Brown Bag Webinar Series
The University of Minnesota Extension and North Dakota State University Extension have partnered to offer the youth development brown bag webinar series since 2010. The purpose is to provide research-based information on hot topics, trends, and innovative programmatic efforts on content relevant to youth practitioners over the lunch hour (11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT).
Jan. 18, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT
Understanding Our Own Biases to Better Interact with Youth
Presenter: Lindsey Leker, Extension Specialist in Science, Center for Youth Development, NDSU Extension
This presentation will explain why individuals working with youth should be aware of implicit bias and how implicit bias can, unknowingly, influence interactions with youth belonging to a minority group. This presentation will present a well-known online experiment on implicit attitudes and show participants that they may not be aware of their own biases. The presentation will also review environmental factors that have likely contributed to implicit bias.
March 8, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT
Program Planning + Volunteer Systems = Opportunities for Youth
Presenters: Becky Harrington and Karyn Santl
May 10, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT
Creating Partnerships with Tribal Nations
Presenter: Kyra Paitrick, 4-H Community Program Coordinator, Center for Youth Development, University of Minnesota Extension
For more information, go to: http://z.umn.edu/ydwebinar
NOTE: The free webinar format provides professional development opportunities for people who work with youth without the cost and travel usually incurred with workshops and conferences. Participants are able to ask questions and get answers in real-time, while the presenter conducts interactive discussions, questions, and polls for sharing and applying the information to participants' work.
This webinar series is free to participants, but registration is required.