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 For 2018

  • 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
Chuck Kime, CYD Guiding Team
Rich Stenner. CYD Guiding Team

Professional Development Workgroup Planning 2018

Open CYD Meeting with Workgroup Breakout Session Workgroup Only
Location Foundation For Youth Multipurpose Room Foundation For Youth
Time 10:30am - 12:00pm 10:30am - 12:00pm
Dates Wednesday, January 17
Wednesday, March 07
Wednesday, May 16
Wednesday, August 22
Wednesday, October 17
Wednesday, December 12
Tuesday, February 13
Tuesday, April 17
Tuesday, June 19
Tuesday, July 17
Tuesday, September 18
Tuesday, November 13