Additional Resources

Management and Leadership

Collins, J. (2001). Good to Great. New York, NY: Harper Collins.

Hesselbein, F., Goldsmith, M., & Beckhard, R. (Eds). (1997). The organization of the
future. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Northouse, P. (2004). Leadership theory and practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.



Evans, W., Sicafuse, L., & Killian, E. (2009). 4-H youth worker characteristics: Comparisons with workers from other youth-serving organizations. Journal of Extension, 47(6), 1-8. 

The Forum for Youth Investment. (2008). Out-of-school-time policy commentary #12: Unpacking youth work practice. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

Gehrman, R. (2004). Successful recruitment and hiring: Assume nothing - Take a fresh look. Hired for Good, 2(1), 1-8.  Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

McKenzie, J., Jackson, R., & McKenzie, J. (2007). Staff retention in child and family services: The practice of retention focused supervision workbook 2. Michigan State University School of Social Work. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

National Collaboration for Youth. (date unkown). Is youth work for me? Assessment tool. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

National Collaboration for Youth. (2006). Capturing promising practices in recruitment and retention of frontline youth workers. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

National Youth Development Learning Network. (2006). Recruitment. Professional Development Series E-Newsletter. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

National Youth Development Learning Network. (2006). Retention. Professional Development Series E-newsletter. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

National Youth Development Learning Network. (2004). Youth development: Worker competencies. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

Stone, B., Garza, P., & Borden, L. (2004). Attracting, developing & retaining youth workers for the next generation.  Wingspread conference proceedings. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from


Professional Development

Bowie, L., & Bronte-Tinkew, J. (2006). The importance of professional development for youth workers. Child Trends, 1-9. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

Building Partnerships for Youth. (2009). Building partnerships for youth. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

National 4-H Headquarters. (2009). 4-H staff resources. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

National Youth Development Information Center. (2008). Professional development series. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

Rennekamp, R., & Schmiesing, R. (2005). Giving them our best: Standards for 4-H professional development. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from


Meeting Effectively

Babkirk, D. (date unknown). The art of great meetings. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

DeKoven, B. (2004). Fun in the meeting room. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

The Department of Service Excellence. (2004). Running effective meetings. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

McNamara, C. (2010). The basic guide to conducting effective meetings. Free Management Library. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

Mind Tools, Ltd. (2006). Meeting agenda template. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

Rebori, M. (date unkown). How to organize and run effective meetings. University of Nevada-Reno Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

The University Hospital. (2011). Training and organizational development. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from


Program Planning

McNamara, C.  (2010). Basic guide to non-profit program design and marketing. Free Management Library. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth. (2010). Guide to starting a youth program: Best practices. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

US Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children, Youth, and Families. (date unkown). Program manager’s guide to evaluation. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from



Basca, B. (2005). Principles for informing and engaging parents. Prevention Brief, 1(1), 1-16. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

Burkhauser, M., & Metz, A. (2009). Building systems-level partnerships. Child Trends, 33, 1-7. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

Burkhauser, M., Bronte-Tinkew, J., & Kennedy, A. (2008). Building community partnerships: Tips for out-of-school-time programs. Child Trends, 13, 1-8. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

Meek, J. (1992). How to build coalitions. Iowa Cooperative Extension. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

Problem Solving Justice. (date unkown). Engaging stakeholders in your project. Center for Court Innovation. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from


Workplace Climate

Burkhauser, M., & Metz, A. (2009). Using coaching to provide ongoing support and supervision to out-of-school time staff. Child Trends, 6, 1-6. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension. (2002). Teambuilding facilitation manual: A guide to leading and facilitating team building activities. Retrieved February 16, 2016 from

Radford, M. (2006). Conflict resolution. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

University of North Carolina Ombuds Office. (2006). Informal conflict resolution strategies. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

Volunteer Power. (2010). Ice-breakers, event openers, and team building activities for committees, boards, and volunteer staff meetings. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

Wholistic Stress Control Institute, Inc. (date unkown). Ten strategies for conflict resolution. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from


Program Quality

Bronte-Tinkew, J., Kahn, J., & Theokas, C. (2008). How can I assess the quality of my program? Tools for out-of-school time program practitioners. Child Trends, 1-8. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

Leadership Assessment

Shartle, C. (2010). Leader behavior description questionnaire. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from

Fiedler, F. (2011). Least preferred coworker scale. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from