4-H Volunteer Training Workshops

September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015

Kettunen Center and Kellogg Biological Station

The 2014-15 Michigan 4-H Volunteer Training Series is supported by the Michigan 4-H Foundation with gifts made by donors and supporters like you.

Soon you will be provided a link for the instructions for registration in the Michigan State University ANR Event Registration system.  As descriptions are built into the new system, the URL for registration will also become available on this page.  There will be a unique URL for each workshop.  Also, included is the Code of Conduct/Medical/Media Release form required for all workshop participants.

Michigan State University Extension Participant Age Policy

All state 4-H volunteer training coordinated by state 4-H staff falls into one of the formats listed below:

  • Adult and Teen Volunteer Training – Open to adult and teen volunteer leaders ages 13 and up.
  • Adult-Only Volunteer Training – Open to adult volunteer leaders ages 19 and up.
  • Learning Lab Training – Open to kids in a specific age group who will work on project-related tasks while adults and teens ages 14 and up learn to work with the younger kids.
  • Content-Specific Training – Open to young people and adults in project areas with age limits for safety reasons (such as shooting sports, limited to 4-H’ers ages 16 and up) or subject matter (such as Peer Plus, limited to 4-H’ers ages 14 and up).
  • Family Weekend Workshops – Open to families with children ages 5 to 12.
  • Youth Training – Open to 4-H youth of a specified age range only (such as the 4-H Teen Horse Volunteer Leader Conference). The only adults allowed to register for these workshops are accompanying chaperones.

The workshop format will be set by the state 4-H programming committee and the state 4-H staff members who coordinate the training sessions held at Kettunen Center, Kellogg Biological Station and other Michigan sites. Use a 4-H member’s age by January 1 of the current program year (that is, January 1, 2015) to decide whether he or she is eligible to attend a particular workshop.

Workshop Listing

2014

2015

Michigan 4-H Goat Science Teen and Adult Volunteer Workshop


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
4-H adult leaders and teen leaders (13 years as of Jan. 1, 2015 and older) interested in the goat project and who are willing to share the information and experiences gained at the conference with others in their counties. Staff is welcome. We encourage individuals to car pool. Contact your county office for names of other persons attending the workshop.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES:
•    Gain fun, hands-on 4-H Goat science experiences; learn new ideas for goat projects and other fun activities.
•    Explore science based information in goat management.
•    Enhance youth and volunteers knowledge and skill in the Goat project.
•    Share ideas with others from around the state in the goat project area.

Support for this workshop is provided by donors to the Michigan 4-H Foundation.

MI 4-H Telling Your Story Workshop


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The Michigan 4-H Tell Your Story Workshop is for volunteers and youth who would like to learn more about how they can construct and share their 4-H story within their greater community.  Participants will also be able to take back the knowledge gained to their 4-H clubs and groups to help others learn how to communicate with stakeholders through public speaking, filmmaking, photography and social media. 

This workshop is open to 4-H leaders and members who are 12 and older by Jan. 1, 2015. Counties must send one adult chaperone for every five youth delegates of the same gender attending the conference. Adult chaperones and volunteers need to have completed the volunteer selection process in their county. We are asking that each county group have one adult identified as the head chaperone for the weekend.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES:
•    Learn new ways to share your 4-H story through public speaking, filmmaking, photography and social media.
•    Learn how to craft your 4-H story and get the word out to your greater community.
•    Share your learning with others in your local clubs and community

Support for this workshop is provided by donors to the Michigan 4-H Foundation.

4-H Visual Arts, Crafts, Sewing and Textiles Workshop


Location: Kettenen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The conference is open to teens, 4-H members and non-members aged 12 (by Jan. 1, 2015) and older. The conference is also open to 4-H staff, adult 4-H volunteers and adults who work with youth in a variety of educational settings. The 2014 conference is for individuals who are willing to re-teach the skills they learn and knowledge they gain in their communities. 

