Working with Young people in Their Communities

How to work with youngsters in the hood? 

Facilitator:

Aysha Cassim

AC

 

Dates: 17 - 19 December 2018

 

Location: Dubai

 

Participation Fees: $1,790

Background  Outcomes  Who Should Attend Fees

Background 

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.

Outcomes 

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.

Who Should Attend

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

Fees

Course Fees is $1,790 USD includes:

  • Course Enrollment
  • Training Materials
  • Certificates
  • Coffee Breaks

*Fees Don't Cover Air Tickets and Accommodation.

Curriculum

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