YMCA Continuous Professional Development

December 2014 - December 2015


In March 2013 the generals Secretaries of the Irish YMCAs were asked to Identify what was their biggest priority in developing the movement. They agreed developing YMCA youth work as a high quality, distinctive, coherent and effective tool for the local YMCA. This course is a response to that request. It has been developed by a team from local and national YMCAs, managers, trainers and practitioners. It has identified 6 key learning areas and agreed a learning methodology, based on residential sharing, practitioner participation and support services.

  • Build a common vision & understanding of YMCA youth work and best practice
  • Build a network (team) of YMCA practitioners which is capable of support, information and resource functions
  • To build synergy between YMCAs, through  ideas & shared learning & practice
Expected Outcomes

  • Clarity of vision for your youth work
  • Increased confidence in your practice, planning & reporting

YMCA youth work Practice
  • team communication - innovation
  • better quality YMCA youth work

  • better response to local youth need
  • better support for full youth work team
Course Programme

 Subject Dates Coordinators 
Outcomes Dec 1/2 2014 Stuart & Stephen
Peace BuildingFeb 18/19 2015 Geraldine
HealthApr 14/15 2015 Stuart
ParticipationJun 15/16 2015 Kevin 
Participant's ChoiceOct 5/6 2015 ? 
Summary & close Dec 8/9 2015 Michele & Gillian