ERIC Number: ED099547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
Helping Hands; Giving Volunteer Leaders a Place in the Extension Program.
Strow, Helen A.
The document is a guide for extension workers, to aid them in identifying and training local volunteer leaders, thereby adding a broader dimension to the extension worker's efforts and enabling him to increase by many times the number of families he is able to reach. Leadership is defined, the importance of leaders explained, and methods for finding leaders described. The types of help leaders can give are outlined, and a "leadership ladder" illustrates the growth of a self-confident leader as his responsibilities increase. The importance of recognizing leaders and ways of expressing appreciation for their efforts are treated; patterns of village leadership are discussed; and the satisfactions for the extension worker who develops volunteer leaders are enumerated. The document concludes with a sample "leader's guide" for giving a demonstration on testing seed for germination. (AJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
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