February 2021

February 9, 12-1 p.m.
Parliamentary Procedure
Presenter: Ben Cochrane, Cochrane Sons Farms, AgForestry Class 41

Level up your leadership by leveling up your understanding of parliamentary procedure. Have you ever been at a meeting and nobody was quite sure whether a motion was needed or not? Ever wondered why we make motions in the first place? This tune-up is for you! Ben will give us an overview of the basics and provide some helpful worksheets to help us put it into action.

This Tune-up Tuesday is open to alumni, supporters and potential AgForestry prospects.

March 2021

March 9, 12-1 p.m.
Collaborative Decision Making
Presenter: Michael J. Gaffney, Assistant Director, WSU Extension

Natural Resources, and life in general, can be wrought with controversy. The greatest stewardship happens when multiple interests and needs are considered and met. Mike will provide us with an understanding of the benefits of collaboration and how we can employ strategies for collaborative decision making.

This Tune-up Tuesday is open to alumni, supporters and potential AgForestry prospects.

Previous Topics

‘Model the Way’ is the first of five practices of exemplary leadership, as presented by James Kouzes and Barry Posner in The Leadership Challenge. Identifying, living out, and sharing personal values is the foundation of all five practices.

Model The Way
Leaders establish principles concerning the way people (constituents, peers, colleagues, and customers alike) should be treated and the way goals should be pursued. They create standards of excellence and then set an example for others to follow. Because the prospect of complex change can overwhelm people and stifle action, they set interim goals so that people can achieve small wins as they work toward larger objectives. They unravel bureaucracy when it impedes action; they put up signposts when people are unsure of where to go or how to get there; and they create opportunities for victory.

When was the last time you considered your personal values? Here’s a list of values to jump start your self reflection.


Most of us have at least one goal that we haven’t achieved or that we’re just stuck on. In September’s Tune-Up Tuesday, class participants learned a little about the science of goal setting and why using a goal setting process like SMART can be the key to crossing the finish line on our goals. In pairs, participants helped each other re-frame their goals using the SMART method.

Give it a try with this SMART worksheet!

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