Consider taking one of our online self-studies. These short, affordable introductory courses allow you to learn foundational content at your own pace and on your own time. They are especially useful for getting new and part-time staff and volunteers up speed on:
- basic youth development
- the essential components of a high-quality youth programs
- four types of youth engagement and youth-adult partnerships
- the range of dilemmas they are bound to face
Our next symposium on highlights what happens when research questions shift from measuring and replicating program outcomes to distilling and disseminating effective program practice. We'll feature the innovative SEL Challenge and the resulting Field Guide, engage in a hands-on activity to assess SEL practices in your programs, and learn to be more intentional about equipping youth with the social emotional skills they need to thrive. Minnesota's own Voyaguer Outward Bound School is one of the partner programs. Check out the field guide and related resources now and register for the symposium to learn more. Also, save the date of for an in-depth training with our symposium speakers.
Finally, if you live in southeast Minnesota, I invite you to register for the regional forum in Rochester on . If you live in the metro area, consider registering for the 3-hour Intentional Program Design Matters on or the 15-hour Leadership Matters starting on . If you live in northeast Minnesota, please save the date of for the regional forum in Duluth.