Working With Young People in Their Communities

Matsh Youth Development
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3 days
1,790 USD
Full time
Professional Training
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1,790 USD
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1,790 USD
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Working With Young People in Their Communities

Course description

Working With Young People in Their Communities

If you already have significant experience as a youth development worker, you will have spent a lot of time working with individuals and groups. During the course of your work, you will probably have had doubts about your performance and may have wondered how you could improve on what you were doing. Improvement is partly a matter of experience, but it is much the best to have a carefully directed experience, shaped by what research has shown to be effective.

In this program, you will explore what is currently understood about the most appropriate knowledge and skills required for working successfully with young people in groups.

  • You will study how other people have worked in communities, and their theories about their work.
  • You will explore the theory and practice of community development.
  • You will learn about community development work plans, and how to make and implement them.
  • You will examine the characteristics of  an effective group leader.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • Student activities coordinators.
  • Young leaders.
  • Youth workers in government departments, corporates and NGOs.
  • School and University teachers.
  • Volunteers.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

When you successfully complete this program, you should be able to:

  • Work effectively as a member of a group.
  • Take on a variety of roles in a group, including leadership and advocacy.
  • Know how to develop your own skills in facilitating a group.
  • Use the techniques of community development.
  • Be familiar with key concepts in community development.
  • Promote the participation of young women and men in community activities.
  • Create effective planning strategies and develop community profiles, social community plans and personal plans.
  • Recognise several useful models for analysing human behaviour and individual differences.

Training Course Content

Day 1

  • Working with and for young people
  • Community Development
  • (Important terms and concepts)
  • Community: not just a place
  • Getting going in the community
  • Laying the foundation
  • Developing a community profile
  • Planning your work

Day 2

  • Young people in their communities
  • Skills, characteristics and knowledge
  • The role of the community youth worker
  • Leaders and leadership
  • Participation
  • Increasing group participation

Day 3

  • Social planning
  • Social planning activities
  • Planning stages
  • Practical applications of community social planning
  • Networks and partnerships

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Matsh Youth Development

Matsh Youth Development aims to collaborate on the professionalization of youth work in the Middle East, Africa and Asia by providing Youth Development and Youth Work capacity building programs for youth workers, formulating code of ethics and standards for youth...

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813, The Oberoi Tower
1493 Dubai

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