University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
 

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CED Community and Economic Development (Cooperative Extension)
EXP Research (Experiment Station)
FCS Family and Consumer Sciences (Cooperative Extension)

 

CED Publications



A Conveners' Guide to Hosting a Public Forum
10/20/2016 (new)

This guide is intended to provide support to Cooperative Extension professionals who intend to bring the public together for an issue discussion. It will provide a general overview to help the convener of a public meeting address basic details needed to design and host a meeting. | CLD2-12
web only | 5 pages | 2,731 words | 8 downloads | PDF: 262 kb


Using a SWOT Analysis: Taking a Look at Your Organization: 4-H Facilitator's Guide
5/16/2016 (new)

A SWOT analysis is a simple review process. When combined with a goal-setting activity, SWOT is a useful tool that will provide your organization with a roadmap to set and reach its goals successfully. | CLD2-5-4H
web only | 7 pages | 2,000 words | 13 downloads | PDF: 292 kb


Delivering Your Marketing Message: Planning Productive Promotions
5/2/2016 (new)

Effective marketing messages build awareness and interest in an organization's programs, products, and services. Successful promotions begin with a plan to deliver the right message to the right people for greatest participation and impact. | CLD3-2
web only | 4 pages | 2,006 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 217 kb


Building a Marketing Toolkit
4/26/2016 (new)

To begin assembling your organization's marketing toolkit, ask the following question: What are the most basic and useful tools that could be implemented to market our organization, its programs and activities? | CLD3-3
web only | 5 pages | 2,252 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 258 kb


Group Mentoring
4/25/2016 (new)

Mentoring serves an invaluable purpose, offering youth the resources they need for positive development. Meaningful relationships are the foundation for building strong connections and community ties, and caring adults can serve as allies to help foster youth development. | 4MO-09OO
web only | 4 pages | 1,809 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 160 kb


Facilitating Community Forums
3/3/2016 (new)

Planning and conducting an effective community forum requires several key elements. Scheduling a meeting place and choosing a location and time should be carefully considered. Choosing the right people to lead the forum is also important. | CLD3-7
web only | 2 pages | 1,091 words | 12 downloads | PDF: 156 kb


Creating a Successful Coalition
3/1/2016 (new)

Coalition can be defined as a group of people or groups who have joined together for a common purpose. How to start a coalition is not a mystery. First you identify your need, and then you find individuals or organizations that are interested in helping to find a solution for that need. | CLD3-5
web only | 2 pages | 914 words | 11 downloads | PDF: 167 kb


Community Power: Bringing the Right People to the Table
2/26/2016 (new)

Empowerment--the ability to enable or share power--can be encouraged within the community context. In this publication we will share with you a traditional definition of community power, how to outline a community's power structure, and a process on how to bring the right "power players" to the table. | CLD3-6
web only | 3 pages | 1,158 words | 12 downloads | PDF: 185 kb


Why Form a Coalition?
7/28/2015 (new)

A coalition is two or more organizations that work together to reach a common goal. Usually the goals of a coalition include one of the following: changing or creating public policy, changing or influencing individual behavior or building a healthier community. | CLD3-4
web only | 2 pages | 539 words | 21 downloads | PDF: 166 kb


Financial Oversight for a Nonprofit Organization: 4-H Facilitator's Guide
7/20/2015 (new)

Successful organizations follow regulations and guidelines pertaining to sound financial management practices. The members, leaders and volunteers of an organization should understand the need for accurate and timely reporting and have both internal and external rules of management in place. | CLD2-11-4H
web only | 6 pages | 2,214 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 283 kb


Sustaining Members, Volunteers and Leaders in Community Organizations: Strengthening an Organization by Building Traditions: 4-H Facilitator's Guide
7/20/2015 (new)

Sustaining members, volunteers and leaders and their continued efforts and service to the program is imperative to the continued health and well-being of 4-H or any community organization. Sustaining adds stability, credibility and continuity to organizations. | CLD2-9-4H
web only | 3 pages | 1,751 words | 11 downloads | PDF: 267 kb


Mobilizing Members, Volunteers and Leaders in Community Organizations: Calling the Group to Action: 4-H Facilitator's Guide
7/20/2015 (new)

To effectively serve the needs of people in a community, members, volunteers and leaders of 4-H must be mobilized to action. Mobilizing is the key component of a volunteer program and is the step in which education, youth development, service and leadership all begin. | CLD2-8-4H
web only | 4 pages | 1,596 words | 6 downloads | PDF: 217 kb


Educating Members, Volunteers and Leaders in Community Organizations: Empower Your Group by Developing Leadership: 4-H Facilitator's Guide
7/20/2015 (new)

Educating, empowering and equipping 4-H members, volunteers and leaders adds stability, quality and effectiveness to the organization and its provided programs. | CLD2-7-4H
web only | 7 pages | 2,844 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 273 kb


Evaluation: Everyone Has a Role
6/17/2015 (new)

Although there are a number of definitions for "evaluation," in basic terms, it is simply the process of determining whether a program is producing desired results. To meet the requirements of reporting and accountability, businesses, organizations and agencies must understand how to best measure the success of a program. | CLD2-10
web only | 3 pages | 1,244 words | 27 downloads | PDF: 186 kb


Developing and Implementing an Action Plan for Community Organizations: Giving New Direction to Established Organizations: 4-H Facilitator's Guide
3/26/2015 (new)

The goal of this program is developing and implementing an action plan that will inspire and set in motion the actions needed to accomplish the 4-H organization's vision. | CLD2-6-4H
web only | 9 pages | 2,706 words | 11 downloads | PDF: 331 kb


Generating Members, Volunteers and Leaders in Community Organizations: Grow Your Group by Building Its Membership: 4-H Facilitator's Guide
8/15/2014 (new)

Successful organizations consist of members, volunteers and leaders who engage creative talents and interests to serve the community more effectively. To effectively address community issues, the organization must assess its participant needs with specific roles and responsibilities necessary to take action. | CLD2-4-4H
web only | 5 pages | 2,687 words | 23 downloads | PDF: 271 kb


Adults as Learners: Teaching Adults in Extension
7/28/2014 (new)

As an adult educator, it is important for you to better understand your adult audiences and their educational needs to ensure that Extension remains the world's largest non-formal educational program. Although teaching adults in a non-formal arena does not yield a formal degree or certification, the training or other education avenues are vital to their lives and businesses. | CLD4-2
web only | 6 pages | 3,452 words | 30 downloads | PDF: 170 kb


Visioning: Setting the Future for Your Organization: 4-H Facilitator's Guide
7/17/2014 (new)

A vision statement outlines the desired future state of an organization; it offers a picture of what could be and encourages the organization to move toward that image. When a vision statement is developed, utilizing a process that engages an organization's members and leadership, it becomes a tool of empowerment. A vision statement reflects the core values of the organization. | CLD2-2-4H
web only | 8 pages | 2,460 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 203 kb


Understanding Your Organization's Culture: 4-H Facilitator's Guide
7/2/2014 (new)

A variety of features give an organization meaning and make it familiar and recognizable. One of these features is culture. Understanding culture in the general sense can lead to a working knowledge of organizational culture. This understanding could result in more effective members, volunteers and leaders, expanded community engagement and increased growth for your organization. | CLD2-1-4H
web only | 5 pages | 2,204 words | 23 downloads | PDF: 361 kb


Mobilizing Members, Volunteers and Leaders in Community Organizations: Calling the Group to Action: ANR Facilitator's Guide
6/25/2014 (new)

Mobilizing is an important component of volunteer and community development; organizational participants must be mobilized in order for anything to be accomplished. | CLD2-8-ANR
web only | 4 pages | 2,033 words | 6 downloads | PDF: 369 kb


Using a SWOT Analysis: Taking a Look at Your Organization: ANR Facilitator's Guide
6/16/2014 (new)

A SWOT analysis is a deliberate planning method used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of an organization or project. | CLD2-5-ANR
web only | 4 pages | 1,210 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 542 kb


Generating Members, Volunteers and Leaders in Community Organizations: Grow Your Group by Building Its Membership: ANR Facilitator's Guide
4/3/2014 (new)

Successful organizations consist of members, volunteers and leaders who engage creative talents and interests to better serve the community. To effectively address community issues, the organization must assess its participant needs with specific roles and responsibilities necessary to take action. | CLD2-4-ANR
web only | 12 pages | 3,091 words | 14 downloads | PDF: 496 kb


People Learn with a Purpose: Understanding Learning Styles: ANR Facilitator's Guide
3/25/2014 (new)

People learn for different purposes. Some common reasons are to gather information to make an informed decision, to learn toward a specific goal or just to increase knowledge. Understanding why and how you learn best is essential, especially if you are trying to teach others. | CLD1-2-ANR
web only | 8 pages | 2,865 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 413 kb


Participatory Evaluation: Engaging Stakeholders in the Process
1/15/2014 (new)

In this age of accountability, organizations, agencies and individuals alike are held at higher standards to show their programs can make a difference. Hence, evaluation is a critical component of programming, whether it serves the development and implementation process or provides the results of a project funded by a grant. | CLD4-1
web only | 3 pages | 1,680 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 180 kb


The Influence of Personal Characteristics: Personality, Culture and Environment: ANR Facilitator's Guide
7/10/2013 (new)

To grow as an effective leader you must understand yourself as well as the differences of personal characteristics in others. | CLD1-9-ANR
web only | 5 pages | 2,410 words | 23 downloads | PDF: 347 kb


Understanding Generational Differences: ANR Facilitator's Guide
7/10/2013 (new)

By gaining a better understanding of the values that have shaped each generation, we increase our opportunity for building strong family, work, and community relationships. | CLD1-8-ANR
web only | 4 pages | 1,900 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 314 kb


Understanding and Dealing with Conflict: ANR Facilitator's Guide
7/10/2013 (new)

Successful conflict resolution relies on understanding how to utilize the correct conflict response for each circumstance and the removal of barriers to effectiveness. | CLD1-7-ANR
web only | 3 pages | 1,143 words | 17 downloads | PDF: 383 kb


Significant Leadership Characteristics: ANR Facilitator's Guide
7/10/2013 (new)

Everyone has the opportunity to be a leader at some time, so it is important that every person have a strong understanding of what leadership is, what effective leadership looks like and how it can vary between individuals. | CLD1-6-ANR
web only | 6 pages | 1,920 words | 17 downloads | PDF: 317 kb


Significant Leadership Characteristics
4/4/2013 (revised)

Everyone has the opportunity to be a leader at some point, so it is important that every person have a strong understanding of what leadership is, what good leadership looks like, and how it can vary between individuals. Learning about leadership will make you much more effective the next time it is your turn to lead. | CLD1-6
web only | 2 pages | 803 words | 59 downloads | PDF: 263 kb


Significant Leadership Characteristics: 4-H Facilitator's Guide
4/4/2013 (revised)

It is important for every person to have a strong understanding of what leadership is, what good leadership looks like and how it can vary between task and relationship-oriented approaches for maximum leadership development potential. | CLD1-6-4H
web only | 8 pages | 1,702 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 398 kb


Significant Leadership Characteristics: FCS Facilitator's Guide
4/4/2013 (revised)

For maximum leadership development potential, it is important for every person to have a strong understanding of what leadership is, what good leadership looks like and how it can vary task and relationship-oriented approaches for maximum leadership development potential. | CLD1-6-FCS
web only | 6 pages | 1,337 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 361 kb


Financial Oversight for a Nonprofit Organization
2/6/2013 (new)

To be trusted with financial oversight suggests that the organization has confidence that the individual will manage the funds in a timely, transparent, and accurate manner. Openness in reporting receipts, expenditures, and financial status in a clear format and on a regular basis is vital. | CLD2-11
web only | 3 pages | 1,071 words | 22 downloads | PDF: 299 kb


Financial Oversight for a Nonprofit Organization: FCS Facilitator's Guide
2/6/2013 (new)

Successful organizations follow regulations and guidelines pertaining to sound financial management practices. Organization leaders and members understand the need for accurate and timely reporting and have in place internal, and if necessary, external rules of management. | CLD2-11-FCS
web only | 6 pages | 2,152 words | 10 downloads | PDF: 367 kb


Sustaining Members, Volunteers and Leaders in Community Organizations: Strengthening an Organization by Building Traditions
2/6/2013 (new)

