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2016 Best Practices for Youth Conference - APYDCON

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Join us for a great professional development opportunity that leverages technology and social media to share and connect with youth development professionals, educators and young people working on youth issues around the country. This virtual conference will include 6 live streamed workshops on the following topics:

Monday August 1, 2016:

Workshop A (1pm Eastern/10am Pacific): We all may be biased: Understanding the Impact of Unconscious Bias - Presented by Melissa Singh More Info

Workshop B (3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific): Leadership in Times of Crisis: Effective Mindfulness When Working with Stressed-out Youth and Staff - Presented by Christian Kelley More Info

Tuesday August 2, 2016:

Workshop A (1pm Eastern/10am Pacific): The Black Lives Matter Movement and How it has Inspired Youth Leadership! - Presented by Jason Sole More Info

Workshop B (3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific): Engagement is the Key to Connection - Presented by Seth Kelley More Info

Wednesday August 3, 2016:

Workshop A (1pm Eastern/10am Pacific): Using Social Media for Social Activism and Advocacy - Presented by Deonna Hooper More Info

Workshop B (3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific): A Passion for Inclusion: Strategies for Success - Presented by Teresa Baldwin More Info

Conference Mission

The Alliance for Positive Youth Development provides valuable training and professional development for youth development professionals in an effort to improve and increase the positive outcomes on issues impacting young people. The Best Practices Conference promotes innovative and dynamic ideas from around the country on the future of youth development, engagement and leadership including the role of technology and its impact, and strategic approaches to the most pressing issues facing young people.

Conference Goals

  • Provide an affordable professional development opportunity to youth serving professionals
  • Begin a national conversation on strategies to create and increase positive youth development and engagement
  • Engage youth in their own development and leadership
  • Use technology to share best practices and to create a platform that allows strong strategies to reach new audiences with limited barriers
  • Build a foundation for ongoing networking, learning and community wide resource sharing

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