University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
University of California 4-H Youth Development Program

Ms. Gemma Miner

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4-H Academic Coordinator for Volunteer Engagement
California State 4-H Office
2801 Second Street
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Davis, CA 95618-7774
(530)-750-1334
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Biography

Gemma Miner is a youth development professional with 33 years of partnering with youth to help them develop confidence, leadership and individualized life skills.  She earned a Masters of Science in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University and her Bachelor of Science in Recreation Administration also from Western Illinois University.  In addition, she also holds and Associate in Applied Science in Nursing and has been a pediatric registered nurse.

Gemma's professional experience has been with a national, non-profit youth development agency.  She has provided extensive youth services including outdoor education, camping, school-aged childcare, at-risk youth programming, marketing and communications, and special event management.  She has extensive experience in in professional development for staff, volunteers and youth.

Gemma is actively involved in the American Camp Association as an accreditation instructor and conference planners.  She enjoys gardening, reading, traveling, swimming and sunny days in the park with her family and friends.

Education

M.S. Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration, Western Illinois University. 1994

Awards

  • Excellence in 4-H Club Support Specialty Award
    Presented by National Association of Extension 4-H Agents,  2015

Specialty

Youth Development; Experiential Education; Outdoor Program Administration and Accreditation; Volunteerism

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Miner, G.; Horrillo, S.J. (In Press). iChampion: Leadership u. 2020.
  • Worker, S.; Miner, G.; Horrillo, S.J. (In Press). iChampion: Leadership, science, and me. National 4-H Council. 2020.
  • Miner, G.; Iaccopucci, A.; Trzesniewski, K. (In Press). iChampion: Leading healthy. National 4-H Council. 2020.
  • Miner, G.; Horrillo, S.J. (In Press). iThrive: Leadership u. National 4-H Council. 2020.
  • Worker, S.; Miner, G.; Horrillo, S.J. (In Press). iThrive: Leadership, science, and me. National 4-H Council. 2020.
  • Miner, G.; Iaccopucci, A.; Trzesniewski, K. (In Press). iThrive: Leading healthy. National 4-H Council. 2020.
  • Smith, M.H.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.: Miner (In Press). The “Space Between”: Situated Professional Development to Enhance 4-H Educators’ Pedagogical Design Capacity for Effective Curriculum Enactment. Journal of Extension. 2022.
  • Marshall-Wheeler, N.; Miner, G.M.; Worker, S.M.; Kok, C.M.; Miller, J.L.; Espinosa, D.M. (In Press). The UC 4-H volunteer educators' guide: For volunteers facilitating 4-H educational experiences.N. Marshall-Wheeler and G. Miner. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2021.
  • Caeton, N. W.; Miner, G.; Worker, S. (2021). 4-H project sheet: astronomy. 2021.
  • Caeton, N. W.; Miner, G.; Worker, S. (2021). 4-H project sheet: climatology and climate science. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2021.
  • Caeton, N. W.; Miner, G.; Worker, S. (2021). 4-H project sheet: emergency preparation and management. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2021.
  • Caeton, N. W.; Miner, G.; Worker, S. (2021). 4-H project sheet: geology. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2021.
  • Caeton, N. W.; Miner, G.; Worker, S. (2021). 4-H project sheet: muzzleloading. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2021.
  • Caeton, N. W.; Miner, G.; Worker, S. (2021). 4-H project sheet: photography. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2021.
  • Caeton, N. W.; Miner, G.; Worker, S. (2021). 4-H project sheet: web design. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2021.
  • Lewis, K.M.; Kok, C.M.; Worker, S.M.; Miner, G.M. (2021). Exploring the relationship between program experience and youth development outcomes. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension. 9:3, 68 - 106. https://www.jhseonline.com/article/view/1137/932

