Taking Risks in Youth Work Webinars

Following on from our successful The Elephant in the Room webinar series in 2023, FYT are hosting a new season of webinars starting in January.

This year’s theme is Taking Risks in Youth Work. Join us to discuss a variety of topics around taking pioneering risks. This theme is a continuation of the discussion we brought to the National Youth Ministry Weekend in November 2023.

When and where?

The webinars are FREE and held on Zoom. There is no need to sign up, just turn up on the day. We would love for you to attend for the whole session, but dropping in for a short time is ok too.

We want to make the webinars as accessible as possible, therefore we are holding them over the lunchtime period on the last Wednesday of the month. We also will be taking notes on the content of the discussions to send out after the event and to those who can’t make it but still want to be involved.

How to join?

You can access the webinars on Zoom. We will be using the same Zoom link each time. See the login details here:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 898 7381 0406
Passcode: 208531

What’s on?

Risking it: Diverse Partnerships

Wednesday 31 January 2024 @ 12:30pm

Discussion hosted by FYT’s Ian Spence. Ian will be hosting a discussing about forming diverse partnerships in the community around our projects. Let’s chat about making hard decisions about who to partner with, when and how?

Risking it: Journeying with young people to a new place

Wednesday 28 February 2024 @ 12:30pm

Discussion hosted by FYT’s Vicki Morgan-Gale. Vicki will share stories from her practice about making space to journey to a new place with young people. She will be especially sharing about engaging young people in Pride and justice events.

Risking it: Ending well, walking away

Wednesday 27 March 2024 @ 12:30pm

Discussion hosted by Sara Barron (NECN/Curbz). Sara will be sharing her experience of making the hard decisions of when to step away from a project. She will be discussing leaving well and making space for new fruit.

Risking it: Opening up your home

Wednesday 24 April 2024 @ 12:30pm

Discussion hosted by FYT’s John Wheatley. John will be leading some discussion around leading youth work in private dwellings and the recent campaign to open up the conversation in the light of government negativity.

Risking it: Going it alone

Wednesday 22 May 2024 @ 12:30pm

Discussion led by Dave Joyce (Lux Project, Bath). Dave will be joined by FYT’s Ian Spence to lead a discussion about the challenging journey of stepping away from the mainstream structures and going it alone.

Risking it: Reaching out to a new group

Wednesday 26 June 2024 @ 12:30pm

Discussion led by FYT’s Dylan Barker and John Wheatley. John and Dylan will be sharing stories of stepping into the unknown with a new group and new space. And reaching out to work with young people in a housing association environment.

Contact info@fyt.org.uk for more information.