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2018 SLC Educational Workshop Proposal


2018 State Leadership Conference

 Educational Workshop Proposal

July 26-July 29, 2018 at UC Davis

“Building Bridges, Making Connections"

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 "Building Bridges, Making Connections."


Below you will find the workshop proposal form which must be completed by May 11, 2018.


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.  

In acknowledgment of the effort involved in producing and presenting a workshop, presenters will receive a complimentary snack and a parking permit for the day.


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.


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


You will be notified of your proposal status by May 11, 2018


4-H Mission Initiatives

The Mission of 4-H is to provide meaningful opportunities for youth and adults to work together to create sustainable community change. This is accomplished within four primary content areas called Mission Initiatives. Educational sessions should include one of the mission initiatives.


  • 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)- Provides opportunities for youth to engage in the process of discovery and exploration while developing skills in these areas of study.
  • Healthy Living-Teaches youth to lead and guide others to healthy and productive lives, physically, mentally and emotionally, as they grow into adulthood.
  • Citizenship- Encourages youth to become well-informed and engaged citizens of the world.
  • Positive Youth Development-The research-based approach we take in 4-H to intentionally provide both support and opportunities for members to reach their full potential and thrive.


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

  • Leadership -Workshops should develop skills to intentionally provide guidance, direction, and management of self and others.Workshops should be focused on managing roles and responsibilities as a 4-H member and member of the community.
  • Mentoring -Workshops should be focused on helping youth grow in their ability to seek mentors through youth-adult partnerships and grow in their ability to mentor others.
  • Facilitation-Workshops should be focused on effective strategies for leading meetings and events, parliamentary procedure, time management, etc.
  • Technology-Workshops should focus on how to use existing technology and 4-H technology resources
  • Team Building-Workshops should focus on tools to aid 4-H members in building healthy relationships and develop strengths as a member of a team.
  • 4-H Initiatives-Workshops should focus on helping 4-H youth leaders integrate the 4-H strategic initiatives into their 4-H projects and events.
  • Camp and Conferences- Workshops should focus on strategies and tools to strengthen and develop their 4-H camping and conference programs.
  • College and Career Exploration- Workshops should provide insight and opportunities for members to explore college and career goals, how to fill out applications, write effective resumes, and interview skills.


Any questions? Email us at our new email: Subject line: Education Questions


Presentation Proposal


All Workshops will take place on Saturday, July 28th, 2018. Please select the time slot that you would like to present: