The "Giving Your Best" is a live web seminar series taught by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H Youth Development staff. The web seminar series is designed to benefit volunteers and parents as they get ready, set, and go forward with club meetings, 4-H projects, and beyond.
Participation in the live web seminars is free. A computer with internet access is needed. Each program will meet online for 45-60 minutes.
Previous Web Seminar Recordings
Keeping Youth Safe
- Drugs of Today
Live Web Seminar Hosted on April 7, 2015
- Parenting in a Digital World
Live Web Seminar Hosted on February 24, 2015
- Youth and Abuse
Live Web Seminar Hosted on April 21, 2015
- 4-H Around the World
Live Web Seminar Hosted on April 28, 2015
Science Behind Your 4-H Project
- Crop Science
Live Web Seminar Hosted on February 10, 2015
- Design My Place
Live Web Seminar Hosted on February 24, 2015
Live Web Seminar Hosted on March 10, 2015
- What's On Your Plate?
Live Web Seminar Hosted on March 24, 2015
- Child Development
Live Web Seminar Hosted on March 31, 2015
4-H Play-by-Play Series
- Making Foods for Me and A Space for Me
Live Web Seminar Hosted on December 2, 2014
- The Worth of Wild Roods and STEAM 1
Live Web Seminar Hosted on November 18, 2014
- Photography and Swine
Live Web Seminar Hosted on November 4, 2014
- On Your Own and OK and Six Easy Bites
Live Web Seminar Hosted on October 21, 2014
- Seeing i2i and Junk Drawer Robotics
Live Web Seminar Hosted on October 7, 2014
Ready, Set Go!!
- Go: Beyond the 4-H Project
Live Web Seminar Hosted on April 17, 2014
Help youth extend their 4-H project work through leadership activities and guide them in developing strong connections within their communities through service learning. Learn how to connect young people with the life skills they have learned through 4-H, career choices, and by exploring entrepreneurial possibilities.
- Set: 4-H Projects from Start to Finish
Live Web Seminar Hosted on April 3, 2014
A 4-H Project can provide opportunities for endless experiences all while building life skills in youth. Join us to learn more about helping youth get the most out of a 4-H project from start to finish. We will start with setting goals for the 4-H Project, then move to setting the stage for a positive learning experience, and round the corner with tips for making a 4-H project unique and meaningful to the 4-H'er.
- Ready: Maximize Your Meeting Time
Live Web Seminar Hosted on March 27, 2014
Making 4-H the priority for busy kids and families may be challenging. Get ready to set your club/youth group in motion by maximizing your time before, during, and after each meeting. Gain time-saving tips and ideas that will keep you and group members energized throughout the year.
Back to the Basics
- Career Portfolio
Live Web Seminar Hosted on May 13, 2013
The fair is over, 4-H activities are winding down, and you are ready to celebrate a great year. But wait, did the 4-H'er complete their Career Portfolio? Keeping records and explaining what was learned through the projects is an important part to the 4-H Program. Gain an understanding of the Career Portfolio while taking away tips and techniques to help your 4-H'er be the best they can be.
- Diamond Clover Recognition Program
Live Web Seminar Hosted on May 14, 2013
Help your 4-H'er learn the value of setting and achieving personal goals while enhancing their 4-H experience and building their Career Portfolio. Discover the Diamond Clover Program, designed to encourage 4-H youth to engage in a variety of projects and activities that will enable them to acquire the life skills while taking part in rich and diverse learning experiences.
- Volunteer and Club Recognition
Live Web Seminar Hosted on May 15, 2013
Good job! Way to go! Thank you! Nebraska 4-H recognition programs provide the opportunity to highlight the great work and outstanding accomplishments of youth, volunteers and clubs from across the state. Join us during this webinar to explore the following statewide recognition programs: Club of Excellence, Volunteers of Excellence, and the Nebraska 4-H Volunteer Recognition Program.
Giving Your Best: Taking 4-H Projects to the Next Level
- Taking the Next Step: Child Development and Animal Science
Live Web Seminar Hosted on April 24, 2013
Take the guess work out of Child Development projects! Discover ideas on how to make fun, developmentally appropriate projects that teach 4-H members and the children they babysit about one of the five signature outcome areas. Next, explore the possibilities of Animal Science from the animal project, to events, and more. Find out how youth may participate in Animal Science projects even if they are not showing an animal.
- Taking the Next Step: Foods and Nutrition & The Career Connection
Live Web Seminar Hosted on April 17, 2013
Are YOU in need of a 4-H Foods and Nutrition update? Learn about MyPlate and how to incorporate those recommendations into your 4-H project meetings. Then, when youth discover a 4-H project that fits their personality, passion, and ignites a potential career choice, it's invigorating and exciting! Join us as we showcase how Nebraska 4-H is a great way for youth to learn about career development. We'll highlight career development fair classes, events and resources that connect the dots from a 4-H project to a future career.
- 4-H Projects . . . Taking the Next Step
Live Web Seminar Hosted on April 10, 2013
It's amazing what a 4-H project can teach a young person. The experiences are endless and life skills are continually being built. Join us on this webinar to learn more about getting the most out of your family's 4-H experience. Gain tips to take the 4-H project beyond the 4-H exhibit into new skills, new experiences and maybe even a career!
Engaging Parents, Youth, and Your Community
- Engaging Youth-Adult Partnerships
Live Web Seminar Hosted on February 5, 2013
Looking for an effective way to engage both youth and adults in your community? Focus on youth-adult partnerships! Youth-adult partnerships are shown to be one of the most effective ways to engage both youth and adults. During this session, participants will learn more about why youth adult partnerships are important and how to develop those relationships in a positive manner.
- Engage Youth through Active Learning
Live Web Seminar Hosted on January 29, 2013
Do you need ideas to keep youth focused and engaged throughout your programs? Youth involved in the "discovery" process develop a stronger sense of accomplishment and confidence. By the end of the session, you will have strategies and techniques to implement in your own programs enhancing learning.
- Engage Every Parent: Strategies for Success
Live Web Seminar Hosted on January 22, 2013
All youth groups can benefit greatly from parent involvement and engagement. During this web seminar, we'll explore the benefits and barriers of engagement, and share ideas and strategies to help your youth group be more successful at engaging every parent.
- Ready. Set. Delegate!
Live Web Seminar Hosted on May 22, 2012
Leading a youth group is fun and rewarding, and also a big time commitment. With all the details and work involved, you've probably discovered you can't do it all. So how can you get it all done? Delegate! Let's explore why you should delegate, when to delegate, and when not to delegate. The sky's the limit when you delegate!
- Revive Through Humor
Live Web Seminar Hosted on May 15, 2012
Develop strategies to create a positive, inclusive environment allowing youth and adults to work, learn and have fun together. Mix behavior management suggestions with a healthy dose of humor to revive your group.
- Guess Who's Stressed
Live Web Seminar Hosted on May 8, 2012
Families, clubs, and organizations can focus on their mission and what really matters when everyone is stress free. Learn more about stress by identifying stressors, recognizing the physical & emotional reactions to stress, and gaining techniques to eliminate or reduce stress for yourself and youth.