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January 15, 2019

Bill Cordes is the Speaker for the 2019 Kansas 4-H Ambassador Training

Submitted by Deryl E Waldren

Bill Cordes from Lawrence is the 2019 Kansas 4-H Ambassador training keynote speaker. Since 1988, Bill Cordes has keynoted programs for conferences, conventions, schools and universities nationwide. He has authored and co-authored 6 books for teens and college students. In his programs, Bill combines humor, energy, enthusiasm and wisdom to create an engaging experience that promotes "better ways to live our days." Bill is a former teacher, coach, and television talk show host.

The 2019 Kansas 4-H Ambassador Training will be February 22-23 at the Rock Springs 4-H Center near Junction City. It is open to all county/district 4-H ambassadors, interested teens, ambassador advisors and Extension staff. The ambassador training is open to any 4-H member in the 8th – 12th grades. Local Extension offices may not be able to provide chaperones and/or transportation to this training. Check with your local Extension office before registering.

The theme is “4-H Ambassadors Go Wild with Leadership.” There will be six youth workshops, three adult workshops, two speakers, with lots of fun and fellowship. Workshops to be offered include:

• True Colors, 1st Year Only - Learn about the four color personalities of green, blue, gold and orange. Discover your primary color and what it means.
• Wild about Leadership, 1st Year Only –
• Elephant Communications, 1st Year Only
• Navigating the Jungle of First Impressions, 2nd year and Up
• Day Camp Craziness, 2nd Year and Up
• Advanced True Colors, 2nd Year and Up
• Advisors’ Workshop: Tips for a Great Program and Round Table
• Advisors’ Workshop: Making Quality Video Clips for 4-H, in a 2-part workshop –

Full details are posted on the Kansas 4-H website, http://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/conferences-events/ambassador-training/index.html. Registration is currently open. Visit http://www.kansas4-h.org/events/index.html. Cost is $115, and covers all educational sessions, speakers, breakfast, lunch, breaks, and one night’s lodging at Rock Springs 4-H Center. Registration will close on Sunday, February 10, 11:59 p.m. For cancellations from the time of registration through February 10, there will be a $25 fee assessed. Beginning on February 11, there are no refunds, and the full cost of the conference will be due. 

For more information, please call Deryl Waldren at 785-462-6281, or email him at dwaldren@ksu.edu.

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