This book is aimed at all those volunteers and professionals who work with young people and need to understand the effective use of personal leadership. Whether you are a youth worker, outdoor instructor, community worker, scout leader, leading young people in some other similar context, or learning how to do so, this book will:
You can read the book either cover-to-cover or use it as a 'dip-in' resource, when you feel the need. It includes:
"Over 20 years my work with young people has been wonderful at times and hell at times. There have been magic moments and times when I wondered what was the point of it all. If this book can make life a little bit easier and a little bit more productive for anyone who leads young people, in whatever capacity, then its writing has been worthwhile." The author.
Large format paperback. 128 pages. 978-1-903855-07-2. Published 2002. £14.95.
Understanding young people
Vision and styles
Motivating young people
Problem solving and decision making
Reviewing and feedback
Different groups, different needs: leading young people outdoors
Looking after yourself and others
Rules, roles and responsibility
"A rich and comprehensive resource." Care and Health.
"Factual, concise and easy to read, giving directions to areas or further study. The use of 'real' commentary from young people enhances the read and draws attention to individual needs in a group environment... a sound overview of the issues encountered when working with leading a group. I have, in fact, passed the book on to a young woman who I am currently mentoring, since I feel it would provide a theoretical base to support hands-on training." Newscheck.
"There is encouragement for workers on the kinds of power they may legitimately use within the context of their practice. Alongside this is advice regarding how to identify colleagues inappropriately using power." Youth & Policy Issues.
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