Monthly Archives: October 2017

#4HGrows: But Can You?

More than once I’ve heard, “In 4-H we are concerned with the quality of our programs, not the quantity.”  Every time I heard this it both shocks and scares me.  YES, I believe in quality programs.  YES, I believe that … Continue reading

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Delegation, But HOW?

Originally posted on Looking FOURward:
You can’t do it all.  And to try means that you are inhibiting the potential growth of your 4-H club.  If a club or program can never expand beyond what you yourself can do, that…

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Delegation: HELP, I Need Somebody…

Originally posted on Looking FOURward:
“Delegation:  An act that gives the comforting illusion that something is being taken care of, until you have time to deal with it yourself.” — Don Aslett OUCH! Yesterday on the blog we discussed involving…

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Taking Care of Business #9: Recreation

Originally posted on Looking FOURward:
If the educational program is the meat of a program, then recreation is the dessert.  Recreation builds a sense of community, belonging, and trust among 4-H club members. Some tips for leading recreation: Choose a…

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Taking Care of Business #8: Educational Programs

Originally posted on Looking FOURward:
The educational program is the meat of the 4-H club meeting.  Approximately half of the meeting should be dedicated to some sort of education (activity, lesson, project work, guest speaker, etc.). In many clubs, the…

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Educational Standards for 4-H Agents

Originally posted on Florida 4-H: Northeast District:
Early on in my first year of extension, I vividly remember remarking to someone, “I wish someone would just tell me how to be a good 4-H agent!”  If someone would simply just…

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The Power of Positive Service

In 4-H we are in the education business, the non-profit management business, some days the transportation business, the list goes on and on… And customer service trumps all. Now, before you close this window or delete this post– hear me … Continue reading

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