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At the Center for Youth Development Professionals, we utilize the following approaches.

  • Intentional alignment with Core Competencies for Youth Workers and with Standards for Program Quality.

  • Strengths-based, building from the assets of the participants and of the field.

  • Adult learning principles influence the way sessions are developed and facilitated.

  • Engaging a network of highly skilled and diverse individuals and organizations to offer sessions on various topics.

  • Time for deep work with peers, through multi-day sessions and professional learning communities (PLC).

  • Time built in for reflection and for networking.

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