These workshops have been developed keeping in mind the diverse educational and practice backgrounds of youth workers. Whether you are a relatively new youth worker or a long-time veteran, the workshops will introduce you to new ideas or re-familiarize you with key terms and concepts to support better youth outcomes.
Workshop: Introduction to Evaluation
Started evaluating your program but curious on how you can improve your process? Interested in identifying what kinds of stories/ data can tell the story of your program’s impact and legacy? If so, then this is the workshop is for you!
Workshop: Logic Modelling for Intentional Program Design
Explore how Logic Models can be used to support program design, planning, and evaluation of youth programs.
Workshop: How to Tell a Story with Data Visualization
Learn how to visualize your data so your stakeholders can easily understand it and retain the information, using principles of accessibility, simplicity and emphasis.
Workshop: Trauma-Informed Youth Work
How can we re-imagine our work with young people and their communities from a trauma-informed approach that only focuses on individual harm and injury to a healing-centered practice that fosters possibility and advances collective wellbeing?
Workshop: The Stages of Change Framework
This workshop provides youth workers with an understanding of how to support youth to make difficult but necessary changes in their lives using the Stages of Change Framework.
Workshop: Anti-Oppressive Practice
This workshop explores the transformative potential of Anti-Oppressive Practice frameworks for working with youth. It includes lectures on anti-Black racism, Indigenous perspectives, Islamophobia and youth, and supporting LGBTQ+ youth.
Workshop: The Personal and Professional Contexts of Youth Work
The lectures in this workshop unpack what “youth work” means personally and professionally and take up the question: what does “youth work” mean in terms of our professional practices and obligations?
Workshop: Engaging Black Youth and Their Families
This workshop explores how to facilitate equitable spaces for Black youth that supports their authentic participation and advocacy, shares strategies for allying with Black youth and their families, and more.
Workshop: Youth and Violence
This workshop explores what violence and youth justice mean for young people that are susceptible and implicated in violence. It also explores the broader social context and complexities of violence in the lives of young people.