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2021 Educational Workshop Proposal - Virtual 4-H State Leadership Conference


State Leadership Conference

Mission: Sparks
Explore Your Possibilities 

July 23-July 25, 2021


 The 2021 State Leadership Conference will be taking place in a virtual setting with Zoom. 

Please consider the delivery format when creating your proposal.

Thank you for your time!

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 UC 4-H youth and provide meaningful educational opportunities.

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.

Workshops should address one of the listed subject areas and are encouraged to relate to the theme "Mission: Sparks -Explore Your Possibilities. 

The conference theme and educational platform focuses on providing training to strengthen leadership skills using social networking, communication skills and goal setting to help youth plan for their future.

A Message from the California State Ambassadors about their educational platform: Find Your Passion, Find Your Purpose

"Though our educational platform, we strive to teach members the meaning of a Spark. Youth will learn how to identify and use their spark to development personal improvement , cultivate college and career readiness, and create positive change in the world.



Goals of State Leadership Conference:

  • Improve personal leadership skills resulting in participants taking on leadership roles to benefit the county UC 4-H program. Creating specific gains in; meeting facilitation, conflict resolution, public speaking, youth adult partnerships, and cultural competence, public policy and communication styles.
  • Increase network with UC 4-H members, volunteers, and staff outside of their county.
  • Advance college and career readiness. Increase knowledge of both career pathways and the UC college program. Learn about the college application process.

Below you will find the workshop proposal form which must be completed by June 1, 2021 . Applications will be reviewed an accepted on a rolling basis until June 1 or until the available space is full.

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 goals of the conference and can clearly fit into an A 4-H Mission initiative and sub category
  • The workshop has a clearly stated 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 UC 4-H experience and beyond. 
  • For additional information about SLC

You will be notified of your proposal status on or by June 11, 2021

 4-H Focus Areas

The Mission of UC 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.
  • Civic Engagement- Encourages youth to become well-informed and engaged citizens of the world.

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 UC 4-H member and member of the community, resulting in teens taking on leadership at the county level through teens as teachers, teen leaders, or club officers.
  • Conflict Resolution and Communication – Through these workshops youth will improve their skills in resolving conflicts in positive ways and teamwork.
  • Youth Adult Partnerships Workshops should inform and develop skills to work in a youth-adult partnership in which adults work in full partnership with young people within their projects and county programs.
  • Cultural Competence - Workshops will enhance youth’s skills in intercultural competency.
  • Public Policy – Workshops should focus on activism, advocacy and how to make a positive change in your 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.
  • 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.

Workshops will all take place on July 24, 2021 

Any questions? Email us at Subject line: Education Questions





Presentation Proposal

All Workshops will be 60 mins long and will take place on ZOOM Saturday, July 24th, 2021 from 1:15-2:15pm or 2:30-3:30pm