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Addressing challenging volunteer behaviors: The firefighter approach

Wednesday, January 15

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When dealing with challenging volunteer behavior we often hear the phrase “putting out fires.” This webinar will focus on the "firefighter approach"  to deal with negative volunteer behavior issues:

  • Prevention
  • Early detection
  • Rapid response

Presenters will

  • Share an organizational "fire hazard checkup."
  • Discuss the critical role of early detection and intervention.
  • Provide techniques to handle “hot situations” without getting burned.


Sharon Davis, Extension educator, Animal Science director and Extension professor

Patrick Jirik, Extension educator and Extension professor

Youth development brown bag webinars

Event information

Wednesday, January 15
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Kari Robideau, University of Minnesota Extension educator and associate Extension professor
robideau@umn.edu or 218-236-2013

Meagan Scott, North Dakota State University 4-H Youth Development specialist and assistant professor
meagan.scott@umn.edu or 701-231-7964


There is no charge for Brown Bag webinars, but registration is required.

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