Monthly Archives: November 2014

Camp for Christmas!

It will probably not come as any surprise that programs that give a variety of methods for families to either pay for camp (i.e. monthly payment plans, fundraisers through which 4-H’ers raise their own funds) or offer financial assistance, find … Continue reading

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The Power of Camp

Great infographic for sharing the value of residential camp:

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Inquiry-based learning for volunteer-led youth programs : Youth Development Insight : University of Minnesota Extension

Inquiry-based learning for volunteer-led youth programs : Youth Development Insight : University of Minnesota Extension.

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The Wikiepedia of Teambuilding

Human Bingo, people bingo, whatever you call it I’ve played it before.  The same can be said for ball toss, and human knot. Looking for new icebreaker ideas?  Check out Teampedia at: http://www.teampedia.net/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page It’s the Wikipedia of icebreakers, energizers, etc., … Continue reading

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Lesson Plans to Target Volunteer Competencies

The 4-H Youth Development VRKC (Volunteer Research Knowledge and Competency) Taxonomy outlines six domains in which volunteers should possess certain skills: Communications Organization 4-H Program Management Educational Design and Delivery Positive Youth Development Interpersonal Characteristics Need ready-made resources for your … Continue reading

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“My Invention That Made Peace with Lions”

In “The Magic of Speech Evaluation” author Andrii  Sedniev makes the case that if you were to evaluate speeches on a 0-100 point scale, an ideal scale might be: 25 points-  Sincerity 25 points- Passion and energy 25 points- Stories that connect … Continue reading

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Sending Better Email

Great infograph on sending better emails.  My favorite points: Use specific titles (as opposed to:  “read now”. When possible keep emails limited to three sentences. Don’t send emails about cats.  (Please.  Unless it is Pocket Cat.  Then I’ll read it.  … Continue reading

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