At the core of yli’s Training and Consulting Services is the belief that just, equitable systems, organizations, and programs can only be achieved by actively including everyone’s voice – especially those that are most often left out.
Our array of innovative trainings draw directly on the powerful youth leadership programming we are developing alongside our youth leaders everyday in the field. These field-tested trainings provide young people, youth programs, practitioners, policymakers, foundations, public institutions, researchers, and other stakeholders across the country and beyond with the tools and skills they need to authentically engage youth voice.
To ensure the highest quality experience, yli customizes our training and consulting services to meet your group’s unique needs. Our trainings are interactive and incorporate a wide range of training tools and techniques to accommodate diverse learning styles. Trainings can be adapted for youth, adults, or youth and adult groups.
Foundations of Youth Development
Youth Leadership Development
Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth
Organizational Development for Youth Participation:
Youth representation on Boards of Directors
Youth Advocacy Councils
Amplifying Student Voice in the Classroom
Environmental Strategies for Positive Social Change
Youth-led Action Research
Strategic Action Planning for Policy Campaigns
Program Evaluation Strategies
StrengthsFinder 2.0 is a popular tool for building awesome teams. The StrengthsFinder training seminar helps individuals and teams understand, apply, and integrate their strengths into their respective roles.
Engaging Employees & Teams Through Strengths: Employees will discover how to use and develop their natural strengths to enhance their organizations as an individual, a team member, and/or team leader.
Developing Strengths-Based Managers & Teams: Managers will discover and unlock the potential of their own talents and strengths and then learn how to use their strengths to manage, develop, coach and motivate strengths-based teams.
Communities Mobilizing For Change on Alcohol (CMCA)
CMCA is a nationally recognized program that uses community-organizing strategies to reduce youth access to alcohol by changing community policies and practices.
yli’S CMCA training and consultation packages are designed to support communities through the initial launch of their model program, development of community coalitions, and the drafting of policy to effect change. Communities can choose a 2-day overview training or a 6-day intensive training package.
yli provides organizations foundational professional development, coaching, and capacity building services tailored to meet your unique needs.
Our skilled trainers partner with you to optimize your resources and staff in supporting authentic youth engagement:
Facilitation and Meeting Management
Consulting and Coaching Workshop
Development Curriculum Development
Participatory Decision Making
Community and Team Building
Cursos en español
yli is proud to offer culturally competent monolingual Spanish and bilingual Spanish/English trainings, ensuring that coalition members, volunteers, parents, and youth feel welcomed and empowered to make changes in their communities.
El Instituto Liderazgo de Juventud ofrece cursos en español. Para mas información, mande un correo electrónico a Yammilette Rodriguez: [email protected]
My name is Harnoor Gill (she/her/hers) and I am 18 years old. I am also an incoming student at UC Berkeley. Hayward, California feels like home, but honestly, a part of me still belongs in Punjab, India. My parents moved to the U.S. over 30 years ago, but I used to go there often as … Continued
It was remarkable to watch and experience young people working together. The 15 committee members, ranging from 15-25 years old, came from very different areas of the state, and from different experiences and backgrounds. They had never met before this meeting, and yet, they were instantaneously able to create rapport and a feeling of safety.
People who work in alcohol and drug prevention often come with a deeply personal story. Someone they loved was injured or killed by a drunk driver. They witnessed – and/or were victims of – the rapid deterioration of family members who use. Perhaps they were themselves the users, and carry regrets with them like stones. … Continued
Last month, girls and their adult allies from across Monterey County gathered for a 3-day intensive training with the Youth Leadership Institute to enhance their leadership skills. They are participants in Girls Health in Girls Hands, a girl-led movement that empowers girls to have a voice in their own healthcare. The training came at an … Continued