Training Program


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WYA’s Certified Training Program (CTP), formerly known as Track A,  is the collection of texts that provide the philosophical underpinnings for the mission of WYA. It presents a summary of philosophical, historical, and modern day texts that focus on the dignity of the person and human rights. Those who complete the CTP are equipped to articulate and defend the principles of the dignity of the person within the public square. The program is free and is open to all members of the World Youth Alliance. It is a pre-requisite for participation in many of the programs of WYA (internships, specialized conferences, advocacy work).

What does the training entail?

1 Foundational History
2 Human Dignity
3 Freedom
4 Solidarity
5 Culture
6 History of Ideas
7 International Law and Human Rights

In order to obtain certification, members must read all of the CTP articles and satisfactorily answer the questions for each chapter. Training can be done through the regional internship program or online, where readings are accessed and answers are submitted through a web-based training zone and reviewed by the Director of Operations for the member’s region. Once all answers have been submitted and approved, the newly trained member will be invited to an accreditation interview with the regional staff, which may be conducted face-to-face, or via Skype. The Asia Pacific region also holds an annual summer camp where participants attend a week long intensive CTP and culminate with an accreditation session.

Upon successful completion of the accreditation interview, the member will be issued a certificate recognizing their accomplishment and officially designating them as a “Certified Trained Member.”

What do I get out of the CTP?

Completing the CTP and obtaining certification will:

  • Equip you to communicate articulately and persuasively on behalf of the dignity of the human person
  • Provide you with a vocabulary to engage the international community and larger culture on issues relating to the dignity of the person, human rights, and integral development
  • Make you eligible to speak on behalf of WYA and participate fully in WYA activities. Some of these opportunities include:
  • Represent WYA in local and international events

Regional Office Application

Please fill out the application form of your respective region. You will receive e-mail notification once your application has been received. If you have any questions, feel free to email your regional office.


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Middle East and North Africa

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North America

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  Batch 1 Batch 2 Batch 3
Africa Jan 18 – Mar 29, 2021

Nov 20, 2020

 May 10 – Jul 19, 2021

Apr 5, 2021

 Sep 6 – Nov 22, 2021

Aug 2, 2021

Asia Pacific Jan 25– Mar 26, 2021

Jan 3, 2021

May 17 – Jun 16, 2021

Apr 25, 2021

Sep 13 – Nov 12, 2021

Aug 22, 2021

Europe Start: Jan 18, 2021

Jan 10, 2021

Start: May 10, 2021

May 2, 2021

Start: Sep 13, 2021

Sep 5, 2021

Latin America 2022 Batch 1
Jan 25 – Apr 30, 2022

Dec 25, 2021

2022 Batch 2
May 31 – Aug 31, 2022

Apr 30, 2022

2022 Batch 3
Sep 27 – Dec 21, 2022

Aug 27, 2022

Middle East and North Africa Jan 4-Feb 26, 2021

Nov 20, 2020

Mar 29 – May 22, 2021

Feb 26, 2021

Jun 14 – Aug 7, 2021

May 28, 2021



Sep 4 – Oct 30, 2021

Aug 20, 2021


North America Jan 25 – May 7, 2021

Jan 15, 2021

May 24 – Aug 27, 2021

May 14, 2021

Sep 13 – Dec 17, 2021

Sep 3, 2021