This online class takes an in-depth exploration into the key issues in supervision and leadership of youth work organizations. Online activities include both synchronized group time and individual self-paced learning.
Who should attend
Managers, supervisors and volunteer coordinators who work with youth.
How it works
Over the course of a month, participants can expect to spend an average of 5 hours/week, up to 15 hours total. Setting aside intentional time devoted to online work is required to have the full professional development experience.
Each week a new set of modules will be available and open 24 hours a day. Although the activities in each module (prerecorded presentation, discussion boards, readings, etc.) can be completed "on your own time," it is expected that all participants keep up with the content for the appropriate week.
- Context for youth work supervision
- Leadership vs. management
- Strengths based leadership
- Professionalizing youth work
- Core competencies for youth workers and youth work supervisors
- Action plan
- Develop your supervision practice.
- Assess your management and supervision style.
- Engage in conflict management and team strengths learning.
- Participate in live webinars.
- Engage in discussion boards with other youth workers.
- Explore articles, videos and websites.
"This course is great to get you critically thinking about being a youth work supervisor when there is very little out there on it."
"Thank you for a great session! I loved connecting with folks in different geographic areas and working with different types of organizations. I also appreciated the different resources you provided, especially around professionalizing the field."
"I'm glad there was a something to help me transition into my new role as manager."
- High-speed Internet connection
- A headset/earbuds for webinars