Call for Proposal
THE DEADLINE FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS HAS PASSED. IF YOU STILL WISH TO PRESENT A WORKSHOP, PLEASE EMAIL US AT firstname.lastname@example.org TO SEE IF IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO ADD YOUR WORKSHOP LATE.
Educational Workshop Proposal
In an effort to provide the HIGHEST QUALITY workshops, presenters should model the experiential learning cycle and workshops should be fun, engaging and stimulating for participants.
As an educational workshop presenter, you will be an integral part of the conference. The success of the conference is directly related to your willingness to work with 4-H youth and provide meaningful educational opportunities.
Workshops should address one of the listed subject areas and are encouraged to relate to the theme "Waves of Change"
Below you will find the workshop proposal form which must be completed by August 6th, 2017.
Workshops require considerable effort to create, with past experience showing that three hours of preparation per hour of presentation are required to produce a high-quality workshop. Additionally, 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.
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 purpose 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.
You will be notified of your proposal status by September 1st and will require and acknowledgment and agreement to participate by September 15th.
Educational Workshops should also fall under one of the sub-categories below:
- Youth - Adult Partnerships –Youth - Adult Partnerships are an important cornerstone of the 4-H program. In this category, workshops should focus on developing healthy Youth - Adult Partnerships and to further current youth and adult working relationships in the program.
- New Programs/New Audiences- As the 4-H program looks to grow exponentially over the next couple years, leaders must look to engage new audiences not traditionally part of the 4-H program with unique and innovative programming. In this category, share how to bring 4-H to new audiences, and unique programs created to engage them.
- Future Forward- Since4-H started out over 100 years ago, the scope of 4-H programming has expanded into new and exciting fields. In this category, share where you foresee the 4-H program in another 100 years!
- Small Changes/Big Impact-In 4-H, even seemingly small contributions matter in the lives of young people. In this category, highlight some of the small changes or contributions that have made a big impact in the 4-H program.
- Holding on/Letting Go- 4-H has one foot in tradition and one foot in the future. In this category, workshops should focus on programs that have several years of success, and some traditions to let go of in order to progress towards the future of 4-H.
Please make sure proposal fits into one of these categories PLUS pick the audience you are targeting. Adult volunteers, Collegiate Track, and Youth Track.
Please find the link to the proposal survey here.
Any questions? Email us at our new email: email@example.com Subject line: Education Questions