ERIC Number: EJ1085463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Exploring the Effectiveness of a Retreat Method for Extension Staff
Worker, Steven M.; Hill, Russell D.; Miller, JoLynn C.; Go, Charles G.; Boyes, Rita J.
Journal of Extension, v53 n6 Article 6IAW2 Dec 2015
The California 4-H Association hosted two retreats to support its members with goals of balancing professional development with intentional relationship building. Evaluations demonstrated that staff found the intentional balance of time spent in unstructured, semi-structured, and structured time offered opportunities to grow professionally while building relationships with peers. Follow-up surveys found that 4-H professionals strengthened their network of peers to rely on in their work. Future work for professional development may benefit from a social capital lens.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Training Methods, Professional Development, Interpersonal Competence, Interprofessional Relationship, Social Capital, Program Effectiveness, Participant Satisfaction, Youth Programs, Staff Development, Group Activities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California