Leadership Academy Monthly Workshops

Members 12+, 4-H Age

youth in front of a computerJoin the Montana 4-H Leadership Academy workshop on Sunday afternoons in 2022/2023.  The leadership academy is a network of Montana 4-H members interested in exploring and developing their own leadership skills while serving their county 4-H program in new ways. 
Local county leadership groups will have an opportunity to join with groups from around the state as well as the Montana 4-H Ambassador Officer team, virtually and in person when possible, to work on skill building, planning and mentorship. 
Each month the officer team members will be presenting a different workshop topic that they have found to be important as they have grown their own leadership abilities. This workshop should be paired with a local county leadership meeting to work on county projects that serve the local 4-H program and community. 

County Leadership groups should plan to meet face to face whenever possible and engage in the virtual state wide workshop together.

This time can be viewed as a leadership club meeting. County ambassadors can aid in planning and facilitating these local workshop meetings. The following agenda is currently being planned. All workshops are Sunday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:00.  Zoom links for each workshop session will be emailed to county extension offices and can be shared localy. 


November 20

Connecting with Cloverbuds

Teen leaders can have a great impact on younger 4-H members, the youngest being the cloverbud. Learn how to connect and engage with cloverbuds in your county 4-H program. 

December 11

What Makes Leader

Identifying ones own strengths and weaknesses is the frist step in becoming a strong leader. Discuss what traits make a "good" leader and how you can build important leadership skills. 

January 8

The Power of Positivity

In a world of being pulled in a variety of different directions it is often a challenge to stay engaged with a positive attitutde. Learn how to focus on what is important and how a positive attitutde can have the greatest impact. 

February 5

Tools for Facilitation

You might have the "best laid plans"... but the "proof is in the puding." Learn how to carry out leadership plans and engage groups with valuable facilitation tools. 

March 5

The Butterfly Effect

Their “Butterfly Effect” explains how even tiny actions or changes can have enormous consequences. Similarly, a leader's actions, choices and behaviors, even small ones can have a huge effect on their community. 


To receive the zoom meeting link and info for this workshop series please complete the short registration by clicking the "Register Now" button above. This can be completed by one adult volunteer or MSU extension staff  that is hosting an entire county group or by individuals participating on their own. Once the form is complete an email containing the zoom meeting link for all 4 workshops will be sent automatically. 

Questions? Feel free to reach out to Brett Schomer, bschomer@montana.edu or any of the Montana 4-H Ambassador Officers