A Dozen Do’s! Dr. Chris BolemanTexas 4-H & Youth Development Program Directorcboleman@ag.tamu.edu 979/845-1211
Dozen Do’s #1 What is your passion?
Popular Projects Foods & Nutrition–11,142 Swine–9,961 Goats (Meat)–8,574 Shooting Sports–7,790 Photography – 6,682 Rabbits-6,642 Horse–5,800 Beef–5,719 Clothing and Textiles–4,325 Sheep–3,548
Dozen Do’s #2 SATISFACTION! = Autonomy Complexity Connection between effort and reward Do you need a second opinion? Gladwell, M. (2008). Outliers. Hatchette Book Group: New York, NY
Decision Tree MAJOR POINT OF EMPHASIS THIS YEAR! PLEASE CALL IT SCIENCE OF AG!
SUGGESTED: 4HYD Five Program Plan:These are THREE OUTPUTS The 4HYD Unit has tried to simplify model plans for more streamline reporting and to make it easier to plan and report 4HYD Programs. For outputs, the following have been developed: 4-H FCS Output Plan – program management for foods, nutrition, fashion, healthy living, etc. 4-H Livestock Output Plan – program management plan for livestock (validation, county trainings, project trainings, major show entry, etc. 4-H Management Output Plan – program management plan for club meetings, 4-H Council, volunteer development, general curriculum enrichment, etc.
Suggestion: Two Outcome Programs Why? We need to concentrate on measuring the most impactful things we do.
Updated Model Plans for Outcomes All of these have built in evaluations and they can be found on the Organizational Development Evaluation website.
Updated Model Plans for Outcomes
LAB Issues Ag Awareness (Science of Ag) – 84 Decreasing 4-H Involvement – 81 Drug and Alcohol Abuse – 81 Career Exploration – 80 Youth Leadership – 57 Bullying – 56 Cell Phone Safety - 52 Faculty members are developing a resource page to address these issues.
Youth Boards vs. 4-H and Youth Development Advisory Board Commitment to program excellence Flexibility for you to get it done with youth! County Extension Agents need to work with their RPD’s to discuss what works best for them. CharlaBading is 4HYD point person for questions in making transition.
Dozen Do’s #3 YDI Research Briefs and Fact Sheets Fact Sheet - The goal of a fact sheet is to provide parents and practitioners with an overview of topics related to youth development (i.e. emotional development, youth voice, etc.). Research Brief - The goal of the research brief is to provide practitioners with more accessible and applicable translations of youth development research. Each brief will provide a concise overview and synthesis of the literature within a given topic area. Authors should use concise, lay person's language.
Dozen Do’s #4 Have Yous? ‘Have You’ thanked a volunteer for a small act of helpfulness? ‘Have You’ have you called a client… TODAY? ‘Have You’ celebrated in the last week a “small” milestone reached? ‘Have You’ met with someone in that works with you in the county to discuss what is going right? ‘Have You’ discussed something interesting, beyond Extension that you ran across or read? Peters, T. (2010). The Little BIG Things
Program Expectations for 2012
Dozen Do’s #5 Have you read the note from Roy Burrell? DO NOT LET PEOPLE LIVE RENT FREE IN YOUR HEAD!!! – Mark Towers
4-H and Youth Development Specialist Role in Program Planning Meeting
Program update (recordkeeping online system, 4-H Congress, Roundup in Lubbock, etc.)
Resource availability related to LAB Validation Youth Issues
Program priorities and emphasis areas from the 4HYD Unit including, but not limited to Food Challenge, L4L, ag advocacy concept (and ag ID), Take a Stand, Quality Counts, etc.
Curriculum enrichment update
4-H Participation Fees (update)
Important upcoming district and statewide 4HYD dates
National 4-H Week and one day 4-H.
New web based resources
Dozen Do’s #6 Have you completed the 4-H Faculty Assignment Sheet?
Dozen Do’s #7 Have you picked a topic and date for a 4-H Centra? Open to the state Partnerships are welcome Think of it as a course catalog
Dozen Do’s #8 Unit and Agency Priority: Texas 4-H Conference Center How can YOU support the center? 4-H Capital Campaign 2nd 4-H Position Leadership Lab?
Dozen Do’s #9 What is your six word success phrase? Budget? BAD. BUT! All Specialists employed. Career Camps. Good Start. More Needed.
Dozen Do’s #10 What other career camps should we be considering?
TEXAS PROUD:Partnership for 4-H, FFA and Farm Bureau Texas Agriculture – Leading America to food security with a safe, affordable and sustainable food supply. Trust. Texas farmers and ranchers to take care of the land, preserving and improving this priceless resource for future generations. Farm and ranch families feed the American people – and – provide jobs for many Texans.
Resources There will several resources that will be used to train youth. These include: Website: Domain name requested: Texasagproud.tamu.edu. The website will serve as the resource page. Some resources that will be available on the site are: Tool Kit Promotional Items Videos of Trainings Incentive Based Assignments with Awards: Uploading of Videos, Photographs, Blogs, Essays Contests Interactive Map
Dozen Do’s #11 It takes: 10,000 hours Gladwell, M. (2008). Outliers. Hatchette Book Group: New York, NY
The only sustainable competitive advantage is creativity. – Dan Rockwell
Anger is an acid that destroys the vessel in which it is stored! Mark Twain
Components of Excellence in Leadership Inspiring the vision of the organization Leaders must be a designer – of the organization Leader must have a personal and universal purpose Teach subordinates about purpose and structure Leaders generate and manage creative tension P. Senge, 5th Discipline
Dozen Do’s #12 DON’T GET COMFORTABLE!!! THE WINDOW IS ALWAYS CLOSING!!! THE MOST BORING CONVERSATIONS ARE THE ONES WHERE EVERYONE AGREES!!! WHAT IS YOUR PASSION?
Is it Worth $20? FUN You tell me! Life-changing Honesty Inspire Careers Habit Forming Potential Work Ethic Citizenship Listening Energy Integrity Courage Fair Family Consideration Teamwork Imaginative Inventive Positive Attitude Caring Motivate Respect Can do Friendship Fun Confidence Responsibility Community Perseverance Determination Success Faith Dedication Dependable Decision Making Public Speaking Significance Creativity Service