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2022 Youth Development Conference



Recordings of the conference sessions are here!

View the facilitator curriculum for session debrief and reflection activities.

  

INTENTIONAL EXPERIENCE & ITS PRACTICE

Explore the simple and profound theory of intention as you dive into the practical applications of the Experiential Learning Cycle. Learn how to make the most of every CAP experience through the practice of “Do, Reflect, Apply”. Gain the skills to turn routine activities into robust experiences that naturally foster an atmosphere of personal growth and engagement.

MISSIONS ACCOMPLISHED, OPPORTUNITIES MISSED

Almost everything a cadet does in uniform is a learning experience that impacts how they understand their worlds and themselves (for better or worse). Participants will apply newly discovered experiential learning strategies as they reimagine cadet activities to support youth as they engage in productive struggle, exercise agency, and grow through guided self-reflection.

LEADERSHIP THROUGH THE EYES OF CHOICE THEORY           

Utilize William Glasser’s Choice Theory in the context of creating a positive youth development environment. Understand the basic components and how to apply a lead management style to influence the environment of our local units, to ultimately create an ideal atmosphere to foster intrinsic motivation and positive development.

WHO IS GEN Z?

What are the characteristics, motivations, perspectives, and behaviors of teens today, relating to technology, social media and social issues? How can we take what we know about this generation and apply it to Cadet Programs delivery? 

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TRANSGENDER INCLUSION

A practical discussion on inclusion of transgender cadet with transgender youth specialist Chris Rehs-Dupin. Understand why inclusion is important, learn the industry's best practices and find specific solutions to the challenges your wing is facing.
 

INCORPORATING SERVICE LEARNING

How can we strengthen the connection between the skills cadets learn in CAP and how cadets apply those skills to spaces outside of CAP? We will encourage discussion on service-learning projects, incentives, and new programming to help broaden community impact as well as the personal growth of cadets. 

MAKING HIGH ADVENTURE ACCESSIBLE

CAP has expanded the options for cadets to engage in High Adventure and Challenge activities. Let’s discuss ways to make these activities more accessible to the average cadet squadron. What do units need to fully embrace challenge activities and to make them a regular part of their offerings? What activities we should develop further?

USING THE BGCA RESOURCES

The BGCA now has a dedicated liaison working with CAP Cadet Programs leaders, listening and connecting you with solutions. Learn how this liaison can help you solve some of the resource problems within your wing: training, physical space and grant opportunities. 
 

CONVERSATIONS ON WORKING WITH VOLUNTEERS

Retired Air Force General shares his thoughts and insights on working with volunteers, and being a volunteer within Civil Air Patrol.  

 

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