Sustaining members, volunteers and leaders and their continued efforts and service to the program is imperative to the continued health and well-being of any community organization. Sustaining adds stability, credibility and continuity to organizations. | CLD2-9
web only | 4 pages | 2,112 words | 24 downloads | PDF: 271 kb


Sustaining Members, Volunteers and Leaders in Community Organizations: Strengthening an Organization by Building Traditions: FCS Facilitator's Guide
2/6/2013 (new)

Sustaining, the fourth and final category of the GEMS Model of Volunteer Administration, consists of five steps: evaluate, recognize, retain, redirect and disengage. | CLD2-9-FCS
web only | 6 pages | 1,668 words | 11 downloads | PDF: 318 kb


Mobilizing Members, Volunteers and Leaders in Community Organizations: Calling the Group to Action
2/6/2013 (new)

To effectively serve community needs, members, volunteers and leaders of community organizations must be mobilized to action. Mobilizing is the key component of a volunteer program and is the step in which service, leadership and action all begin. | CLD2-8
web only | 3 pages | 1,520 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 244 kb


Mobilizing Members, Volunteers and Leaders in Community Organizations: Calling the Group to Action: FCS Facilitator's Guide
2/6/2013 (new)

Organizational participants will be mobilized in order for anything to be accomplished by being engaged, motivated and supervised. | CLD2-8-FCS
web only | 3 pages | 1,409 words | 14 downloads | PDF: 303 kb


Educating Members, Volunteers and Leaders in Community Organizations: Empower Your Group by Developing Leadership
2/6/2013 (new)

Individuals who are well-equipped to serve the organization effectively will have a more positive experience with the organization. The four components involved in educating members, volunteers and leaders include: orient, protect, resource and teach. | CLD2-7
web only | 4 pages | 1,659 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 262 kb


Educating Members, Volunteers and Leaders in Community Organizations: Empower Your Group by Developing Leadership: FCS Facilitator's Guide
2/6/2013 (new)

Educating, empowering and equipping organizational participants adds stability, quality and effectiveness to the organization and its provided programs. | CLD2-7-FCS
web only | 9 pages | 3,972 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 391 kb


Developing and Implementing an Action Plan for Community Organizations: Giving New Direction to Established Organizations
2/6/2013 (new)

There are several steps involved in preparing for, developing and implementing an action plan for an organization. These steps will be discussed in detail in this publication | CLD2-6
web only | 3 pages | 2,024 words | 13 downloads | PDF: 270 kb


Developing and Implementing an Action Plan for Community Organizations: Giving New Direction to Established Organizations: FCS Facilitator's Guide
2/6/2013 (new)

A clear plan is necessary for your organization to move toward achieving its objectives. A group that doesn't have an action plan is like a ship that hoists its sail and lets the winds blow it wherever it may land; the ship is not likely to reach its intended harbor. | CLD2-6-FCS
web only | 9 pages | 2,648 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 416 kb


Using a SWOT Analysis: Taking a Look at Your Organization
2/5/2013 (new)

Before you try to determine a strategy to address your community issue, you need to evaluate the factors that may affect your decision. The more thoroughly you prepare up front, the better your results will be. A SWOT analysis is used to examine the factors and help determine how you can reach your goal successfully. | CLD2-5
web only | 3 pages | 925 words | 34 downloads | PDF: 237 kb


Using a SWOT Analysis: Taking a Look at Your Organization: FCS Facilitator's Guide
2/5/2013 (new)

A SWOT analysis is a deliberate planning method used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of an organization or project. | CLD2-5-FCS
web only | 8 pages | 1,852 words | 31 downloads | PDF: 495 kb


Generating Members, Volunteers and Leaders in Community Organizations: Grow Your Group by Building Its Membership
2/5/2013 (new)

Effective organizations are composed of a variety of members, volunteers and leaders. The collective interests, skills and abilities of these individuals can be called to action in order to fulfill identified community needs and assist or serve specific clientele, audiences or populations. | CLD2-4
web only | 8 pages | 2,781 words | 24 downloads | PDF: 347 kb


Generating Members, Volunteers and Leaders in Community Organizations: Grow Your Group by Building Its Membership: FCS Facilitator's Guide
2/5/2013 (new)

