Continuing Education Workshops

Youth Empowered Solutions!

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 Move Leadership Academy has Concluded.


August 5-6, 2017

MOVE Leadership Academy

Youth MOVE, a national leader in youth voice is providing a FREE Young Adult Leadership Academy for Wisconsin young adults, ages 18-25 on August 5-6, 2017. Through a series of engaging learning styles – like team building, coaching, and experimental exercises, this Leadership Academy will enhance your leadership capabilities. You'll get the opportunity to develop your own personal leadership style, learn to apply it in your current role, and work through challenges facing youth leaders just like you.

By the end of this two-day Academy, you’ll understand how personal values, your culture, and your lived systems’ experience shapes your approach to leadership. Each young adult leader will identify your individual strengths and learn how to apply those strengths in leadership roles. We’ll work together to recognize the strengths of others and to build on each other’s strengths to develop meaningful partnerships. Most of all, you’ll understand what it means to be an effective youth advocate and leader!

The Academy is offered by master facilitators, Johanna Bergan and Raphaelle Richardson, both systems experienced advocates for youth who celebrate the opportunity to assist young adults in identifying their leadership potential!

Meals and entertainment provided on the UW-Whitewater campus in Whitewater, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has partnered with UW-Whitewater to host this event, part of Youth Empowered Solutions! This event is made possible through a grant from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, (NITT-HT) grant, CFDA93.243.


The conference will take place at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here.



Pre-Event Information

Look for information on schedules, what to bring, and any other important details in your email a week before the event.

Parking and Transportation to Campus Information

Permits are required to park in campus lots and a complimentary pass will be provided to you at check-in.  More information on parking can be found on the Visitor Center website.  Please contact 262-472-1704 for questions regarding transportation to campus from your home. 


Registrants will be housed in Benson Hall located on the UW-Whitewater campus. The residence hall has a secured entrance and monitored by the residence hall directors, assistants, and by our own event counseling staff. Roommate requests will be honored when possible; otherwise registrants are paired by age and gender.  Rooms are double occupancy only. The bathrooms and showers offer clean, individual stalls for privacy.  Registrants will have three well-balanced meals each full day. 

UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct. Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event. 


Brenda Johansen (262) 472-1704 or email