20 May 2021

NSW youth workers to receive ABCD training

NSW youth workers to receive ABCD training

The peak NSW body for young people, Youth Action, will partner with Jeder Institute to deliver youth-specific ABCD training.

Jeder Institute, which has a strong focus on Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), will deliver online training on Thursday 17th June from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
The workshop will be focusing on how to utilise ABCD skills while working with young people, and costs $99 for Youth Action members and $119 for non-members.
“Connecting young people to community and seeing them as a part of a community is vital for young people,” says Freya Conomos, Youth Sector Development Manager with Youth Action.
“It gives them a voice and creates a sense of belonging.”
As an approach to community engagement and development, ABCD focuses on abilities and potential rather than problems and deficits by discovering the resources already present in a community.
This training is suitable if you work in youth work settings such as:

• a youth-led group (e.g. a Youth Advisory Council, leadership group, youth advocates)
• a drop-in space
• creating programs to support youth-led community initiatives
• individual one-on-one support to connect young people to community settings.

By building relationships and creating the space for opportunities to emerge, young people become powerful and are more in control of their own decision making.
Drawing on the experience of both the participants and the facilitator, participants will leave our workshops with practical tools, skills and ideas on how to:

• Focus on assets rather than deficiencies
• Identify and mobilise community assets
• Identify natural leaders
• Discover skills of individuals
• Build and maintain effective partnerships; and
• Facilitate group processes.

Upon completion, participants will receive:

• Membership to Jeder’s online Participatory Community Building Learning Space
• Certificate of Participation.

This training is endorsed by ABCD Asia Pacific.

Register for the workshop now.