A Youth Work Institute Course
Stepping into a leadership role in the field of youth development is often an on-the-job learning experience. Staff choosing a career in youth development don’t begin by hoping to supervise adults, manage budgets and conduct evaluations; they enter the field because of a passion and interest in supporting youth. This signature program explores the unique context of youth work management and leadership, and provides professional development strategies specifically targeted to youth work practice.
How it works:
- Offered in short and long formats
What you’ll have when you walk away:
- Practical tools to engage your staff and foster a refreshed 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 dynamic role youth work managers play within organizational systems and the emerging youth work field
- Practice with reflective learning techniques in a professional learning circle with other youth work colleagues
- Recognition of resources and research trends in youth work practice - professionalization, practice dilemmas, and core competencies
Who should attend:
Those who have leadership and supervision roles in youth development.
To request this course in your area, contact us.
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."