Successful organizations consist of members, volunteers and leaders who engage creative talents and interests to better serve the community. In order to effectively address community issues, the organization must assess its participant needs with specific roles and responsibilities necessary to take action. | CLD2-4-FCS
web only | 11 pages | 2,507 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 514 kb


Kentucky Extension Leadership Development: Strengthening Organizational Leadership with the GEMS Model of Volunteer Involvement
2/5/2013 (new)

To organize and coordinate the efforts of many volunteers, a framework for volunteer engagement and leadership development is needed. In response to rapidly changing needs of volunteer coordinators, the GEMS Model of volunteer involvement was developed. | CLD2-3
web only | 4 pages | 1,609 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 365 kb


Visioning: Setting the Future for Your Organization
2/5/2013 (new)

The important role that vision plays within a successful organization cannot be underestimated. A vision transforms an organization; it offers a picture of what could be, and encourages the organization to move toward that goal. | CLD2-2
web only | 3 pages | 1,285 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 306 kb


Visioning: Setting the Future for Your Organization: FCS Facilitator's Guide
2/5/2013 (new)

A vision transforms an organization; it offers a picture of what could be, and encourages the organization to move toward that goal. When a vision is developed utilizing a process that engages organization's members and leadership, it becomes a tool of empowerment. | CLD2-2-FCS
web only | 6 pages | 1,637 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 477 kb


Understanding Your Organization's Culture
2/5/2013 (new)

A thorough knowledge of your organization's culture can lead to a variety of successful outcomes, including improved leadership, increased community engagement, and ideally, organizational growth. | CLD2-1
web only | 3 pages | 1,269 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 290 kb


Understanding Your Organization's Culture: FCS Facilitator's Guide
2/5/2013 (new)

Effective leaders have a profound effect upon the culture of their organizations. Leaders hire and fire, determine policies and are organizational role models. All of these factors impact an organization's culture. Therefore, it is important that leaders understand the basics behind culture and how to influence it toward desired results. | CLD2-1-FCS
web only | 4 pages | 2,003 words | 14 downloads | PDF: 313 kb


Speaking for Success: How to Influence Others: 4-H Facilitator's Guide
1/18/2013 (new)

Communicating with others through public speaking plays an important role in society. From dreaming to persuading to recruiting, from informing to inspiring to initiating; being an effective public speaker can lead to more successful results and outcomes for individuals, groups or organizations. | CLD1-10-4H
web only | 6 pages | 2,171 words | 35 downloads | PDF: 370 kb


The Influence of Personal Characteristics: Personality, Culture and Environment: 4-H Facilitator's Guide
1/18/2013 (new)

In order to grow as an effective leader, you must understand yourself as well as those with whom you interact and lead. Effective leaders must understand differences in personal characteristics of others. | CLD1-9-4H
web only | 4 pages | 1,441 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 339 kb


Understanding Generational Differences: 4-H Facilitator's Guide
1/18/2013 (new)

Each generation is significantly different from those who preceded and followed it because each generation was shaped and molded by markedly different societal influences during its developmental years. These differences in perspective are usually attributed to generational differences. | CLD1-8-4H
web only | 4 pages | 1,049 words | 14 downloads | PDF: 345 kb


Understanding and Dealing with Conflict: 4-H Facilitator's Guide
1/18/2013 (new)

Successful conflict resolution relies on understanding how to utilize the correct conflict response for each circumstance and the removal of barriers for effectiveness. | CLD1-7-4H
web only | 4 pages | 1,210 words | 14 downloads | PDF: 355 kb


Followership: Understanding the Basics of Teamwork: 4-H Facilitator's Guide
1/18/2013 (new)

One cannot be a leader without followers. Some would argue that this makes followers just as important as leaders when developing teams and exercising leadership. It is, therefore, important to understand why and how people follow others. | CLD1-5-4H
web only | 4 pages | 1,171 words | 22 downloads | PDF: 334 kb


Influencing Others with the Stories You Tell: 4-H Facilitator's Guide
1/18/2013 (new)

Effective leaders have learned that good illustrations make a point. Stories can be used to teach, mentor and coach others. | CLD1-4-4H
web only | 4 pages | 1,498 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 339 kb


