If you work with youth, or supervise staff who work with adolescents, this new online course on Intentional Youth Development (IYD) will be of interest to you.
The 2 module course, each module being 1.5 hours long, provides information to help you intentionally build a positive youth development (PYD) approach into your programs and services. Building PYD into your program structure ensures that you have a consistent approach to meeting the needs of youth participants, regardless of who is leading the program.
The course starts by providing a tool for you to assess your organization's readiness to adopt IYD. It then introduces a tool to help you enhance your program by: reviewing your policies and procedures: observing what is happening in the program: and inquiring to obtain feedback from participating youth. Finally, there is a tool to assess how your organization is supporting positive youth development through nine organizational characteristics of funding, staff, program, facility, partnerships, development, administration, marketing and event risk management.
A certificate is provided upon course completion.
The cost is $49 plus tax for members of Parks and Recreation Ontario and $69 plus tax for non-members.
To register for this course, please visit http://www.prontario.org/index.php?ci_id=8482.
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