EMG Leadership Development Training / Coordinator’s Training

2018 Leadership Development Training

Materials for trainings held throughout the state in November 2018

EMG Office Updates Presentation – News and projects from the EMG State Coordinator’s Office, including strategic planning updates and 2019 EMG College

Project Evaluation Presentation – Including tips for changing “we’ve always done it this way” projects, plans of work, and project proposal forms

Communications Part 1 – Including updates on new communications templates and downloadable items

Communications Part 2 – Including guidelines on managing social media and writing/distributing press releases

2017

Materials for the Leadership Training Meeting held on November 8, 2017 in Chesterfield, Virginia.

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Presentation: Program Updates

This presentation details recent program updates including changes to tracking volunteer hours, the new coordinator’s handbook, and updates on Master Gardener College.

Presentation: Cost Recovery

This presentation, given by Joyce Lattimer covers cost recovery for EMG units and includes key terms used for describing program costs and instructions for using the cost calculation spreadsheets.

Presentation: Strategic Planning Overview

This presentation describes the strategic planning process for EMG units and includes examples of goal setting and planning exercises.

Presentation: Marketing

This presentation describes marketing strategies for EMG units and includes links to resources for attribution-free images and online documentation creation.

2016

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Transitioning the Vision into Action

This presentation, given by Martha Walker, walks you step-by-step on how to best take ideas and turn them into reality. It covers: designing a strategic plan, building a plan of work, facilitating the meeting and much more!

Working with Youth

This presentation is from the workshop lead by Jeremy Johnson and Tonya Price on working with youth. The objectives of this workshop include: identifying the 4-H guidelines for working with youth programs of Virginia Cooperative, identifying age-appropriate activities for use in the extension educational design process, and how to practice behavior management strategies. for working with youth.

Empowering Volunteers as Agents of Change

This presentation, given by Dr. Curtis Friedel, will develop an awareness of adaption-innovation theory. It will also explain how the more adaptive and more innovative prefer to work with structure. Finally it will develop guidelines for developing a problem- solving culture among volunteers. Click the image to download the slides from the presentation.

The Extension Master Gardener Program: Update

Throughout the course of the year, the Office of the Extension Master Gardener Program, has been hard at work to help serve the EMG programs from all across the state of Virginia. Dave Close and John Freeborn present on the new updates from the program including: the EMG Training Handbooks, Social Media, Youtube Videos and much more.

Dan Goerlich, the Central District Director of Virginia Cooperative Extension shared his thoughts on conflict resolution in this easy to access PDF. Dan shares 9 things to keep in mind when dealing with conflict resolution. Download it here

2015

The Extension Master Gardener Program: Basics and Overview

Click on the image above to view John Freeborn’s presentation on the Extension Master Gardener Program. From its creation in 1979 the program has grown and developed over the years, but its mission to bring the latest horticulture research from Virginia Tech and Virginia State University to the people of the Commonwealth. This presentation has the most up-to-date information on the program as a whole.
COMING SOON. Jeremy Johnson speaks about how both leadership success and volunteer retention can be better understood when looking into motivation. As a leader it is key to know how to best motivate those under you and encourage them to grow in their role in the program. There are three types of motivation which can vary from person to person. Want to know what motivates you? Take this motivational analysis.

Leadership Succession and Volunteer Retention

COMING SOON. Jeremy Johnson speaks about how both leadership success and volunteer retention can be better understood when looking into motivation. As a leader it is key to know how to best motivate those under you and encourage them to grow in their role in the program. There are three types of motivation which can vary from person to person. Want to know what motivates you? Take this motivational analysis.

Managing Conflict: Dealing with Difficult Volunteers

There are many things that can lead to / bring about conflict. In his presentation, Dave Close identifies frequent sources of conflict within Extension Master Gardener groups as well as how to navigate through them. Click on the image above to access the presentation.

Communication Challenges

In this presentation, Kevin Camm shares what he has learned about communication challenges throughout his years of serving as a unit coordinator and extension agent. Kevin looks at some of the hindrances to clear communication and addresses some proven ways to overcome them.

Running Effective Meetings

Scott Baker presents and extensive talk on how to facilitate meetings at work. He goes into two key components that can make or break a meeting: planning and communication. This presentation provides great insight and practice advice for facilitating a productive meeting. Also included is a sample meeting agenda that can be customized for your next meeting.