4-H Leaders LEARN Webinar Series

What is 4-H Leaders LEARN?
Across Canada, 4-H youth are constantly developing and refining their skills in areas related to Community Engagement & Communications, Science & Technology, Environment & Healthy Living and Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security – but what about our volunteer leaders?

4-H is all about a shared commitment to lifelong learning, and we know that our volunteer leaders are leading by example. That’s why we are proud to introduce the 4-H Leaders LEARN webinar series, a new training resource for volunteer leaders, 4-H staff and senior 4-H youth. Through online, real-time training webinars, participants will have the chance to build upon their 4-H foundational knowledge, continue developing the necessary skills and gain confidence to help them better support, mentor and empower today’s youth.

How Does the Webinar Series Work?
Between January and February, you can register for one or more 4-H Canada led webinars— a live workshop delivered over the web—to learn more about, and ask questions on, the 4-H program model and other important topics for 4-H volunteers leaders. All 4-H Canada materials will be available for distribution meeting materials in advance to download.

Learn at Your Convenience
Unable to join a 4-H Leaders LEARN webinar on the scheduled dates?

You can gain new knowledge to benefit 4-H programming in your local community and strengthen your own understanding of youth development from the comfort of your home at a time that suits you.

Recorded copies will be made available to watch at a later date, though we encourage you to sign up to meet 4-H leaders from across the country if you can. 

More Resources for 4-H Volunteer Leaders through 4-H LEARNS
In the New Year, 4-H Canada will be launching 4-H LEARNS, a central repository for the Global 4-H Network to share, access and browse 4-H materials, best practices and other resources. 4-H LEARNS (Learn, Educate, Access Resources Network), an online platform will house content shared between 4-H’ers as well as the 4-H Leaders LEARN webinar content.

How to Join a 4-H Leaders LEARN (Zoom) Webinar
For more information about how to take part in these webinars, please visit this link here. It will tell you how to register, what computing requirements you’ll need to access these webinars, and answer other questions you may have. If you still have questions, please contact Emily Brown, Program Manager, at ebrown@4-h-canada.ca for more information.

Topic and Description


Find Your 4-H Wings: Bats - Register Here

This will be the third year of Find Your 4-H Wings and the focus will be on bats, why they’re important, their particular habitats and bat conservation. Leaders who have registered for this campaign are encouraged to join in to learn more about the materials and resources they will be receiving. Recommended club activities will also be discussed

January 30, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. – 8: 45 p.m. EST

Unpacking Positive Youth Development - Register For 2:00pm Here or 8:00pm Here

Every day 4-H youth are using their head, heart and hands to make informed decisions about their health, their community and the planet. The 4-H Canada positive youth development formula seeks to guide the way we equip our members to take on leadership roles, ensuring responsible, caring and contributing youth with 4-H and beyond!

February 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. – 2: 45 p.m. EST


February 8, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. – 8: 45 p.m. EST

Bridging the Gap - Register Here

Join 4-H members as they lead us in “bridging the gap.”

The webinar will be the official launch of the new positive youth adult partnership resource “Bridging the Gap”. Written and edited by delegates at the 2016 4-H Canada Members Forum and the Youth Advisory Committee, “Bridging the Gap”, will feature tips on how to best establish and maintain positive relationships with 4-H youth members and foster positive youth development.

February 9, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. – 8: 45 p.m. EST

Parliamentary Procedure for Newbies - Register Here

Who is this ‘Robert,’ and why does he have so many ‘rules’? 4-H has adopted Roberts’ Rules for Parliamentary Procedure because it is considered one of the most effective means to lead meetings and to take orderly action as a mobilized group.

Join us on February 13 for a crash course on Parliamentary Procedure at 4-H club meetings. Learn best practices for supporting 4-H members as they run their club meetings and pick up some new skills yourself!

February 13, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. – 8: 45 p.m. EST

Journey 2050 - Register Here

How will we sustainably feed over 9 billion people by the year 2050? Journey 2050 takes participants on a virtual simulation that explores world food sustainability and learning the role of best management practices in feeding the world, reducing environmental impacts and in improving social performance through greater access to education, medical care and community infrastructure. Sign up for this webinar to learn more about what you can do with Journey 2050 and how your club can participate.

February 27, 2017 8:00 p.m. – 8: 45 p.m. EST

Learn To Do By Doing and the Experiential Education Cycle - Register Here

4-H has a long history of teaching members to Learn To Do By Doing. The long-time motto demonstrates the value that 4-H places on experiential education. But what is experiential education? Are you doing it in your club? Are you missing anything?

March 6, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. – 8: 45 p.m. EST

Steps to Inquiry – Incorporating Experimentation into your 4-H Projects -