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

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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.

Supportive Environments

This one-day session, utilizing the framework of the Youth Program Quality Assessment, focuses on incorporating effective strategies to enhance the supportive environment within youth programming.

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.

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.

Family Engagement Strategies

This one-day session focuses on tactics to enhance family participation in youth programming.

Moving the Needle on Program Quality

This one-day session uses the Youth Program Quality Intervention to discuss current practice, develop strategies to enhance program quality, and create a community of practice regarding quality strategies.

How Was Your Summer?

This is a one-day work session geared toward increasing the effectiveness of summer learning programs.

Essentials of Program Planning: Designing, Teaching and Training

The purpose of this session is to prepare youth development professionals to design and implement effective youth programs. This session will specifically focus on an understanding of learning styles and the implementation of evidence-based teaching and training practices.

Youth Adult Partnerships

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

Service Learning Project Planning

Development, implementation and evaluation of service learning projects.

Is There an App for that?!

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