I am working on the development of a Child/Youth Self-Empowerment Workshop. It will be part of the Goal-Setting Workshop Series. There is ample research on impact of low self worth amongst children and youth and how it can follow them into adulthood. The causes, sources and road to low self worth can be varied – trauma, abuse, parenting, loss of culture, poverty, etc. The results can range from being under-employed to becoming a victim in society.
But, the good news is- it can be turned around – mentors, programs, support, and education – both formal and informal. But a workshop is only one experience – how can it spark a thought, emotion or hope that will create an opportunity to move to self-empowerment and a journey that will focus on goals, progress, and the power to define and oneself? That will be part of the plan that is mapped out in this workshop.
Potential will lie dormant without a spark to have it mobilized. I have seen such potential in the youth I have worked with over the years. It may take the workshop instilling something more powerful than anything that has contributed to the low self-worth. I think its possible.
I love photos and so I will add my new tree that seems to be coming to life despite its lack of leaves right now.
Working near the table to set new goals for the Steeper Climb for 2017:
Starting with more questions than answers:
- What did I learn in 2016?
- How can I add more value to the service I offer?
- How can I employ youth in a meaningful way?
- How can I provide services in other regions?
- What additional services can I offer?
- What will determine success?
- How can I increase the impact in terms of supporting youth?
Now answering the questions that will formulate the goals.
The Steeper Climb has created a new goal setting workshop that includes teaching resourcefulness as part of a strategy. Resourcefulness can be taught as a skill and as a mindset. Youth can process, interpret and give meaning to this information within the framework of their respective cultures-and then build upon it. Goals can be individualized or created by a group. The workshop shares tools to support the promotion of self-directed learning so that progress continues beyond the workshop. The use of resourcefulness in goal-setting can build skills and beliefs that support resilience in youth. By Nancy MacLeod
- Provides an opportunity for self-reflection and awareness of both empowering and self-limiting beliefs
- Provides an opportunity to identify personal strengths, skills, and resources
- Provides an opportunity to identify goals and make a plan that is exciting and challenging.
- It empowers youth and promotes self-directed learning
- It promotes individual responsibility for progress – How bad do you want it?
- It provides information on how to reframe negative experiences and use them for strength
- It focuses on the present and the future.
By: The Steeper Climb Community Development Services
As we move forward and set goals, it can be inspirational to include challenges. Here’s one of mine: swimming in the Atlantic ocean as far into the Fall as possible:
Here’s a picture of the water yesterday – It was cold but refreshing! Queensland beach outside Halifax, NS.
Make your lists. You will always achieve the things you have in the “have to” list. You will not usually accomplish anything in the “I should” list. Learn more about how to move your “I should”items to your “I have to”list. The Steeper Climb Self-Reflection and Goal-Setting Workshop facilitates the process. Contact us for more information:9022175544.
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The Steeper Climb Self-Reflection Goal-Setting Workshop
Deal – Book before October 30, 2015
$99 per participant (Minimum of 10 participants)= $ 990
$99 per participant (Maximum of 20 participants)=$ 1980
Top Value – (Group Rate, 20 participants) = $1499
Regular Fall 2015 Prices
$149 per participant (Minimum of 10 participants) =$ 1490
$149 per participant (Maximum of 20 participants)= $ 2980
Top Value (Group Rate, 20 participants) =$ 2750
Who is it for? Your staff, students, adult learners, anyone who wants to progress!!!
Can you benefit from a workshop on team-building skills without an opportunity for self-development? Can you bring anything to the team that is greater than yourself? Many managers look to a 2 day workshop on team-building skills to enhance the productivity, efficiency, etc. of their staff. And in some cases, it is to increase cooperation and reduce conflict amongst the staff. The staff of an organization can make or break the organization. They are the the engine that drives the organization forward, or stalls it, or flips it on its side. Perhaps personal development is the key, self-reflection, an opportunity to be the best that you can be. And then you bring the best that you can be to the team. The schools do not teach us how to be the best that we can be. Many people are searching and so self-learning has become popular. The self-help section in the bookstore is growing – the demand is there. Perhaps we should begin with supporting individuals to be the best that they can be as part of professional development in the work place. I believe it will more than beneficial.
1. The addition of extra funds provides an opportunity for program development.
2. Communities can design their own approach in line with the criteria of the funder.
3. It provides an opportunity to position the community as a leader in a specific area.
4. It creates an atmosphere of progress and hope through the starting of a new project.