AYDC Second Order Change

AYDC is pleased to host youth-serving organizations for a fourth year of the AYDC Second OrderChange professional development series in Anchorage. Thank you to all who applied for the 2020 AYDC Second Order Change Cohort. Applications have closed.  

AYDC Second OrderChange is a leadership development series and a professional learning community. It is designed to support staff in delivering high quality youth development programs. AYDC Second Order Change was developed with leadership funding from Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.

Second Order Change Professional Learning Series Facilitator Preparation Course (Training of Trainers/ToT)

AYDC invites applications for the Facilitator Preparation Course in July 2020! The purpose of this course is to prepare facilitators to lead the AYDC Second Order Change series. The 24-hour course will be provided via distance learning over the course of 4 weeks.

This course has been thoughtfully designed to support participants in their learning and adequately prepare them to facilitate the series successfully. Based on the content and design of this course, there are pre-requisite skills and experience to participate. Participants who meet the Certification Requirements at the end of the course will become Certified Facilitators. Click below for a full description and application instructions.


Research shows that youths’ environments, relationships and experiences impact their short- and long-term outcomes—from health, to civic engagement, to economic self-sufficiency.  Second Order Change is an initiative to support staff capacity to maximize positive outcomes for youth.

Second Order Change is a leadership development series and a professional learning community. It supports staff at all levels in youth serving organizations to strengthen social and emotional intelligence, which is responsible for over 50% of effectiveness in all professions and is critical to support youth development.

Learning Experience

The series takes place over the course of six weekly sessions, providing the opportunity to build relationships with cohort members, explore a new approach between sessions, and reflect and integrate learning.

We use the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL) social and emotional learning competency framework to support staff development in each of five Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) domains. Each session in the series sparks personal reflection and peer learning through inviting exploration of critical topics in youth development, including: resilience, healing-centered engagement, embracing resistance, cultural responsiveness, mindfulness, coaching and communication.

All participants will meet in one learning space and connect with peers in similar roles at other Anchorage youth-serving organizations.

Benefits of Participating

Be part of a growing network of Anchorage youth-serving organization professionals working to provide environments, relationships, and experiences that help youth thrive now and in the future. You will have access to:

  • High quality professional development in leading practices based on research in the fields of youth development and SEL.
  • A supportive environment to energize, rejuvenate, and learn through reflective practice and peer support.
  • A cohort of peers to forge meaningful new, collaborative relationships.
  • Become familiar with SEL practices that support SEL skill development for staff.
  • 6 weekly sessions to provide participants time to incorporate new perspectives and approaches into their work. Light lunch provided.
  • Receive a copy of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 Jean Greaves and Travis Bradberry

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