Leadership Matters

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, leadership. It provides internal professional development strategies targeted to youth work practice.

Who should attend

Managers/supervisors and volunteer coordinators who work with youth.

Participants can expect to

  • Develop and assess their own supervision styles.
  • Develop a peer network and a sense of intentionality about their 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 3 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.
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Leadership Matters

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