Capacity Building and Professional Development


Over the past decade, DYCD has invested in building the capacity of nonprofits as a strategy for ensuring that youth and families receive high quality, effective services.  

By bringing together practitioners, researchers and other experts to strengthen organizations and programs, DYCD has also contributed to broader learning and field building efforts.



Specifically, funding for capacity building: 

  • Strengthens organizations by investing in planning, leadership development, and infrastructure 
  • Enhances program quality by building front-line and supervisory staff knowledge and skills 
  • Promotes learning and continuous improvement by developing practitioner learning communities and supporting the adoption of data-driven decision making practices

DYCD leverages the expertise of technical assistance partners to offer community-based organizations support from leaders in the many fields, including youth development, workforce development, mental health services, and organizational development.




  • March 11: 
    Dealing with the Difficult Employee: Turnaround or Termination 
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  • March 11:
    Middle School Training Series: Tapping Into the Power of Youth Voice and Choice
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  • March 12: Coaching Your High Potentials (HiPo’s): Building Learning Agility for Organizational Sustainability 
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  • March 23: Meaningful & Manageable Outcome Measurement 
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  • Please use the code DYCD when registering.