Investments in building skills for youth program managers and youth workers increase the capacity for high quality youth programs. The Weikart Center offers a series of capacity-building training workshops, as well as additional endorsements, all of which support organizations in improving their practice. Learn more and view upcoming opportunities.


Youth Work Management Series

In the Youth Work Management series, we train managers to conduct self-assessment with the PQA, a research-validated and field-tested evaluation tool. Managers learn how to develop an improvement plan with their teams based on data from the PQA and how to use an observation-based coaching strategy to support staff in improving practices.


Youth Work Methods Series

The Youth Work Methods series of 2- to 3-hour workshops are delivered using the participatory learning method that is central to our philosophy. The topics align with the items of the PQA tool and give point-of-service staff practical skills that they can implement immediately.

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