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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


4-H Professionals Inservice

Nov 1, 2022, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday, October 7, 2022
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

Click here to review the agenda.

  • Register by Oct. 7 at 11:59 pm and there is NO COST TO YOU. If you register after this deadline, there is a $25 fee. If you register after Oct. 7, you will be asked to include the worktags to pay for the event and the fiscal officer will be initiating a fund transfer. Please know the worktags for your funds before late registration.
  • Check in begins at 8:30 a.m., with the opening welcome at 9:15 am. We’ll conclude by 4:20 pm. Design teams or other working groups can meet as needed after we conclude. The draft agenda is attached.
  • Homework: You should have received information to complete the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) from Please complete this by Oct. 7. Details about the IDI are below.
  • Attire: Business casual – 4-H branded apparel is appropriate, along with your OSUE name tag.
  • Food: We will provide lunch along with morning and afternoon snacks.
  • Optional: Biometric screening and flu vaccinations are available. See the email from Katherina Hulme sent on 9/12 for instructions.
  • New 4-H Professionals (since the February 2022 4-H Professional’s Inservice): Be on the lookout for an email from Lisa Manning or Doug Foxx in the near future, so we can introduce you to the group.
  • Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI): Ohio 4-H was awarded a grant to complete the IDI. Each 4-H professional should have received an email with a unique link to complete the IDI, and at the Inservice, group results will be debriefed together. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn where our blind spots are in an interactive and meaningful way, while discussing tangible ways to make our 4-H program more welcoming to all the people we serve. The purpose of the IDI discussion and activities is to answer the questions, “How do we make 4-H for all?” and “How do we increase our reach by recognizing our implicit blind spots?” Please make sure to complete the IDI survey by October 7.

    County Spotlight Slides: Here’s the opportunity to share a successful program or activity with your colleagues. Each county is asked to submit information for slides that will scroll during the Inservice. Here’s what we need:

    • Names and titles of the 4-H professionals in your county
    • Brief (one sentence or three bullet points!) info about a successful program or activity in your county
    • one to three photos of the activity
    • Upload your information by Oct. 21 to  â€‹Folder icon County Slides-Submitted by Counties in Teams

Share Fair: The Inservice will include a share fair where 4-H professionals can share new, interesting, and/or successful programs and activities. Those who indicated they were interested in sharing about an event, program, or process in the Hopes and Expectations Survey will be contacted by Rhonda Williams. If you are not contacted but would like to share something, please reach out to Rhonda Williams.418 by October 7. We’ll also have a place for you to list upcoming events and opportunities you want to share with your colleagues. Bring a flyer and post the details on the Share Fair message board.

State updates: These announcements will be recorded and shared prior to the Inservice. If you have an update you would like to share, please email Katherina Hulme.25 with the recorded update. We ask you record these by October 17.

Q&A Session: There will be time for a Q&A session during the Inservice since updates will not be shared in person. Please submit questions via the following Qualtrics link. These questions remain anonymous. The survey will be monitored by a member of the Inservice planning committee and will remain open through the Inservice as well.

Design Team Updates: Design Team chairs will be asked to share information about their main projects, upcoming workshops, curriculum, etc. and how to join their team. Judy Villard Overocker will be contacting Design Team chairs to get this information soon.

State Fair/Volunteer Tenure Awards: If you are planning to pick-up these awards at the Inservice, watch for an email from Katherina Hulme.

Family Guides: These will be distributed via USPS directly to families (thanks, Kroger!), but there will be at least one box for county offices. Stay tuned for a survey from Extension Publishing.

Headshots: If you’re interested in a headshot, photos will be taken at the conclusion of the inservice.