Strengthening Youth Work Supervision

(Previously: Leadership Matters)

Stepping into a supervisory role in the field of youth development is often an on-the-job learning experience. Choosing a career in youth development doesn't begin by hoping to supervise adults, manage budgets and conduct evaluations; staff enter the field because of a passion and interest in supporting youth. This training explores youth work management, leadership skills, and provides intentional 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 leadership role youth work managers play within programs and the youth work field.

Cancellation policy

To cancel your registration, call 612-624-1999. Cancellations one week or more prior to the first class meeting will be refunded in full. Cancellations 1 to 6 days prior to the first class meeting will receive a partial refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations on or after the first class meeting.

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