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.

 

Recruitment/Retention
 

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 http://www.nextgencoalition.org/docs/OSTPC-12.pdf

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 http://www.cssp.org/publications/child-welfare/child-welfare-misc/hired-for-good-spring-2004.pdf

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 http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/outreach/docs/Workbook%202%20Retention%20Focused%20Supervision%206-07-07.pdf

National Collaboration for Youth. (date unkown). Is youth work for me? Assessment tool. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.careerswithyouth.org/is_a_career_for_me/is_youth_work_for_me_assessment.pdf

National Collaboration for Youth. (2006). Capturing promising practices in recruitment and retention of frontline youth workers. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.nydic.org/nydic/documents/Recruitment.pdf

National Youth Development Learning Network. (2006). Recruitment. Professional Development Series E-Newsletter. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.nydic.org/nydic/staffing/profdevelopment/documents/Recruitment_000.pdf

National Youth Development Learning Network. (2006). Retention. Professional Development Series E-newsletter. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.nydic.org/nydic/staffing/profdevelopment/documents/ProfSeriesRetention.pdf

National Youth Development Learning Network. (2004). Youth development: Worker competencies. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://nydic.org/nydic/documents/Competencies.pdf

Stone, B., Garza, P., & Borden, L. (2004). Attracting, developing & retaining youth workers for the next generation.  Wingspread conference proceedings. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.national4hheadquarters.gov/library/wingspread_report.pdf

 

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 http://www.childtrends.org/Files//Child_Trends-2007_06_15_RB_ProDevel.pdf

Building Partnerships for Youth. (2009). Building partnerships for youth. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://cals-cf.calsnet.arizona.edu/fcs/bpy/index.cfm

National 4-H Headquarters. (2009). 4-H staff resources. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from  http://4-h.org/resources/staff.html.

National Youth Development Information Center. (2008). Professional development series. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.nydic.org/nydic/staffing/profdevelopment.htm.

Rennekamp, R., & Schmiesing, R. (2005). Giving them our best: Standards for 4-H professional development. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.national4-hheadquarters.gov/comm/pd_standards.pdf

 

Meeting Effectively
 

Babkirk, D. (date unknown). The art of great meetings. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from  http://www.umext.maine.edu/onlinepubs/PDFpubs/6102.pdf

DeKoven, B. (2004). Fun in the meeting room. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.effectivemeetings.com/meetingplanning/fun/fun.asp

The Department of Service Excellence. (2004). Running effective meetings. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.umdnj.edu/uhnetweb/fivestartoolbox/toolkits/runningeffectivemeetings.pdf

McNamara, C. (2010). The basic guide to conducting effective meetings. Free Management Library. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.managementhelp.org/misc/mtgmgmnt.htm

Mind Tools, Ltd. (2006). Meeting agenda template. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/worksheets/AgendaTemplate.pdf

Rebori, M. (date unkown). How to organize and run effective meetings. University of Nevada-Reno Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.unce.unr.edu/publications/files/cd/other/fs9729.pdf

The University Hospital. (2011). Training and organizational development. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.umdnj.edu

 

Program Planning
 

McNamara, C.  (2010). Basic guide to non-profit program design and marketing. Free Management Library. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.managementhelp.org/prog_mng/np_progs.htm

National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth. (2010). Guide to starting a youth program: Best practices. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.ncfy.com/publications/guidetostarting/best.htm

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 http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/other_resrch/pm_guide_eval/reports/pmguide/pmguide_toc.html

 

Collaboration
 

Basca, B. (2005). Principles for informing and engaging parents. Prevention Brief, 1(1), 1-16. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.ca-sdfsc.org/docs/prevention_brief/SDFSC_Prevention_Brief_May_2005.pdf

Burkhauser, M., & Metz, A. (2009). Building systems-level partnerships. Child Trends, 33, 1-7. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.childtrends.org/Files/Child_Trends-2009_06_23_RB_SystemsPartners.pdf

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 http://www.coloradoafterschoolnetwork.org/admin/uploads/community%20partnerships%203_08.pdf

Meek, J. (1992). How to build coalitions. Iowa Cooperative Extension. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM1486A.pdf

Problem Solving Justice. (date unkown). Engaging stakeholders in your project. Center for Court Innovation. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.courtinnovation.org/_uploads/documents/Engaging_Stakeholders_in_Your_Project%5B1%5D.pdf

 

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 http://www.childtrends.org/Files/Child_Trends-2009_02_11_RB_StaffCoaching.pdf

Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension. (2002). Teambuilding facilitation manual: A guide to leading and facilitating team building activities. Retrieved February 16, 2016 from http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/leaders/resources/publications/g0100c-teambuilding-facilitation-manual.pdf

Radford, M. (2006). Conflict resolution. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.njla.org/conference/2006/presentations/conflictresolution.pdf

University of North Carolina Ombuds Office. (2006). Informal conflict resolution strategies. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.ombuds.unc.edu/downloads/Informal%20Conflict%20Resolution%20Strategies.pdf

Volunteer Power. (2010). Ice-breakers, event openers, and team building activities for committees, boards, and volunteer staff meetings. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.volunteerpower.com/resources/Icebreaker.asp

Wholistic Stress Control Institute, Inc. (date unkown). Ten strategies for conflict resolution. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.khpa.ks.gov/healthquest/download/resource_downloads/conflictresolution.pdf

 

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 http://www.childtrends.org/Files//Child_Trends-2008_02_19_Eval8ProgramQuality.pdf


Leadership Assessment
 

Shartle, C. (2010). Leader behavior description questionnaire. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from https://fisher.osu.edu/offices/fiscal/lbdq/

Fiedler, F. (2011). Least preferred coworker scale. Retrieved March 28, 2011 from http://www.msubillings.edu/BusinessFaculty/larsen/MGMT321/Leas%20PreferredCoworkerScale.pdf