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Available training

Foundational research-based face-to-face learning. The following trainings are available via contract. Contact us for more information.

Culturally Responsive Youth Work Matters

Integrates the principles of positive youth development and an understanding of the development of an intercultural mindset and skill set in creating a culturally responsive practice. Read more.

Dilemmas in Youth Work

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. Read more.

Intentional Program Design Matters

Examines how effective program design and content can be matched with positive youth development principles and program outcomes. Read more.

Leadership Matters

Explores the key issues in supervision and leadership of youth work organizations including leadership vs. management, strengths based leadership and core competencies for youth workers and youth work supervisors. Read more.

Youth Engagement Matters

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

Youth Work Matters

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

Other training

Training by our faculty through other professional development organizations. Contact the presenters below for more information.

YPQA Basics
Deborah Moore, University of Minnesota

December 11 , 2015 - 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,  St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota
$200 + credit card fees

YPQA Reliability for the External Assessor
Deborah Moore, University of Minnesota 

February 2-3, 2016 - 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.,  St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota
$500 + credit card fees

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