The 2014 Youth Work Intensive (YWI) Conference is a day-long conference for youth workers that offers a series of skill building workshops focused on the knowledge and practice of youth work. Trainers and leading practitioners come together to provide sessions focused on skill development, promising practices, and tools for everyday use. Accordingly, each workshop addresses a broad topic while giving particular attention to tools, methods and strategies.
The YWI seeks to further provide professional development opportunities for youth work professionals from various sectors of the field. The focus on skill building answers the call in the field for quality training that is applicable to program practices. It also addresses the need for accessible, affordable training.
The YWI is for ALL youth work practitioners. These professionals work with youth to promote developmental outcomes.¬†They can work with youth in structured, semi-structured or unstructured (outreach/street worker) settings. Simply, youth work professionals are adults who impact the lives of youth.