Upcoming Event Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Youth Work Methods Training of Trainers (TOT)

In Person: October 18-20, 2022 | Detroit, Michigan

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 Detroit, MI;
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: Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 9-10am ET
Webinar 2: Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 9-10am ET
Webinar 3: Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 9-10am ET
Webinar 4: Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 9-10am ET
Final Webinar: Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 9-10am ET

The in-person experience will be held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI. You MUST be able to attend the entire in-person experience in order to participate.

Day 1: Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET
Day 2: Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET
Day 3: Thursday, October 20, 2022, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET


Cost: $2000. Covers tuition, materials, and six meals (breakfast and lunch each day of the in-person experience).

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

Participant travel, room, and board costs must be arranged and covered by training participants. A block of hotel rooms at a discounted rate of $200/night at Marriott at Renaissance Center is available to participants and must be booked by 9/16/22. Further details will be included in the registration confirmation email.

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