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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

Explore cultural identities and examine how they affect interactions with youth. Culturally responsive practice creates a sense of belonging and empowerment in young people.


Dilemmas in Youth Work

Youth workers face challenging situations they are required to address in their daily work with young people. Dig into the sticky challenges and issues of youth work and examine various ways to respond to real-life problems in your program.


Intentional Program Design Matters

Learn about effective program design and discuss ideas and options for how and why we develop program structure. A program design audit and redesign plan is included.


Leadership Matters

Provides professional development strategies for youth work practice by exploring management and leadership in your program.


Social and Emotional Learning

This training suite will help you design programs to support SEL, recognize and respond to unexpected opportunities to learn and practice SEL skills, and apply resources and activities from our SEL toolkit.



A program model and curriculum designed to show young people that they are participants in a global society and to prepare them to thrive in culturally diverse settings.


Youth Engagement Matters

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


Youth Work Matters

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.

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