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UMN EXT Youth Development Podcast

Youth workers discuss research, theory and best practices. Topics include: youth programs, youth issues, volunteer development, cultural diversity and social and emotional learning.

Mar 14, 2019

Think of a time you tried an innovative, new approach to youth programming...  What made the change possible?

In this podcast, Rebecca Meyer shares her insights on factors that motivate innovation in youth programming and she describes a model that showcases 5 factors that support the sometimes messy process on...


Feb 28, 2019

Can you conduct focus groups in an online setting? 

In this "podcast within a podcast", Kari and Sam discuss how focus groups were conducted with 4-H adult volunteers in a web-based online environment.  Kari shares the background of this project, how the online focus groups were set-up and what was learned from...


Feb 14, 2019

This podcast features Extension educator, Joe Rand, who continues our conversation on how we can strive to be inclusive youth programs for LGBTQ youth.  Joe challenges programs to consider whether your organizational COMMITMENTS to providing safety and equal opportunities for all youth are aligned with program...


Jan 31, 2019

The third season of the Youth Development Podcast Series starts with a discussion on expressing gratitude.  Nancy shares 5 Strategies and helpful resources to improve skills as a grateful leader:  Schedule Gratitude Time, Speak Gratitude Language, Listen, Accept Gratitude from your team and Ask “How can I help?”


Oct 25, 2018

Why should you care about Data Viz?  

Create reports that get read and data that gets used with the tips and tricks provided by Sam and Emily in this podcast!  They give information on Data Viz that you can use to help funders and stakeholders understand the impacts made in youth development program.  

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