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Below are additional materials indexed by the numbered series publications.

Note: The Facilitator's Guides are coded with the following icons for easy identification:

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Kentucky Extension Leadership Development (KELD) Publications
Personal Leadership Skills

CLD1-1 The Power of Motivation
PDF: 343 kb, 4 pages
Janet Johnson
County Extension

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. Web only. (4/3/2012)

FCS CLD1-1-FCS Facilitator's Guide

AG CLD1-1-ANR: Facilitator's Guide (ANR)

CES icon CLD1-1-4H: Facilitator's Guide (4H)


CLD1-1 Evaluation


CLD1-1 The Power of Motivation Powerpoint (PDF)


CLD1-2 People Learn with a Purpose: Understanding Learning Styles
PDF: 384 kb, 3 pages
Janet Johnson
County Extension

Understanding why and how you--or your learners, if you are leading a group--learn best is the key to a positive learning experience. Web only. (1/6/2011)

FCS CLD1-2-FCS Facilitator's Guide

CES icon CLD1-2-4H: Facilitator's Guide (4H)

CLD1-2 Evaluation


CLD1-3 Communication Essentials for Good Impressions  
PDF: 257 kb, 2 pages
Kristina Ricketts
Community and Leadership Development

Let's learn more about non-verbal communication (body language) and the roles speaking and active listening pay in communication. Web only. (1/6/2011)

FCS CLD1-3-FCS Facilitator's Guide

AG CLD1-3-ANR: Facilitator's Guide

CES icon CLD1-3-4H: Facilitator's Guide (4H)

CLD1-3 Evaluation

CLD1-3 PowerPoint Presentation: PPTX | PDF


CLD1-4 Influencing Others with the Stories You Tell
PDF: 235 kb, 2 pages
Steve Isaacs
Agricultural Economics

Effective leaders have learned that good illustrations can make a point. Stories can be used to train, mentor, and coach others. Web only. (1/6/2011)

FCS CLD1-4-FCS Facilitator's Guide

AG CLD1-4-ANR Facilitator's Guide

CES icon CLD1-4-4H: Facilitator's Guide (4H)

CLD1-4 Evaluation

PowerPoint Presentation: PPTX | PDF

Video 1: The Humor of Ronald Reagan (wmv)

Video 2: State of the Union 2011-Center Rock (wmv)

 


CLD1-5 Followership: Understanding the Basics of Teamwork
PDF: 283 kb, 2 pages
Kristina Ricketts
Community and Leadership Development

To reap the benefits of successful teamwork, we must understand why and how people follow. Web only. (1/6/2011)

FCS CLD1-5-FCS Facilitator's Guide

AG CLD1-5-ANR Facilitator's Guide

CES icon CLD1-5-4H: Facilitator's Guide (4H)

CLD1-5 Evaluation

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CLD1-6 Significant Leadership Characteristics
PDF: 276 kb, 2 pages
Kristina Ricketts
Community and Leadership Development

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 good leadership looks like, and how it can vary between genders. Learning about leadership will make you much more effective the next time it is your turn to lead. Web only. (1/6/2011)

CLD1-6-FCS Facilitator's Guide

AG CLD1-6-ANR Facilitator's Guide

CES icon CLD1-6-4H Facilitator's Guide

CLD1-6 Evaluation


CLD1-7 Understanding and Dealing with Conflict
PDF: 316 kb, 2 pages
Steve Isaacs
Agricultural Economics

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. Web only. (1/6/2011)

CLD1-7-FCS Facilitator's Guide

AG CLD1-7-ANR Facilitator's Guide

CES icon CLD1-7-4H: Facilitator's Guide (4H)

CLD1-7 Evaluation

CLD1-7 ANR PowerPoint-Responses to a Conflict Situation on the Smith Family Farm

CLD1-7 ANR PowerPoint-Effect of Behavior on Conflict Resolution



CLD1-8 Understanding Generational Differences
PDF: 388 kb, 8 pages
Ken Culp, III, 4-H Youth Development

Followers, co-workers or family members who have shared the same experiences can view the same situations or recall specific events so differently. These differences in perspective can often be attributed to generational differences. Each generation has marked strengths as well as challenges, which both contribute to their leadership style. Web only.

CLD1-8-FCS Facilitator's Guide

AG CLD1-8-ANR Facilitator's Guide

CES icon CLD1-8-4H: Facilitator's Guide (4H)

CLD1-8 Evaluation

CLD1-8 PowerPoint



CLD1-9 The Influence of Personal Characteristics: Personality, Culture and Environment
PDF: 278 kb, 3 pages
Martha Nall, Program and Staff Development
and Marissa Aull, Jessamine County FCS agent

Fundamentally, leadership involves human interaction. The essence of who we are has been shaped by the influence of our culture and personal environment. These factors are reflected in our skills, interests, and abilities which ultimately help us to reach our leadership potential. Web only.

CLD1-9-FCS Facilitator's Guide

AG CLD1-9-ANR Facilitator's Guide

CES icon CLD1-9-4H: Facilitator's Guide (4H)

CLD1-9 Evaluation

CLD1-9-FCS PowerPoint



CLD1-10 Speaking for Success: How to Influence Others
PDF: 253 kb, 2 pages
Kristina G. Ricketts and Katie Keith
Community and Leadership Development

Successful public speaking is an important communications tool used by any leader. To be a truly effective public speaker, one must first realize the different types of speeches available and when to use them, understand the integrity necessary for successful audience interaction, and learn how to minimize anxiety when speaking in public. Web only.

fcs CLD1-10-FCS Facilitator's Guide

ag CLDL-10-ANR Facilitator's Guide

CES icon CLD1-10-4H: Facilitator's Guide (4H)

 

