support developmentally appropriate practice when working with young children. Participants will also engage in entertaining hands-on ac

    (406) Building Strong Foundations for Ohio’s Youngest Learners

    (Adults)

    When working with young children, one size does not fit all! They have specific needs and interests that can make or break your programming efforts. Participants will explore the research behind developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) and review the three core considerations, 12 guiding principles, five guidelines for effective teaching, and ten teaching strategies that support developmentally appropriate practice when working with young children. Participants will also engage in entertaining hands-on activities to test their knowledge of DAP. Limited to: 50 participants.  Presented by: Heather Reister 

  9. Learn By Doing - Making Learning Fun

    (409) Learn By Doing - Making Learning Fun

    (Adults)

    "Learn by Doing" has been the core philosophy of 4-H since it started in 1902. Youth are more willing to learn and engage in learning if it involves more than just listening. Learning occurs in a variety of settings in the 4-H program. Participants in this session will learn how to enhance member learning through different teaching methods. A variety of teaching methods will be further explored to help you choose the right method for your program, audience, club, etc. Participants will be given the opportunity to engage in the teaching methods with club based situations. Limited to: 60 participants.  Presented by: Alisha Faudie & Ashlee Dietz 

  10. (414) State Fair Clothing Awards and Opportunities

    (both)

    Members competing in Ohio State Fair 4-H Clothing judging may be eligible to participate in a variety of state level clothing opportunities, including awards, related to garment fiber content, project achievement and general sewing knowledge. Attendees will learn about award eligibility, how to qualify for various awards, and how to put together a successful application. Additionally, members will gain insight to prepare for the optional sewing skill-a-thon. Limited to: 50 participants. Presented by: Christine Kendle, Shannon Carter & Jami Dellifield

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