Greater Austin Events




Touchpoints Training

Monday, April 21st - Wednesday, April 23rd 8:30am-5pm

United Way for Greater Austin

United Way for Greater Austin will be hosting a Touchpoints Individual Level training session on April 21-23. This training is designed for individual healthcare, childcare, early education, and social service providers who want to incorporate elements of the Touchpoints Approach into their practice setting.





Tocqueville Society 20th Anniversary

6 - 8 pm

Join Diana and Gregg Lowe, along with other Tocqueville members,  for a Moroccan-style party to celebrate Tocqueville Society’s 20th anniversary! 





YPQ – Planning & Reflection

Friday, April 25, 2014 10:00am-12:30pm

LifeWorks East

Planning and Reflection – Are you engaging youth in the critical life skills of planning and reflection?  Are you ready to be more intentional about including planning and reflection strategies into your daily routine and activities but not sure where to start?  This interactive workshop will introduce participants to powerful and easy to use methods that promote youth engagement in planning, implementing, and evaluating activities and projects.







YPQ – Building Community

Thursday, May 1, 2014 10:00am-12:30pm

LifeWorks South

Building Community – Do you know what it takes to build an emotionally and physically safe space for youth? Building an emotionally safe community of peers and adults is essential for youth to learn and develop as individuals. This interactive workshop will introduce participants to a variety of activities designed to support the community building process.





YPQ – Ask-Listen-Encourage

Friday, May 2, 2014 10:00am-12:30pm

United Way for Greater Austin

Ask-Listen-Encourage – Do you communicate with youth in a way that makes them feel supported and heard? This interactive workshop introduces various communication techniques that help you build more supportive, youth-centered relationships. Participants will learn how to ask more effective questions, to listen actively to youth, and offer youth encouragement rather than praise.





YPQ – Active Learning

Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:00am-12:30pm


Active Learning – Do you know the difference between active learning and “hands-on” learning? Giving youth materials is just the beginning. This interactive workshop introduces the “ingredients” of active learning, explains the role that active learning plays in the experiential learning cycle, and helps participants create more powerful learning opportunities for youth.