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES:
The 2014 4-H Visual Arts, Crafts, Sewing and Textiles Workshop objectives are for participants to:
1.    Get energized with lots of new ideas for working with youth in visual arts, crafts, sewing and textile projects.
2.    Learn how youth can develop life skills by participating in the arts.
3.    Support and encourage creativity in 4-H projects.
4.    Discover how leadership, citizenship, entrepreneurship, career development, and science skill development can be a part of your projects.
5.    Meet and share ideas with 4-H teen and adult volunteers from around the state
6.    Develop a county plan of action for using the new knowledge and skills back home.

Support for this workshop is provided by donors to the Michigan 4-H Foundation.

4-H Proud Equestrian Program Instructor Update


Location: W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 E. Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI, 49060

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This is a workshop strictly for therapeutic riding instructor and therapists working with therapeutic riding programs. All 4-H instructors certified before Jan. 1, 2014 are required to attend either the November 2013 or the October 2014 workshop in order to be approved to teach a 4-H PEP program in Michigan: Jan. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2015.

OBJECTIVE:
•    To provide continuing education for 4-H PEP Certified Instructors and others involved in therapeutic riding activities.

Support for this workshop is provided by the James H. and Dorothy A. Anderson Endowment of the Michigan 4-H Foundation and the Accident Fund Holdings, Inc.

2014 Michigan 4-H Poultry Science Teen and Adult Workshop


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
4-H adult leaders and teen leaders (13 years as of Jan. 1, 2015 and older) interested in the poultry project and who are willing to share the information and experiences gained at the conference with others in their counties. Staff is welcome. We encourage individuals to car pool. Contact your county office for names of other persons attending the workshop.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES:
•    Gain fun, hands-on 4-H poultry science experiences; learn new ideas for goat projects and other fun activities.
•    Explore science based information in poultry management.
•    Enhance youth and volunteers knowledge and skill in the poultry project.
•    Share ideas with others from around the state in the poultry project area.

Support for this workshop is provided by the Howard Zindel Memorial Endowment Fund and other donors to the Michigan 4-H Foundation.

2014 Teen & Adult 4-H Horse Leaders’ Conference


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Older Youth (teen leaders—ages 14 to 19 (as of January 1, 2015) and adult volunteers (chaperones) interested in the 4-H Horse Project and activities. Those who attend should be willing to share the information and experience gained at the conference with others in their counties. Counties are encouraged to give first priority to new leaders and teen leaders, or those for whom this is their first Kettunen Center Conference.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES:

  • To present information and ideas for club meetings and activities
  • To provide subject matter that will help 4-H teen horse leaders become more effective leaders
  • To exchange ideas on 4-H horse programs and events
  • To provide an opportunity to meet 4-H members and leaders from other parts of the state

Support for this workshop is provided by donors to the Michigan 4-H Foundation.

4-H Advisory Group Retreat


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688

Who should attend?
4-H adult leaders and teen leaders currently serving on 4-H advisory groups, councils or committees, or those interested in serving in this capacity in the future and who are willing to share the information and experiences gained at the conference with others in their counties.  Staff is welcome.  We encourage individuals to car pool.  Contact your county office for names of other persons attending the workshop.

Conference Objectives:
•    Renew energy and enthusiasm for advisory group purpose.
•    Build a sense of team among advisory group members.
•    Make advisory group meetings focused and productive.  
•    Enhance youth voice on 4-H advisory groups.

Support for this workshop is provided by donors to the Michigan 4-H Foundation.

Michigan 4-H Youth Leadership & Global Citizenship Spectacular


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688

Who Should Attend?
The conference is open to youth, 4-H members and non-members, aged 12 (by Jan. 1, 2015) and older. The conference is also open to adult 4-H volunteers and MSU Extension youth educators and adults who work with youth in a variety of educational settings. The 2015 conference is for individuals who want to make a difference in their community and are willing to put into action the skills they learn and knowledge they gain.

