WCYB is committed to offering Professional Development opportunities to support our funded youth development programs. All workshops are offered locally in Westchester County and are offered at no cost to participants. Upcoming offerings are listed below.

For more information on professional development opportunities, or to request a training topic, contact the Youth Bureau.

May 27, 2020: Putting on a Positive Youth Development Lens

Presented by Jutta Dotterweich, Director of Training with ACT for Youth Center for Community Action at Cornell University, this free workshop is offered via Webex for all youth development staff and allies. Participants will learn about adolescent brain development, explore key principles of positive youth development, discuss youth voice and barriers to youth adult partnerships, and learn about helpful tools and web resources. For more information and to register, contact Kate Hubertus-Sugg by e-mail at .

Other topics of interest

Frontline and Direct Care Staff

Adolescent Development
Creating Youth Leaders in Your Agency
Cultural Competency
Current Youth Trends
Elements of Successful Youth Programs
Measuring Program Efficacy & Tracking Outcomes
Mindfulness and Trauma Informed Care Practices
Runaway and Homeless Youth
Tips for Working with Resistant Youth
WCYB Web Based Reporting System Training
Working with LGBTQ Youth
Working with Newly Immigrated Families
Youth and Technology

Administrative and Management

Elements of Successful Youth Programs
Grant Seeking
Grant Writing
Measuring Program Efficacy & Tracking Outcomes
WCYB Fiscal Procedures/Claims
WCYB Web Based Reporting System Training