Matsh Youth Development Working with Youth in Their Communities Matsh Youth Development
Price: USD 1,790

Course details

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.

Program Benefits

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.
Recognize several useful models for analyzing human behavior and individual differences.

Who Should Attend?

Youth program coordinators.
Young leaders.
Youth workers in government departments, corporations and NGOs.
School and University teachers.

Program Outline

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
Increasing group participation

Day 3
Social planning
Social planning activities
Planning stages
Practical applications of community social planning
Networks and partnerships Updated on 14 July, 2019

Job roles this course is suitable for:

Officer - Student Services , Activities and Events , SOCIAL WORKER , YOUTH SERVICES OFFICER , Child and Youth Worker , Youth Program Coordinator , Student Adviser , Student Services and Engagement , Manager , Student Services and Engagement , Community Liaison Manager , Aboriginal Students

About Matsh Youth Development

Matsh is a Youth Development enterprise aims to provide developmental services and programs for young people. The main objective of Matsh is to professionalize youth work in the Middle East and North Africa region by providing Youth Development and Youth Work capacity building programs for youth workers, formulating code of ethics and standards for youth work sector in MENA region, providing policy and strategy development and management consultancy for youth development institutions.

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