Youth Development Practices Clinic

These clinics provide an energized space that presents youth work professionals with the opportunity to enhance their practice while working cooperatively with one another. Clinics are offered on a variety of topics that research indicates have a positive impact on the overall quality of youth programming. This collaborative work space involves practice, application and reflection resulting in an educated, engaged and reflective practitioner.

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Intended Audience: youth serving professionals, particularly those who work directly with youth

Establishing Effective Transitions (Structure and Clear Limits/Reframing Conflict)

Importance of establishing structure, limits and effective conflict management in day to day operation of programs. Strategies and techniques will be practiced.

Getting to Yes: Strategies for Effective Collaboration

This one-day interactive session explores the value added nature of collaboration in the field of youth work.

Impacting Program Culture (Ask~Listen~Encourage/Building Community)

Understanding the power of structure and play to enhance the sense of community and learning in your program.

Introduction to Youth Program Quality Intervention

This one-day session will explore the foundational research used in the development of the quality framework and provide an overview of the practical side — what are the youth work methods and how can they be developed to enhance your program’s quality.

Is There an App for that?!

How to understand, embrace and bridge the media and technology gap that exists between you and your youth.

Service Learning

Development, implementation and evaluation of service learning projects.

Teen Advisory Council

Youth engagement through the lens of youth leadership and voice.

Tips and Tools Just for You!

Variety of topics that are necessary for the formal and informal leaders: How to implement your ideas, how to make the case to different audiences (managers, funders, stakeholders, etc.), how to handle the disappointments, etc.

Youth Adult Partnerships

Intensive day for youth and adult teams to strengthen teamwork and effectiveness of partnership through practical, hands-on activities.

Youth Engagement Strategies

This one-day session utilizes the framework of the Youth Program Quality Assessment, focusing on incorporating effective planning and reflection strategies to enhance youth interaction and engagement.

Youth Engagement — Youth Voice/Planning & Reflection

This one day session focuses on strategies to incorporate both the opportunities and the support needed to authentic youth engagement in programs.

Youth Interaction Strategies

This one-day session utilizes the framework of the Youth Program Quality Assessment, focusing on incorporating effective strategies to enhance sense of community and youth voice within youth programming.