Leaders influence and support others in a positive manner for a shared goal. Leaders aren't just elected. You can be a member of committees, small groups and teams. Learning about yourself and how you work with others is a key part of developing leadership skills.
- Understand roles, attitudes, tasks and functions necessary for effective leadership.
- Strengthen local 4-H units in leadership responsibility and encourage other youth.
- Participate in program planning, development, and implementation; help recruit new members and leaders.
Ideas for Project Area Learning!
- Job shadow or interview a local leader
- Plan and present a fun club activity
- Identify non-verbal communication behaviors
- Practice and deliver a presentation
- Plan and present a project workshop
- Run for office in your club
- Practice interviewing with an adult
- Plan a meeting
- Identify various leadership styles
Share What You Learn with Others!
- Give a presentation on parliamentary procedure or other decision-making methods
- Write a letter to an elected official about an issue that's important to you or your community
- Conduct Club Officer training
- Make arrangements for your club's next service project
- Mentor a younger member with record-keeping and preparing exhibits for fair
- Serve on a local board that deals with youth issues
- Give a presentation on the elements of an effective meeting
- Create a series of workshops teaching other 4-Hers a project skill. Video tape and put them up on the web so others have access
- Take a personal inventory to analyze your leadership style and share a journal or display about what you learned and how it affects your work in groups
- Create a scrapbook showing your leadership roles in the clubs or organizations you participate in
- Create a resume showcasing your skills, strengths