Many of you have been asking for next level trainings and opportunities to learn effective youth work skills at a deeper level. We heard you and are pleased to offer our first Immersion Workshop.
This Immersion Workshop is a dynamic day of self-exploration, self-growth, and self-reflection. It’s designed to challenge you to try new ways of thinking about your role as a youth worker and develop yourself as the most important element you bring to the work. In this highly energetic and transformative training, you’ll laugh, question, and have the space to deeply reflect as you learn how doing for yourself what you’re committed to doing for youth will make you a better youth worker.
This will not be your typical ‘sit and get’ training. You’ll immerse yourself in experiential, holistic learning through active participation:
- Setting the stage – We’ll start by laying the foundation for a common understanding of the subject to facilitate meaningful dialogue throughout the day.
- Trying out different parts through role play – You’ll engage in small group work, large group discussions, and role plays to reinforce the art of collaborative learning.
- Spotlighting your learning to teach others – You’ll use the teach-back method as a way to anchor your learning and share your insights to help others learn as well.
We invite you to join us for this new in-person training experience in Brooklyn Park, MN!
Making Youth Work YOUnique: Lead from the Inside Out
In-Person Training in Brooklyn Park, MN
Friday, October 11, 2019
9:30 am to 2:00 pm – Lunch will be provided
FREE for YIPA members
$90 for non-YIPA members
Many youth workers start out in their role getting oriented to the specific policies, practices, and procedures of their program. When training is provided about specific skills or baseline knowledge, it tends to be more focused on tools and techniques. But that misses what is actually fundamental to the relationship piece of youth work – what makes those relationships work. YOU are the best tool you can bring to your work with youth. It’s time to transform your toolkit!
Your understanding of why you do what you do is key in helping young people thrive and succeed. Expanding your abilities as a youth worker is a continuous process that requires ongoing practice, commitment, and reflection. From this perspective you’ll learn to view every interaction with youth as an opportunity for growth. You’ll learn to do this for yourself as well as your colleagues to create a culture that welcomes collaborative development to bring about better outcomes for youth.
By participating in this interactive workshop you’ll learn how to use self-reflection to uncover your blind spots. You’ll develop awareness about how you show up and how that affects everything you do. You’ll explore how your own developmental experiences shaped who you are today as well as how you interact with youth. You’ll practice the art of giving and receiving feedback and learn how to leverage your TAGS: Talents, Abilities, Gifts, and Skills to make your youth work YOUnique.
Your Learning Objectives
- Know why you do what you do – self-awareness is key to youth work competence
- Understand that how you show up for youth in every interaction is driven by who you are
- Practice the art of giving and receiving guidance to foster a culture of growth so you and your colleagues can be at your best for youth
- Leverage your YOUniqueness as your youth work toolkit
Before receiving the prestigious College Instructor of the Year Award, Dr. Jermaine Davis worked in corporate America for IBM, Keebler Cookies, and Frito-Lay. Now, he’s an award-winning Professor of Communication Studies at Century College and a best-selling author.
He has authored 10 books including, Get Up Off Your Butt & Do It NOW, Leading with Greatness, and The NOW Factors of College Success.
Dr. Jermaine was raised in a drug- and gang- infested area on the west-side of Chicago in a single-parent home. After the tragic loss of six family members to violent deaths, he enrolled in college to change the direction of his life. Dr. Jermaine holds a BA and a MA in Speech Communications, and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership.
He spent three years teaching 5th and 6th grade to homeless youth in Minneapolis and three years teaching high school in St. Paul. Recently, Dr. Jermaine produced the documentary, Breaking The Cycle, a film dedicated to helping individuals overcome the negative beliefs and behaviors that keep them trapped in destructive lifestyles. Prestigious organizations like 3M, Best Buy, Cornell University, the University of Minnesota, the University of Wisconsin, Wells Fargo, West Point Military Academy, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car regularly seek out Dr. Jermaine’s expertise in the areas of motivation, leadership development, teamwork, work/life balance, and diversity and inclusion.
Your Competency Focus Area
Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: THE FIELD OF YOUTH INTERVENTION.
Trainings presented in this focus area will expand your professional acumen to understand the reach and importance of your role, serve as an effective advocate for youth, and pursue ongoing professional development.
- In-Person Training Brooklyn Park, MN
- Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55443
- Friday, October 11, 2019
- 9:30 am to 2:00 pm – Lunch will be provided
- FREE for YIPA members
- $90 for non-YIPA members
- Not a member? Annual memberships are only $99 for individuals and only $250 for organizations. Join now or learn more.
- This training will count as 4.5 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting.