4-H State Leadership Conference
4-H State Leadership Conference
4-H State Leadership Conference
University of California
4-H State Leadership Conference

Submit a Proposal for a Workshop!

Planet 4-H: Planting the Seeds of Change

Mission: Give youth the tools to create change in their communities.

As an educational workshop presenter, you are an integral part of the conference. Your willingness to work with 4-H youth and provide meaningful educational opportunities helps make this conference a success.

Workshops should:

  • Be fun, engaging and stimulating for participants
  • Fall under one of the Primary Content Areas
  • Fit into a subcategory
  • If possible, relate to the theme "Planet 4-H: Planting the Seeds of Change." 

Our past experience shows that a high-quality workshop requires three hours of preparation per hour of presentation.

Some suggestions:

  • Please model the experiential learning cycle.
  • You are strongly encouraged to develop material for attendees to take home with them or provide electronic materials that we can upload to our State website for participants to download.  

In acknowledgment of the considerable effort involved in producing and presenting a workshop, you will have access to a Presenters Lounge for snacks and refreshments before and after your session.


Primary Content Areas

Educational Workshops should fall under one of these primary content areas:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) - Opportunities to engage in the process of discovery and exploration while developing STEM skills.

  • Healthy Living - Teaches how to lead and guide others toward healthy and productive lives–physically, mentally and emotionally.

  • Civic Engagement - Encourages becoming well-informed and engaged citizens.

  • Positive Youth Development -Intentionally provide support and opportunities for members to reach their full potential and thrive through the research-based approach we use in 4-H.


Educational Workshops should also fulfill one of the sub-categories below:

  • Leadership - Develop skills to intentionally provide guidance, direction, and management of self and others. Develop a strong understanding of how to manage leadership roles and responsibilities in roles such as teens as teachers, teen leaders, or club officers.

  • Conflict Resolution and Communication – Improve skills in teamwork and resolving conflicts in positive ways.

  • Youth Adult Partnerships - Inform and develop skills to work effectively in a youth-adult partnership within projects and county programs.

  • Cultural Competence - Enhance youth’s skills in intercultural competency.

  • Public Policy – Activism, advocacy, and how to effect positive change in the community.

  • Mentoring - Help youth grow in their ability to seek mentors through youth-adult partnerships and grow in their ability to mentor others.

  • Facilitation - Effective strategies for leading meetings and events, e.g., parliamentary procedure, time management, etc. 

  • College and Career Exploration - Provide insight and opportunities for members to explore college and career goals, e.g., how to fill out applications, write effective resumes, interview skills, etc.

Educational Workshops at SLC are fun and engaging opportunities to learn. All workshops will take place on Saturday, July 20.


Click Here to See a Full List

of 2019 Workshops!


Proposal Selection Criteria

When reviewing the workshop proposal, the committee evaluation will be based on the following criteria: 

  • The content offers a significant contribution to the goals of the conference and can clearly fit into an emphasis and initiatives.
  • The workshop has a clear purpose and objectives.
  • The workshop format is dynamic and engages the audience through participation and discussion (use of the experiential learning model).
  • The workshop provides the audience with concrete ideas/models that can be applied in their 4-H experience and beyond.

Thank you for your interest in the California 4-H State Leadership Conference. For additional information about 4-H, please visit the State 4-H website.

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Contact for more info

4hslc@ucanr.edu with the subject line: Education Questions

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