Communication Essentials for Good Impressions: 4-H Facilitator's Guide
1/18/2013 (new)

Communication is the key to effective leadership as well as fulfilling both the vision and mission of organization. | CLD1-3-4H
web only | 4 pages | 1,262 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 362 kb


People Learn with a Purpose: Understanding Learning Styles: 4-H Facilitator's Guide
1/18/2013 (new)

People learn for different purposes, and they process information and learn in very different ways. Some common purposes for learning are to be able to gather information for informed decisions, to achieve a specific goal or simply to increase knowledge. Understanding why and how you process information most effectively is essential to learning, and it is especially important to effectively teach others. | CLD1-2-4H
web only | 5 pages | 1,979 words | 17 downloads | PDF: 350 kb


The Power of Motivation: 4-H Facilitator's Guide
1/18/2013 (new)

Motivation, as a concept, explains why people think and behave the way they do. In order to have personal or organizational success one must recognize key concepts that motivate behavior to meet needs and desires. | CLD1-1-4H
web only | 6 pages | 2,078 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 801 kb


The Power of Motivation: ANR Facilitator's Guide
7/31/2012 (new)

Motivation, as a concept, explains why people think and behave the way they do. To achieve personal or organizational success one must recognize key concepts that motivate behavior to meet needs and desires. | CLD1-1-ANR
web only | 8 pages | 2,454 words | - | PDF: 423 kb


Speaking for Success: How to Influence Others: ANR Facilitator's Guide
7/27/2012 (new)

From recruitment to persuasion, from informing to initiation, effective public speakers can directly lead to more successful results for any group or organization. | CLD1-10-ANR
web only | 6 pages | 2,406 words | 4 downloads | PDF: 366 kb


Followership: Understanding the Basics of Teamwork: ANR Facilitator's Guide
7/27/2012 (new)

One cannot be a leader without followers--and some would argue that this requirement makes followers just as important as leaders. It is important to understand why and how people follow. | CLD1-5-ANR
web only | 2 pages | 728 words | 2 downloads | PDF: 291 kb


Influencing Others with the Stories You Tell: ANR Facilitator's Guide
7/27/2012 (new)

Stories can be used to train, mentor and coach others. Stories of how others have dealt with change can be useful to agricultural organizations managing their own change or communicating complex facts or basic truths. | CLD1-4-ANR
web only | 5 pages | 2,690 words | 2 downloads | PDF: 361 kb


Communications Essentials for Good Impressions: ANR Facilitator's Guide
7/27/2012 (new)

A person will not be able to do what's needed in an organization--fulfilling a vision, carrying out goals, delegating responsibilities, and managing the day-to-day functions--without effective communications with farmers and other stakeholders. | CLD1-3-ANR
web only | 3 pages | 1,609 words | 1 download | PDF: 320 kb


Speaking for Success: FCS Facilitator's Guide
6/20/2012 (new)

Effective communicators ultimately influence and engage others. The words you say and how you say them helps build an atmosphere of trust and, ultimately, the willingness to take action. | CLD1-10-FCS
web only | 6 pages | 1,258 words | 24 downloads | PDF: 289 kb


The Influence of Personal Characteristics: Personality, Culture and Environment: FCS Facilitator's Guide
6/20/2012 (new)

To grow as an effective leader you must understand yourself as well as the differences of personal characteristics in others. | CLD1-9-FCS
web only | 5 pages | 1,365 words | 23 downloads | PDF: 339 kb


Understanding Generational Differences: FCS Facilitator's Guide
6/20/2012 (new)

By gaining a better understanding of the values that have shaped each generation, we increase our opportunity for building strong family, work and community relationships. | CLD1-8-FCS
web only | 3 pages | 917 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 261 kb


Understanding and Dealing with Conflict: FCS Facilitator's Guide
6/20/2012 (new)

Successful conflict resolution relies on understanding how to utilize the correct conflict response for each circumstance and the removal of barriers to effectiveness. | CLD1-7-FCS
web only | 6 pages | 1,117 words | 11 downloads | PDF: 292 kb


Followership: Understanding the Basics of Teamwork: FCS Facilitator's Guide
6/20/2012 (new)