Workshop Purpose:
The 2015 4-H Teen Leadership & Community Change Conference objectives are for participants to:

  • Develop skills, knowledge and commitment in global citizenship and youth leadership.
  • Give youth and adults the tools to start a citizenship, leadership and service program in their community or build on and enhance existing programs and activities.
  • Discover ways to be an effective club member, leader and officer.
  • Discover how to be a “Youth Leader in a Global World.”
  • Meet and share ideas with 4-H teen and adult volunteers from around the state (and the world!).
  • Develop a county plan of action for using your new knowledge and skills back home.
  • Build skills for exploring and appreciating diversity and multiculturalism.
  • Have fun!

Support for this workshop is provided by the Donald J. and John H. Hawkins Memorial Endowment Fund, the Henning Family Endowment Fund and the Turner-Ousterhout Endowed Fund.

4-H Winterfest


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688

4-H Winterfest is a hands-on educational program that is open to youth ages 8 to 12 years old. Youth spend two days learning about many different project areas while meeting youth from around the state. 4-H Winterfest offers participants an opportunity to experience Kettunen Center in an overnight camp setting. Youth participate in hands-on sessions that range from crafts to shooting sports. This event offers an opportunity to spend time outdoors enjoying all the Michigan winters have to offer! Youth have the opportunity to go learn new skills, make new friends, while enjoying Michigan winter.

Conference Objectives:
•    Enjoy hands-on interactive and experiential learning activities.
•    Learn how to take your personal best and make it better.
•    Positive youth adult activities.
•    Peer-to-peer positive activities.

Support for this workshop is provided by donors to the Michigan 4-H Foundation.

4-H Veterinary Science Teen and Adult Leaders Workshop


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI 49688

Explore animal systems and learn about animal health for a broad array of animals species. Come prepared to learn from others, share information and experiences, ask questions and quiz veterinarians about their careers. You will also participate in hands-on demonstrations that will teach attendees how to help members recognize healthy, sick, and/or injured animals. Meet other youth and leaders who have developed outstanding veterinary science projects and gain ideas to help others start their own vet science projects. New resources will be provided to all attendees. Open to adult and teen volunteers ages 13 (as of Jan. 1, 2015) and older.  

Support for this workshop is provided by GreenStone Farm Credit Services.

4-H Beef, Sheep and Swine Teen and Adult Leaders Workshop


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688

This workshop is designed for both teen and adult leaders who are involved with beef cattle, sheep and swine projects. Topics include animal health, management, care and nutrition. In addition, breakout sessions will include livestock and meat evaluation, animal management and more. Interaction with leaders from different counties is encouraged for exchanging of ideas and programs and connecting with other volunteers in the same project areas. The workshop will also offer ways to enhance communication and teaching skills as well as learn about the many opportunities available for those interested in the beef, sheep and swine industries. Resources will be available for all attendees. Open to adult and teen volunteers ages 13 (as of Jan. 1, 2015) and older.

Support for this workshop is provided by GreenStone Farm Credit Services and the Michigan Pork Producers Association.

Michigan 4-H Dairy Conference


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688

Do you have an interest in learning more about the dairy industry in Michigan? Whether you’ve just started learning about dairy cows or grew up on a dairy farm, this is the conference for you! You’ll learn about real-world dairy management topics, like nutrition, reproduction, welfare, health, and dairy cattle evaluation. You will also have a chance to practice for the state dairy skill-a-thon and quiz bowl contests and tour a nearby farm. Experts from the dairy industry and Michigan State University will lead educational, hands-on sessions about dairy management to bring the learning to life! This conference is open to youth ages 11-18 as of Jan. 1, 2015.

Conference Objective:
The purpose of our program is to provide 4-H’ers with the opportunity to learn about Michigan agriculture, to increase their knowledge of the dairy industry in Michigan, to develop their self esteem, self awareness, and leadership skills, and to help them become more knowledgeable about the many issues affecting agriculture now and in the future. The weekend will include many hands-on activities led by MSU Extension staff and MSU faculty and students.

