Upcoming Youth Participation training for adults working with young people in a variety of sectors

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Foróige-Notinuse July 23, 2014

Foróige's upcoming Youth Participation Workshop will run in various locations around Ireland in September. This workshop will provide practical training and advice for adults working with young people in a wide variety of sectors including local and national government policy developers, funders, clinicians, service managers, youth and community workers. The workshop will give participants information on what youth participation is and is not, how to implement youth participation in their work and enable participants to consider ways to ensure young people are having a real say and influence over decisions being made in policy development, programmes, services, organisations and in their day-to-day work.

The workshop will also provide participants with a 'Youth Participation Toolkit' which they can use as a practical tool in their day to day practice further helping to strengthen youth participation in their work/organisation. It will also include active learning experiences giving participants the opportunity to work through some of the skills and techniques it highlights. This workshop has been developed from the research, skills, knowledge and practice in the area of quality youth participation developed in Foróige, the National Youth Development Organisation, over the last 60 years.

What will I learn?
- Definition of youth participation
- Best practice in youth participation
- Benefits of youth participation
- Barriers to youth participation and identify ways of overcoming them
- Tips for ensuring quality youth participation in my work
- Evaluation and planning methods for youth participation

Workshop Fee: €50 per participant

Fees Include
- Half day workshop
- Youth Participation Toolkit
- 6 month post training follow up from facilitator


Dublin Workshop:
Date: Monday 15th September
Time: 9.30am-12.30pm
Venue: CYC Building Arran Quay, Dublin

Cork Workshop
Date: Tuesday 16th September
Time: 9.30am-12.30pm
Venue: TBC

Time: 9.30am- 12.30pm
Tea & Coffee will be provided

Contact: Sarah Haslam, Youth Participation Officer 086 040 9583 [email protected] To express your interest you can complete this form.

About Foróige
Foróige is the leading and largest youth organisation in Ireland. The charity works with 54,000 young people and 5,500 adult volunteers annually, through a network of more than 600 youth clubs & cafés, 150 targeted projects and national programmes such as Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Citizenship and Entrepreneurship.