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UMN EXT Youth Development Podcast

University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development Extension educators discuss research, theory and best practices.

Topics include: youth programs, youth issues, evaluation, volunteer development, cultural diversity and social and emotional learning.

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Mar 17, 2022

Jacquie Lonning and Amber Shanahan, Extension educators discuss the purpose and application of the 4-H Leadership Tree Model to provide leadership pathways for youth.  This model broadens the definition of leadership development as a process, rather than a position, that provides an environment for youth to nurture and...

Mar 3, 2022

This podcast explores the journey to leadership through the youth perspective as we hear stories from two MN 4-H State Ambassadors.  They also discuss the important role adults played in helping them discover and develop leadership skills.  

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Jun 18, 2020

In this podcast, Brenda Shafer shares tips on how to develop skills in having crucial conversations that are productive and successful.  She encourages listeners to start with heart, focus on what you really want, master your story, keep it "safe" and how to use contrasting statements to fix misunderstandings.


Apr 21, 2020

Practicing the use of empathy is an important skill that takes intentional practice when listening to youth, volunteers and colleagues.  In this podcast, Karyn Santl discusses the difference between being empathetic and sympathetic while offering four attributes of empathy for youth practitioners to use during difficult...

May 28, 2019

This podcast shares how to engage youth in meaningful ways to ensure they are developing skills and authentically feel like they have voice and choice in youth programs. Karen and Jan discuss 4 strategies to develop youth and adult partnerships:

  1. Developing positive relationships
  2. Mutually agreed upon expectations for...