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
- Develop and assess their own supervision styles.
- Develop a peer network and a sense of intentionality about their work.
- Explore strengths-based leadership.
- Practice reflective learning techniques with other youth worker supervisors.
- 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.
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
Deadline to register is July 12.
Who should attend:
Youth work 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
- 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
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."