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Youth Work in Progress

How will a success full youth club or youth organisation look in the future? What competencies and skills will you need to work there? Have many of those competencies and skills do you posses on a professional level? Which ones do you need to develop? How will you do that?

Youth work in progress is the first of the modules in the training programme Yo-Pro. Like the rest of the modules, it is a two days training course for youth workers.

The module can be used as the starting module, if a group of youth workers are to be taught all the modules or some of the modules of Yo-Pro.

The module can also stand alone as a training programme for youth workers.

It is also possible to take out certain of the exercises from the module and do them with youth workers during an hour or two in their home organisation.

Youth work in progress is about how to work as a youth worker in times of change.

We let the participants think about how it is for young people to meet them.

We let the participants try to find some of the most important experiences, which have shaped them to be the persons, who the young people meet.

We analyze the challenges and problems, that youth leaders have to deal with when working with young people and we help each other to find solutions and good ideas.

We get introduced to learning Styles by making a personal test and discussing how it is best to communicate with youth.
And in the end of the module, we suggest how a good youth club or youth organisation will look and be like in the future and what competencies and skills, the youth workers will need to work there.

The participants will make a personal judgement about how prepared they are for the challenges of future youth work.

They will rate themselves on each of the competencies and skills, that they have suggested themselves to be important in future youth work.

They will find out, where they feel strong and where they need to develop.

They will describe how they are going to develop the competencies and skills, which they want to be better at in order to meet the challenge of youth work of tomorrow.




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