Dan Duckworth is a disciple, family man, and changemaker. As a teacher and coach, he guides elite leaders to the top of their game. He’s the author of Stop Asking Why: Your Purpose is Self-Evident, and president of the Leading Saints Board of Directors. This podcast is the first of a 2-part presentation for the Young Saints Virtual Conference. Watch the Young Saints Virtual Conference with 14-day access to the Core Leader Library

Dan Duckworth

Highlights

6:10 What’s the difference between being a youth worker vs a youth mentor?

  • Mentorship is a state.
  • You are only a leader if someone is following.
  • Leadership and mentorship are synonymous.

9:45 Too often in youth programs there is a lot of teen check out and adult burnout. The overall goals are not being accomplished despite all the hard work that is getting put into it. Dan’s goal in this session is to help leaders be effective mentors and not just youth workers.

13:30 One thing that is fundamental to youth development is letting go of control and letting the natural processes take place. A leader should learn to nurture these processes instead of trying to control them.

16:30 Dan explains positive youth development or positive leadership.

24:30 Many difficulties come to youth leaders in the church because they didn’t sign up for it. They weren’t trained in youth development. It’s a calling and they were asked to be there.

Links

PART 2: Why Testimony is Not the Only Goal for Latter-day Youth—Part 2
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Watch the Young Saints Virtual Conference with 14-day access to the Core Leader Library
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