How White Youth Workers Can Talk About Race and Racism

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, October 7, 2020
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
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Learners' Own Words

"I've had similar trainings but this one really resonated with me. I have a clearer path on what I can do and feel confident that I can set achievable goals."

"Dr. Verna was extremely informative and gave amazing insights regarding how race should be discussed amongst youth workers."

"Great speaker and presentation. Enjoyed her personal stories as well as her questions in challenging us how we think, interact and uphold white privilege."

Your Training Description

Avoiding talking about racism openly and honestly may adversely affect the positive development of young people. The relationships you build and the trust you foster with young people require meaningful conversations. Real connection is the heart of your work and requires you to be willing to have uncomfortable conversations. Youth work is social justice work. Consider how racism affects your youth work, your well-being, and its impact on the youth you serve. You’ll have a safe space to gain new insights.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Learn how racism impacts your interactions with other youth workers
  • Learn how racism impacts your interactions with your youth
  • Learn how to have conversations about race as a white youth worker and use your voice to be antiracist
  • Increase your confidence to start and engage in productive race conversations
  • Develop a more comprehensive understanding of race and racism

Your Trainer

Image of Dr. Verna Cornelia Price

Dr. Verna Cornelia Price has consulted for over 20 years as a human potential expert specializing in personal power, leadership and communicating across cultures. She is the co-founder along with her husband, Brother Shane Price, of the Power of People Leadership Institute and the founder of Girls in Action (renamed Girls Taking Action). Dr Verna began her career as a youth worker and has provided leadership for the mentoring of over 5,000 youth locally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Verna taught cultural diversity in the workplace for many years as a professor at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and has offered Communicating Across Cultures workshops to a wide range of audiences. Dr. Verna Price is also a best-selling author of multiple books including, The Power of People: Four Kinds of People Who Can Change Your Life.

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: INTERCULTURAL ENGAGEMENT.

You'll raise your awareness to embrace diversity, foster equity, ensure inclusion, recognize and address bias and prejudice, and cultivate respect for all cultures.

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