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Miner, G. (2022). 4-H County Council By-Laws. UC ANR 4-H Policy Handbook, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. July 1.
  • Miner, G. (2022). 4-H County Council Constitution. UC ANR 4-H Policy Handbook, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. July 1.
  • Miner, G. (2022). 4-H County Management Board By-Laws. UC ANR 4-H Policy Handbook, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. July 1.
  • Miner, G. (2022). 4-H County Management Board Constitution. UC ANR 4-H Policy Handbook, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. July 1.
  • Miner, G. (2022). 4-H Project Leader Planning Tool. UC ANR 4-H Policy Handbook, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. June 30.
  • Miner, G. (2022). Community Club Leader Essentials Manual. UC ANR 4-H Staff Resources, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. August 12.
  • Miner, G. (2022). National Extension Conference on Volunteerism. NECV Website. 34-35. April 26. https://extension.okstate.edu/events/national-extension-conference-on-volunteerism/site-files/docs/necv-final-schedule-w-rooms.pdf
  • Miner, G. (2022). Spark Achievements. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. July 1.
  • Miner, G. (2022). Steps to Success in 4-H FAQ. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. July 1. https://4h.ucanr.edu/files/224707.pdf
  • Miner, G. (2021). 4-H County Operating Procedures. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. August 1.
  • Miner, G.M. (2020). 4-H Virtual Toolbox: Guidance and Tips during the COVID-19 pandemic for current 4-H members, volunteers and families. UC 4-H website, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. October 6. https://ucanr.edu/sites/UC4-HResources/
  • Miner, G.; Bell, W. (2020). Dual county volunteers. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Miner, G. (2020). State Record Book Manual 2019-20. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. https://ucanr.edu/sites/UC4-H/files/263720.pdf
  • Miner, G. (2020). Virtual meeting guidance for 4-H adult volunteers. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. https://ucanr.edu/sites/UC4-H/files/263720.pdf
  • Miner, G., Colburn, J. (2015). 4-H State Ambassador Role Description. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Miner, G. (2015). County record book evaluator orientation and calibration. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Miner, G., Lloyd, S. (2015). County record book scoring and evaluation instructions and worksheet.  University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/207540.pdf

  • Miner, G., Iaccopucci, A., & Trzesniewski, K. (2015). iChampion 4: Healthy and thriving adult volunteer leader guide (2nd ed.). Davis, CA: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Miner, G., Iaccopucci, A., & Trzesniewski, K. (2015). iGrow: Healthy & thriving facilitator guide (2nd ed.).Davis, CA: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Miner, G., Fitzgerald, K. (2015) iSprout: Leadership development for primary members adult facilitator guide. Davis, CA: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Miner, G., Iaccopucci, A., & Trzesniewski, K. (2015). iThrive 4: Healthy and thriving member guide (2nd ed.). Davis, CA: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Miner, G., Lloyd, S. (2015). Record book manual 2015-16. Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/218972.pdf

  • Miner, G., Lloyd, S. (2015). Record book manual for adult partners, 2015-16. University of California,Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/225147.pdf

  • Mautte, S., Miner, G. (2014). Coaching for success. Retrieved from http://4h.ucanr.edu/Resources/Volunteers/iDevelop/iDevelop_Core_Trainings/

  • Miner, G., Mautte, S. (2014). Guide to thrive: a treasure hunt for camping programs.  Davis, CA: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Miner, G., Iaccopucci, A., & Trzesniewski, K. (2014). iChampion 4: Healthy and thriving adult volunteer leader guide. Davis, CA: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Miner, G., Iaccopucci, A., & Trzesniewski, K. (2014). iGrow: Healthy & thriving facilitator guide. Davis, CA: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Miner, G. (2014). iSprout: Leadership and technology for 5-8 year olds.  PowerPoint. Davis, CA: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Miner, G., Iaccopucci, A., & Trzesniewski, K. (2014). iThrive 4: Healthy and thriving member guide. Davis, CA: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Miner, G. (2014). Leadership potential facilitator guide. Davis, CA: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Mautte, S., Miner, G. (2014). Navigating thrive leadership project roles. Retrieved from  http://4h.ucanr.edu/Resources/Volunteers/iDevelop/iDevelop_Core_Trainings/

  • Miner, G. (2014). State record book manual 2011-14. University of California. Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/201523.pdf

  • Mautte, S., Miner, G. (2014). The thrive master trainer hat. Retrieved from  http://4h.ucanr.edu/Resources/Volunteers/iDevelop/iDevelop_Core_Trainings/

  • Mautte, S., Miner, G. (2014). The thrive project leader hat. Retrieved from  http://4h.ucanr.edu/Resources/Volunteers/iDevelop/iDevelop_Core_Trainings/

  • Miner, G., Mautte, S. (2013). 4-H thrive leadership project leader training 3. PowerPoint. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Miner, G., Mautte, S. (2013). 4-H Thrive master trainer curriculum 3. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Miner, G., Mautte, S. (2013). 4-H thrive master trainer facilitation guide 3. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Miner, G., Mautte, S. (2013). 4-H thrive master trainer training 3. PowerPoint. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Ravinder, R., Dogan, S., Miner, G., Churchill, K., Iaccopucci, A. (2013). 4-H officer’s manual. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/167443.pdf

  • Miner, G., Dogan, S., (2013). Assessment tool for volunteerism. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from http://ucanr.edu/sites/4hconference/files/180392.pdf

  • Miner, G. (2013). Assessment Tool for Volunteerism Overview. PowerPoint. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. 

