PCYC Queensland holds successful Youth Club Managers course

Recently PCYC Queensland and the Queensland Police Service (QPS) held the annual Youth Club Managers course for newly appointed Youth Club Managers and officers who may relieve as a Youth Club Manager.

Delivered by PCYC Sunshine Coast Youth Club Manager Sergeant Michael Hughes and PCYC Queensland Training Manager Duncan Lloyd, the course was held at the QPS Academy in Oxley.

Over the course of two weeks, 15 police officers participated in role plays, practical and group activities, assignments, and presentations to gain an awareness and understanding of the:

  • Structure and framework of PCYC Queensland and the partnership with the QPS
  • Youth Club Manager’s role and responsibilities and how to obtain business support
  • Crime prevention and community engagement initiatives and QPS expectations
  • Human resource processes such as staff recruitment, onboarding, and performance management
  • Managing staff conflict and effective communication, building and leading teams and managing volunteers
  • Function and processes of youth programs, finances, maintenance, grants, risk management, club reporting, marketing, events, media, and fundraising
  • Indigenous PCYC Queensland clubs and Indigenous Programs
  • Roles and responsibilities of clubs and state office staff
  • Maintaining self-care and time management

Sergeant Hughes believes it is vital to continue welcoming motivated police into the combined PCYC Queensland / QPS family.

“I believe by continuing to deliver on our organisational goals we illustrate the benefits of pursuing a meaningful and rewarding career choice within the QPS, and one that police officers can see value in and aspire to.”

“The main take-away for many was their newfound appreciation of a more ‘global’ picture of PCYC Queensland and the Youth Club Manager’s role.”