Stepping into a leadership role in the field of youth development is often an on-the-job learning experience. Staff choosing a career in youth development doesn't begin by hoping to supervise adults, manage budgets and conduct evaluations; staff enter the field because of a passion and interest in supporting youth. This training explores youth work management, leadership and provides internal professional development strategies targeted to youth work practice. Available in 3 or 15-hour formats.
Participants can expect to
- Develop and assess your supervision style.
- Develop a peer network and a sense of intentionality about your work.
- Practice reflective learning techniques with other youth workers.
- Recognize research trends in youth work practice - professionalization, practice dilemmas, and core competencies.
What you’ll have when you walk away
- Practical tools to engage your staff and a new leadership approach to youth work.
- An understanding of 3 key concepts: leadership can happen at all levels, internal staff development can be a powerful tool and the field of youth work is professionalizing.
- An understanding of the important role youth work managers play within programs and the youth work field.
Who should attend:
Managers/supervisors and volunteer coordinators
Also available via contract using the following fee structure:
- $125/hour for teaching + 1 hour set-up/take down per session
- 15% income for administrative costs
- Cost of participant supplies in excess of typical training expenses (i.e., large quantities of printed materials)
- Round to the nearest $25, for example:
- 3-hour training - $575 + supplies
To request this course in your area, contact us.
People who have taken this course say:
"I am a new leader in the youth work field and definitely need practical experience in a learning environment to practice my skills. I also need support. I got both of those things from this workshop."
"Fantastic opportunity to reflect on the different facets of my work. Great experiences to give us very applicable technique and practices."
"It allowed me to build on my strength, think more logically about problem solving and how I can be a better leader."