GUIDE, in conjunction with the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services – Office of Prevention and Community Support, is thrilled to announce our upcoming Youth Development Workshop Series.
The below workshops are all related to youth development and are focused on the Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Quality Standards.
Registration for November 30, January 29 and March 1 is now open! Registration for May 2, July 18 and September 7 will open in March.
Each workshop is ONLY $10!
Step Up Your Afterschool Game: Best Practices in Youth Development
Date: November 30, 2017, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Clayton State University – Harry S. Downs Center for Continuing Education
ASYD Quality Standards 1.2, 1.5 and 1.7
Best Practices in Youth Development will bridge the most up-to-date research in youth development and afterschool programming with achievable practices that will promote positive outcomes in youth. Through interactive and hands-on learning experiences, participants will gain knowledge and skills in an array of positive youth development program practices, including best practice models for instruction and learning, effective facilitation techniques for enhancing youth engagement and positive discipline strategies.
How to Effectively Build Positive, Healthy Relationships
Date: January 29, 2018, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Sheraton Augusta Hotel (1069 Stevens Creek Road, Augusta, GA 30907)
ASYD Quality Standards 4.1 and 4.2
In order to thrive at work and at home, it’s necessary that we learn how to effectively build positive, healthy relationships. These relationships are with both the adults and youth we see on a daily basis. Through discussion and activity, this workshop will provide participants with resources and tools to engage coworkers, family and friends in a way that is meaningful and builds rapport. Learn how to make connections that will strengthen all the relationships in your life, and ultimately, change the culture of your office and home for the better.
The Road to Sustainability
Date: March 1, 2018, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: The Classic Center
ASYD Quality Standards 7.1 and 7.9
Sustainability is key when it comes to organizational longevity. Join us for this workshop to explore the fundamental elements of sustainability. This workshop will help participants learn how to clearly define organizational mission, vision, values and goals, maintain a sound budget and develop sustainable resources that can be used immediately upon return to the office. Participants will also gain knowledge regarding how to build collaborations, advocate for support and find funding.
Let’s Get Physical: Incorporating Health into the Everyday
Date: May 2, 2018, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Infinite Energy Center
ASYD Quality Standards 5.2 and 5.3
Research shows that youth aren’t getting enough physical activity during the school day, and it’s negatively impacting academic performance and behavior. In addition, they aren’t receiving needed information and empowerment to make healthy choices. In this workshop, participants will learn how to incorporate easy, interactive physical activity that addresses the needs of all youth into everyday programming. Participants will also gain knowledge regarding how to empower and educate youth on making healthy choices.
Implementing an In-House Approach to Staff Development
Date: July 18, 2018, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Anderson Conference Center
ASYD Quality Standards 6.2 and 6.6
Organizations need their employees to be happy and thrive in order to meet the high demands of the “To Do” list. In this workshop, participants will learn the importance of and how to implement effective staff appreciation opportunities. Participants will also explore the importance of offering all staff and volunteers ongoing professional development in order to foster a commitment to continual growth and gain knowledge of and practice designing effective staff meetings.
Creative Group Projects
Date: September 7, 2018, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Callaway Gardens
ASYD Quality Standards 3.1, 3.4 & 3.6
Learning environments condition how youth feel, think, behave and perform, and they directly affect the quality of the programmatic experience. The environment includes both physical space and less tangible elements such as teaching methods, how time is structured, human interactions, etc. This session is designed to help staff design meaningful learning environments that promote the mission and goals of our programs, foster learning and engagement, support positive youth development and reflect best practices in teaching and learning.
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GUIDE’s mission is to improve community conditions by utilizing collaborations, promoting positive youth development, delivering specialized training and resources and preventing substance use and abuse.