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Youth Participation 101: April 2024

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Event description

Youth participation acknowledges that young people are the experts in their own lives.

Do you need guidance to boost your youth groups, programs and advocacy? Does your team need to re-engage their passion and/or fill up their toolbox for effective youth participation?

At our Youth Participation workshop, we’ll talk about the successes you’re having and unpick the barriers you may be encountering to increase your confidence in working alongside young people.

What to expect

This first interactive session will engage your passion and fill up your toolbox for effective youth participation.

You’ll walk away feeling motivated by strategies and tips for engaging young people in the work that you do, strengthen their voices in the work of your organisation, and ultimately in the communities in which they live.

We’ll talk about the successes you’re having and unpick the barriers you may be encountering to increase your confidence in working alongside young people in your role.

Topics we cover over the two-part workshop

  • Discuss the theory, principles and fundamental benefits of youth engagement
  • Provide support to embed the voice of young people within your work 
  • Learn more about YACVic’s model of participation (both successes and learnings) 
  • Review and reflect on case studies 
  • Share good stories, and workshop any challenges you may currently be facing

Graduates are invited to join the Youth Participation Practice Network (YPPN)

Quotes from previous participants

“Interactive, educational, lots of ideas, opportunities to ask questions, share learnings, reflect on best practice” participant from Commission for Children and Young People

“I enjoyed the broader scope of understanding around youth participation and what this 'looks like' and how this can be further supported and embedded in my practice” participant from CatholicCare

Who should attend

This event is open to all in the youth sector and those who work with young people in a relational way and where the young person is their priority.

Become a YACVic Member

Sign up to become a YACVic member to access membership discounts on tickets and to be notified first about resources and future webinars and events for young people and the youth sector.

We’ll also promote these in our newsletter, which you can sign up to here.

Commitment to Child Safety 

YACVic is a child safe organisation. By attending these events, you agree to join us in our commitment to child safety.

Accessibility and Inclusion 

At YACVic, we take access and inclusion seriously. If you have a specific access request, would like further information or want to provide any suggestions, we would love to hear from you. 

You can email or call us with your access and/or support requirements for this event using the contact information below. 

YACVic are committed to access and inclusion. Throughout the training we have a ten-minute break, enable Zoom's automatic captioning and provide image descriptions of visuals used. If you require extra support to attend the session, we can book in live captioning and/or Auslan interpreters. 

Tickets for two-part workshop

$60 YACVic young members and youth work students (limited to 5 tickets per workshop)
$120 YACVic Members over 25 years old
$160 YACVic Non-Members over 25 years old

If you would like to buy your ticket by invoice, please email complete this form, and state the type of ticket you would like to purchase.   

Refund Policy

All refund requests must be made in writing by contacting the organiser up to 24 hours before the start day of the event. No refunds will be granted after that. A full refund will be made up to 10 days of the request being submitted. Please contact Finnley Stirling at  

Contact & Other Training

For more details, please get in touch with Finnley Stirling, YACVic Participation and Development Administrative Officer at  

If you can’t make this session and would like to speak with Finnley about the possibility of training for you and your team please complete our online enquiry form.

Find other training to develop your work with young people 

Our work takes place through the lands of the Aboriginal nations within Victoria and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that Sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land. 

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Refund policy

Refunds are available up to 1 day prior to the event