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.

Participant can expect to

  • Develop a sense of intentionality about their role in leadership.
  • Explore strengths-based leadership.
  • Practice reflective learning techniques with other youth workers.
  • Recognize research trends in youth work practice: professionalization and core competencies.
  • Apply learning tools to crucial conversations and coaching.

What you'll have when you walk away

  • Practical tools to engage your staff.
  • An appreciation that 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.
  • New perspectives on youth work supervision.

Who should attend

Youth work managers/supervisors and volunteer managers

Cancellation policy

To cancel your registration call 612-624-1999. Cancellations up to 1 business day prior to the class will be refunded in full. No refunds will be given for cancellations less than 1 business day prior to the class.


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Section Title
Leadership Matters 6-hour workshop
9:00AM to 3:30PM
Sep 30, 2019
Twin Cities
Coffey Hall
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
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Drop Request Deadline
Sep 28, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 28, 2019
Section Details

Date: September 30, 2019 (Monday)

Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Room 125 Coffey Hall on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus

1420 Eckles Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108

Cost: $50 

Required materials: Participants must purchase one of these two books by Tom Rath: Strengths Based Leadership or Strengths Finder, and complete the strengths finder assessment prior to coming to class. If you have previously completed the strengths assessment, you do not need to retake it.

The books are available in bookstores and from online retailers and come with a code for taking an online assessment. The code can be used only once, so do not purchase a used copy of the book unless you know the assessment code has not been used.

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