Youth Court Facilitation Fall Training Series, 10/8 and 10/15

Hi.  The TimeBank  Youth Court Team would like to invite you to an upcoming training series for adults who are interested in helping out at the TimeBank Youth Court sessions.  We want to be sure everyone is feeling confident about their role at the session and would like to provide the opportunity for people to gain new skills in facilitating the sessions.  We are currently running youth court sessions in all four Madison High Schools and Verona High School, as well as at two new community sites - Fountain of Life Church on West Badger Rd, and James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Church on East Johnson St.  With the recent expansion, we are in need of more adults who are interested in working with youth helping at the sessions. 

We've got two trainings on the books for people who want to help at the youth court sessions.  The first one is on Saturday, October 8th from 10-12 at the Social Justice Center (1202 Williamson St - conference room).  In this training we will do a hands on mock youth court session where we will train people who are interested in being advocate judges, greeters, and notetakers on the logistics of how to run a session.  We will focus on the details and roles of adults in helping to ensure a successful session.  We will talk about what preparations should look like, questioning, and different agreement options. 

The second training is on Saturday, October 15th from 10-12, also at the Social Justice Center.  In this training we will focus on different facilitation tips and techniques that can be used to address different situations that may arise during a session.  Things like how to set the tone, how to redirect in a positive way, how to ensure a safe space for everyone, and how to keep everyone on track and focused.  Both trainings will address when and how it is appropriate for adults to step in and redirect, guide, and give input.  The goal of this training series is to help give adults an understanding of our philosophy, the tools to facilitate a session with confidence, and improve everyone's understanding of what we can do through youth court. 

Please rsvp to [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 10:00
1202 Williamson St, Conference room