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Strengthening Youth Work Supervision

Most staff who choose a career in youth development enter the field because they have a passion and interest in supporting youth. They don't usually begin by hoping to supervise adults, manage budgets or conduct evaluations. 

This training explores youth work management and leadership. It provides internal professional development strategies targeted to youth work practice.

Who should attend

Managers, supervisors and volunteer coordinators who work with youth.

You will

  • Develop and assess your own supervision styles.
  • Develop a peer network and a sense of intentionality about your work.
  • Practice reflective learning techniques with other youth workers.
  • Recognize research trends in youth work practice: professionalization, practice dilemmas, and core competencies.

What you’ll have when you walk away

  • Practical tools to engage your staff and a new leadership approach to youth work.
  • An understanding of three key concepts:
    • Leadership can happen at all levels.
    • Internal staff development can be a powerful tool.
    • The field of youth work is professionalizing.
  • An understanding of the important role youth work managers play within programs and the youth work field.

Available by contract

  • $750 for 3 hours or less
  • $1500 for 4-6 hours

Contact: youthdev@umn.edu or 612-624-1999


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