Positive Youth Development and Building Communication Skills for Youth Development Professionals

Date: February 26, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: 2130 W US-10, Ludington, MI 49431
Contact: 517-676-7291, sisungch@anr.msu.edu

Program has been cancelled.

Spend the day learning what the 40 Developmental Assets are and how to build communciation skills when working with youth. In this session, participants will learn about the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Asset framework and explore ways that youth development professionals, teachers, parents and volunteers can assist youth in developing these assets. As part of our daily lives, we often misconstrue communication as a natural process that just happens. Misunderstandings and miscommunication can cause a lot of unnecessary frustration whether with co-workers, volunteers, or young people. These sessions use interactive activities that you can take back with you to explore things like positive-constructive reinforcement, two-way communication, and reflective listening.

Registration will start at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.

Location: Oceana Room West Shore ESD, 2130 W US-10, Ludington MI 49431

Cancellation Fee of $10 after 2/20/15

MSU Extension is pleased to offer professional development opportunities designed to assist youth development program staff and volunteer administrators in their efforts to provide quality volunteer management. Lunch and snacks will be provided. An email will be sent to participants one week prior to the session confirming attendance and providing any additional instructions. Casual dress is appropriate.


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