Coaching Youth Toward Greater Self-efficacy

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Thursday, June 1, 2023
  • 1 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • 100% approval rating
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Learners' Own Words

"Great amount of insight and expertise on this topic. Very well presented material in a non-intimidating format."

"Will ask our staff to seek the video of this training - it is that good."

"Wow - practical and useful. Great reminders on what is important."

Your Training Description

Social-emotional skills are vital for positive youth development and well-being because they are essential for connecting with others. Use life-coaching as a means of higher engagement with youth and as a tool to activate and develop their critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities. You will explore the science of questions as a framework for engaging young people. This training focuses on the practice and process of using a coaching methodology to effectively cultivate critical thinking and problem solving.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Understand the contributing factors that lead to higher youth engagement
  • Explore effective ways to navigate interpersonal interactions and better respond to perceptions and needs of young people
  • Learn about coaching methodology and gain tools to develop skill in guiding and influencing through questions
  • Learn how coaching youth toward greater self-efficacy directly impacts their social-emotional development

Your Trainer


Jack Witt has worked in the people-development business for 25 years. Most of that time he has been training and advising leaders inside non-profit organizations. He focuses on helping individuals identify and move past personal barriers to growth and forward movement. Jack specializes in social-emotional development and lives by a personal mission to help people live better together. He consults and trains in both non-profit and private sector corporations on social-emotional wellness, conflict resolution, and interpersonal workplace relationships.

Through his role in a foster care and clinical counseling agency in California, Jack created and directs social-emotional intervention programs for at-risk youth. Elevate Youth Solutions programs are impacting the lives of thousands of children in elementary, middle, and high school throughout northern California. He has a master’s degree in Strategic Leadership and is an International Coaching Federation and Institute of Social-Emotional Intelligence certified practitioner and coach. Jack is also the author of Trash Talk – How to Upgrade your Self-Awareness and Unclutter your Relationships.

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: COMMUNICATIONS.

Gain communication flexibility which allows you to develop healthy, productive work relationships, engage in collaborative problem solving with youth, and improve individual and group facilitation.

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