Support for this workshop is provided by donors to the American Dairy Association of Michigan, Land O’Lakes Inc. Foundation and the Michigan Milk Producers Association.

MI 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Certification Workshop


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688

This Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Certification workshop is for 4-H staff, adult 4-H volunteers who have completed the 4-H Volunteer Selection Process with their county, and teens enrolled in a 4-H shooting sports club who are at least 16 years old as of Jan. 1, 2015. Participants must be approved by their county MSU Extension 4-H Staff person to work with 4-H Shooting Sports Programs and have at least a basic working knowledge of, and experience in the discipline in which they wish to participate. Disciplines offered will include shotgun, rifle (BB, .22, air/pellet), archery, muzzleloading, and hunting and wildlife.

Participants will learn about the Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports mission, policies, risk management, safety, discipline specific equipment use and care, how to teach shooting fundamentals to youth, range set-up, and more. Participants will also develop and improve skills in teaching shooting sports activities to youth; learn how to develop, expand, and maintain local 4-H Shooting Sports clubs/programs; have the opportunity to exchange ideas for local and State 4-H Shooting Sports programs with volunteers from many counties; and develop renewed respect and concern for safety in the 4-H Shooting Sports program. Adults who successfully complete the workshop and all other requirements will receive certification as a Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor for the discipline in which they participated. Only 4-H certified instructors can lead live-fire, on-range shooting and archery experiences for youth and/or in 4-H Shooting Sports programs.

Conference Objectives:
The 4-H Shooting Sports Adult & Teen Instructors Certification Workshop provides leaders an opportunity to:
•    Develop and improve skills in teaching shooting sports activities to youth
•    Work toward certification to become a Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports certified instructor in a variety of shooting disciplines.
•    Learn how to develop, expand, and maintain local 4-H Shooting Sports programs
•    Exchange ideas for local and State 4-H Shooting Sports programs with other leaders
•    Develop renewed respect and concern for safety in the 4-H Shooting Sports program.

Support for this workshop is provided by the Hal and Jean Glassen Memorial Foundation.

Visit the MI Shooting Sports Instructor Certification Workshop registration page for more information.

Teen Facilitative Leadership Workshop - Hancock


Location: MSU Extension Office - Sisu Room 1500 Birch St. Hancock, MI 49930

Tired of out-spoken individuals (adults or young people) taking over meetings or making decisions by themselves that the whole group should rightfully make?  Are you looking for some new tools and techniques you can use to lead fun, productive meetings?  In this workshop, you’ll learn and practice a variety of handy, easy-to-use techniques for facilitating and leading meeting and groups, gain skill in using a variety brain-storming techniques, practice using decision-making and consensus-building tools and gain confidence leading and speaking in front of others.

Teen Facilitative Leadership is an interactive and fun program aiming to increase leadership competency among teens.  The goals are to help teens increase their understanding of facilitative leadership, gain skill in using effective brain-storming techniques, practice using decision-making and consensus-building tools and gain confidence leading and speaking in front of others. Adult volunteers who work with youth are also welcome to attend and participate.

Cancellations should be directed to the Event Organizer, Brian Wibby, with as much advance notice as possible.

Teen Facilitative Leadership Workshop - Sault Ste Marie


Location: Ontario Room Lake Superior State University Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Tired of out-spoken individuals (adults or young people) taking over meetings or making decisions by themselves that the whole group should rightfully make?  Are you looking for some new tools and techniques you can use to lead fun, productive meetings?  In this workshop, you’ll learn and practice a variety of handy, easy-to-use techniques for facilitating and leading meeting and groups, gain skill in using a variety brain-storming techniques, practice using decision-making and consensus-building tools and gain confidence leading and speaking in front of others.

