Presentations for Organisations

Understanding Teenagers organisation presentations are designed to assist organisations who work with teenagers equip and train staff to be more effective in connecting and dealing with teens in a positive way. If your organisation has employees or volunteers who deal regularly with teenagers these presentations will help improve effectiveness and confidence of your teams when it comes to engaging and managing teenagers.

An Understanding Teenagers presentation provides participants insights on what makes teenagers tick and strategies and skills on how to communicate and respond to teens. All the material is based on sound adolescent & developmental theory, and tested through real life application and observation. Content is constantly reviewed and can be tailored to best meet the needs of those working with teens in a variety of contexts.

Current Presentation Topics

Below is a list of currently available presentation topics suitable for staff or volunteers working with teenagers . Click on a heading to see a brief description of each presentation.

This presentation provides an easy to understand and entertaining overview of adolescence and how adults can work with and not against teenagers. Participants learn what happens to teens from a developmental perspective and then how to apply these insights to how they can relate, communicate and mange the teens they work with more effectively. Some of the topics covered in this presentation include:

  • The 3 big changes during adolescence and their impact
  • The 3 questions every teenager asks and how you can help answer it
  • How to interpret the behaviour of teenagers at different ages
  • What teenagers do and don’t need from the adults they regularly deal with
  • How to establish healthy and positive relationships with teenagers

This presentation provides parents with essential information and strategies about how staff & volunteers can improve their communicating with teenagers. By learning what helps and hinders effective communication with teens participants will feel more confident in connecting with the teenagers they deal with.  Participants attending this presentation will learn:

  • Creating a relationship that enables good communication
  • Common practices that kill communication
  • The key for positive communication with teenagers
  • What to listen for when communicating with teens
  • Giving instructions that teens will carry out
  • How to create spaces where teens communicate well

One of the most common anxieties staff and volunteers have when working with teens is how to deal with teenager behaviour, or more importantly mis-behaviour. This practical presentation provides particpants with guidance on how and why teenagers behave the way they do, and strategies to promote co-operative behaviour and reduce poor behaviour. Participants will learn:

  • Understanding teenage misbehaviour and using it to your advantage
  • The main reasons teenagers are prone to conflict with adults
  • How to reduce the amount and intensity of conflict with teens
  • How to easily negotiate with teenagers
  • Getting teens to co-operate without yelling or nagging
  • Setting good boundaries and getting teens to stick to them

Staff who are able to foster genuine positive relationships with youth create environments where there is greater likelihood of teenagers realising more positive social development.

While “Authentic Relationships” sound like a good idea, knowing what they look like, how to foster them, and how to evaluate them can be difficult task. This presentation outlines a framework to assist adults in developing a working understanding of what positive, meaningful, adult – teen relationships look like and how they can be nurtured and managed. Topics covered in this presentation include:

  • What are Authentic Adult – Teen Relationships?
  • How students benefit academically and socially from good relationships with adults
  • Strategies for developing strong staff – youth relationships in organisations
  • Student risk factors that threaten positive relationship
  • Cultivating relationships with difficult teens

Building Authentic Relationships can be delivered as a 1.5hour session or  3hour workshop.

It is no secret that today’s teenagers have grown up with digital technology as a familiar constant in life. What is less well known and understood is how the ubiquitous presence of digital technology is shaping the way teenagers think, learn, socialise, and even understand their own identity.

This presentation provides educators with research and insights into how teenagers today are different to those of previous generations because of their exposure and dependance upon the disruptive technologies of the last 15 years.

  • Children of the Revolution: How digital technology has changed childhood
  • Inside the mind of a genuine digital native
  • How digital technology has changed the formation of teenage brain
  • How the internet has changed the way teens read and process information
  • The new “Third Space”: the changing shape of teenage social spaces and identity
  • Understanding adolescent identity formation in a connected world

Can’t find exactly what your looking for on the list? Contact us to discuss your requirements. Chris has experience in a wide range of teenage related topics & training adults.

Your Organisation

Understanding Teenagers’ organisation presentations are suitable for a variety of settings. Some common forums include:

  • Youth Leadership teams
  • Sporting Clubs
  • Retailers Employing Teenagers
  • Outdoor Education teams
  • Youth Outreach Centres
  • Libraries

The modular content design means each presentation can be tailored to your specific situation and audience. Each presentation can be delivered as either a Keynote talk, interactive Workshop (1.5hr – 2hr), or a half-day or day long training program.

Learn more about Understanding Teenagers Presentations here.

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