YSP/KSA Training Module 3 – Assessment and Individualized Planning: Charting a Course with Youth

About the Module 3 Training

module coverThrough YSP/KSA Training Module 3, Assessment & Individualized Planning: Charting a Course for Youth, youth service professionals will learn about:
  • The role of assessment in workforce development;

  • The definition, purpose, types (informal vs. formal), and domains of assessment;

  • Principles of effective assessment;

  • Strategies for informal assessment (interviews, observation);

  • Strategies for short and long-term goal-setting with youth;

  • Strategies for individualized planning; and

  • Strategies for monitoring youth’s progress.

See an example handout from this module, "Engaging Youth in Goal Setting."

Interested in this training?

To request training in Module 3 or for information about how to order copies of this Module (Currently available to approved trainers only), contact NCWD/Youth at Ph. 202-822-8405 or email: ksa@ncwd-youth.info.

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KSA Assessments & Online Study Guide


Prior to any training, it is helpful to assess one's own professional competencies or for an organization to assess the competencies of its staff to identify which competencies need development or improvement. In addition, organizations and systems must be sure they have the structure in place to effectively support and integrate professional development into their daily operations.

NCWD/Youth provides two free assessment tools:

Self Study

In addition to the YSP/KSA Modules Training, NCWD/Youth has developed the KSA Online Study Guide with self study learning activities and a wealth of resources for developing youth service professionals' competencies. 

Go to "Competency Area 3: Assessment & Individualized Planning" within the KSA Online Study Guide to find learning activites and resources for developing the same competencies that are covered in the Module 3 training.

For Training Participants

If you completed the Module 3 YSP/KSA Training, please complete the Training Feedback Evaluation online. Click here to open the evaluation.

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