Leadership Training

Mandatory Leadership Training

There are three mandatory training sessions that new 4-H leaders must complete. New leaders are required to take these sessions within one year of registering and will be considered on probation until they have completed all three sessions.

1) NEW - 4-H Administration Course

This training session is mandatory for all leaders- new and returning- to complete. Returning leaders: Please complete this training session at your earliest convenience, by the time your Criminal Record Check is up for renewal at the very latest.

This NEW training course will help leaders to learn the administrative ins- and- outs of 4-H leadership. The program will cover topics such as the 4-H BC registration process, the forms and applications that are required for projects, scholarships and awards and the new Youth Safety Policies from 4-H Canada including the Rule of two, incident reporting and activity forms. This course is a requirement for all 4-H BC leaders to take. If you are a new leader in 2021, you must complete this training within a year. If you are a returning leader, please complete the course at your earliest convenience, or at least before your Criminal Record Check is due for renewal (this means you could have up to 2-3 years to take the course).

This training will be online via Zoom and will require an audio and visual set up in order to fully participate. There is a Zoom Etiquette document that is attached to the handouts you will receive upon registration that will provide you more detail on how to get set up.  

Registration for the online training is through Eventbrite. Below is a list of each online training date, including the link to the Eventbrite registration page for each respective date.

Please note: You are welcome to join any one of the training dates you wish, but there is a maximum of 20 spots available for each date. If your preferred date is sold out, please register for your next choice. We will be offering more training opportunities, both online and in-person, in the Fall of 2021.

If you have any questions about the 4-H Administration course, or how to register, please contact Lauren Bernardi at lauren.bernardi@gov.bc.ca or at 778-666-0553.

2) Commit to Kids

New in 2020, online Commit to Kids training must be completed by all new leaders within their first year as a registered leader. Course instructions accessed here.

Leaders who have previously completed Put the Child First are not required to complete Commit to Kids.

In future years all leaders will be required to complete a brief Commit to Kids refresher module on the same year that they update their Criminal Record Check. The refresher module has not yet been released.

New leaders who have already created an account through 4-H LEARNS who need to initiate or finish their Commit to Kids Training can follow the log-in instructions here.

3) Introduction to 4-H

In this session, leaders will learn about the history, objectives, and structure of the 4-H program in BC.  The session will provide access to tools and resources that can help 4-H leaders support their members in making the most of the 4-H experience. This training session is currently only offered at in-person Regional trainings.

For a complete listing of the training courses, please refer to the Leader Training Guide here.

Online Training

4-H Awards Program

This is an online training session to help 4-H Leaders learn about the 4-H British Columbia Awards program.

Topics include:

  • Junior Awards
  • Junior Proficiency
  • Senior Awards
  • Grade 11/12 Credits
  • Achievement
  • Planning 4-H Awards Nights


Simply click the link below and log on using your 4-H British Columbia secure site username and password. A registration screen will open and you will be asked to enter some personal details. Once the registration screen is complete you can start the course immediately. The course will take 1-1.5 hours. When you reach the end of the course you will be asked to click FINISH. This will submit your answers and registration information to the Youth Development Staff who will issue your official certificate or seal of completion.

Get started by visiting learning.4hbc.ca

Regional Leadership Training 2021