2020 Workshops

The State Leadership Conference is known for its high quality workshops! Because these are smaller groups, the sessions include a lot of time for interaction and activities. 

All workshops will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020. You can choose one workshop in each session when you register. Please note that space is limited in some workshops so please don't delay in registering!

Workshop Session A 1:15-2:15 PM

ABC's to Conflict Resolution - Lynnette Ward
ABC’s to Conflict Resolution is led by Career Consultant and 4-H Alumna, Lynnette Ward.  Lynnette is a coach and workshop facilitator and is thrilled to share her expertise in communication, leadership and career development strategies, gained from years of consulting experience in corporations and nonprofits. Communicating effectively is the most important leadership skill and is beneficial in our personal and professional lives. Learn the ABC's to Conflict Resolution and be prepared to effectively communicate and resolve conflict to create more opportunities to connect, innovate and adapt to a rapidly changing world.

Event Planning 101, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Kelly Violini
This workshop teaches event planning 101. How to plan a great 4-H event while having an effective youth - adult partnership. Participants will not only learn event planning tips, but how to deal with conflict along the way and resolve issues that may arise. Participants will also learn how to reflect and evaluate post event in order to make the next one even better!

Laying the Foundation for Your Future - State Ambassadors
In this workshop led by the CA 4-H 2019-2020 State Ambassadors, attendees will learn how to build the foundation for their futures through group discussion and activities. The main objectives are for attendees to learn how to improve their communication skills, both in person and online, and how to have a positive online presence through the use of social networking.

Making Sense Of Your Personal Finances - Brenda Vales
In this workshop we will learn to set S.M.A.R.T. financial goals and work out how much you need for your goals. This course will help you to control money so that it does not control you.  Brenda Vales is a 4-H Program Representative for Contra Costa County and has a B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance, previously worked for two major financial institutions for over 20 years and has 10 years experience as a 4-H Treasurer Advisor and Treasurer at all levels of the organization.

Making Zoom More Fun - Curtis Ullerich
This workshop is led by Curtis Ullerich, software engineer at Google and formerly on the Executive Team of the California 4-H Management Board. In his 4-H volunteering in several states and at the national level, Curtis has sought to make programs more innovative and engaging.Try out some ways of making Zoom meetings more fun, engaging, and interactive. We'll play some games, translate some familiar activities to Zoom, and try a few new things, too.

Personal Leadership Branding and Social Media - Emma Newell
This workshop is led by Emma Newell, a recent alumnus of the National 4-H Young Alumni Acquisition Committee and graduate of The Ohio State University. Do you want to know how to authentically brand yourself as a leader? This interactive workshop will put you on the path to success with the help your online presence. Come and learn about online portfolios, professional social media, and mission statements.

Servant Leadership 101 - Trent Baldwin and Jackie Penner
Jackie Penner and Trent Baldwin are recent California 4-H alumni, from Santa Clara County and Monterey County, respectively. Jackie Penner is a senior at Washington State University majoring in Human Development and Family Sciences, and Trent Baldwin is a senior at The Ohio State University majoring in Community Leadership, where he is studying leadership theory and practice. This leadership session will teach all about the philosophy of servant leadership. Learn how to lead from the front of the group rather than give orders from the back! We will also be discussing how to apply servant leadership to serving your community.

So Much Food So Much Waste - Riverside County 4-H Ambassadors. 
Food waste is a huge problem, but the Riverside County 4-H ambassadors have been researching, problem-solving, gathering local data on food waste, and making a plan to end food waste once and for all.  In this workshop, we will be discussing how we are changing our community and stopping food waste to make the best better. Learn how to make a difference in our world with this workshop about food waste with fun interactive activities, a short film about food waste and much more!

Workshop Session B 2:30-3:30 PM

Hook, Story, Offer: Creative Marketing and Communication Strategies - Gemma Miner
Hook, Story, Offer is facilitated by Gemma Miner, 4-H Academic Coordinator for Volunteer Engagement. In addition to her role in 4-H, Gemma is an entrepreneur and uses this method to increase engagement to her brand. This 3-step method is easily used when you want to increase engagement at 4-H activities and events. Attendees will learn and practice how to use three marketing principles to increase engagement at events and activities: 1) how to hook an audience, 2) how to tell a compelling story, and 3) how to make a offer or call to action.

Laying the Foundation for Your Future - State Ambassadors
In this workshop led by the CA 4-H 2019-2020 State Ambassadors, attendees will learn how to build the foundation for their futures through group discussion and activities. The main objectives are for attendees to learn how to improve their communication skills, both in person and online, and how to have a positive online presence through the use of social networking.

Life After Graduation - Trent Baldwin, Brennen Reyna, Devany Kelley, Jackie Penner
Hear from a panel of California 4-H alumni on how we are surviving adulthood! Jackie Penner, Trent Baldwin, Devany Kelley, and Brenne Reyna are all recent California 4-H alumni and former State Ambassadors. They represent a multitude of after-graduation experiences, including attending out of state institutions, junior colleges, military service, and the police force. This session on goal setting for your future session will help you feel ready for life after graduation.

Problem Solving and Computer Coding with Python - Kevin Wentzel, Texas 4-H STEM Ambassadors
Learn to systematically solve a problem and how to tell a computer to follow the same solution using the programming language Python. No previous computer programming experience needed however we'd appreciate if those planning to attend create an account at repl.it and perhaps try a few of the simple examples.

Values and Communication - Sheron Violini
Finding your voice can be difficult during challenging times. If you are clear about what values are important to you it can help you communicate your goals and be heard. This dynamic workshop is facilitated by Sheron Violini with over twenty five years of public policy experience in State government. Sheron is also a Life Coach who looks forward to helping you discover your core values to help you create a "win win" in future tough conversations. 

You Can Teach My Plate with Your Own Cooking Show! - Ellie Moiola
Ellie is an accomplished, award winning cook who loves to watch cooking shows in her down time!  This summer she was given the opportunity to host a county wide cooking show on social media. She’s excited to share her experience with you.   And you’ll LOVE the versatile, simple and healthy recipe you’ll cook together! Learn how to provide a live, online or social media based cooking show with the goal of teaching the My Plate guidelines! We’ll cook together and present the guidelines in a fun way!