Teen Facilitative Leadership is an interactive and fun program aiming to increase leadership competency among teens.  The goals are to help teens increase their understanding of facilitative leadership, gain skill in using effective brain-storming techniques, practice using decision-making and consensus-building tools and gain confidence leading and speaking in front of others. Adult volunteers who work with youth are also welcome to attend and participate.

Cancellations should be directed to the Event Organizer, Brian Wibby, with as much advance notice as possible.

Build Your Future Curriculum Training


Location: Delta County Michigan State University Extension Office, Conference Room 2840 College Avenue Escanaba, MI 49829

Learn how to implement this new National 4-H curriculum focusing on career exploration and workforce preparation in your club, school or community group. The “Build Your Future” curriculum helps teens investigate career interests, identify goals, develop employability skills and explore post-secondary education options and sources of funding. Nine engaging chapters provide a fun structure to help teens learn about their choices, make important connections and plan successful, meaningful careers.

Those attending the training will receive much more than a curriculum overview and online resources.   Participants will experience first-hand a variety of learning methods such as networking, competing in a quiz bowl, operating a simulated business, conducting an informational interview, analyzing case studies,  and much more. At the completion of the training, attendees will have what they need to start using the curriculum immediately.

MSU Extension is pleased to offer this professional development opportunity to assist youth development staff, teachers, volunteers, and community members interested and committed to providing quality career development programming across the state:

Region

Location

Date

Time

 

 

 

 

Southwest

Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers

3055 W. M-21

St. Johns, Michigan 48879

 

Friday,

April 24, 2015

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Southeast

 

Max Thompson Community Center

Van Dyke Public Schools

11370 Hupp

Warren, MI 48089

Monday,

May 4, 2015

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

                       

 

 

 

Upper Peninsula

Delta County Michigan State University Extension Office, Conference Room

2840 College Avenue

Escanaba, MI 49829

Tuesday,

May 26, 2015

1 - 6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Central

Clare Gladwin RESD

Conference Room 1

4041 E Mannsiding Rd, Clare, MI 48617

Thursday,

May 28, 2015

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

Thanks to a 4-H Participation Fee Grant, this $30 training will include:

  • A full curriculum, both the Facilitator Guide and Career Journal -$23.95
  • A curriculum toolkit with pre-cut/printed materials and tools (eggspert buzzzers) needed to implement the curriculum with ease - $90 value
  • Refreshments

In return

  • we only ask participants to  using at least one lesson from the curriculum in the next year and complete an evaluation.

Positive Youth Development: Building a Developmental Assets Toolbox


Location: Ingham County MSU Extension Conference Room A, 121 E Maple St, Mason, MI 48854

Looking for ideas to help build your skills as a volunteer and help youth grow? Then come spend the evening of May 27 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Ingham County MSU Extension exploring the concept of youth development. Learn what the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets are, how to build them in youth and how to help youth become successful adult.

Everyone will have a fun evening and learn some ideas you can put into action in your club. Dinner will be provided from 6-6:30 p.m. followed by training until 8 p.m. Please RSVP by Friday, May 22 to Christine Heverly (sisungch@anr.msur or 517-676-7291).

Download the flier for additional information.

Build Your Future Curriculum Training


Location: Clare Gladwin RESD Conference Room 1 4041 E Mannsiding Rd, Clare, MI 48617

Learn how to implement this new National 4-H curriculum focusing on career exploration and workforce preparation in your club, school or community group. The “Build Your Future” curriculum helps teens investigate career interests, identify goals, develop employability skills and explore post-secondary education options and sources of funding. Nine engaging chapters provide a fun structure to help teens learn about their choices, make important connections and plan successful, meaningful careers.

Those attending the training will receive much more than a curriculum overview and online resources.   Participants will experience first-hand a variety of learning methods such as networking, competing in a quiz bowl, operating a simulated business, conducting an informational interview, analyzing case studies,  and much more. At the completion of the training, attendees will have what they need to start using the curriculum immediately.

