Author Archives: staceyellison

I Used to Be Cool…

It was probably only for about a year and a half, but when I hit my coolness peak, it was GLORIOUS!  (Note:  It involved a flannel shirt and doc martens…I’m not even kidding.  It was pre social-media but there are … Continue reading

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Penn State 4-H Teambuilding Facilitation Manual

Make some time this week to check out this great resource from Pennsylvania State 4-H:  Penn State 4-H Teambuilding Manual.  This might lend itself to a nice training for volunteers.  In particular I found the Comfort, Growth, and Panic Zone … Continue reading

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Professional Development in Your Office Through ACA

The American Camp Association offers some excellent professional development trainings (webinars, toolkits, full courses, etc.) online.  Many of these are asynchronous and can be completed at your convenience.  You do not have to be a member of ACA to take … Continue reading

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The Method to the Madness: Choosing the Appropriate Means to Educate

Asynchronous articulated powerpoint, Real-time webinar, in-person experiential learning…as technology has advanced so have the means in which we can transmit information and engage learners in educational activities.  In fact, the sheer volume of how we can “teach” is overwhelming. How … Continue reading

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But This Ain’t Theater Camp…

  I love camp. I love the campfire, I love the dance, I love arts and crafts, but most of all… I LOVE THE DRAMA! Now here me out… I’m a little bit of a reality TV junkie, and when … Continue reading

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Shark Bite Meetings for Increased Productivity

I’ve said it many times before and I’ll say it again, I’m just not a fan of meetings.  Some are necessary and arguably productive.  However, so many are not that my gut reaction when I hear someone wants to “meet” … Continue reading

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Tuckman’s Model Revisited: NOW With Cool Activities!

It’s baaaaaaaaack! Just when you thought we were finished talking about forming-storming-norming-performing-and adjourning here we are again! Why? Because teams are important! …And also because I found this cool resource that shares specific activities to use depending upon which stage … Continue reading

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