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Upcoming training

Brown bag webinars

Provides research-based information on hot topics, trends, and program ideas for youth workers over the lunch hour.

Self studies

3-6 hours of individual online learning. Contact us for more information.

Dilemmas in Youth Work Online:
A self-study

Explores research on the dilemmas of youth work. Participants examine, discuss, and respond to these situations, and develop youth-centered strategies for addressing dilemmas in their own work that better meet the developmental needs of youth.

Quality Matters Online: A self-study

Learn about the essential components of a high-quality youth program and how to create environments that are positive places for young people to develop. In this basics class, participants will learn about the current research that helps us define quality and begin understanding how to measure and improve it.

Youth Engagement Matters Online: A self-study

Explores a research framework, Rings of Engagement, which outlines four types of youth engagement and youth-adult partnerships.

Youth Work Matters Online: A self-study

Explores the foundational research and theories of positive youth development and applies course content to participants’ work with youth.

Cohort courses

Foundational cohort courses adapted to 15-24 hours of interactive, facilitated online learning. Cost is $100 for each course. Contact us for more information.

Leadership Matters Online

This online class explores supervision and leadership issues in youth work organizations. Online activities include synchronized group time and self-paced learning.

Youth Work Matters Online

Create resources and learn skills to help you work with young people. The content comes from a combination of real youth work experience and research-based material. Activities include both synchronized group time and individual learning.

Webinar series

Free 90-minute interactive, facilitated online learning over the lunch hour. Contact us for more information.

Youth development brown bags

Live, interactive learning experiences on various youth development topics.

Podcast series

The Youth Development Podcast Series is free and showcases staff discussing research, theory and best practices in youth development. Topics include: youth programs, youth issues, volunteer development, citizenship and leadership, program quality, program evaluation, cultural diversity and social and emotional learning.

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