MSU Extension is pleased to offer this professional development opportunity to assist youth development staff, teachers, volunteers, and community members interested and committed to providing quality career development programming across the state:

Region

Location

Date

Time

 

 

 

 

Southwest

Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers

3055 W. M-21

St. Johns, Michigan 48879

 

Friday,

April 24, 2015

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Southeast

 

Max Thompson Community Center

Van Dyke Public Schools

11370 Hupp

Warren, MI 48089

Monday,

May 4, 2015

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

                       

 

 

 

Upper Peninsula

Delta County Michigan State University Extension Office, Conference Room

2840 College Avenue

Escanaba, MI 49829

Tuesday,

May 26, 2015

1 - 6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Central

Clare Gladwin RESD

Conference Room 1

4041 E Mannsiding Rd, Clare, MI 48617

Thursday,

May 28, 2015

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

Thanks to a 4-H Participation Fee Grant, this $30 training will include:

  • A full curriculum, both the Facilitator Guide and Career Journal -$23.95
  • A curriculum toolkit with pre-cut/printed materials and tools (eggspert buzzzers) needed to implement the curriculum with ease - $90 value
  • Refreshments

In return

  • we only ask participants to  using at least one lesson from the curriculum in the next year and complete an evaluation.

4-H Club 101 and Volunteer Selection Process


Location: Monroe MSU Extension, 963 S. Raisinville Road, Monroe, MI 48161

4-H Club 101 explores the fundamental pieces of a successful 4-H Club program and experience including: What is a 4-H Club? 4-H Club Models; Club Maintenance; Effective New Leader Orientations; Volunteer Trainings and Updates; Starting 4-H Clubs; Financial Responsibilities; Resources for Decision-Making; and much more!

Cost: $40
Registration deadline is May 29, 2015. Cancellations will not be refunded after May 29.

Volunteers are also invited to attend.

Volunteer Selection Process (VSP) for MSU Extension staff at all levels of the organization. Participants will learn how to walk a potential volunteer through the process to become a registered volunteer. Participants will receive a complete manual, several handouts and learn strategies to successfully welcome volunteers into MSU Extension.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.

 

Building Cultural Competency


Location: Faith Reformed Church, 1139 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686

Culture encompasses so many facets of who we are as individuals beyond race or ethnicity. Mentoring has the potential to bring together individuals who have very different worldviews based on their experiences and identities. This session will define cultural competency and its role in communities. Workshop participants will experience hands-on activities designed to explore issues of cultural competence, personal values, and issues of privilege. Open to community members including current and potential mentors.

The presenter will be Lisa Bottomley, Senior Mentoring Specialist with MSU Extension. Lisa will be joined by Extension Educators, Frank Cox and Scott Lakin. Frank and Scott have worked with mentoring programs throughout Michigan and have been invited presenters at national conferences.

 

4-H Mentoring Weekend


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 48688

4-H Mentoring Weekend is a 3-day workshop for adults and youth who are in a mentoring program through 4-H and other youth mentoring organizations. Mentoring program staff are also welcome to attend. The weekend offers activities to mentoring matches with a focus on science, outdoor education, healthy living, and meaningful service in order to strengthen the mentoring relationship. This year’s theme is Building Life Skills. Mentors are also provided with structured training that aims to build the mentoring relationship.

Please note that this weekend is open to mentees who are 11 to 19 years of age by July 17, 2015, per 4-H overnight policy standards. Staff and mentors in attendance must have completed a volunteer screening process through their mentoring program which includes a criminal background check. This weekend is designed for mentoring program matches to participate together. Mentors and mentees must sign up for the same workshops. Peer mentors must attend sessions with their chaperone. Per the MSU Extension overnight housing policy, youth will be bunked separately from their mentors and supervised by designated floor monitors. Adult mentors and volunteers will be housed in same gender pairs, 2 per room. If you have a roommate preference, please include this on your registration form.

Support for this workshop is provided by the Westrate Family Fund and other donors to the Michigan 4-H Foundation.

Visit the 4-H Mentoring Weekend registration page for more information.

