Intergenerational Programs and Practices for Senior Volunteers

This is a certificate training program for older adults (55+) wishing to develop (or expand) intergenerational programs in their areas of interest.
Intergenerational Programs and Practices for Senior Volunteers - Workshops
Language: English
$45.00

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Description

When: Tue., Apr. 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019
(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Where: Penn State Center for Healthy Aging - 4th Floor
Biobehavioral Health Bldg.
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802
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registration deadline: April 7, 2019
11:59 p.m.

Intergenerational Programs & Practices for Senior Volunteers is a certificate training program offered by Penn State University for older adults (55+) wishing to develop (or expand) intergenerational programs in their areas of interest.

Additional training and networking opportunities will be provided by Penn State and partnering organizations (will include: application seminars, intergenerational study tours, and intergenerational conferences).

Who should attend?

  • RSVP Volunteers
  • Master Gardeners
  • 4-H Volunteers
  • Certified Food & Wellness Volunteers
  • Foster Grandparents
  • AARP Volunteers
  • Other adults looking to make a difference in young people's lives.

Learning Objectives

  • Build intergenerational program development skills.
  • Extend your leadership skills.
  • Apply your intergenerational experience to shape new programs.

Co-Sponsored By:

  • Penn State Intergenerational Program (rooted in Penn State Extension)
  • Penn State Center for Healthy Aging
  • RSVP-Centre County
  • OLLI at Penn State
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs (Coll. Ag Sciences)

Agenda

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

02:00 pm Introduction to the ILI Mini-Course and the IG Field PowerPoint & Group Discussion

  • What are your IG experiences and interests?
  • Objectives
  • Introduction to the IG studies field
  • The ILI certificate program

02:00 pm Intergenerational Programs and Practices: Background and Rationale PowerPoint & Group Discussion

  • Stereotype observation
  • Why go intergenerational?
  • ILI participants’ ideas for IG projects

02:00 pm Intergenerational Programs and Practices: Depth of Intergenerational Engagement PowerPoint & Group Discussion

  • Adventures in intergenerational programming
  • ILI project idea

02:00 pm Principles of Intergenerational Programs PowerPoint & Group Discussion

  • Five essential elements of IG program development

02:00 pm Intergenerational Approaches for Community Building: Part I PowerPoint & Group Discussion

  • Rationale & concept 
Exercise
  • Thinking intergenerationally
  • Participants (either individually or in small groups) will share their ILI plans, ideas, and/or projects.

02:00 pm Intergenerational Approaches for Community Building: Part II PowerPoint & Group Discussion

  • Examples
  • Participants (either individually or in small groups) continue to share their ILI plans, ideas, and/or projects.

02:00 pm Intergenerational Program Leadership and Evaluation PowerPoint & Group Discussion

  • Concepts & principles of program evaluation
  • Perspectives on "leadership"
  • Participants (either individually or in small groups) continue to share their ILI plans, ideas, and/or projects.

02:00 pm Summarizing Key Points of the ILI Mini-Course on IG Programs & Practices Group Discussion

  • Summary of mini-course
  • Next steps for IG plans and projects
  • Value of the ILI certification
  • Application seminars
  • Participants (either individually or in small groups) continue to share their ILI plans, ideas, and/or projects.

Instructors

Developing & evaluating intergenerational initiatives in diverse settings. Training Extension educators and other professionals in intergenerational programming. Establishing intergenerational strategies for civic engagement and environmental design.

More by Matthew Kaplan, Ph.D. 

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