One cannot be a leader without followers--and some would argue that this requirement makes followers just as important as leaders. It is important to understand why and how people follow. | CLD1-5-FCS
web only | 4 pages | 1,105 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 261 kb


Influencing Others with the Stories You Tell: FCS Facilitator's Guide
6/20/2012 (new)

Effective leaders have learned that good illustrations can make a point. Stories can be used to train, mentor, and coach others. | CLD1-4-FCS
web only | 4 pages | 1,398 words | 7 downloads | PDF: 286 kb


Communication Essentials for Good Impressions: FCS Facilitator's Guide
6/20/2012 (new)

Communication is the key to effective leadership and fulfilling organizational vision and mission. | CLD1-3-FCS
web only | 3 pages | 1,192 words | 12 downloads | PDF: 268 kb


People Learn with a Purpose: Understanding Learning Styles: FCS Facilitator's Guide
6/20/2012 (new)

Understanding why and how you learn best is essential, especially if you are trying to teach others. | CLD1-2-FCS
web only | 6 pages | 1,681 words | 8 downloads | PDF: 431 kb


The Power of Motivation: FCS Facilitator's Guide
6/20/2012 (new)

Motivation, as a concept, explains why people think and behave the way they do. To achieve personal or organizational success one must recognize key concepts that motivate behavior to meet needs and desires. | CLD1-1-FCS
web only | 5 pages | 1,882 words | 14 downloads | PDF: 409 kb


Understanding Generational Differences
5/3/2011 (new)

Family members who have shared the same experiences and usually have similar values can view the same situations or recall specific events so differently. These differences in perspective are usually attributable to generational differences. | CLD1-8
web only | 8 pages | 3,796 words | 30 downloads | PDF: 388 kb


Speaking for Success: How to Influence Others
4/26/2011 (new)

Because public speaking plays such an important role in society, learning to be an effective speaker can lead to more successful results for any group or organization. | CLD1-10
web only | 2 pages | 926 words | 56 downloads | PDF: 253 kb


The Influence of Personal Characteristics: Personality, Culture and Environment
4/26/2011 (new)

Fundamentally, leadership involves human interaction. Thus, understanding ourselves, our temperaments and why we tend to respond in certain ways is important in our development as a leader and in working with others to reach shared goals. | CLD1-9
web only | 3 pages | 1,476 words | 26 downloads | PDF: 278 kb


Understanding and Dealing with Conflict
1/6/2011 (new)

There are a number of ways to respond to conflict, and the response will depend on the situation. Avoiding, accommodating, competing, compromising, and collaborating are all responses to conflict. | CLD1-7
web only | 2 pages | 750 words | 21 downloads | PDF: 316 kb


Followership: Understanding the Basics of Teamwork
1/6/2011 (new)

To reap the benefits of successful teamwork, we must understand why and how people follow. | CLD1-5
web only | 2 pages | 838 words | 21 downloads | PDF: 283 kb


Influencing Others with the Stories You Tell
1/6/2011 (new)

Effective leaders have learned that good illustrations can make a point. Stories can be used to train, mentor, and coach others. | CLD1-4
web only | 2 pages | 802 words | 12 downloads | PDF: 235 kb


Communication Essentials for Good Impressions
1/6/2011 (new)

Let's learn more about non-verbal communication (body language) and the roles speaking and active listening pay in communication. | CLD1-3
web only | 2 pages | 819 words | 13 downloads | PDF: 257 kb


People Learn with a Purpose: Understanding Learning Styles
1/6/2011 (new)

Understanding why and how you--or your learners, if you are leading a group--learn best is the key to a positive learning experience. | CLD1-2
web only | 3 pages | 1,190 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 384 kb


The Power of Motivation
1/6/2011 (new)

This publication explores why are we driven to exert effort toward accomplishing one thing but not another? Motivation, as a concept, explains why people think and behave the way they do. | CLD1-1
web only | 4 pages | 1,476 words | 24 downloads | PDF: 343 kb


The Philosophy Behind Empowerment
10/7/2010 (new)

The connection between power and empowerment is tangible--the term "empowerment" includes power in its definition. Most often, power is defined behaviorally--as the ability of one individual or group to affect the actions of another. | ELK2-104
web only | 6 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 237 kb


