It’s been a little while since the Youth Development Leadership Team (YDLT) has provided an update, so I wanted to let you know a few things that we’ve been working on.
In a previous update, we let you know that the YDLT was developing its own work plan to support the YD strategic plan, and we have been continuing to build that out over the last several months.
To give you an idea of what is in the YDLT work plan, one objective in the plan is to identify program planning supports that will help advance the work in regions to achieve the YD organizational benchmarks and programmatic outcomes. Some of the actions we have identified to achieve that objective include:
- reviewing the program development model and drafting a guide for program planning in regions.
- gathering input from regions on elements of program planning that will lead to shared understanding and common approaches.
- developing graphics and visuals that help staff better understand the benchmarks, outcomes, the use of the 4-H Common Measures, and data in regionals reports.
- reviewing the Minnesota 4-H logic model.
Jennifer Skuza, Pam Larson Nippolt, Colleen Sanders, Brenda Shafer and Nancy Hegland have already begun some work on these action steps, and have also been meeting regularly with the educators with the Regional Program Planning function for several months.
Watch for more information that will be shared later this summer.