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Keeping it Real Youth Participation Workshop for Professionals 4 July 2012

The Ministry of Youth Development invites you to

Keepin’ It Real: A Youth Participation Workshop

This full day workshop is an opportunity to learn about youth participation and how you can incorporate it into your own work to achieve better outcomes for young people.

It is useful for a wide range of individuals who work with young people, including youth workers, clinicians, service managers and community workers.

The Keepin’ It Real workshops provide an interactive training that uses a variety of different activities to focus on:

  • effective youth participation and its benefits
  • the Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa
  • Youth Development in practice
  • blocks and barriers to youth participation, and identifying solutions
  • examining some successful examples of youth participation

Come along, learn and share ideas about how you can plan and implement youth participation in your own work.

  • When: July 4 2012
  • What time: 9.30 am – 3pm
  • Where: The Otahuhu College Sports Pavilion, Located on the Memorial Field, Sturges Park, Entrance opposite Otahuhu College gates, Mangere Rd
  • Cost: FREE!


Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Keepin’ It Real Registration

Please email your registration to Dani McLellan by Monday 2 July 2012.

Your Name



Contact phone number

Contact email address

Youth participation experience

Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced

Intergenerational Forum 28 March 2012

Intergenerational Forum – AGENDA

Bringing together young people and older people to debate current affairs!

Auckland Council, Ministry of Youth Development, Office for Senior Citizens, Mental Health Foundation and Age Concern Auckland present

Intergenerational Forum

28 March 2012 9.30 am – 2.30pm

Mt. Albert War Memorial Hall

Propose a topic relevant to your work.  This will be recorded and the results shared with you and interested stakeholders

  • 9.30 – 10.00 registration, tea, coffee & biscuits (people will be encouraged to mix and chat and take a seat)
  • 10.00 – 10.15 Opening Topics are introduced: two topics per table 
  • 10.15 – 12.00 debate At 11.00am, participants will change tables (with an intergenerational icebreaker to enhance movement and interaction)
  • 12.00 – 1.00 Lunch (during the Lunch time, the topics will be written on big pieces of paper and made available for people who would like to comment on other topics that those offered to their table)
  • 1.00 – 2.00 Groups present the result of the debate (this is the part that we will record, and we will also have the notes to ensure an accurate account) 
  • 2.00 – 2.30 poroporoaki Three things people learnt from the session and will take home to their groups

For more details please contact Lucia Davis lucia.davis@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz