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NEW: Our Youth Worker Training Scheme has been updated following the disruption caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic. We are now delivering all workshops throughout the month of June in Hamilton and Rotorua.

Kia ora Youth Workers in the Central North Island

Please see below for our up-to-date 2020 FREE Youth Worker training schedule.
We are excitied to be delivering workshops in Rotorua and Hamilton throughout the month of June.

Confirm your Attendance

Numbers are limited, registrations are essential for ALL workshops!
Please email anna@wact.org.nz with the following details:
Workshop, Name, Organisation and Town you are travelling from

HAMILTON

Working with Whanau

About the Workshop

This is a new training need identified by Youth Workers as something they want support in. We have received repeated requests around the sustainability of Youth Workers and understanding the steps to maintaining a healthy Youth Work practice. The wellbeing of Youth Workers has been highlighted especially with the level of issues they are facing when working with young people. As we enquired further with this need, we understood it was more focused on supervision they can access in their current roles as compared to supervision generally. Whilst this is the case, understanding where and who they can access to get the support and supervision they require is still a priority for this strategy.

Workshop Details

Date:
Tuesday 9th June 2020
Time:
9am - 12pm
Location:
Innovation Park, Conference Room Level 1
Ruakura Road, Hamilton

Regional Hui

About the Workshop

The Regional Hui identifies the needs of youth workers throughout the Central North Island from NGO's, Youth Workers and government agencies. The purpose of the regional hui is to see a strengthened youth work profession,connected regional networks, development of youth workers knowledge and skills and identification of youth workers training and development needs throughout the Central North Island.

Youth-Worker-Regional-Hui-2020.pdf

Workshop Details

Date:
Tuesday 9th June 2020
Time:
1pm - 3pm
Location:
REAP
Innovation Park, Conference Room Level 1
Ruakura Road, Hamilton

Confirm your Attendance

Numbers are limited, registrations are essential for ALL workshops!
Please email anna@wact.org.nz with the following details:
Workshop, Name, Organisation and Town you are travelling from

ROTORUA

Supervision and Self-Management

About the Workshop

This is a new training need identified by Youth Workers as something they want support in. We have received repeated requests around the sustainability of Youth Workers and understanding the steps to maintaining a healthy Youth Work practice. The wellbeing of Youth Workers has been highlighted especially with the level of issues they are facing when working with young people. As we enquired further with this need, we understood it was more focused on supervision they can access in their current roles as compared to supervision generally. Whilst this is the case, understanding where and who they can access to get the support and supervision they require is still a priority for this strategy.

Workshop Details

Date:
Friday 12th June 2020
Time:
10am - 1pm
Location:
WACT Rotorua
L1 1163 Pukuatua Street
Rotorua

Career Planning

About the Workshop

Career planning and understanding the passion and vision of youth is a new training priority identified this year. There has been repeated request from various providers around how to help young people identify their passions and career options. This extends to understanding the dreams and supporting youth to think big and explore who they are and where they want to go. The areas requested for training include the following:
• How to do career assessment and planning
• How to draw out of the young person their passion and dreams
• How to include whanau

Workshop Details

Date:
Tuesday 16th June 2020
Time:
10am - 1pm
Location:
WACT Rotorua
L1 1163 Pukuatua Street
Rotorua

Maori Culture and Youth Work

About the Workshop

The inter-connection between Treaty of Waitangi and bicultural practice results in the merger of both into one training programme. Feedback received shows a continual need to incorporate this training into this prioritised list of training for Youth Workers in the CNI. There has been a growing interest in not only learning more about the relationship between the Treaty and bicultural practice but effective application of these principles in both Youth Workers and their related organisations.
There is also a request to review Te Whare Tapa Wha, Tikanga and Te Reo Maori understanding and how it can support youth engagement and Youth Work practice. The focus of this is to strengthen youth identity by way of their culture, celebrating who they are and where they come from. This is therefore a priority identified by Youth Workers for this year focusing on the following:
• Treaty of Waitangi
• Tikanga and Te Reo Maori
• Cultural Identity

Workshop Details

Date:
Friday 19th June 2020
Time:
9am - 12pm
Location:
WACT Rotorua
L1 1163 Pukuatua Street
Rotorua

Regional Hui

About the Workshop

The Regional Hui identifies the needs of youth workers throughout the Central North Island from NGO's, Youth Workers and government agencies. The purpose of the regional hui is to see a strengthened youth work profession,connected regional networks, development of youth workers knowledge and skills and identification of youth workers training and development needs throughout the Central North Island.

Youth-Worker-Regional-Hui-2020.pdf

Workshop Details

Date:
Friday 19th June 2020
Time:
1pm - 3pm
Location:
WACT Rotorua
L1 1163 Pukuatua Street
Rotorua

Youth Worker Collective Establishment

About the Workshop

There is a strong call for the establishment of a Youth Workers collective in each area we held the Regional Hui (Whakatane, Tokoroa and Rotorua). It was recognised that there are a lot of politics in the Youth Work space which creates barriers to working together. Youth Workers who gave feedback actively communicated their frustrations with this and are keen to overcome these barriers/politics with the aim of providing a full and complete service. As a result of this Youth Workers expressed their enthusiasm to support this although it may
not be in the form of training and development but more facilitation of collective discussions. Due to this, establishment of Youth Worker collectives in these areas is a priority for this coming year.

Workshop Details

Date:
Tuesday 23rd June 2020
Time:
9am - 12pm
Location:
WACT Rotorua
L1 1163 Pukuatua Street
Rotorua

Youth Suicide

About the Workshop

Youth suicide has been constant in all feedback received. The issues Youth Workers have
identified and request support in include the following:
• How do we know when a young person is suicidal?
• What do we do when we’ve identified someone considering suicide?
• What resources are out there that can help us work with youth and suicide?
• What steps do we take when we know a young person is considering suicide?
• How do we approach whanau about suicide?

Workshop Details

Date:
Tuesday 30th June 2020
Time:
9am - 12pm
Location:
WACT Rotorua
L1 1163 Pukuatua Street
Rotorua

Numbers are limited, registrations are essential for ALL workshops!
Please email anna@wact.org.nz with the following details:
Workshop, Name, Organisation and Town you are travelling from

Any further queries please contact Anna on (P) 0800 GOWERA (E) anna@wact.org.nz

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