Adult Development: Preparing Adults for the Youth Development Experience
8/17/2010 (new)

Adult development is a strategy to help adults acquire the skills to build stronger intergenerational relationships, with emphasis on adults partnering effectively with youth in the community. | 4MO-08OO
25 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 24 downloads | PDF: 1,374 kb


Power Basics
8/25/2009 (new)

This publication will address the basics of power--how it is defined, basic individual and organizational power sources, how to identify community power structures, the distribution and price of using power, and finally some of the more common misconceptions about power. | ELK2-103
120 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 395 kb


Followership
4/7/2009 (new)

A primary purpose behind this publication is to illustrate how indispensable good followers are to a good leader. To do this we will lay out the basics of followership, introduce the leader-follower loop, confer on why individuals follow and finally discuss two key aspects of good followership--essential qualities and the importance of leader/follower collaboration. | ELK1-205
web only | 6 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 287 kb


Behaving Intelligently: Leadership Traits and Characteristics
3/12/2009 (new)

Sometimes effective leadership is more of a mark of successfully matching a leader (and their unique skills and characteristics) with the appropriate situation, rather than changing or developing specific leadership characteristics. | ELK1-102
250 printed copies | 7 pages | - | 21 downloads | PDF: 404 kb


Leadership versus Management
2/26/2009 (new)

In this document, we will address fundamental definitions of leadership and management, behaviors consistent with effective leadership and management, and the specific types of skills that contribute toward effective management. | ELK1-103
120 printed copies | 5 pages | - | 29 downloads | PDF: 226 kb


What Every Kentucky Leader Needs to Know About Entrepreneurship
2/19/2009 (new)

Elected leaders are expected to have opinions about everything under the sun, including issues related to economic growth and opportunity in urban as well as rural areas. This paper explains what elected leaders need to know about the economic future. It also provides information about entrepreneurship and twelve action steps that elected leaders can take to build entrepreneurial-friendly communities. | DEV-5
3,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 416 kb


Competent Leaders: What Effective Leaders do Well
2/19/2009 (new)

In this publication, we will discuss how to measure leadership effectiveness, some common characteristics of effective leaders, the difference between successful and effective leaders, and some obstacles leaders encounter in being effective. | ELK1-101
120 printed copies | 7 pages | - | 22 downloads | PDF: 261 kb


Say Hello to Leadership
1/20/2009 (new)

Interacting effectively with other people is important to everyone--whether employee, leader, follower, constituent, or community member. Learning the basics of leadership could be the best hour you have ever spent on life-long learning. | ELK1-100
120 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 19 downloads | PDF: 335 kb


Mentoring Youth in 4-H
6/8/2007 (new)

| 4MO-06OO
web only | 4 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 192 kb


Marketing Assistance Available for Tourism Businesses in Kentucky
6/15/2004 (new)

| DEV-4
1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 318 kb


Understanding the Water System
4/27/2001 (revised)

| IP-1
3,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 12 downloads | PDF: 380 kb


Summary Sheet Understanding the Water System
4/27/2001 (revised)

| IP-1S
3,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 247 kb


Testing Private Water Sources
9/1/1997 (new)

| IP-3
5,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 16 downloads | PDF: 35 kb


Designing a Rural Leadership Program and Curriculum
1/1/1996 (reprinted)

| IP-54
1,700 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 130 kb


Guidelines for Public Issues Education
1/1/1996 (reprinted)

| IP-53
1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 311 kb


Guide for a Public Issues Gathering: What Do We Really Expect from Health Care Reform?
10/1/1994 (new)

| IP-49
5,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 150 kb


Exploring Health Issues
8/1/1993 (reprinted)

| IP-35
3,000 printed copies | 16 pages | - | 13 downloads | PDF: 363 kb


Nitrates
9/1/1992 (new)

| IP-31
9,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 63 kb


Conserving Water at Home
7/1/1989 (reprinted)

| IP-2
5,000 printed copies | - | - | 2 downloads | HTML: 16 kb


Simple Parlimentary Procedure Guidelines for Better Business Meetings
3/1/1986 (reprinted)

| IP-15
4,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 317 kb