Training & Support

Professional Training – Becoming A DCYP Certified Leader

For those interested in learning H. Stephen Glenn’s principles for "Developing Capable PeopleTM" and then teaching those principles to other adults who realize the need for helping young people develop self-confidence, self-discipline, and responsibility. Successful completion of three or four day Leadership Training will result in certification to conduct the Developing Capable Young PeopleTM ten-session program.

Who should attend?

Leadership Training is open to anyone who wants to learn in-depth Glenn’s system and methods for developing capable young people. Participants will then be able to teach these methods to others using the extensive study materials and curriculum provided during the training.

DCYP has proven effective in accommodating ethnic and socio-cultural diversity in communities nationwide and across many settings (schools, social services, family, youth serving agencies, justice system, workplace, etc.). We encourage anyone who is in a position to influence youth development to attend.

Typical trainings include educators, parents, clergy, social workers, counselors, administrators, family therapists, juvenile court workers, law enforcement personnel, youth service workers, and substance abuse professionals. The synergy created by the diversity is what makes the training so exciting and successful.

What are the objectives?

As a result of the Leadership Training, participants will learn effective principles, concepts, and methods to help others to:

  • Promote youth asset development and resiliency
  • Develop safe and effective schools that will reduce gang activity
    • Reduce factors that influence violence and aggression
    • Promote conflict resolution
    • Improve faculty and student productivity
    • Increase school and family cohesiveness
  • Build on success and learn from mistakes
  • Encourage people to be responsible for their actions
  • Improve classroom management, discipline, comprehension, motivation and morale
  • Reduce likelihood of engaging in self-destructive behaviors such as drug abuse
  • Become self-sufficient (welfare reform)
  • Develop mentoring skills

What topics are covered?

The following is an outline of the topics covered in the DCYP program that participants are trained to lead:

  • Session One: Changing Relationships
    • Identify factors in modern society and lifestyles that are creating new challenges
    • Develop an understanding of the seven resources of exceptionally capable people
  • Session Two: Working With Perception
    • Develop an understanding of the critical role perception plays in attitude, motivation, and behavior
    • Learn how to use 5 keys to working effectively with people’s perceptions
  • Session Three: Help People See Themselves As Capable
    • Learn how to avoid the Five Barriers to healthy relationships
    • Learn how to implement the Five Builders to healthy relationships
  • Session Four: Help People See Themselves As Significant
    • Identify the greatest human need
    • Identify three conditions necessary to meet the greatest human need
  • Session Five: Help People See Themselves As Having Influence
    • Identify conditions in our current lifestyle that encourage an External Locus of Control
    • Learn behaviors that foster an Internal Locus of Control
  • Session Six: Develop Self-Discipline
    • Recognize approaches that discourage self-assessment, self-control, and self-discipline
    • Teach the relationship between feelings, actions and results
    • Structure the environment to teach the difference between wants and needs
  • Session Seven: Develop Skills To Work With Others
    • Conceptualize the skills needed to interact effectively with others
    • Model/teach dialogue as the basis of human interaction
    • Identify and avoid barriers and obstacles that affect listening and communication
  • Session Eight: Develop Responsibility
    • Learn to avoid approaches that encourage irresponsibility
    • Convey unqualified acceptance, love and/or respect
    • Learn to teach responsibility through natural/logical consequences and results
  • Session Nine: Develop Judgment
    • Learn strategies that encourage the development of judgmental skills
    • Provide role-taking experiences
    • Apply the process of “Social Inoculation” to behavioral health problems in young people
  • Session Ten: Maintain Personal Progress
    • Share ideas and strategies you have learned and how you will apply them to specific solutions
    • Assess personal progress
    • Maintain family, school, and/or program cohesiveness
    • Share the process with significant others

When you complete the Leadership Training, you'll have everything you need to lead your own DCYP Program and Workshops. You will receive:

  • Leader’s Guide
  • Participant Workbook,
  • Textbooks
  • Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World
  • Positive Discipline
  • Twelve audio or video presentations
  • Promotional materials and videos

Additional benefits include:

  • Access to a growing Professional Support Network. This Network provides a forum in which DCYP Leaders can provide information, answer questions, and lend support to each other.
  • Professional discounts on educational and training materials from Empowering People, Inc.

Technical Assistance – A Network of Professionals Helping Professionals

A unique feature of the Developing Capable Young People program is the importance of support. Workshop participants soon discover sharing information, ideas, and insights in a supportive, confidential setting increases their understanding of the conceptual framework of the DCYP. It also increases their ability to apply the concepts with confidence and success. Out of this experience, a DCYP network often develops in which participants and graduates exchange ideas and experience, lend support, engage in problem solving, etc.

Recognizing that support for DCYP Leaders is equally important, Colston Consulting and Training oversees a growing network of DCYP professionals. The needs of professionals are the same as those of workshop participants and graduates – to exchange ideas and experiences, lend support, engage in problem solving, etc. In essence, this network of “professionals helping professionals” is a “technical assistance” service we provide to our Certified Leaders.

Communicating with other DCYP Leaders provides an excellent source of on-going professional education and development. Perhaps most importantly, it offers a feeling of camaraderie that comes from sharing goals and commitments. If you are interested in more information or becoming a member, contact Dr. Bruce Colston.