Professional Development

Professional development opportunities benefit staff and improve the overall program. Such opportunities ensure that staff members are up-to-date on current practices in their field and continue to feel invested in their jobs.

Below are standards for professional development created by the National 4-H Professional Development Taskforce. These standards are used as a guide for developing, conducting, and assessing professional development experiences and resources for the 4-H workforce and beyond:

  • Foundations for Learning
  • Relevance to the Learner
  • The Learning Experience
  • Assessment and Reflection

For more detailed information about these standards, please visit: Giving Them Our Best: Standards for 4H Professional Development (2005).