Creating Youth Work Professionals

Youth Work

For Inclusive & Sustainable Development

is a 30-day certificate course
for youth workers aspiring and employed with different organizations

The Youth Work Resource Center runs the Youth Work for Inclusive and Sustainable Development Certificate Course for those who are keen to learn more about understanding and working with young people.

It is our belief  that building a  gender-equal, socially inclusive, pluralistic, democratic and sustainable society is only possible if young people  have new values and aspirations for themselves  and for the communities in which we live and work together.

Course Objectives

Course participants are well equipped with an in-depth understanding of  youth-hood and youth work in the Indian context. They also acquire skills for mentoring, guiding, mobilising, training  and sensitising  youth in creative and engaging ways. The curriculum includes  enhanced self awareness  with insights into one’s  styles, motivations and  stances with respect to  young people.

Course at a Glance


Understanding Myself as Youth
Understanding Myself as a Youth Worker
Reflecting on Individual Experiences, Values & Attitudes
Understanding Motivations & Goals
Inculcating Temperament & Personality for Relating with Youth
Boundaries & Roles


Youth & Youthhood in India today
Youthwork: Concepts & Principles
Social Change, Social Justice & Youth
Gender Justice & Youth
Pluralism & Youth
Sustainable Development & Youth
State Youth Policy & Programmes
Youth Work for Sustainable & Inclusive Development


Youth-focused Programme Planning
Counseling, Mentoring & Career Guidance
Sex & Sexuality Education
Designing & facilitating learning for Youth Sensitization
Building Youth Leadership
Youth Rights Advocacy
Crisis Management & Youth Support
Impact Assessment: Tools & Methods

What Happens After the Course?

Over the last 3 years,  the  course has trained over 60  young men and women who participated in the  training with  much enthusiasm and  openness. Today, a majority of them  work with young people in a wide range of settings – in youth clubs,  in NGOs working with youth  and in colleges where disadvantaged youth are their primary constituency.

Selected candidates have also  been  offered  internships/ apprenticeships at the Yuva Samvada Kendras to  hone their practical skills through assisting youth mentors.

Details of Upcoming Batch

This year, the course will be conducted in English and Hindi so that candidates from outside Karnataka may apply too.
Course dates: 1st-31st July, 2017.
Applications are open till 31st May, 2017.
Please write in enquiries & applications to Kiran.