Virtual Summit:

Youth Work in a Changing World


Join us during International Youth Work Week as we explore youth work in a world changing under our feet


Wednesday 4th November 2020

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If you want to be responding to the changing needs of young people then this summit is for you


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Interactive online trainings

Hear from experts in their field as they present relevant trainings to implement in 2020 and beyond.

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Connect with other youth workers

Connect with other youth workers in the summits 'breakout rooms'. Iron sharpens iron, and more now than ever we need to be sharp.

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Leave with new tools to implement now

We are focussed on practical learning and offering new tools to use in a context that has drastically shifted.


Wednesday November 4th 2020

10am til 3pm (AEST, Brisbane) 
11am til 4pm (AEDT, Melbourne)
8am til 1pm (AWST, Perth)
1pm til 6pm (NZ, Auckland)

If you are in another timezone, the sessions can be viewed afterwards, within 48 hours of the summit.
Or you can purchase an All Access Pass to have lifetime access to the content.

Summit Sessions Include:

View from the Peaks:
State of the nation panel

Bringing together representatives of peak bodies for youth from across Australia, this will be an interactive dialogue between the five panelists, with a chance for you to ask questions.

Expect this session to be practical, insightful and inspiring!

On the panel is Ross Wortham (CEO of YACWA), Katherine Ellis (CEO of YACVic), Kate Munro (CEO of Youth Action NSW), Siyavash Doostkhah (Director of YANQ) and Tania Hunt (CEO of YNOT).

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Always Was, Always Will Be: Our responsibility to indigenous people

Jenna Harris is a Gundungurra/Burra Burra woman, currently working as the Youth Worker in Wirrimanu (Balgo), a remote Aboriginal community in Western Australia. 

Having spent time as a youth worker in Aotearoa New Zealand, Jenna brings a unique Trans-Tasman perspective to the role and responsibility of individual youth workers and the wider youth sector to Australia's First Nations people.


Book Launch Panel!


Approaches to Youth Participation: A Critical Dialogue

This is a session with the authors of a stimulating new book on ‘youth participation and youth work’ moderated by the books lead author Dr Tim Corney.

The international panel will discuss the question ‘what is youth participation and why is it important to youth work?’ A further series of provocative questions will be put to the panel on the concept of ‘youth participation’ and its theoretical methods and models, will be examined and current terms such as ‘co-design’ explored and critiqued.

Summit audience members will also have the opportunity to pose questions to the panel and copies of the book will be made available.

This sessions panelists include some of the worlds leading experts on youth participation: 

Dr Howard Williamson, Dr Harry ShierDr Robyn Broadbent, Dr Trudi Cooper, Katherine Ellis, Roger Holdsworth & Dr Tim Corney.

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Getting Practical About the Digital Revolution

James Harris is a youth worker passionate about the intersection of positive youth development and digital engagement. In this session he will bring together his expertise from face-to-face youth work, including managing the Zeal Wellington youth centre, and his digital engagement with World Vision and Proven Change.

Join us as we explore youth work in a world that is changing under our feet.

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