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Drama Techniques in Youth Work Settings

This tailored workshop is designed to address your needs as a facilitator by adding a range of drama processes to your youth work toolkit! It provides practical tips to ensure success and aims to enhance your creative ability, artistic skills and confidence when working with young people.

Transforming Hate in Youth Work Settings

This course is delivered by a team of Trainers who worked with the National Youth Council of Ireland, in partnership with 4 European organisations- Peace Institute (Finland), Ljubljana Pride (Slovenia), Interfaith Scotland (UK), Hamoment (Portugal) on an innovative Erasmus+ funded project exploring how to transform hate in youth work settings.

8 Steps to Inclusive Youth Work

Youth organisations can find it difficult to report on their inclusive youth work practice: “What should it look like?”; “Have we done enough?”; “Have we fallen short in some areas?”; “How do we do inclusion work in the context of other demands?”; “What are the key things we need to know to meet the key needs of minority and marginalised young people?”

Photography with Young People in Youth Work Settings

To explore photography as a creative and exciting medium for engaging young people. By developing practical skills in digital photography participants will become inspired and more confident about using photography when working with young people.

Filmmaking with Young People in Youth Work Settings

Gain basic practical and creative skills in film making when working with young people in youth work settings. This workshop combines a range of skills required to deliver a film making programme such as digital video shooting, editing, storyboarding, effects, approaches, all while maintaining a youth work centred approach.

Design, Delivery and Evaluation of a Youth Arts Programme

This training equips participants with an overview of the skills necessary to design, deliver and evaluate a youth arts programme.

Capturing Magic Evaluation Training

The Capturing Magic- A Guide to Evaluating Outcomes in Youth Arts Projects resource was designed to support youth workers and youth arts practitioners to measure the outcomes for young people in their youth arts project. This training provides practical tips on how to use the resource to identify the best outcomes for your particular project and plan your evaluation.

Creating a Youth Arts Policy for Your Organisation

This training provides participants with the skillset to develop a Youth Arts Policy within their organisation, contextualising it within the wider policy environment and focusing on building on existing work.

Developing Funding Applications for Youth Arts Projects

The funding environment is competitive, there never seems enough money – and funder priorities will not always seem the same as your priorities. While we can’t guarantee you success, we can offer you a hands-on, interactive workshop supporting you to make a compelling case for your work, give you insight into the typical decision making processes and support you to put your best foot forward with an application.

Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion

The National Youth Health Programme delivers the Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion in conjunction with NUI Galway every second year. The course aims to encourage, support and facilitate youth organisations to become effective settings for health.

Programme Award: Certificate in Health Promotion (Level 7) – Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion awarded by NUI Galway

Certificate in Youth Arts

Part time, year long university accredited course of study in Irish Youth Arts Practice managed and delivered by the Arts Programme at NYCI. The Certificate in Youth Arts aims to introduce those working in the non-formal education sector to the concepts, principles and practice of youth arts using a context and practice approach.

Accrediting body: NUI Maynooth, Dept of Applied Social Studies

Designated Liaison Person Training

This three day course is aimed at those with the role and responsibility of a Child Protection Designated Liaison Person within their organisation. It aims to provide participants with the information to carry out this important role in an effective manner.

Web safety in Youth Work

On day one the course follows the structure of the ‘Intercultural Awareness and Cultural Competency’ training day. On the second day participants will develop practical skills to engage with young people and volunteers in a culturally diverse setting, as well as planning and delivering their own session on Interculturalism and inclusion.

One-day STEAM in Youth Work training

This project is supporting youth workers to inspire young people to create, invent and make with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Youth workers will receive a grant for equipment that can be used to deliver technology-enhanced activities spanning electronics, robotics and coding to music, arts and crafts.

STEM

During the training you will undertake a range of STEM and Maker activities and gain the skills and knowledge that you’ll need to facilitate high-quality STEM learning experiences with young people. You will: learn how to solder; use a Makey Makey to turn an everyday object, such as a bunch of flowers, into a computer keyboard; make simple circuits; make scribble bots; and make your own speakers.

Designing an Intercultural Programme

On day one the course follows the structure of the ‘Intercultural Awareness and Cultural Competency’ training day. On the second day participants will develop practical skills to engage with young people and volunteers in a culturally diverse setting, as well as planning and delivering their own session on Interculturalism and inclusion.

Intercultural Awareness and Cultural Competency

This course is designed to introduce participants to the theory and methodologies required to develop and maintain cross-cultural relationships in youth work. It will assist participants to engage with young people and volunteers from diverse cultures.

Exploring Interculturalism in Youth Work

This two-hour session will give a general introduction to intercultural and inclusive youth work, how to engage with minority ethnic and other minority groups in a youth work setting and identifying and overcoming some barriers to such involvement.

Practical Supports for Doing Intercultural Youth Work

This course will introduce participants to the skills and resources needed in planning effective and sustainable intercultural youth programmes. It will offer guidelines on recruitment and good practice and will empower youth workers to take action towards developing a culturally inclusive youth service.

Developing an Intercultural / Diversity Policy and Implementation Plan

This course is designed to ease participants through a policy development process. At the end of day one participants will have developed an intercultural policy template for their own organisation.

Tackling Racism, Homophobia and Sexism

This course is designed to introduce participants to the theory of racism, sexism and homophobia. It will focus on understanding stereotypes and prejudices, different types of discrimination and how to identify and tackle incidents.

Embedding Diversity in Youth Work

This training course from NYCI will introduce participants to the use of a newly developed Diversity Toolkit ‘Access All Areas’ for carrying out a diversity assessment on youth projects. It will demonstrate how to develop an action plan based on identified gaps in service.

P.A.U.S.E. Teen Coaching – Dealing with Challenging Behaviour

This is a two day course offered in conjunction with the HSE’s Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programmes B4uDecide campaign. This training and accompanying resource will explore the concept of delaying early sex among young people.

Connecting with Young Men – Engage Unit 6

This is a two day course offered in conjunction with the HSE’s Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programmes B4uDecide campaign. This training and accompanying resource will explore the concept of delaying early sex among young people.

Understanding Young People and Pornography

This is a two day course offered in conjunction with the HSE’s Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programmes B4uDecide campaign. This training and accompanying resource will explore the concept of delaying early sex among young people.

B4U Decide/Delay

This is a two day course offered in conjunction with the HSE’s Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programmes B4uDecide campaign. This training and accompanying resource will explore the concept of delaying early sex among young people.

Developing a Sexual Health Policy: Best Practice in Sexual Health Promotion

This is a two day training course addressing the issue of bullying. The course will focus on bullying in its widest sense including cyber bullying. This course will also enable participants to examine a “whole” organisational response to the issue of bullying. 

Let’s Beat Bullying – An organisational approach for the youth work sector

This is a two day training course addressing the issue of bullying. The course will focus on bullying in its widest sense including cyber bullying. This course will also enable participants to examine a “whole” organisational response to the issue of bullying. 

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

This is a two day (consecutive) intensive, interactive workshop where participants develop their skills through simulations and role-playing in order to become more ready, willing and able to help people at risk of suicide. This course supports the objectives of Connecting for Life.

Mindout

This 2 day interactive training is based on the evidence based MindOut resource developed in 2004 and recently revised by NUI Galway and the HSE Health and Wellbeing Division with support from NYCI. The resource was developed to support the social, emotional and mental wellbeing of young people.

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