In today’s world, young people have a lot to say and they need a platform to voice their opinions and share their experiences. Unfortunately, many young people do not have access to the necessary tools or resources to do so effectively. Equally, organisations underestimate the value that young people can offer in terms of steering innovation and creativity. This is where the importance of being trained by young people comes in. 

Young people are uniquely positioned to offer insights and perspectives that are often overlooked by older generations. They also have fresh perspectives on the world and are not bound by preconceived notions or biases. All this means is that young people can provide real value to organisations – helping to co-create new solutions and make better business/organisational decisions. 

Being trained by young people means that you will have the opportunity to learn from their experiences and gain a better understanding of the issues that matter to them. You will also learn how to effectively communicate and engage with them through  meaningful conversations.

Here are a few reasons why being trained by young people can be beneficial:

  1. It is commercially beneficial to work with young people. Training with young people helps you to gain a fresh perspective on your business challenges and helps diversify your approach when making decisions. Whether it be a creative idea or a question you hadn’t thought to ask, training with young people can help uncover a new perspective that re-examines your business challenges helping make better commercial decisions as a result.
  2. Young people can help you develop new ideas and inspire innovation. Young people are full of new ideas and fresh perspectives. By being trained by them, you can tap into their creativity and come up with new and innovative ideas. This can be especially useful if you work in a field that is rapidly evolving, such as marketing or technology.
  3. Young people training can help future-proof your organisation. In today’s fast-paced world, things change quickly, and staying up-to-date can be challenging. Young people can offer insights into the latest trends and technologies, giving you a better understanding of what is happening in the world.. This helps to future-proof your organisations and ensure your finger is always on the pulse. 
  4. Young people can help you understand their unique experiences. Young people today face different challenges than previous generations. By being trained by young people, you will gain a better understanding of their experiences and how you can support them.
  5. Young people can help you improve your communication skills. Young people communicate differently than older generations, and being trained by them can help you learn how to effectively communicate with them. This can be especially useful in the workplace, where younger employees may have different communication styles and preferences.
  6. Young people training is never boring! At Participation People, we’re serious about solutions but working with young people enables us to be playful in practice. This is true for training with young people too – helping older generations to better recall key learnings and implement them day-to-day.

In conclusion, being trained by young people can be an incredibly valuable experience. It can help you understand their unique lived experience, make more informed business decisions,  improve your communication skills, stay relevant, and inspire innovation. So if you have the opportunity to be trained by young people, embrace it, and see how it can benefit you both personally and professionally.

If you want to improve how you connect with young people and find the idea of young people training interesting, then we’re here to help. Get in touch to sign up to our Youth Voice training programme today.

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