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Adult Facilitator Training in Youth Engagement

youth engagement training workshop in Auckland

A full-day, hands-on workshop covering the key elements of child and youth engagement. Demonstrations and examples offer skills and tools to recruit, train and support child- and youth-led change. Plus, tools and strateigeis to help assess and manage climate anxiety in children and teenagers.

Urbanthinkers has delivered youth engagement training workshops across Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the USA - including one en français à Montréal! 

Feedback confirms this training is not only immediately useful, but presented in an engaging manner.


Workshop Objectives 

Workshop Flyer (template)

BUILD your Youth Engagement Program

  • Compare six models of youth engagement.

  • Identify assets and gaps in your current capacity.

  • Describe the steps of authentic youth engagement.

  • Recognize authentic over tokenized youth engagement.

SUPPORT your Youth Engagement Program

  • Create an action plan for case study scenarios.

  • Examine assessment tools for climate anxiety.

SUSTAIN your Youth Engagement Program

  • Establish a communication framework amongst participants.

  • Collaborate on strategies to ensure success.

workshop flyer template
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Designed for You

Each Adult Facilitator Training Workshop is planned to meet the needs of the community. Preliminary discussions with organizers help shape the specific focus, goals, objectives and case studies within the workshop. And a questionnaire sent a week in advance allows participants to introduce their current comfort level with youth engagement. These responses help to make sure we all join together at an appropriate stage of everyone's experience, while planning space for local successes and struggles so that all might gain from the expertise in the room. 


On-site workshops are limited to between 20-30 people depending on the number of facilitators so that they can be hands-on and engaging. Strategies and tools build from participants' existing experience-level to expand their skills and comfort with taking action. These workshops cover as much theory as the group requires, while designed around inter-active simulation so that the learning is not only 'heard' but sensed, reflected-upon and acted out.

Who is this for?

Professionals and community practitioners in the fields of active school travel, climate action, road safety, health promotion, environmental education, transportation demand management and community planning.


Cooperation with local youth engagement groups is encouraged so that we all learn more.

"In my opinion Arthur really led the way, giving us the tools we needed to develop Safe Routes high school programs in North America."

Wendi Kallins, Founder and Task Force Coordinator, Marin County , CA.

Basic Workshop Agenda Template

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