Clover Day (March 17, 2018)
2018 North Bay 4-H Clover Day
9:00am – 3:00pm
Hosted in Sonoma County - Youth Agriculture & Leadership Center, 6445 Commerce Blvd, Rohnert Park, CA
For 4-H volunteer leaders in Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Mendocino, and Lake counties (not for 4-H youth members)
- Registration due by Monday, March 12, 2018 (EXTENDED)
- Registration limited to 50 from Sonoma, 20 from Marin, 35 from Napa, 20 from Mendocino, and 20 from Lake.
- $10 registration fee (waived for leaders in Sonoma)
Background: For over a hundred years, the 4-H program has relied on 4-H volunteer leaders to bring knowledge, experience, and passion in their work with youth. 4-H volunteer leaders need many skills and abilities organizing programs and working with youth. To keep 4-H the premier organization it has remained, we must provide training and development opportunities for 4-H volunteer leaders to MEET fellow leaders, SHARE ideas and strategies, and LEARN from one another.
Clover Day: A one-day volunteer development event for 4-H volunteer leaders in Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Mendocino, and Lake counties. The focus is to support skill and relationship building between fellow 4-H volunteer leaders for both project-specific areas as well as other 4-H topics to help improve youth engagement and learning.
- Opening Speaker:
Charis Denison, Prajna Consulting
Empowering young people to be active agenda of change in their persona, political, and social lives.
Charis Denison is an expert in community involvement, human development, and ethics. She has built her experience primarily by working with schools and non-profits for more than 20 years. Charis has worked as the national Service-Learning consultant for the Durango Institute for Co-Curricular Education. She co-wrote Tolerance for Others, a middle school human development text, with Leni Wildflower. Charis holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco. She has been a faculty member at Westridge School in Pasadena, CA, the Urban School of San Francisco, the Branson School in Ross, CA, and Marin Academy in San Rafael, CA. Currently, she runs Prajna Consulting and consults with schools, parents, students, and businesses both organizationally and individually.
- AM Concurrent Workshops: LEARN new strategies to make your 4-H activities more engaging
- Motivating and Engaging Children: Age-Appropriate Child Development
- Retaining Youth in Your 4-H Club: Findings and Practical Advice from the 4-H Youth Retention Study
- Leading Effective Projects: Planning for Mastery
- PM Project Roundtables: MEET other project leaders to SHARE ideas and LEARN from each other. Projects include swine, cattle, goats, sheep, citizenship, rabbits, poultry, photography, clothing/textiles, arts and crafts, outdoor adventure, foods, shooting sports, woodworking, gardens, and sports.
Steven Worker, PhD
4-H Youth Development Advisor serving Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties
University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Cooperative Extension
Marin: (415) 473-4207 | Sonoma: (707) 565-2621 | Napa: (707) 253-4221
Here what last year's participants said
I really enjoyed learning about how to improve
as a leader. Loved the guest speaker.
Great schedule. The day was great. This is a great
addition to 4-H. Keep it all.
Small group sessions were great for me to learn
from other volunteer leaders. Keynote speaker
I enjoy the morning panel & hearing what
other leader find successful.
I like how groups were small so everyone had a
chance to share what their club does.