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WEBINAR – Tough Conversations™ with Youth


Tough Conversations™ with Youth ONE-DAY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Learn practical skills for resolving young people’s behaviour problems for youth workers


Building trust…

How do youth workers build trust, foster safe independence and maintain open communication with young people?

Psychologist and former teacher, Michael Hawton and his team, present Tough Conversations with Youth. A practical workshop for youth workers in overcoming the challenges of engaging with adolescents to manage their challenging or uncooperative behaviour.

Michael, author of Engaging Adolescents which has sold over 10,000 copies worldwide since May 2017, shares his formula for building communication skills and clear boundaries.

This workshop provides the practical elements and skills for having tricky-to-hold, but necessary, conversations with young people. Youth workers will walk away with a renewed sense of confidence about the role they can play in teenagers’ lives, without conversations becoming arguments.

Attendees will see video examples of both poorly conducted conversations and, by contrast, more effective conversations using a semi-rehearsed script. This course tackles the best strategies to make a positive difference in teenagers’ lives.

What’s included

  • Knowledge and procedures to introduce and implement Tough Conversations™ with Youth into a community environment
  • A training manual containing course notes
  • A certificate of completion

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