Minnesota 4-H wants to help our volunteers easily access the training and support they need to make a difference in the lives of youth. To accomplish this goal, we've rolled out 30-minute online training modules. Don't worry, we will still offer great volunteers trainings in a face-to-face format also.
The following trainings are currently available:
Managing 4-H Clubs: A Guide for 4-H Club Leaders
Training address the role of the 4-H club leader, the 4-H program planning process and how to engage youth and other adults in it.
4-H Project Leaders: Where the Action Starts
Addresses the knowledge, skills, and resources volunteers need to be successful in their project.
4-H Financial Management
Covers the financial stewardship policies and practices of the 4-H Youth Development Program and the University of Minnesota.
Welcoming, Engaging, and Encouraging Environments
Covers four parts of a welcoming environment: safety, support, interaction, and engagement. Volunteers will be exposed to tools and resources they can use to build welcoming environments and develop and conduct action planning in their club or group.
The 4-H Learning Environment
Training covers non-formal learning environments, the experiential learning model, age appropriate learning experiences, how to effectively guide learning, and how to recognize the elements of high-quality youth development experiences.
Chaperone Training...Coming Soon!
Covers roles, expectations and best practices when chaperoning young people on trips, retreats, and at events.
Ensuring a Safe 4-H Environment...Coming Soon!
Training covers physical, psychological and emotional safety, the identification of potential risk in learning environments, and planning for and dealing with emergencies.
Keeping Youth in 4-H...Coming Soon!
Training will cover ways to create a supportive, interactive, and engaging environment that retains youth people in the 4-H program while volunteers think about strategies to impact their own group setting.