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Exploring the Science of 4-H Projects

Monday, February 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm EST

Research shows that youth who have positive experiences with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related projects are more likely to pursue education and careers in math, science and engineering, and National 4-H has placed increased importance on integrating...

Using Technology to Enhance Your 4-H Experience

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 8:00 pm EST

Between Facebook and Twitter and other social media and websites and blogs and smartphones and more, it can be very challenging to keep up with the latest technology trends. But technology can also be a great tool to support communication and learning between 4-H volunteers...

Engaging Teens & Older Youth

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm EST - Presented by Molly Frendo

Does your 4-H program struggle to keep 4-H teens and older youth involved? Are you looking for ways to keep teenagers interested and active in 4-H? The 2013-2014 North Central Regional Volunteer e-Forum’s second session has strategies to increase engagement as well as data on...

You’ve Got 4-H Parents! Now What??

Monday, November 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm EST - Presented by Molly Frendo

Parents play a big role in deciding how their children will spend their time, and that includes whether or not they’ll spend their time with 4-H. Once families engage with 4-H, the experience they have during their first year in the program is important for long-term...

Using Technology to Build Capacity in Volunteer Programs

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Molly Frendo

MSU Extension is pleased to offer professional development opportunities designed to assist youth development program staff and volunteer administrators in their efforts. Sessions are designed from the youth development perspective; however, all interested participants are...

Using Virtual Communities to Support Volunteer Retention

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Molly Frendo

MSU Extension is pleased to offer professional development opportunities designed to assist youth development program staff and volunteer administrators in their efforts. Sessions are designed from the youth development perspective; however, all interested participants are...

The Connectedness, Continuity, Dignity, and Opportunity (CCDO) Principles

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Molly Frendo

The Connectedness, Continuity, Dignity, and Opportunity (CCDO) principles provide practitioners with a straightforward framework for practicing positive youth development with young people who are at risk. In this webinar, Dr. Seita shows how teachers, youth workers and...

Tips and Tools for Recruiting Volunteers

Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Molly Frendo

Volunteer administrators are frequently charged with recruiting more volunteers to support the needs of the organization. Recruiting volunteers takes a good deal of time and energy. In this session, you will learn about ways to maximize your efforts and get better results...

From Interest to Reality: Keeping Volunteers Interested Webinar

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Molly Frendo

Many volunteer organizations struggle with getting a potential volunteer all the way through the process of recruitment to beginning service. In this webinar, we will discuss the process of moving a volunteer through the interviewing, screening, and orientation processes in...

Tech Tools to Support Military Deployment

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Kendra Moyses, Molly Frendo

Technology can be a wonderful tool to support military families experiencing deployment but can easily feel overwhelming to less experienced individuals. Many families have access to tools that can help them better connect to their loved ones during deployment but may need...

Using Virtual Communities to Support Volunteer Retention

Conference Session Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 11:30 am EDT - Presented by Molly Frendo

Research shows that volunteers who have strong relationships with program staff and with other volunteers are more likely to continue volunteering in their role. However, with reduced resources and cultural shifts that make face-to-face activities harder to sustain, it can be...

Social Networking: Boundaries and Professionalism

Monday, July 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Molly Frendo

Should you friend volunteers in your program? Is it acceptable for adult volunteers and youth to be connected via social network? Social networking (i.e. Facebook, MySpace, etc.) can be a tremendous resource. It can also be confusing for volunteers, program staff, and...

Juvenile Sexting

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Molly Frendo

As technology continues to grow and help us make and maintain interpersonal connections, increase workplace efficiency, explore the universe and the atom, it also contains the capacity to do irreparable harm to institutions, businesses, families, the environment and...

Advanced Social Networking

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Lisa Bottomley, Edward Scott

Are you well versed and comfortable using social networks? This session is designed for those who have mastered the basics. We will demonstrate how to best utilize social networking for your program and explore some features that are available. You will explore a number of...

Getting Volunteers off to a Successful Start

Monday, March 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Molly Frendo, Frank Cox

Many volunteer organizations struggle with getting a potential volunteer all the way through the process of recruitment to beginning service. In this webinar, we will discuss the process of moving a volunteer through the interviewing, screening, and orientation processes in...