Upcoming Event Thursday, July 13, 2023

Youth Work Methods Training of Trainers (TOT)

In Person: August 8-10, 2023 | Columbia, Missouri

The Youth Work Methods Training of Trainers (TOT) prepares participants to lead the Weikart Center's ten Youth Work Methods Workshops that are aligned with the Program Quality Assessment.

The TOT begins with four weeks of distance coursework comparable to a college-level course. Participants should expect to spend 6-8 hours per week on coursework. The TOT culminates in an intensive, in-person, 3-day workshop. The TOT ends with a final wrap-up webinar a week after the in-person portion.

Participants will receive a book with training agendas for all the item-aligned workshops as well as a set of Youth Work Methods guidebooks.

Due to the nature and rigor of the course, experience with the Youth Work Methods as well as training experience is highly recommended.


This course consists of:

4-weeks of distance work plus synchronous hour-long pre-webinars;
3-days of in-person training in Columbia, Missouri;
1-week of distance work plus synchronous hour-long post webinar.

All synchronous, distance events listed below will be held via Zoom. These will NOT be recorded, so please ensure you are able to attend all workshops before enrolling.

Webinar 1: Thursday, July 12, 2023, 10 AM-11 AM CT
Webinar 2: Thursday, July 20, 2023, 10 AM-11 AM CT
Webinar 3: Thursday, July 27, 2023, 10 AM-11 AM CT
Webinar 4: Thursday, August 3, 2023, 10 AM-11 AM CT
Final Webinar: Thursday, August 17, 2023, 10 AM-11 AM CT

The in-person experience will be held at Stoney Creek Hotel in Columbia, Missouri: 2601 S. Providence Rd, Columbia, MO 65203. You MUST be able to attend the entire in-person experience to participate and be eligible for the trainer certification. Please plan travel accordingly, all travel must occur after training has ended at 5pm 08/10/2023.

Day 1: Tuesday, August 8, 2023, 8:30 AM - 5 PM CT
Day 2: Wednesday , August 9, 2023, 8:30 AM - 5 PM CT
Day 3: Thursday, August 10, 2023, 8:30 AM - 5 PM CT

Cost: $2000 covers tuition, materials, and six meals (breakfast and lunch each day of the in-person experience). Participant travel, room, and board costs must be arranged and covered by training participants.

Please be sure you are able to attend ALL distance and in-person components of this workshop. Attendance is required for TOT certification.

Proof of vaccination and COVID testing will not be required for participants in the TOT. We ask that all participants monitor their own health and be considerate of the health of others, and we will foster a supportive learning environment for all participants, including those that opt to wear a face mask during the workshop.

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