PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/TRAINING – The Office of Youth Development (OYD) provides professional development opportunities in a variety of mediums to enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities of staff who work with youth.
Youth Worker Training - free monthly two-hour Youth Worker Trainings (YWT) on a variety of topics. Click here for a listing of youth worker trainings.
Methods Training - The Office of Youth Development and Building Louisville's Out of School Time Coordinating Council (BLOCS) are proud to present the Methods Series, developed by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. The 2.5 hour interactive trainings introduce powerful skill-building strategies for creating a safe, supportive and productive environment for youth. The trainings will be offered twice monthly throughout the year. Click here for a listing of Methods Series training.
Trainings are open to anyone working with youth, but require advance registration. The Office of Youth Development trains more than 500 youth workers each year.