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  1. Ability and Dependability Ability is important but dependability is critical. Oklahoma Leadership Team 2008-09 Candidate Workshop

  2. Purpose for Leadership Team • Role model & spokesperson for the two Land-Grant Universities • Uphold the high ideals, values and moral standards of Oklahoma 4-H • Conduct educational programming at the county, district and state levels. • Actively travel within the district and state to fulfill responsibilities.

  3. Purpose for Leadership Team continued… • Active and contributing committee member • Plan, conduct and evaluate events and activities. • Seek opportunities to expand and diversify audiences and programs • “Youth Advisory committee” to the State/District 4-H Program

  4. How can you prepare for the team? • What skills are you going to need to develop at the local and county level?

  5. The key is “to Serve” • Selfless - putting other people's needs, interests or wishes before your own • Challenge personal growth with demanding leadership responsibilities • Personal and family sacrifices of time and finances

  6. Prestige Test your intent with these two definitions of the term. • Prestige as a term of respect associated with high quality - then you will be a successful member of the state leadership team. • Prestige in terms of for the glamour, attractiveness or importance associated with being a member of the state leadership team - then you should seriously reconsider.

  7. Duties • 2 hours per week planning and completing assignments • Completing personal, professional, and team goals • Self-motivated, organized, and responsible • Quarterly Progress Review • All others as defined in the By Laws • Balance academics, rest, family, 4-H, work, and other extra-curricular activities

  8. Meetings • Firm understanding of committee work • Attend all meetings and committee meetings • Serve on subcommittees • Chair subcommittee

  9. Continuing Education • Certified Volunteer • Training will be mandatory • Leadership Team Retreat mandatory • AgCom 4990 (State Officers)

  10. Participation • You are first and foremost a 4-H member at the local club level! • No preferential treatment • Lose your anonymity and become a public figure – action and inaction are scrutinized • Act without being coerced

  11. Reality Check…

  12. Part 1. Application Form 200 pts District team 300 pts State Team Part 2. Functional Resume Part 3. Three letters of reference Part 4. Commitment Form Part 5. Workshop Part 6. Consultation Session Part 7. Campaigning and Election Each district established their own deadline for district office. Parts 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the process State deadline for District Representative is September 1. All seven parts in the process Process

  13. Removal from Office Probation and/or removal from office for those who violate the Code of Conduct, break rules for any other sanctioned 4-H event or who do notfulfill their responsibilities.

  14. What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing. Pablo Picasso

  15. State Leadership Team Structure Last fall the state 4-H staff made the decision to began transitioning to a structure which would • add continuity • increase visibility and direct service to counties, • increase leadership opportunities to serve. • increase opportunities for Youth in Governance • expand our practice of Youth-Adult Partnerships

  16. District Clusters

  17. Demonstrated the life skills of Self-responsibility, Organization, Time Management, and Communication Enrolled in 4-H; has a “firm” understanding and “experience” with committee work having served as an “active and contributing” member of committees at the local/county/district level; authentic experience(s) held or holding a local and/or county 4-H office; and a certified 4-H volunteer or going through the certification process. District RepresentativeQualifications Be a person of “Character.”

  18. District Representatives must be elected during their sophomore or junior year in high school so they will be available and accessible to service their cluster of counties during the “2 year term.” District Representative must reside within the cluster of counties elected to serve. Must complete State Leadership Team application process – file forms, participate in consultation session and attend Officer Candidate Workshop the year running for office. Must be a county delegate and attend district conference the year seeking office. District RepresentativeQualifications continued… Be a person of “Character.”

  19. District Representative Responsibilities include: • Two full year committment • Dedicate a minimum of 2 hours per week • Practice the life skills of Self-responsibility, Organization, Time Management, & Communication. • Liaison to specific counties, minimum of two county visits required per year to conduct state coordinated educational programming. • Communicate on a regular basis with county youth and adult leadership teams – to conduct educational programs, encourage participation in 4-H programming, and to collect information for reporting to the state and district reporters. • Submit quarterly report/summary of county activities to the state reporter for 4-H publication, blogs, website and e-scrapbook.

  20. District Representative Responsibilities continued: • Serve as an active participant on state and district committees – planning, conducting and evaluating events and activities. • Attend District Officer meetings as a state liaison. • Attend State Leadership Team Board meetings. • Represent Oklahoma 4-H by participating in district and state activities and events. • Exemplify Youth-Adult Partnerships in all interactions. • Perform duties delegated by the team leadership or advisor. • In a timely manner, complete all reporting procedures including the Quarterly Progress Review required of team members.

  21. Still in discussion: Administrative positions which will coordinate team efforts Additional Adult Advisors (Collegiate, Volunteer, Extension Educator) Filing for leadership team – consultation sessions

  22. Leadership Team members must be… • Committed • Dependable • Responsible

  23. Good Luck