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Creating Spaces for Collaboration in Youth and Community Work (Leeds)

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The Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work is funding a series of free national, collaborative 'Policy and Practice' seminars around the UK. The aim of these seminars is to foster greater levels of collaboration between higher education institutions and practice agencies in the profiling of challenges and opportunities facing youth and community work policy and practice across the UK.

This Seminar Title:
'Creating Spaces for Collaboration in Youth and Community Work'

Hosted by the Leeds Beckett University, and co-designed with the Yorkshire & Humber Regional Youth Work Unit, Bradford College, York St John University, University of Hull, and University of Huddersfield. This event will include representation from practice agencies in the voluntary, statutory and third sectors across the region; and students in youth and community work alongside academic colleagues.

This Seminar Brief:

The purpose of this seminar is to progress a conversation and foster collaborations for universities and practice agencies in creating meaningful spaces for practice-based learning. It is recognised that the landscape for youth and community work has changed considerably since the turn of the millennium; and there are a far greater range of agencies delivering youth and community work. Given how broad youth and community work has become, and the diversity of agencies that are engaged in practice, this seminar will explore the challenges faced by all of us as we seek to support, learn and grow in the profession.

The seminar will enable a day of discussion, debate and reflection on the key challenges faced by both practice agencies and universities, with the goal of identifying concrete actions that will inform future practice. It will explore what we are learning, and what more we can learn, about the contemporary contexts in which youth and community work is most effective in supporting young people's personal, social and educational development. This includes identifying the spaces in which young people are best equipped to express their voice, influence decision makers, and make informed life choices that realise their full potential. The seminar will ask how we, as educators and practitioners, can contribute more collaboratively to spaces that promote equality of opportunity and fairness in responding to the young people and communities with whom we work with the aim of securing high quality learning partnerships for the future.

VIEW THE FULL PROGRAMME VIA THIS LINK

Who should participate?

We invite participation from practitioners, academics, researchers, agencies, policy-makers and activists from across the region who share a commitment to professional youth and community work education. The seminar will include opportunities for networking with a view to extending partnerships between academia and practice agencies.

How do I book?

Click on the green 'register' button to reserve your free space (which will include refreshments; and catering where a seminar includes a typical meal-time). Please select the booking category that best fits your status and you will be emailed a confirmation 'ticket'. Further updates and information will follow as the event draws nearer with final joining details and a full programme emailed a week in advance of the seminar date.

What other seminars are taking place?

This seminar is one of ten free 'Policy and Practice' seminars taking place around the UK - each with a unique theme and approach - and you can view the full list of events via this link.


*The Professional Association is grateful to the Paul Hamlyn Foundation for a grant that allows us to offer these seminars as free events to all participants. More information on the grant making activities of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund are available on their website via this link.
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