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UMN EXT Youth Development Podcast

University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development Extension educators discuss research, theory and best practices.

Topics include: youth programs, youth issues, evaluation, volunteer development, cultural diversity and social and emotional learning.

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Apr 30, 2020

How do we ensure that we are creating environments that are inclusive for ALL young people in our programs?  To answer this question, Darcy shares seven tips for youth workers to consider while creating welcoming environments for youth programs.

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Apr 27, 2020

How can you use a sudden change in how we deliver youth programs as an opportunity to improve?  In this podcast, Nancy discusses Kotter's eight steps for change and suggests how youth programs can use change as an opportunity to do things differently and in some cases, even better than it was before.

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Apr 21, 2020

Practicing the use of empathy is an important skill that takes intentional practice when listening to youth, volunteers and colleagues.  In this podcast, Karyn Santl discusses the difference between being empathetic and sympathetic while offering four attributes of empathy for youth practitioners to use during difficult...