Positive leadership can help individuals, organizations and communities become more prosperous and sustainable. One of the core functions of Michigan State University Extension is increasing the leadership skills of individuals and organizations. MSU Extension seeks to enable each resident and community group of all sizes to participate fully in the life of our democracy. MSU Extension offers several classroom-based leadership development training programs and educational resources for those wishing to enhance their leadership skills.
September 26, 2014 | Jackelyn Martin | Fall is a great time to re-focus a group. Consider these five tips to make this most of this time of year!
September 23, 2014 | Bethany Prykucki | Differentiating between a Parliamentary Inquiry and a Request for Information.
September 22, 2014 | Kurt H. Schindler | Often a small community struggles to avoid a “conflict of interest” situation – particularly hard because of its small size. But there are not any exceptions or special dispensation due to the size of a community.
September 18, 2014 | Makena Shultz | Start shifting your interactions with youth from teacher to facilitator with these five verbal tools.
September 16, 2014 | Jan Brinn | This series of four articles will explore four different leadership styles and how the style can affect a group in accomplishing a goal. Part 4 focuses on servant leadership.
September 2, 2014 | Jan Brinn | This series of four articles will explore four different leadership styles and how the style can affect a group in accomplishing a goal. Part 3 focuses on laissez-faire leadership.
August 29, 2014 | William V. Hendrian | Are you stressed out at work? Are you stressed out about your finances? The two areas may be related and your employer may be taking note.
August 29, 2014 | Beth Clawson | The signing of the Smith-Lever act in 1914 authorized the creation of the Cooperative Extension System. One hundred years later, Van Buren County board of commissioners and Extension personnel gathered to celebrate 100 years of service.
August 28, 2014 | Makena Shultz | Carrying out the collective visioning process in your community.
August 25, 2014 | Makena Shultz | Where do you see your community in 25 years? Inviting all your community members to join in the journey can create an investment in progress towards those goals and positive change in the future.
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Date: Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688
Date: Oct 14, 2014
Location: Lac Vieux Desert Resort Casino, US 45, Watersmeet, MI 49969
Date: Oct 15, 2014 - Oct 29, 2014
Location: Kent County MSU Extension, 775 Ball Avenue, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
- 4-H Advisory Group Support
- 4-H Citizenship & Service
- 4-H Communications
- 4-H Military Family Programs
- 4-H Teen Leadership & Community Change Conference
- 4-H Youth-Adult Partnerships
- Conflict Smoothies
- Facilitative Leadership
- Michigan Lake and Stream Leaders Institute
- National 4-H Congress
- Real Colors Personality Instrument