CLD1-10 Evaluation


 
Organizational Leadership Skills

CLD2-1 Understanding Your Organization's Culture
PDF: 296 kb, 3 pages
Kristina G. Ricketts
Community and Leadership Development

Culture gives meaning to life and is especially important within the context of organizations. A thorough knowledge of your organization’s culture can lead to improved leadership, better community engagement, and ideally, organizational growth. This factsheet provides a general definition of culture, outlines the basic levels of culture, and discusses the effects of positive and toxic cultures. Web only.

fcs CLD2-1 FCS Facilitator's Guide

 


 

CLD2-2 Visioning: Setting the Future for Your Organization

PDF: 313 kb, 3 pages
Kristina G. Ricketts
Community and Leadership Development

A vision statement is an organization’s way of outlining its desired future; it illustrates important goals and reflects the core values of the organization. The value of a good vision statement cannot be underestimated. This factsheet compares a vision and mission statement, provides a clear step by step process for developing a vision statement, and outlines pitfalls to avoid. Web only.

fcs CLD2-2 FCS Facilitator's Guide

 


 

CLD2-3 Strengthening Organizational Leadership with the GEMS Model of Volunteer Involvement

PDF: 374 kb, 4 pages
Ken Culp, III
4-H Youth Development & Family Sciences

To effectively provide quality educational and service programs, community organizations need to engage many volunteers, members and leaders. The GEMS (Generate, Educate, Mobilize, Sustain) model of volunteer involvement provides a strong foundation for any type of civic engagement. This factsheet is an extensive review of the GEMS model. Web only.

 


 

CLD2-4 Generating Members, Volunteers and Leaders, in Community Organizations: Grow Your Group by Building Its Membership

PDF: 355 kb, 8 pages
Ken Culp, III
4-H Youth Development & Family Sciences

Successful organizations consist of people who serve their community by engaging their creative talents to serve the organization as well as the community. But – What type of participant should your recruitment target? This factsheet focuses on the “G”(Generate) of the GEMS model. More specifically, it illustrates the difference between members, volunteers, and leaders, discusses how to assess the “people” needs of your organization, and outlines how to develop a recruitment plan. Web only.

fcs CLD2-4 FCS Facilitator's Guide

 

 


 

CLD2-5 Using a SWOT Analysis: Taking a Look at Your Organization

PDF: 242 kb, 3 pages
Kristina G. Ricketts
Community and Leadership Development

A SWOT analysis is a deliberate planning method used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats associated with a project. Before you try to determine a strategy to address your community issue, you need to evaluate the factors that may affect your decision. A SWOT analysis will do just that. This factsheet outlines what a SWOT analysis is, gives step-by-step guidelines on how to effectively facilitate a SWOT analysis, and provides suggestions on how to interpret your results.

fcs CLD2-5 FCS Facilitator's Guide

 

 


 

CLD2-6 Developing and Implementing an Action Plan for Community Organizations

PDF: 276 kb, 3 pages
Ken Culp, III
4-H Youth Development & Family Sciences

Creating an action plan can benefit community organizations by refining the organization’s focus, providing direction, and giving volunteers opportunities for increased involvement. Many community organizations suffer from a lack of direction or relevancy; developing and implementing an action plan can cure these symptoms, and breathe new life into the organization. This factsheet provides extensive detail on how to organize and prepare for, develop and implement a successful action plan for your organization or community.

fcs CLD2-6 FCS Facilitator's Guide

 

 


 

CLD2-7 Educating Members, Volunteers and Leaders in Community Organizations: Empower Your Group by Developing Leadership

PDF: 268 kb, 4 pages
Ken Culp, III
4-H Youth Development & Family Sciences

Educating adds stability to organizations and enables and empowers its membership to more effectively represent, lead and serve. This factsheet focuses extensively on the “Educate” aspect of the GEMS model of volunteer involvement, which includes the subcategories of orient, protect, resource and teach.

fcs CLD2-7 FCS Facilitator's Guide

 

 


 

CLD2-8 Mobilizing Members, Volunteers and Leaders in Community Organizations: Calling the Group to Action

PDF: 249 kb, 3 pages
Ken Culp, III
4-H Youth Development & Family Sciences

Mobilizing individuals to engage and serve the organization is beneficial to any community group. Mobilizing adds the “hands” and “feet” to community organizations and empowers its membership; without engaged, mobilized members, volunteers and leaders, the benefit of an organization cannot be extended into the community. This factsheet centers on the “Mobilize” aspect of the GEMS model of volunteer involvement, which includes the steps engage, motivate and supervise.

fcs CLD2-8 FCS Facilitator's Guide

 

 


 

CLD2-9 Sustaining Members, Volunteers and Leaders in Community Organizations: Strengthening an Organization by Building Traditions

PDF: 278 kb, 4 pages
Ken Culp, III
4-H Youth Development & Family Sciences

Sustaining members, volunteers and leaders is imperative to the continued health and well-being of any community organization. Sustaining adds stability, credibility and continuity to organizations. This factsheet focuses exclusively on the “Sustain” aspect of the GEMS model of volunteer involvement, which includes the steps: evaluate, recognize, and either retain, redirect or disengage.

fcs CLD2-9 FCS Facilitator's Guide

 

 


 

CLD2-11 Financial Oversight for a Nonprofit Organization

PDF: 306 kb, 3 pages
Steve Isaacs
Agricultural Economics

Mobilizing individuals to engage and serve the organization is beneficial to any community group. Mobilizing adds the “hands” and “feet” to community organizations and empowers its membership; without engaged, mobilized members, volunteers and leaders, the benefit of an organization cannot be extended into the community. This factsheet centers on the “Mobilize” aspect of the GEMS model of volunteer involvement, which includes the steps engage, motivate and supervise.

fcs CLD2-11 FCS Facilitator's Guide