The 4-H Ontario Ambassador program provides youth with advanced level training in leadership, citizenship, communications and public relations. Ambassadors put their energy and 4-H experiences to work recruiting new members and sharing the 4-H story. They attend 4-H Ontario events across the province, as well as representing the organization at community events to promote the program.
Nicole is one of six Ambassadors who will represent the organization across the province in 2017.
Congratulations Nicole and thank you for attending #OHEA2017!
Q&A with Nicole - excerpted from her 4-H Ontario Ambassador Activity Summary...
Who did you talk to?
Conference attendees, some of which are or were 4-H members and/or leaders.
Details on the Activity:
I arrived at the conference and was a participant in the conference. I heard keynote speaker, Bobby Umar, who talked about networking and defining your personal brand. We also heard from speakers on food safety, mental health, fashion design for active women, and raising awareness and support for women in need, and participated in workshops. I also had the chance to network with the conference attendees and talk to them about 4-H. In the afternoon, I was able to learn new skills at skill exchange tables, where I got to learn how to write recipes and a cookbook.
How did you benefit from this activity?
I had the chance to learn a variety of new skills like how to write a recipe. I also was able to talk with people from across the province and make some valuable connections. I learned how to better network at events and how to brand myself in a way that makes a powerful connection.
What would you do differently next time?
Next year If an ambassador was to go again, I think it would be a good idea for them to set up an exhibit to promote the program and how Professional Home Economists would be great volunteers and leaders for 4-H.
Was this a valuable event to attend, why or why not?
The event was valuable because it allowed me to spread the word about 4-H. There were a lot of parents and grandparents that attended the conference so I was able to talk to them about the benefits 4-H would have on their kids and grand-kids. It also gave me valuable networking skills.
The Ontario Home Economics Association, a self-regulating body of professional Home Economists, promotes high professional standards among its members so that they may assist families and individuals to achieve and maintain a desirable quality of life.