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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Workshops: Youth Work Methods Series

As a certified trainer for the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, Toolbox Training’s Dave Whitaker can deliver any of the workshops in the Youth Works Methods series. You can find out more about the series here. Click on any of the titles below for more details about specific workshops.

To have this delivered as an on-site workshop contact Toolbox Training.

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Workshop: Youth Voice

This workshop is part of the Youth Works Methods series developed by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. You can find out more about the series here.

Are you providing young people with authentic, meaningful choices throughout your program? Does your program reflect the input of the youth involved? Research shows that quality programs incorporate youth input at both activity and organizational levels. This workshop will emphasize the importance of offering real choices and meaningful participation to youth, and nurturing youth leadership. This interactive workshop is focused on providing meaningful choice within activities and opportunities for youth input within the youth program itself.


For this training package, Toolbox Training highly recommends the Youth Works Methods book Youth Voice. Click on the book cover for details.

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To have this delivered as an on-site workshop contact Toolbox Training.

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Workshop: Planning and Reflection

This workshop is part of the Youth Works Methods series developed by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. You can find out more about the series here.

Are you engaging youth in the critical life skills of planning and reflection? Are you ready to be more intentional about including planning and reflection strategies into your daily routine and activities but not sure where to start? This interactive workshop will introduce participants to powerful and easy to use methods that promote youth engagement in planning, implementing, and evaluating activities and projects.


For this training package, Toolbox Training highly recommends the Youth Works Methods book Planning and Reflection. Click on the book cover for details.

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To have this delivered as an on-site workshop contact Toolbox Training.

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Workshop: Homework Help

This workshop is part of the Youth Works Methods series developed by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. You can find out more about the series here.

This course focuses on making homework help time effective by helping youth get organized, by providing an atmosphere that helps youth focus on their work, and by building a supportive relationship with youth. These elements help participants reconsider Homework Help as an opportunity to build relationships and nurture positive growth, beyond getting the work done.


For this training package, Toolbox Training highly recommends the Youth Works Methods book Homework Help. Click on the book cover for details.

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To have this delivered as an on-site workshop contact Toolbox Training.

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Workshop: Cooperative Learning

This workshop is part of the Youth Works Methods series developed by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. You can find out more about the series here.

Do the youth in your program have opportunities to work together in groups, teaching and learning from each other? Cooperative learning is an excellent way to nurture youth leadership, build community, and keep things fun. This interactive workshop will equip participants with grouping strategies and ways to think about building cooperative learning into any program offering.


For this training package, Toolbox Training highly recommends the Youth Works Methods book Cooperative Learning. Click on the book cover for details.

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To have this delivered as an on-site workshop contact Toolbox Training.

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Workshop: Introduction to the Active-Participatory Approach

This workshop is part of the Youth Works Methods series developed by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. You can find out more about the series here.

Youth programs can be optimized for youth needs, motivation, and engagement. The Active-Participatory Approach to youth work was designed to address these goals. This youth-centered approach is the foundation for the Youth Work Methods Series.


For this training package, Toolbox Training highly recommends the Youth Works Methods book Introduction to the Active-Participatory Approach. Click on the book cover for details.

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To have this delivered as an on-site workshop contact Toolbox Training.

Check out the workshops tab for a full list of titles.


Workshop: Active Learning

This workshop is part of the Youth Works Methods series developed by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. You can find out more about the series here.

Do you know the difference between active learning and “hands-on” learning? Giving youth materials is just the beginning. This interactive workshop introduces the “ingredients” of active learning, explains the role that active learning plays in the experiential learning cycle, and helps participants create more powerful learning opportunities for youth.


For this training package, Toolbox Training highly recommends the Youth Works Methods book Active Learning. Click on the book cover for details.

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To have this delivered as an on-site workshop contact Toolbox Training.

Check out the workshops tab for a full list of titles.


Workshop: Structure and Clear Limits

This workshop is part of the Youth Works Methods series developed by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. You can find out more about the series here.

This workshop will focus on how to:

  • Understand the meanings of structure and clear limits
  • Understand how to build structure
  • Understand how to establish clear limits

For this training package, Toolbox Training highly recommends the Youth Works Methods book Structure and Clear Limits. Click on the book cover for details.

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To have this delivered as an on-site workshop contact Toolbox Training.

Check out the workshops tab for a full list of titles.


Workshop: Reframing Conflict

This workshop is part of the Youth Works Methods series developed by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. You can find out more about the series here.

This workshop will focus on how to:

  • Understand conflict
  • Lessening conflict through effective programming and activities
  • Use a 6-step approach to respond to conflict

For this training package, Toolbox Training highly recommends the Youth Works Methods book Reframing Conflict. Click on the book cover for details.

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To have this delivered as an on-site workshop contact Toolbox Training.

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Workshop: Ask Listen Encourage

This workshop is part of the Youth Works Methods series developed by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. You can find out more about the series here

This workshop will focus on how to:

  • ASK effective questions
  • LISTEN actively
  • ENCOURAGE success

For this training package, Toolbox Training highly recommends the Youth Works Methods book Ask Listen Encourage. Click on the book cover for details.

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To have this delivered as an on-site workshop contact Toolbox Training.

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Workshop: Building Community

This workshop is part of the Youth Works Methods series developed by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. You can find out more about the series here.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn what it means to build community
  • Use games to build community
  • Practice community-building games

For this training package, Toolbox Training highly recommends the Youth Works Methods book Building Community. Click on the book cover for details.

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To have this delivered as an on-site workshop contact Toolbox Training.

Check out the workshops tab for a full list of titles.