Workshops

Saturday Mega Workshops

ALL DELEGATES WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND EACH OF THEM

BE THE CHANGE
Instructor – Justin Crowe, University of Tennessee
Others first, self second! Service learning gives us the opportunity to plan, implement and reflect on meaningful experiences to help others. Join this workshop for a hands-on look at innovative service-learning projects, the essential steps to service learning and tips on making service meaningful for both the participants and the beneficiaries. This workshop is full of hands-on, fun activities and even a few door prizes!

EXPANDING HORIZONS THROUGH GROUP INVOLVEMENT
Instructors – Georgia College and State University
An introduction to group development activities with intention.  Each team will engage in a set of activities focusing on decision-making, respect for diversity, and effective communication.  Facilitators from Georgia College’s Department of Outdoor Education will model and debrief strategies matching activities with outcomes and enhance transfer of learning using strategies.  Participants will engage in activities followed by discussion of potential use back at home.

HOW TO BECOME HIGHLY CHARISMATIC
Instructor – John Beede, Everest climber, global adventurer, entrepreneur, author, and humanitarian
In this workshop you’re going to discover a 7-step process to develop rapport with anyone you meet. Seriously you’re going to be able to understand other people’s psychological hard-wiring and get them to like you. You’ll learn how to own your elections, rock your school/college and job interviews, and have better relationship with friends and family for the rest of your life.

SPEED MEETING
Instructor – Delegates of National 4-H Congress
One thousand people will attend National 4-H Congress. How will you ever meet them all? Speed Meeting is the answer or at least part of it.  You will have the opportunity to make new friends from all over the country in a totally fun way.

Sunday Workshops

BE EXTRAORDINARY IN A FIELD OF ORDINARY
Instructors – Todd and Marlene Hammond
Its more than just writing your accomplishments down on a piece of paper and answering questions about your experience, it’s about putting your best self forward to stand out from the rest. In this interactive workshop participants will learn how to make their resume and interview stand out when in a field of competition.

COOLNESS OF SCIENCE
Instructor – Scott Taylor
Participants will do experiments creating new chemical compounds from basic household materials – making slime, creating their own polymer balls, and building gumdrop skyscrapers.  Can something be a solid and a liquid at the same time – an experiment with an isotropic mixture will answer the question.

All experiments will be hands-on and done by the participants, and discussion will center around the concepts of physical and chemical changes.  Participants should be prepared to “get their hands dirty” doing all the mixing, kneading, and anything else required for the success of the experiment.

DANCING WITH THE STARS
Instructor – Wayne Zwick
Shaun Johnson, Hines Ward, Kirstie Alley, Donnie and Marie, and Julianne Hough all showed their talent on Dancing with the Stars. Here’s your chance. The class will teach you basic steps in all the current dances. Healthy lifestyles involve movement – what better way to move than with dance steps.

DIGITAL FOOTPRINTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Instructors – Julie Bacon and Cristiana deRevere
Your digital footprint is the path you leave on the web and social media. Unlike footprints in the sand, this path is permanent. When people, including potential employers, search for you on the web, what will they find? Your digital footprint can be an invaluable tool for networking, marketing your talents, gaining admission to colleges, or finding employment. However, it is important to be mindful of your goals and careful about the information you share electronically.

NOTE: Please bring your phone or other mobile device, if you have one, to use during the workshop

HEALTHY GOURMET
Instructors – Hyatt Chefs
Hyatt Regency Atlanta’s chefs have distinguished themselves some of Atlanta’s premier chefs. They specialize in the farm to table emphasis always looking for the best in foods that are available locally.

PILATES
Instructor – Renee French Pauley
Pilates works from the inside out by strengthening the core muscles that support the spine. Pilates is a series of rhythmic exercises that strengthen and balance the body, while lengthening the muscles and increasing flexibility. By focusing on quality of movement rather than quantity, Pilates can retrain your body to move more efficiently – a great benefit to anyone looking to improve their performance or overall health.

SERVICE-LEARNING TRAINING
Instructors – Lauren Boykin and Lindsey Hayes, University of Georgia
As our country becomes increasingly more urban, it becomes more important for urban communities to understand and appreciate agriculture and the critical role it plays in their lives. Historically 4-H has changed the course of agricultural production through youth. This class will help delegates to have a model for teaching elementary students about agriculture.

SHOW ME THE MONEY
Instructor – Dr. Jennifer Richards, University of Tennessee
Are you a problem solver? Do you need new ways to generate income for spending money? Join us to engage in creative play during this interactive session that will help you explore your passions and generate ideas that can be developed into your own small business plan.

THINK GLOBALLY – THINK AGRI-SCIENCE
Instructor – Dr. Bob Horton, The Ohio State University
Agri-scientists from our land-grant universities have come up with some amazing discoveries that lessen our environmental impact, reduce costs, and create healthier living conditions for everyone. Improving the performance of crops n drought conditions using soy lecithin, combining soy ingredients to replace cancer-causing compounds, converting sugar energy into light energy, and transforming soy oils into a form8la that removes food odor from socks and shoes are just some of the technologies to be explored. A session of fun and engaging hands-on agri-science activities.

UAS – R U READY
Instructor – Dr. Thomas Broyles, Tennessee State University
Are you ready to learn how to fly a Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)? The workshop will teach you about the safety with flying a UAS, the science behind UAS technology, and how to fly a UAS.

YOGA
Instructor – Sedef Dion
Is your life too stressful, do your muscles feel so uptight? Yoga is the thing for you!  Its physical exercises, special postures, and relaxation techniques will make you a new person, relaxed and ready to take on your next stressful situation. Yoga tones your muscles, flexes your joints and strengthens your body.

ZUMBA
Instructor – Susan McGhee
Exercise doesn’t have to be a drudgery when there are things like Zumba. Created by Alberto “Beto” Perez, Zumba involves dance and aerobics elements. Involving following the music with repetitive movement. Zumba’s choreography incorporates hip-hop, samba, salsa, meringue, mambo, martial arts, and some Bollywood and belly dance moves. It is addictive – you will love it.