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County Events: Quick Links!

If your County has not already held County Events, it is rapidly approaching!  With that in mind here are a few resources which might help your youth and volunteers in preparing: Do a Visual Presentation 4-H Presentation Manual (California 4-H) … Continue reading

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Firefighter Certification Complete

Welcome back to our last installment of our multi-part series on Larry Dressler’s “Standing Outside the Fire.” You may remember, previously we discussed: Step 1: Stand with Self-Awareness Step 2: Stand in the Here and Now Step 3: Stand with … Continue reading

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Riding the Wave of Conflict

Welcome back to part 3 on our multi-part series on Larry Dressler’s Standing in the Fire. You may remember in previous installments we began discussing a six-step strategy for facilitating high-conflict meetings. Previously we discussed: Step 1: Stand with Self-Awareness … Continue reading

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Being Present with an Open Mind

This week continues our multi-week series discussing Standing in the Fire by Larry Dressler, and in particular the specific steps he outlines for facilitating high-conflict meetings successfully.  Last week, you may remember, we addressed Step 1:  Stand with Self- Awareness. … Continue reading

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They Are All Our Children

This quote recently found it’s way into my inbox, and it spoke volumes to me with regard to why I believe in the importance of youth development and choose to dedicate my life’s work towards it.  I hope it speaks … Continue reading

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Someone Has Been Pushing My Buttons!

Last week began a multi-week series discussing Larry Dressler’s book, “Standing in the Fire: Leading High Heat Meetings with Clarity, Calm, and Courage.” One of the author’s main points in this work is that since the we only can control … Continue reading

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Tend the Fire, Don’t Fight It

Recently I’ve been reading “Standing in the Fire:  Leading high-heat meetings with clarity, calm, and courage” by Larry Dressler.  If you haven’t read it, I recommend it.  It’s all about how the stress, frustrations, difficulties, and even anger (known henceforth as … Continue reading

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