Training and Events
Training is one of the key things that we do to help the church to engage to its full potential with the young people around her. We offer central training that churches can send people along to, as well as offering bespoke training to parishes or groups of parishes at times and locations to suit you! We also facilitate and run a variety of events, both for youth leaders and for our young people. These range from large Diocesan events, such as our overnight Abbey event for young people, through to more intimate and reflective events like our Youth Leader retreats. We also promote events run by other organisations which may be of interest to youth workers.
Total Training Sessions are run by the 2:67 Project. These are training and equipping evenings for youth and children’s workers, held in St Albans – click here to download details of their 2016-17 sessions.
Core Skills Workforce Training courses, run by Pro-Action, are designed to enhance the work of volunteers, youth workers and professionals – click here for details of their Spring term training.
UK Youth run short eLearning programmes – simple, clear and easy ways to improve your work with young people. These programmes provide an introduction to key topics, such as: ‘Action into Learning with Young People’, ‘Cyberbullying’, ‘Engaging the Hard to Engage’, ‘Group Work in a Youth Work setting’, ‘Raising Aspirations’, and ‘Understanding and Working with Difficult Behaviour’. Click here for details on the UK Youth website.
Events for young people:
For the specific development of young people we would like to encourage you to take a look at Onelife.
Upcoming Events › Youth and Children (YAC)
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Join us on this day to discover how to financially resource the work you're doing in schools and beyond. We'll take a look at: how to find local support; accessing school funding; networking and building relationships; and bid writing for grant-awarding funders. Chris Curtis will lead the day, 2016 winner of the 'Fundraiser of the Year' award from the Institute of Fundraising's 'National Fundraising Awards'. This new SchoolsworkUK Equipping Programme, delivered by Youthscape, is designed for Christians at any stage…Find out more »
Free monthly training for everyone who helps with church youth work. Real insights into young people's lives. Practical skills you can apply straight away. Support for you to grow in your confidence and faith. Organised by Youthscape, each evening takes place at Bute Mills and is suitable for those starting out in youth work as well as established volunteers. Tuesday 20 June's training for volunteers will focus on the following - Insights into young people's experiences: Identity and Self Worth. Practical…Find out more »
Free monthly training for everyone who helps with church youth work. Real insights into young people's lives. Practical skills you can apply straight away. Support for you to grow in your confidence and faith. Organised by Youthscape, each evening takes place at Bute Mills and is suitable for those starting out in youth work as well as established volunteers. Tuesday 18 July's training for volunteers will focus on the following - Insights into young people's experiences: Apologetics and World Views. Practical…Find out more »
Learn to Listen - Growing the church with Children and Young People A day conference to discover: How to listen and respond to the voices of children and young people Ways to encourage the participation of children and young people in the whole life of the church community. The event will be facilitated by Tony Cook, Youth Adviser for the Diocese of Bath and Wells, and Sonia Mainstone-Cotton, Early Years and Participation Consultant.Find out more »