Youth Development

Why Attend

There is a critical need to involve young people in decisions that will affect them. We cannot talk about sustainable development without the active involvement of youth. When we give young people decent jobs, political weight, negotiating muscle, and real influence in our world, they will create a better future. We need to harness the demographic dividend, holding human rights, gender equality, human capital, and dignity at the center of all our investments. Only by ensuring opportunities that open the future to all young people do we create a better future.

Course Methodology

The course is designed to be interactive and participatory and includes various learning tools to enable the participants to operate effectively and efficiently in a multifunctional environment. The course is based on four learning pillars: concept learning (lectures and presentations), role-playing (group exercises), experience sharing and exposure to real-world problems and policy choices confronting delegates.

Target Audiences

This course is targeted at young people who are hungry for change and development, young people in politics who want to learn more about how they can add value in their field. Political leaders who desire to empower their youth and anyone who has a desire to impact the youth of their nation.

Target Competencies

  • Persuading and influencing
  • Presenting and communicating
  • Analytical thinking
  • Following instructions and procedures
  • Planning and organizing
  • Achieving goals and objectives
  • Formulating concepts and strategies


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

Course Duration:

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Course Fees

Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website


When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

  • History and Evolution of Positive Youth Development
    • Positive Youth Development in Theory
    • Positive Youth Development in Practice
      • Understand risk and protective factors
      • ¬†40 developmental assets
      • The concept of resiliency
      • ¬†Essential elements of youth development
      • Core constructs of youth development
      • Strategies for building positive youth development in programmings
    • Evaluating Your Programming
    • Programs to Explore
    • Employment Resources for Youth
    • Labor market trends are and how they affect youth
    • Unhealthy Youth Coping Mechanisms
      • Depression: An Underlying Factor
      • Substance and Alcohol Abuse
      • Physical Self-Injury/Self-Harm
      • Suicide
      • Eating Disorders
      • signs and symptoms of substance abuse
        • Recognize the different types of substances abused by youth
        • ¬†Physical self-injury and their related signs and symptoms
        • Factors leading to self-injuring behavior
        • Imminent danger signs of suicide
        • Solutions and strategies to solve unhealthy coping behaviors
        • Constructing an Identity
        • The Culture of Poverty
        • Building Cultural Competency
        • Backgrounds and strategies for supporting youth in developing positive cultural identities.
        • Unlearn prejudice
  • Youth For Peace
  • Youth contribution to achieving peace
  • Conflict resolution
  • Unity