Attend CYC’s Trainings This Fall

There are three opportunities CYC is offering this fall to better your youth development skills. Below are the descriptions and links to register!

Sept. 30th 12-2 PM: Ask, Listen, Encourage

Do you communicate with youth in a way that makes them feel supported and heard?  This workshop introduces various communication techniques that help you build more supportive, youth-centered relationships.  Participants learn how to ask more effective questions and actively listen in conversations.

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Oct. 7th  6-8 PM: Answering Tough Questions

Has a youth ever asked you a question that stopped you in your tracks, made you blush, or you lost sleep over? This training is for you! During this session, we will review the types of sensitive questions youth ask, discuss strategies for responding, and practice role-playing in a values-neutral method. Feel free to bring questions you’ve encountered as examples.

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Oct. 13th 12-2 PM: Youth Voice

Research shows that quality programs incorporate youth input at both activity and organizational levels.  This workshop emphasizes the importance of offering real choices and meaningful participation to youth, and nurturing youth leadership.  The workshop focuses on providing meaningful choice and opportunities for youth input within the youth program itself.

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