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Becoming a Facilitator

ADVANCE YOUR CAREER WHILE SHAPING TOMORROW'S YOUNG LEADERS: BECOME A CYL FACILITATOR

Being a CYL Facilitator is an incredible professional development experience for adults – a chance to further your own leadership skills by engaging the minds and hearts of the next generation of co-operative leaders, while also networking with an amazing team of up to 40 other co-operators from across the province.

CYL provides its Facilitators with opportunities to build their co-op knowledge, and enhance presentation and communication skills -- which will also benefit their career paths. They will emerge with new leadership abilities and the kind of team-building experience rarely found in an office.

KEY 2018 DATES FOR FACILITATORS


 Apply here! 

Facilitators must also possess a valid police record check for vulnerable sectors by May 25, 2018. This can take several weeks to obtain so it is suggested to start this process early. Failure to obtain a valid vulnerable sector record check will result in the inability to facilitate. Thank you for your understanding. 

TRAINING

  • Facilitator Training Session: May 25-26, 2018 at the CEC near Aylmer, ON. 

ABOUT CYL FACILITATORS

  • Facilitators are volunteers. They often take time away from their jobs to attend—or their employer will allow them to count their volunteerism as part of the organization’s community involvement or corporate sponsorship of the CYL program.

"As  a facilitator, CYL continues to fill me with awe as I watch youth transform in one short week. Over the years I have worked  with our youth and seen the changes take place; I have seen the unsure step forward; I have seen the loner group; I have seen the uncaring move to compassion, and I have seen the sure add empathy. I go and facilitate and always come away with life lessons taught to me by our youth. It is an experience for our youth and our facilitators. " Michael B., Facilitator

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A CYL FACILITATOR POSITION:

  • Reliability and accountability are important for the role. 
  • All facilitators must attend a mandatory training session May 25-26, 2018 in Aylmer, ON
  • All facilitators will require a record check or police vulnerable persons search to be completed by your local police department. This is due by May 25, 2018
  • OCA reserves the right not to accept applicants, even after completing facilitator training.

Due to the large number of Facilitator applications received, OCA regrets that not all applicants can be accommodated during the summer CYL sessions. Other opportunities for participating in the CYL, Base Camp, All 4 Each and other youth engagement activities are available - talk to us about the options.

FACILITATOR TRAINING PROGRAM

Facilitator training consists of a series of three webinars and an one onsite overnight +full day facilitator training session. To facilitate, participation in the training is mandatory. Go to the "Becoming a Facilitator" page in the the top-right menu to learn more.

WEBINARS

  • CYL 101: Mandatory for new facilitators and non CYL alumni (Date TBD)
  • Facilitation & Communication Techniques: Date TBD

TRAINING

  • Facilitator Training Session: May 25-26, 2018 at the CEC near Aylmer, ON. 

IMPORTANT: If you are unable to attend a webinar, you must watch a recording and score 85% or higher on a questionnaire. Facilitators must attend the training session. 

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