Tired of Zoom? We all are…BUT there are ways you can capture youth’s engagement with experiential, fun virtual icebreakers! We will lean on the Youth Development Framework to focus on activities that will build safety and connection during distance learning. In this session, participants will learn fresh, fun activities that will infuse movement with creativity to cultivate emotional and virtual safety.
Bootcamp for Youth Workers
To Build Intentional Communities
Sharpen Your Toolkit: Bootcamp for Youth Workers to Build Intentional Communities is a virtual training platform featuring 5 new learning experiences for youth development practitioners during distance learning and beyond.
Imagine being stuck in front of the computer for the last six months of school, unable to play tag or hug your friends when you see them. All this change has been hard for your youth to process and understand. Like you, they too are learning to pivot and adjusting to the complexities of distance learning. In this session, participants will learn strategies to support their youth, name feelings, build self-management skills, and build community together.
DJ bust me a beat. Why “Remix?” In music, a remix is a song that has been altered from its original state by a new artist by adding new loops, beats and lyrics in a way to create something both recognizable and entirely new. It is time we add some new loops, beats and lyrics to the traditional way we have approached the Youth Development Framework. In this session, we will unpack what emotional and virtual looks like now and learn how we can continue to support skill-building and community connection.
Working from home has offered some new dips and turns. The simple in-person reminders have turned into 3 texts, 2 emails and 1 ZOOM call. How can we pivot and move the traditional ways we have worked to the virtual world? In this session, participants will learn about new online tools they can integrate into their program planning meetings and strategy sessions.
When our world flipped upside down six months ago, leaders everywhere scrambled to find the rights tools to support teams working from home. The traditional one-on-one check-ins and team meetings have changed. Collaboration, communication and transparency are key components for a thriving virtual team. In this session, participants will build new strategies to hold team meetings, support work updates, and develop weekly rituals for staff check-ins, cross-pollination, and community building.