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Event Details – November 24, 2018

NW - Regional - Knowledge College

Deadline: November 10, 2018 4:00 PM  
Start Date: November 24, 2018 8:30 AM End Date: November 24, 2018 5:00 PM
Location: Lillian Schick High School, BON ACCORD AB  

Program Description:


Northwest Region 4-H - Knowledge College on Saturday, Nov 24

The NW 4-H Knowledge College is for any leader, volunteer, or parent in the Northwest Region. (Some sessions may be appropriate for senior members as well.) Each club in the region is encouraged to send at least one adult, however there is no limit to the number of adults who can attend.

Cost: $20/person, includes lunch

Deadline to register: Nov 10


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.      Registration & Coffee

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.         Whole Group Session (Regional Updates and News)

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.       Select-a-session 1

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.       Lunch and Q&A Session

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.         Select-a-session 2

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.          Coffee & Networking

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.           Select-a-session 3

4:00 – 4:15 p.m.            Evaluations and Wrap-up

Session Schedule (subject to change) Select-a-session

Select-a-session 1 

The 4-H Website and Paperwork! – Where do you find the information you’re looking for?? Come learn about navigating the 4-H website, updating club and personal information, usernames and passwords, deadlines, registration, scholarship applications, diaries, awards of excellence, record books and more! (adults)

Travel & Exchange, National & International Opportunities – Members and leaders have many opportunities to travel and learn –through an exchange (mbrs & adults), one of 4-H Canada’s Going Global opportunities (mbrs), a chaperone opportunity (ldrs), the National Science Fair, or a conference (mbrs & ldrs). Where will 4-H take you? (adults & seniors)

Members! Are you having any fun? - Come and have your say on why you’re part of 4-H, what your club can do to keep you engaged, and what you’d like to see happen at the club/district/regional/ and provincial levels. Comments from this morning’s ‘member only’ session will be shared with adults in the afternoon, as well as with staff to take forward to the appropriate committees. (seniors)

Select-a-session 2

Help! I’ve been asked to help with judging - Without reason markers, competitions for our members cannot happen. Come and learn how to mark oral and written reasons, and how to assign a placing score. (adults)

Be a Bench Show or Project Judge - Not only is this skill critical to many achievement days, but also to the success of the Regional Fair and Focus on 4-H. Come and learn how to judge, how to leave appropriate comments, and more. (adults)

Money! Money! Money! – Do you understand budgeting and how it can help you keep more money in your club’s account, or your personal pocket? Do you understand interest? Plastic vs Cash vs Cheques? Come learn from a financial professional. (seniors and adults)

Select-a-session 3 & 4 (~3 hours)

Leader Level 1 – Done this on-line? Have no idea what this is? Did you know that this is a requirement of the leader screening process? New leaders have one year to complete this course – on-line, face-to-face, or both (they are quite different). It can also be a great refresher for those who have been leaders for a while. 4-H changes slowly in some cases but it has changed a great deal over the past 20 years. Experienced leaders also had to the discussion with their experience. (adults - especially new leaders/volunteers though it can be a good refresher as well)

Select-a-session 3

Funding – Get updates on sponsorship, fundraising, and current initiatives, needs, and processes. Hear from the 4-H Foundation of Alberta, as well as regional executive. (adults)

Beyond the Club (District - Provincial) – Ever wonder what CIT and AIM are? You’ve heard about Club Week and Provincial Judging but do you understand what they are and how to get there? How about Regional CDM? Maybe you have questions about District Communications. Here’s an opportunity to find out what they’re all about, how to get involved, and why your members should be encouraged to attend. (adults and seniors)

Project Corner - This is your opportunity to share the amazing projects being offered in your club. Bring a display if you’d like. We’ll discuss the many types of projects available in Alberta’s 4-H program, as well as some of their lesser known options, and some considerations when adding a new project to your club. Come with your questions, and your experience to add to the conversation. (adults)

Select-a-session 4

Cleaver Kids - How is this project supposed to work? How do you include them in your club’s plan for the year? What do you need to consider when adding them to your club? Hear from the 4-H Alberta Council, who has responsibility for this project. (adults)

Member Retention - Senior members were asked in the morning what they like and don’t like about their clubs, what engages them, and what drives them away. Hear what they had to say. (adults)

Diaries and Awards of Excellence – What are they? Why do we need to complete them? What goes where? Learn about any updates and changes being made to the diaries (every 5 years). What are the Awards of Excellence and how do members get them? (adults & seniors) 

Event PDF:    Knowledge College application and sessions
Northwest Regional web page
Region: Northwest
Who can apply: Clubs ,  Leaders

For more information contact: Stacy Murray, Phone: 310-0000 then 780-674-8250, Email: