Can I get a certificate after the training?
- Absolutely! We offer certificates of attendance for all of our trainings. Please contact us to receive a certificate via email.
Can I get professional development clock hours/PDUs?
- In the United States, Oregon state educators can earn professional development units (PDUs), and Washington state educators can get clock hours for participation in our Art of Facilitation advanced training. Washington state educators can also get clock hours for the two-day Creative Facilitation 1 and 2. An additional application and fee may apply.
How is this training worth my time and money?
- PYE’s Creative Facilitation methodology has been externally evaluated. A recent evaluation of our work finds that the Creative Empowerment Model offers a power foundation for designing and delivering quality youth programs. You can download a copy of the report here.
- Our Creative Facilitation training is highly practical and experiential and will give you a manual that will help you to design and implement effective programs for youth. These skills can be applied right away.
- PYE training is unique. It goes to the heart of using facilitation to develop vital social and emotional skills in young people and increase your impact. Our alumni often tell us that this training provides a missing piece to their professional development.
- The skills and insights that you learn at a Creative Facilitation trainings are easy to share and implement with your groups and with other team members after the training.
BECOMING A TRAINER WITH PYE
Can anyone be a trainer with PYE?
- Anyone can use these skills in their work, community and personal life. You are welcome to take what you learn and spread it far and wide!
- PYE trainers are invited based on their skills, qualities and experience.
- We only need a certain number of trainers per location depending on the local strategy.
- If you are interested in leading CF1 let us know.
What are the skills required to become a PYE trainer?
The skills required to lead CF1 are listed here. You will need to move through five levels of proficiency with each of these skills during your training before you can lead CF1. The levels of proficiency include: understanding, noticing, describing, showing and teaching. This is a learning process.
- Group Process
- Personal Presence
- Personal Development
- Relationship Building
What are the general qualities of a PYE trainer?
- High emotional intelligence
- Strong personal presence
- Willing to learn
- Excited about other people’s transformation
- Desire to see the world change and see yourself as part of that
- Not afraid to take creative risks and fail in front of people
- Fun to be around
- Organized and reliable
- Accountable for mistakes
- Creativity and ability to engage public in a creative way
- Fascination with people and culture
How long does it take to be able to lead CF1?
- It’s different for everyone. Some people lead CF1 after three experiences, others take a lot longer. Taking longer does NOT necessarily mean you are less skilled or experienced. It has a lot to do with learning style and opportunities to practice.
What does the training path towards becoming a PYE trainer include?
- The first step is to register and attend a CF1 and CF2 training. We encourage you to talk to the trainer at the trainings to learn more about the role.
- Your next steps include attending CF1 several more times, first as an observer, then by taking on facilitation of one or two activities, then by coleading, and finally, by leading. You need to be able to facilitate all of the different parts of CF1 in order to lead it on your own.
- After attending for the second time as an observer, we will work closely with you to move your training forward if it seems to be a good match for you and for PYE.
How do I practice the skills I need to develop?
- It’s so important to practice! This is embodied work, and is always best learned with and FROM participants. Some ways to practice:
- Set up entrepreneurial opportunities in schools, local businesses, community centres, conferences etc.
- Gather together trusted friends and family to practice leading your activities
- Bring the Creative Empowerment Model into your current work