Train-The-Trainer Program

Young Change Agents are passionate supporters of Australian teachers. Our goal is to deliver a fantastic program to students whilst building the capacity of teaching teams in design thinking and social entrepreneurship.
Our train-the-trainer model has four parts:

 

  • Firstly, we spend time with the organising teacher prior to the session to help them set up the program for success at their school, provide basic principles of social entrepreneurship and design thinking and discuss how and who to recruit for the first program.
  • Secondly, teachers participate in a YCA facilitated 2.5 day program to experience the activities. This is a powerful way to understand the challenges and expectations of each activity. We brief the teachers before each activity and also explain why we are making suggestions and what to do to help teams if they are having difficulties. They also get to see how their students respond to the content.
  • Thirdly, the teachers can access and undertake the online learning via the Young Change Agents platform. ($225 per licence per year).
  • Finally, the teachers are able to run the Young Change Agents at their school for additional students, supported by the online resources from Young Change Agents.

 

Our aim as a social enterprise is to make this learning accessible to all youth. Supporting teachers is the best way to make this happen. As well as the 4 step process above we can also run teacher-only sessions on request.

 

 


Testimonials

"What I saw today was five teams who communicated idea that frankly blew my mind.. ideas that could actually be applied today in practice.” – Laurence Street, General Manager, CSIRO

“It was amazing to watch the students come up with innovative ways to solve some of the greatest problems in our communities. It reminded me how important it is to look at problems with a beginner's mind to come up with creative solutions." – Dorothee Clauss, Lead Solution Engineer, Salesforce

"We saw that the [YCA] program was a great mix of two things for our girls: (1) the design thinking process and (2) the whole entrepreneurial style of ideas being mixed with the social conscious which was important for us” – Belinda Kelly, Principal Riverside Girls High School

"We saw that the [YCA] program was a great mix of two things for our girls: (1) the design thinking process and (2) the whole entrepreneurial style of ideas being mixed with the social conscious which was important for us” Belinda Kelly, Principal Riverside Girls High School

“I came in with the mentality that I couldn’t make a difference, but honestly I am leave with the reality that I can” Youth Participant

“The program is the perfect combination of innovation and empowerment in young people. It gives young people the opportunity to implement positive change based on community needs as they see it and empowers them to find strength in solutions” Malena Hawkins, Community Services Manager, Australian Red Cross