Events & Courses
International, UK
The Essential Youth Voice Training Series
09 June 2021 - 07 July 2021
Sound Connections presents this online three-part interactive training exploring the importance and benefits of consulting young people and including them in shared decision-making when designing arts programmes

Youth voice is about consulting and listening to young people about their needs and experiences – and using what they tell us to shape the creative opportunities they access. Youth voice is now recognised as an essential component of representation, diversity and inclusion: it’s how we make our work more relevant and real for the young people we work with. This is why we’re delighted to present the Essential Youth Voice Training Series, refreshed and rebooted for 2021.

This training series is for you if:

  • You or your team are working with young people to support their creative and cultural engagement;
  • You want to find out how you can best consult and listen to participants in a genuine and meaningful way;
  • You want to involve young people in shaping programmes and opportunities;
  • You want to create positive change in your organisation.

The course will take place across three online and fully interactive training sessions during a six week period in June – July:

Session 1: 9 June, 10:00am – 12:00pm
An introduction to youth voice

The essential theory and context of youth voice and participation

Session 2: 23 June, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Applying youth voice

Developing and applying the principles of youth voice in your organisation, programmes or creative practice

Session 3: 7 July, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Embedding youth voice

Strategic approaches to youth voice and leading change in your own work and beyond.

The training series will be facilitated by youth voice expert, Lawrence Becko, and Jennifer Raven, Sound Connections’ Deputy Director, with contributions from guest facilitators and young leaders themselves.

For more information and to book, please visit:


Venue Details:
Online via Zoom