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Youth Development brown bag webinar series

Sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development and North Dakota State University Center for 4-H Youth Development

The University of Minnesota Extension and North Dakota State University Extension have partnered to offer the youth development brown bag webinar series since 2010. The purpose is to provide research-based information on hot topics, trends, and program ideas for youth workers over the lunch hour (11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT). These free webinars provide professional development opportunities for people who work with youth without the cost and travel. Participants are able to ask questions and get answers in real-time, while the presenter guides interactive discussions, questions, and polls for sharing and applying the information to participants' work.

This webinar series is free to participants, but registration is required.

Direct questions to Kari Robideau.

Understanding Our Own Biases to Better Interact with Youth

Presenter: Lindsey Leker, Extension Specialist in Science, Center for Youth Development, NDSU Extension

Jan. 18, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT

Implicit bias is an unconscious short cut our brain uses to make quick decisions. This presentation will explain why individuals working with youth should be aware of implicit bias and how it can influence interactions with youth belonging to a minority group. The brain develops unconscious biases over many years of exposure to the media, peers, and parenting. There are many misunderstandings of what implicit bias is and that implicit attitudes can be controlled. Experience a well-known online experiment on implicit attitudes, review environmental factors that have contributed to implicit bias and learn about your own biases.

Lindsey Leker is the 4-H youth development specialist in science at North Dakota State University. She coordinates science programming for youth ages 5 to 18 and the role science plays in their lives, including career development. Her Ph.D research focuses on achievement gaps among minority groups and females in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in elementary school and high school. Prior to Lindsey's employment at NDSU, she taught social and brain science at various universities in the Fargo/Moorhead area.

 

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Program Planning + Volunteer Systems = Opportunities for Youth

Presenters: Becky Harrington and Karyn Santl

March 8, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT

When youth, adult volunteers and partners come together with staff to identify priorities for a program, powerful things happen for young people. Learn about Growing 4-H Opportunities Together: Volunteers in Vision and Action. It aligns two processes that are important in delivering meaningful youth development programs, which are program development and volunteer systems development. This webinar will share steps and tips to apply to any youth or community organization.

 

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Creating Partnerships with Tribal Nations

Presenter: Kyra Paitrick, 4-H Community Program Coordinator, Center for Youth Development, University of Minnesota Extension

May 10, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT

Are you interested in collaborating with reservations or American Indian programs and organizations?  This webinar will focus on the barriers and strategies for creating partnerships with tribal nations. Kyra will share examples of how history plays into the work and will give information and first-hand examples of challenges that come from working with tribes. Participants will identify and evaluate their own approaches to building partnerships with tribal nations.

Kyra Paitrick is a descendent of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. She has earned her undergraduate in Ojibwe Language and Culture and Elementary Education from the College of St. Scholastica. She has a Master's degree in Environmental Education from Hamline University. She has held positions as a childcare provider, teacher, and program coordinator. She currently works for the University of Minnesota Extension as a 4-H Community Program Coordinator, building youth development programming with the Fond du Lac Band.

 

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