Events List

Check out our upcoming events below

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Adventure Based Learning Training

As youth workers it can be helpful when we can work with young people to ‘review’ their experiences so that they can learn and grown from them.  In this workshop we will be exploring a simple but effective model for facilitating growth conversations – both with groups after structured activities and also in one-on-one situations.  Hopefully you will leave the sessions with some skills and tools you can put into practice straight away.


Tuesday 9th March


Youth Alive Trust Gym, 111 Seaview Road, New Brighton

Members $20, Non-members $25

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Response Ability Pathways (RAP) training

RAP provides a powerful alternative approach by focusing on the mana of a young person, and enlisting them as responsible agents in positive change. Rather than enforcing obedience, RAP sets high expectations for youth to take responsibility and show respect for themselves and others.

RAP is useful for all who are concerned with children and youth, whether as professionals or family members. This course is well-received by educators, counselors, social workers, psychologists, and youth workers. Training also can include parents, foster parents, mentors, and mature youth who are peer helpers. Participants develop abilities to disengage from adversarial encounters, connect with adult-wary youngsters, restore bonds of respect, and create climates where all young persons can flourish.

The workshop is taught over two seven-hour days, resource materials and lunches are included in the cost. Training leads to RAP certification.

Venue: Oxford Terrace Baptist Church

Date/Time: 15th - 16th March, 9am-4pm 

Cost: $50

More information about this training coming soon


Code of Ethics Training

The Code of Ethics for Youth Work in Aotearoa defines key values and standards for youth workers in Aotearoa. Training in the Code is critical to effective, ethical youth work practice and provides practical examples of how it might apply in youth work. It's not about what you can't do. It's about growing in solid youth development practice for our rangatahi and celebrating the unique and necessary approach that defines youth work.

The Code of Ethics for Youth Work in Aotearoa does not have a 'Treaty clause', instead a commitment to biculturalism is woven throughout the document. In order to have our Ethics Training better reflect this, we hold our training at a marae. Don't be shy! We know many of our Youth Workers haven't had the opportunity to stay at a marae before, but there will be a lot of value for your personal and professional development by weaving this in with Ethics training.

This training is a prerequisite for membership with Rerenga Awa | Canterbury Youth Workers Collective and as part of our commitment to the bicultural journey, the overnight stay aspect to the noho is required of all participants.

Monday 29th - Tuesday 30th March

Tuahiwi Marae

Members $40, Non-Members $50

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Treaty Training

This training will cover:

  • Why a Treaty in Aotearoa 

  • What did the treaty say-

  • Historical context

  • Relevance for Youth work practice

Venue: TBC

Date/Time: 14th April, 9am-1pm 

Cost: $10

More information about this training coming soon