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Wyoming 4-H Youth Development Program|University of Wyoming Extension
State Leader's Conference

Wyoming 4-H State Leaders' Conference

February 13-15, 2015
Registration closes: January 30, 2015

Eastern Wyoming College
3200 W. C Street
Torrington, Wyoming

Click here to see pictures from the 2014 Conference

The planning committee is excited to welcome Wyoming 4-H volunteers and youth to the southeast area of the state for this year's event!  Please click on the links below for more information regarding the conference.

  • What Will You Learn – Workshops
    • Thanks to all the individuals who submitted a proposal to teach at the State 4-H Leaders Conference. Two types of workshops will be offered this year.  Participants will be able to select from 18 one hour
      workshops OR participate in a 4 hour Super Track focusing on one topic. The Super Tracks include:  Horse Safety Certification, County Fair Judge’s Certification, Sportfishing, and a Dog Project Smorgasbord.  Two
      educational tours will also be offered. Click here for descriptions of the workshops.
  • Lodging
    • Reservations must be made by January 10, 2015 to guarantee the conference rate ($77.68/night).
  • Master 4-H Volunteer Training is a designated series of workshops designed to enhance leadership skills.  The training is offered every other year and the next training opportunity will be in conjunction with the 2015 State 4-H Leaders Conference.
  • Schedule of Events
  • Registration Fees & Conference Apparel (Registration will close January 30th)
    • Early Bird Registration - $65 (ends January 10, 2015)
    • Regular Registration - $75 (January 11th-24th)
    • Late Registration - $85 (January 25th-30th)
    • Saturday Only with Banquet - $45
    • Saturday Only without Banquet - $25
    • Banquet Only $20
    • Full-Time Day Camp for Youth - $30
    • Saturday Only Day Camp for Youth - $15
  • 4-H Project Expo
  • Vendors
  • Keynote Speaker on Sunday
    • The Heart of Leadership – Tara will cover three main things, as they relate to the “heart” of leadership
      • Credibility - walking the talk, being transparent and competent
      • Communication - how communication is a tool to prevent and address problems or issue
      • Climate – setting the right culture among the groups you lead, being a good follower as well as a good leader


Tara Kuipers is a facilitator and trainer who works across Wyoming and the Mountain West. As an educator for the University of Wyoming, Tara works on community-based projects ranging from leadership development and public participation to community economic development and mediation. As a professional educator and trained facilitator, Tara brings a dialogue-based learning approach into her work with individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and community organizations.

Tara holds a Master of Science degree in Education from the University of Wyoming and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Sociology from South Dakota State University. Originally from central South Dakota, Tara and her husband Jarren have lived in Cody for 5 ½  years, and they enjoy year-round outdoor recreation and travel.  

  • Registration
  • Networking with fellow conference attendees
  • Torrington Map & Directions
  • Conference Survey



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