Hosted by YouthPower Action in collaboration with YouthPower Learning
Date: Monday, December 5, 2016 Time: 9 am - 3:30 pm EST Location: American Geophysical Building, 2000 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
Though soft skills have been widely recognized as crucial to youth development, evidence has been less clear about which skills are most important for specific youth outcomes. Furthermore, there is a lack of consensus on the best approaches to measuring soft skills, as well as how to develop soft skills, in the context of international youth development programs. Seeking to address this evidence gap, YouthPower Action has led a series of studies to increase understanding about soft skills development for youth, and to offer practical recommendations for funders and implementers.
On December 5th, research presentations took place in the morning, followed by a working lunch and breakout discussions in the afternoon, facilitated by the YouthPower Cross-Sectoral Skills for Youth Community of Practice.The presentations unveiled findings from the following reports:
Key Soft Skills for Cross Sectoral Youth Outcomes - Authors: Sarah Gates, Laura Lippman, Noel Shadowen, Holly Burke, Obed Diener, Morrisa Malkin
Measuring Soft Skills in International Youth Development Programs: A Review and Inventory of Tools - Authors: Laura Lippman, Tommy Galloway, Holly Burke, Ania Chaluda, Obed Diener, Sarah Gates
Guiding Principles for Soft Skill Development - Authors: Fernanda Soares, Clare Ignatowski, Sara Babb, Kristin Brady, Obed Diener, Sarah Gates