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Ask, Listen, Encourage (Jun 5)

STARS Credits: 2

How can you communicate with youth ways that makes them feel supported and heard? This interactive workshop introduces various communication techniques that help you build more supportive, youth-centered relationships. Participants will learn how to ask more effective questions, listen actively to youth, and offer youth encouragement rather than praise. 

This Method encompasses three distinct skills or strategies: 

  • The Ask strategy is about asking effective questions, engaging youth in dialogue, and promoting critical thinking.
  • Listen is about being attentive to youth when they speak and showing support through empathy.
  • Encourage is about making specific observations and the decisions and actions of young people as they work, encouraging them to succeed without resorting to judgment. 

Objectives:

  • Understand the concept of positive, purposeful interaction with youth.
  • Learn the characteristics of effective questions.
  • Understand the concept of active listening. Learn the characteristics of effective positive responses to youth and their work.

If registration is closed, please email us at training@schoolsoutwashington.org to be added to the waitlist.

About the Instructor

Most SOWA workshops and webinars are STARS approved. Classes fill quickly and registrations are processed in the order received. Your registration is not complete until payment is received.

If you have a question regarding:

    • Workshops in Spokane County, contact Benjamin Baird at bbaird [at] schoolsoutwashington.org

    • Workshops in King County, contact Janell Jordan at jjordan [at] schoolsoutwashington.org

    • Best Starts for Kids workshops or meetings, contact Lex Gavin at lgavin [at] schoolsoutwashington.org

    • Workshops in Pierce County, contact Ka'ohe Wong at kwong [at] schoolsoutwashington.org

    • OSPI - 21st Century Community Learning Center workshops, contact Lindy Ah Sam at lahsam [at] schoolsoutwashington.org

    • General Community Workshops or STARS Credit for Licensed Child Care Providers, contact Nerrisah Townsend at ntownsend [at] schoolsoutwashington.org

    • For all other inquiries regarding trainings or workshops, contact Sheely Mauck at smauck [at] schoolsoutwashington.org or call the Seattle main office number at 206.323.2396

SOWA reserves the right to cancel any training event two business days prior to the event. In case of cancellation, registrants will be notified and registration fees refunded. If you cannot attend a training event, we will refund your registration fees only if we are contacted at least two business days prior to the event. Otherwise, no refunds will be given.