Storytelling and Humor as Learning Tools

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, April 26, 2023
  • 1 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
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Learners' Own Words

"Upbeat presenter with wonderful information!"

"The presenter had such great wisdom to share. Awesome training!"

"This has been one of the best trainings that I have been a part of. Tons of great insight and advice to connecting with youth work through an approach that doesn't always have to be based on a learning model but just basic human interaction."

Your Training Description

Building caring relationships with young people requires a fine balance between being open and maintaining ethical and professional boundaries. Drawing on your personal experiences is invaluable but how much you share and how you share it matters. Storytelling and humor are two of the most powerful tools any youth worker can have in their toolkit. Learn how to hone these two powerful skills and consider how to inject your personality into your youth work through your own stories.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of finding your voice and using personal but appropriate experiences to engage with young people
  • Consider how to inject your personality into your youth work to make stronger connections with young people
  • Learn how to use the art of storytelling and humor in your work with young people

Your Trainer


Deon D. Price is an author and Youth Life Skills Coach with over 25 years of experience developing youth programs. He has dedicated most of his adult life to the field of youth and community service. Through his organization, This Youth Generation, he has delivered motivational talks and presentations to young people, parents, educators, and youth workers. His online youth life skills academy has over three thousand students worldwide. His brand of motivational edutainment is delivered with both humor and professional precision.

Deon writes a bi-weekly column, “This Youth Generation,” reaching several hundred thousand readers though major publications. He is also the author of the book, “Raised in Hell,” a non-fiction family dramedy about the humor and hardship of a dysfunctional upbringing. He is the host of the web show and podcast entitled “This Youth Generation - Life of a youth worker.” Deon has appeared as a guest on local radio & TV programs to offer his unique perspective on issues regarding today’s generation of youth.

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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This training will count as 1 CE hour for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting. You are encouraged to print or save this training information as a PDF for your records.