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Leadership Matters

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Stepping into a supervisory role in the field of youth development is often an on-the-job learning experience. Choosing a career in youth development doesn't typically 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

What you’ll have when you walk away

Date and location

Fridays, July 20 & 27
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $125 (includes lunch both days)

University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus
Coffey Hall 120
1420 Eckles Ave., St. Paul


Sign up

Deadline to register is July 12.

Who should attend:

Youth work managers/supervisors and volunteer coordinators

Contacts: Margo Herman and Amber Shanahan


Also available via contract using the following fee structure:


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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."

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