  • Worker, S., Miner, G., & Dogan, S. (2013). iChampion 3: Leadership, science & me adult volunteer leader guide. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Miner, G. (2013). iGrow project delivery coaching.  PowerPoint. Davis, CA: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Worker, S., Miner, G., & Dogan, S. (2013). iGrow: Thriving in science facilitator guide. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Miner, G. (2013). iSprout pilot primary project orientation. PowerPoint. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Worker, S., Miner, G., & Dogan, S. (2013). iThrive 3: Leadership, science & me member guide. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Trzesniewski, K., Dogan, S., Miner, G., Mautte, S., Lewis, K. (2013). Positive youth development and the 4-H thrive initiative: Are 4-H youth thriving? PowerPoint. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Miner, G. (2013). Record book focus group guide. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Miner, G. (2013). Transforming group to team. PowerPoint. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Miner, G. (2013). Transforming group to team. PowerPoint. Davis, CA: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Miner, G., Mautte, S. (2012). 4-H Thrive master trainer curriculum 2. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Miner, G. (2012). 4-H thrive master trainer facilitation guide 2. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Mautte, S., Miner, G., Dogan, S. (2012). Foundations of positive youth development. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from http://4h.ucanr.edu/Resources/Volunteers/4- H_Thrive_Resources/4-H_Thrive_Virtual_Trainings/

  • Mautte, S., Miner, G., Dogan, S. (2012). Growth grid calibration training. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from http://4h.ucanr.edu/Resources/Volunteers/4-H_Thrive_Resources/4- H_Thrive_Virtual_Trainings/

  • Mautte, S., Miner, G., Dogan, S. (2012). Growth mindset training. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from http://4h.ucanr.edu/Resources/Volunteers/4-H_Thrive_Resources/4- H_Thrive_Virtual_Trainings/

  • Mautte, S., Miner, G., Dogan, S. (2012). Helping youth discover their spark. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from http://4h.ucanr.edu/Resources/Volunteers/4-H_Thrive_Resources/4- H_Thrive_Virtual_Trainings/

  • Miner, G., & Dogan, S. (2012). iChampion 2 adult volunteer leader guide. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Miner, G., & Dogan, S. (2012). iThrive 2 member guide. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Dogan, S., Smith, M., Schmitt-McQuitty, L., Cynthia, B., McIntyre, D., Miner, G. (2012). Pathways to your future: Destination UC. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Mautte, S., Miner, G., Dogan, S. (2012). Self-Reflection and the indicators of thriving. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from http://4h.ucanr.edu/Resources/Volunteers/4-H_Thrive_Resources/4- H_Thrive_Virtual_Trainings/

  • Miner, G. (2012). State record book manual 2011-13. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/165564.pdf

  • Miner, G., (2012). Tidepools facilitator guide. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Miner, G., (2012). Tidepools: A leadership reflection guide. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Dogan, S., Miner, G., Worker, S., Bottoms, M., Hill, R., & Mautte, S. (2012) UC 4-H youth development program framework. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from http://www.ca4h.org/files/146514.pdf

  • Mautte, S., Miner, G., Dogan, S. (2012). Understanding the G.P.S. goal management system. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Retrieved from http://4h.ucanr.edu/Resources/Volunteers/4-H_Thrive_Resources/4-H_Thrive_Virtual_Trainings/

  • Miner, G. (2011).  4-H Thrive leadership project leader training. California State 4-H Office.

  • Miner, G. (2011). 4-H Thrive master trainer binder. California State 4-H Office.

  • Miner, G. (2011).  4-H Thrive master trainer facilitation guide. California State 4-H Office.

  • Miner, G. & Subramaniam, A. (2011).  4-H Thrive, promoting positive youth development. California State 4-H Office.

  • Dogan, S., Miner, G. & Trzesniewski, K. (2011).  iChampion adult volunteer leader guide. California State 4-H Office.

  • Dogan, S., Miner, G. & Trzesniewski, K. (2011). iThrive member guide. California State 4-H Office. 

  • Meyer, M., Miner, G. & Barnett, C. (2011) Light your spark, flex your brain, reach your goals. California State 4-H Office.

  • Miner, G. & Rangi, R. (Eds.) (2010) 4-H orientation: A volunteer training guide. California 4-H Office.

  • Miner, G. (2010). 4-H members thrive. CA State 4-H Office.  

  • Miner, G. & Rangi, R. (2010). 4-H Thrive concept paper. CA State 4-H Office.  

  • Miner, G. (2010). 4-H Thrive overview. California 4-H Office.  

  • Miner, G. & Subramaniam, A. (2010).  4-H Thrive overview.  

  • Miner, G. (2010). 4-H thrive theory of change. CA State 4-H Office.  

  • Miner, G. (Ed.) (2010). 4-H thrives! CA State 4-H Office.  

  • Miner, G. (2010). CA 4-H Thrive design café. CA State 4-H Office.

  • Miner, G. (2010). California 4-H youth development framework for growing youth who thrive. California 4-H Office.  

  • Miner, G. (2010).  Thrive introduction. California 4-H Office.  

  • Miner, G. (2010). Volunteer position description: 4-H Thrive master trainer. CA State 4-H Office.  

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