Working with Young People in Their Communities

UAE, Dubai - The Oberoi Tower, Business Bay
Dates flexible (3 days)
Course Type
Professional Training Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee
$1,790 $1,600 only

Special prices available

Course Overview

If you already have significant experience as a youth development worker, you will have spent a lot of time working with individuals and groups. During the course of your work, you will probably have had doubts about your performance and may have wondered how you could improve on what you were doing. Improvement is partly a matter of experience, but it is much the best to have a carefully directed experience, shaped by what research has shown to be effective.

In this program, you will explore what is currently understood about the most appropriate knowledge and skills required for working successfully with young people in groups.

You will study how other people have worked in communities ,and their theories about their work.

You will explore the theory and practice of community development.

You will learn about community development work plans, and how to make and implement them.

You will examine the characteristics of an effective group leader.

When you successfully complete this program, you should be able to:

Work effectively as a member of a group. Take on a variety of roles in a group, including leadership and advocacy. Know how to develop your own skills in facilitating a group. Use the techniques of community development.

Who should take this course

Youth program coordinators. Young leaders. Youth workers in government departments, corporations and NGOs. School and University teachers. Volunteers.


Certificate of Completion

Course content

Day 1

  • Working with and for young people
  • Community Development
  • (Important terms and concepts)
  • Community: not just a place
  • Getting going in the community
  • Laying the foundation
  • Developing a community profile
  • Planning your work

Day 2

  • Young people in their communities
  • Skills, characteristics and knowledge
  • The role of the community youth worker
  • Leaders and leadership
  • Participation
  • Increasing group participation

Day 3

  • Social planning
  • Social planning activities
  • Planning stages
  • Practical applications of community social planning
  • Networks and partnerships

About Course Provider

Matsh is short abbreviation for The Arab Youth Development Center in Arabic. Matsh is youth development enterprise aims to provide developmental services and programs for young people.

The Main objective of Matsh is to professionalize youth work in the Middle East and North Africa region by providing Youth Development and Youth Work capacity building programs for youth workers, Formulating code of ethics and standards for youth work in MENA region and providing developmental and management consultancy for youth development institutions.

How to enroll?

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