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Medical/Media Release
Overnight Housing

4-H Family Fun Weekend


Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688

Explore all that 4-H has to offer! This weekend will be action-packed and full of new experiences for the entire family. Youth, ages 5-8, and their parent/guardian/caregiver are encouraged to attend this workshop to learn about 4-H! Sessions will provide youth with opportunities to learn about 4-H projects and life skills, the Four-H’s of 4-H, and other Michigan activities and events for 5-8 year old youth involved in 4-H. Parents/guardians/caregivers who attend will learn about 4-H programming specifically designed for the 5-8 year old audience, how to make the most of 4-H experiences, and Michigan 4-H facilities, workshops, and programs. Families will learn and grow together while exploring Kettunen Center and 4-H!

Support for this workshop is provided by donors to the Michigan 4-H Foundation.

Registration coming soon!

Skill Building for Youth Workers: Youth Development and Communication


Location: Kent County MSU Extension 775 Ball Ave. N.E. Grand Rapids, MI 49503

What are the 40 Developmental Assets? How about the 5 C’s of Youth Development? In this interactive session, participants will learn about several youth development theories and explore ways that youth development professionals, teachers, parents and volunteers can assist youth in developing their full potential. In the afternoon, participants will shift their focus to communication skills. As part of our daily lives, we often misconstrue communication as a natural process that just happens. Misunderstandings and miscommunication can cause a lot of unnecessary frustration whether with co-workers, with volunteers, or with young people. Participants will experience interactive activities that you can take back with you to explore concepts like positive-constructive reinforcement, two-way communication, and reflective listening.

Costs: (includes lunch and snacks)
MAC AmeriCorps Members: $0.00
MSU Extension Staff and AmeriCorps Members: $25
Non MSU Extension Staff and AmeriCorps Members: $50

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received on or after Aug. 26 will be subject to a $10 fee.

An email will be sent to participants one week prior to the session confirming attendance and providing any additional instructions.

MSU Extension is pleased to offer professional development opportunities designed to assist youth development program staff and volunteer administrators in their efforts to provide quality volunteer management.

Rest Time Refresher: Including All of Us: Promoting Cultural Diversity & Competence in Early Childho


Location: Online

Join MSU Extension’s Early Childhood Education staff for a one-hour online training opportunity held during nap time. Connect through your computer and learn about a variety of topics! Sessions will last 45 minutes with 15 minutes for questions and answers. Participants that attend and actively participate will receive a certificate of completion for one training hour emailed directly to them.

When do children begin noticing the ways people are different and alike in their homes and schools? How should you respond to their observations? Learn more about the development of identity, and awareness of likenesses and differences in young children. Develop strategies to support an anti-bias approach to classroom activities and increase your self-awareness and understanding of differences in our communities.

TIME: 1–2 p.m. (log in a few minutes early to test your connection)

HOW: Once you register a receipt and confirmation will be emailed to you. The link to the online training will be emailed to each paid participant the day before the training.

COST: $5 per person (each person must register separately in order to receive a completion certificate even if participating from the same physical site)

 

Rest Time Refresher: Essential Skills for Learning and Life


Location: Online

Join MSU Extension’s Early Childhood Education staff for a one-hour online training opportunity held during nap time. Connect through your computer and learn about a variety of topics! Sessions will last 45 minutes with 15 minutes for questions and answers. Participants that attend and actively participate will receive a certificate of completion for one training hour emailed directly to them.

From birth children begin learning about the world around them. What skills do children need to learn to build a solid foundation for academic and life success? Come and learn about the critical skills children need to learn and how you can incorporate them into everyday interactions with young children.

TIME: 1–2 p.m. (log in a few minutes early to test your connection)

HOW: Once you register a receipt and confirmation will be emailed to you. The link to the online training will be emailed to each paid participant the day before the training.

COST: $5 per person (each person must register separately in order to receive a completion certificate even if participating from the same physical site)

 

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