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Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

June 13, 2023

Kansas Youth Leadership Forum Seeks Workshop Proposals

Submitted by Beth Hinshaw

Planning is underway for the 24th annual Kansas Youth Leadership Forum, November 18-19, 2023, at Rock Springs 4-H Ranch. This event, designed for youth ages 14-18, will include speakers, workshops and the election of the 2024 Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council.

We are currently recruiting proposals for workshops. The Youth Council hopes you will be interested in sharing your expertise and talents through this opportunity. Workshops will be offered in three sessions on Saturday, November 18: 1 - 2 p.m. (session #1), 2:10 - 3:10 p.m. (session #2) and 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (session #3).

Workshop topics should center on leadership. Kansas 4-H focuses on helping young people find their SPARK and ignite their passion! Some ideas might include, but are not limited to, professionalism, decision making, career preparation, workplace skills, citizenship, character, communication, conflict management, ethics, motivation, initiatives, leading by example, time management, using your resources, goal setting, leadership after high school, getting involved, international citizenship, diversity and business etiquette. We are particularly looking for new and exciting lessons to give KYLF a fresh workshop selection.

Please consider offering the topic during more than one session on Saturday. Presentations that involve the audience have been the most effective in past years.

Proposals are due June 15, and the Youth Council will be reviewing proposals in late June. Selected presenters will be notified in July. Additional information will be sent to presenters prior to the Forum. On this link you will find a PDF of a letter and planning form that will help you know everything you need to fill out the online form. Please contact Beth Hinshaw, bhinshaw@ksu.edu, with any questions.

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