As part of the Cornerstone project we will be running a series of training for youth organisations and youth workers about engaging with research Youth organisations are increasingly interested in demonstrating the effectiveness of their practice because of funders’ requirements and their own desire to understand the impact they’re making. This training session builds on youth workers’ existing skills of conversation, dialogue, reflection and creativity – all of which lend themselves to qualitative research and evaluation.  


We will discuss how to turn ‘anecdote’ into ‘evidence’, how to use interviews, focus groups, observations and other creative qualitative methods as rigorous forms of research and evaluation. We will think about ethics, youth participation, online qualitative methods, and how to describe qualitative research to funders and others.  


This is an interactive session with opportunities to practice interviewing. Resources will be available to take away.  


The training is aimed at youth workers, youth work managers, evaluators, and research and learning practitioners in youth organisations. It will be facilitated by Dr Tania de St Croix (King’s College London), a qualified and experienced youth worker and qualitative researcher, who is currently researching impact, evaluation and accountability in youth work.

If you have any questions, ideas, or relevant resources to share, please get in touch.


Whilst we do not charge for training, please read the below important information in order to keep training free and available to as many members as possible.


Important Booking Information:

  • You can only book maximum of 2 people per organisation for an individual training.
  • Cancellation policy – if you can no longer attend a training then please let us know at least 3 days before the training so we can offer this training to someone on the waiting list. If you let us know less than 48 hours on multiple occasions without a justifiable reason then you and your organisation will be at risk of not being allowed to attend any training for 3 months.
  • We operate a waiting list for all training. If you find that a training is full and still want to attend, please email the Membership Administrator. We will let you know at least 48 hours before the training if there is space.

Contact: If you have any questions or have any issues registering, please contact Maya Reggev, Learning & Evaluation manager

Date: 24 September 2020 - 24 September 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Virtual, details will be sent 24 hours before training

About this event

City Bridge’s Cornerstone Fund proposes a system for putting London’s communities at the heart of the way we work. Taking this work forward, Partnership for Young London, the Centre for Youth ImpactLondon Youth, and the Young People’s Foundations have come together with a bold vision for young Londoners. We want to create the conditions for services and support for young people to be:

  • more informed by research, practice and the experiences of young people themselves; and
  • more joined up through local and regional collaboration;
  • and thus, more effective.