Two 4-H Camp–related bus tours offered new nontraditional professional development (PD) experiences that better align Extension's PD opportunities with the organization's experiential education pedagogy. Creating quality PD opportunities for employees is important because such experiences can affect overall work performance, community connections, and employee retention. Trip results showed that 100% of the participants agreed or strongly agreed that they built stronger relationships with Ohio 4-H colleagues and gained programming ideas during the PD experience.
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Feldhues, K., & Epley, H. K. (2018). Old-Fashioned Bus Trips: New Age Professional Development. The Journal of Extension, 56(1), Article 19. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.56.01.19