Keynote 1 and Seminar 1 are combined to form one session from 1.00-2.05pm.
Day 1 starts with a keynote address from Leigh Middleton, CEO of the National Youth Agency, followed by a panel discussion involving Paul Fenton and Abbee McLatchie on the youth work workforce.
Join Leigh as he sets out the NYA's ten-year strategy to shape the future for youth work and services for young people. Paul and Abbee follow this to discuss how the ongoing review of youth work curriculum and qualifications will affect professional qualified youth workers, trained youth support workers and skilled volunteers, and set out new routes into the profession and the skills for youth workers in the future.
1.00pm | Keynote 1: Ten-year vision for youth work - Leigh Middleton
1.35pm | The youth work workforce - Paul Fenton & Abbee McLatchie
2.05pm | Virtual exhibition and networking break
2.25pm | Participation and #YouthVoice - Antonia Dixey
Chief Executive Officer, National Youth Association
Leigh joined the NYA in 2017, having worked with young people for over twenty years. During that time, he’s been both a detached and open access youth worker, as well as working in schools and community settings. Leigh is a youth sector...
Abbee is the Director of Youth Work for the NYA. She is a JNC-qualified youth & community worker and holds a PGDip in education. She has worked within youth work, training and development for over 20 years.
A keen advocate for Systemic Dialogue to explore and improve youth and community service design, implementation and communication. JNC qualified with a Degree in Youth & Community studies, with an MA in Childhood and Youth: Frameworks for...
National Officer for The Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work
Paul holds the position of National Officer for The Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work. He is an experienced academic leader, educator and youth work consultant with thirty years experience in the youth sector across...