In this series of workshops, youth program staff will learn skills that build on one another in a specific sequence. We recommend you complete the workshops in the following order:

  • Understanding Effective Communication
  • Effective Communication and Youth Development Factors
  • Effective Communication Strategy - Active Listening
  • Effective Communication Strategy - Clear Expectations and Directions
  • Understanding Change and Motivational Interviewing
  • Understanding Change Talk
  • Motivational Interviewing Strategies
  • Practicing Motivational Interviewing
  • Workshops

    Workshops are related to various topics in the Effective Communication and Positive Youth Development Training and are intended to be used by youth program managers or training staff to introduce the concepts to program staff. The workshops could be delivered over a series of lunch seminars where a manager leads an activity each week, during a quiet programming season, or over a training weekend. However it is done, the Workshops are a set of strategies intended to help staff understand the importance of effective communication and working with youth.