Professional Development Workgroup

The challenges that face our youth must remain top-of-mind for our community. In the same way that "welcoming" can be ever-changing, and look different for each individual, the efforts to support young people and their families evolve over time. The Council for Youth Development's role will remain as the convening body for those supportive efforts and provide resources and training for professionals serving and supporting youth.

The purpose of the Professional Development Workgroup is to increase access to and participation in high quality professional development opportunities relevant to youth serving organizations.

Strategic Focus Areas

  • Expand Developmental Assets Cross-Sector Training

  • Establish Annual Professional Development Events Schedule

  • Improve Coordination of Benchmark Data Sharing

Key External Assets Contributing to Positive Youth Identity Include:

  • Strengthen Family Support

  • Improve Family Communication

  • Increase Adult Relationships

  • Expand Caring Neighborhoods

  • Build Caring School Climates

  • Maximize Parent Involvement in School

Key Internal Assets Contributing to Positive Youth Identity Include:

  • Personal Power

  • Self-Esteem

  • Sense of Purpose

  • Positive View of Personal Future


Pam Clark, Chair
John Nickoll, Vice Chair

Chuck Kime, CYD Guiding Team

Professional Development Workgroup Planning 2019

Open CYD Meeting with Workgroup Breakout Session Workgroup Only
Location BCSC Administration Building (Terrace Room) Foundation For Youth
(2nd Floor Conference Room)
Time 10:30am - 12:00pm 10:30am - 12:00pm
Dates Wednesday, February 20
Wednesday, April 17
Wednesday, June 12
Wednesday, August 14
Wednesday, October 16
Wednesday, December 11
Tuesday, January 22
Tuesday, March 26
Tuesday, May 14
Tuesday, July 9
Tuesday, September 17
Tuesday, November 12
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