Professional Development


Living with Disability - SPPS Friday Forum   Register HERE (note... different topics for different dates.  Register for Jan 31st for this offering)

Friday, January 31st ,  11:00 am- 1:00
Center for Equity and Culture (CEC) @ Washington Technology Magnet
 A light meal will be provided and registration is required.  

Community member's please register here. Space is limited so please register early. 

Future dates (same location and times)

  • February 21st - Immigrant Communities
  • March 13th - Being A Teacher
  • May 15th - SPPS Grads


Saturday Saint Paul Youth Worker PD   Register HERE

Saturday, Feb 22th, 8:30- 12:00 at Humboldt Secondary School (sign in starts at 8am)

Sprockets is excited to partner with SPPS Flipside, St. Paul Libraries and St. Paul Parks and Rec for this SATURDAY training opportunity.  Perfect for frontline staff, staff teams and volunteers who aren't able to attend weekday training opportunities. Workshop options will be determined through input collected from registrations so register today and let us know what trainings you want!


Active Learning   Register HERE

Tuesday, Feb 25th, 10:00- 12:30 at Baker Center 

Do you know the difference between active learning and “hands-on” learning? Giving youth materials is just the beginning. This interactive workshop introduces strategies for incorporating active learning, and helps participants create more powerful learning opportunities for youth.

Active learning occurs when young people actively process, rather than passively receive information. Adults can promote active learning by providing content that is challenging, meaningful, and focused on skillbuilding, and by providing strong support for youth as they learn.

Participants will:

  • Experience active learning first hand
  • Gain experience building the six principals of Active Learning into their program

Facilitated by: Jocelyn Wiedow,Sprockets

Cross Cultural Communication Series (by Wilder)

Working on a diverse team and experiencing conflict? Get past the disagreements and on the path to resolution with the upcoming Cross-Cultural Communication Series, part of Wilder's Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Equity Training.

Workshop 1 - Discover Your Conflict Style
 Friday, February 21, 2020
 Discover why knowing your approach to communication and the impact of emotional expressions can help resolve conflicts.
  Workshop 3 | Navigate Power Dynamics in Conflicts
 Wednesday, January 30, 2020 OR Friday, March 13, 2020
 Learn how power dynamics along with intersectionality and language influence how we communicate, manage and resolve conflicts.
  More about the Cross-Cultural Communication Series:

  • Ideal for individuals who lead or work with multicultural and intergenerational teams, groups, boards, committees and councils.
  • Registration cost is $65-$75 (includes light breakfast and the completion of the Intercultural Conflict Styles Inventory (ICS®) assessment).
  • Workshops will be held at the Wilder Center (free parking in ramp)
  • Room: Auditorium A & B
  • Trainers will be Cardina Esparza and Nell Goepel from the Wilder Center for Learning & Excellence™ 


Partner Trainings

More training opportunities from the community:

MYouth Pro - An Initiative of Youth Intervention Programs Association (YIPA)

Minnesota Literacy Council - Volunteer Tutor Trainings

Minnesota Literacy Council - Tutoring Basics

NorthStar Youth Work e-studies

U of M Center for Youth Development