Great training communicates new information, but more importantly, it is a transformational experience. Academy courses are designed to engage adults in meaningful experiences that encourage a rethinking of current ideas based on new research and best practice trends. Practitioners leave our courses with new ideas and specific skills with which to translate ideas into action.
The Academy offers courses that build from entry level to advanced skills based on CYC Certification competencies and requirements used in all practice settings. We teach core principles that are present across the field of youth services. Our students use their training hours to qualify for national and international CYC certification. The Academy is the most widely used source of professional development for certified CYCs in the United States.
We update our courses frequently so that we remain on the leading edge. We want our graduates to be the best-prepared practitioners in the field.
The Academy offers a variety of live and virtual youth worker courses that are:
- asset focused
- trauma informed
- diversity inclusive
- based on CYC Certification competencies and requirements
All classes are competency-based and designed using an experiential format that supports adult learning.
Most courses include a training of trainers program so you can build local capacity. Trainers join the Academy Trainer Community upon graduation to receive on-going opportunity to advance their skills as transformational educators and to network with trainers from across North America.
For more information, contact the Academy Office.