Training Program


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 Track A 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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Asia Pacific

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Latin America

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Middle East

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North America

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Batch 1 Batch 2 Batch 3
Africa Jan 7 – Apr 7, 2019

Dec 7, 2018

 May 6 – Aug 4, 2019

Apr 5, 2019

 Sep 2 – Dec 1, 2019

Aug 2, 2019

Asia Pacific Jan 21 – May 10, 2019

Dec 16, 2018

May 6 – Aug 16, 2019

Apr 7, 2019

Aug 26 – Dec 19, 2019

Jul 28, 2019

Europe Start: Jan 12, 2018

Jan 5, 2018

Start: May 11, 2018

May 4, 2018

Start: Sep 10, 2018

Sep 3, 2018

Latin America Jan 15-Apr 13, 2018

Dec 15, 2017

May 28-Aug 24, 2018

Apr 27, 2018

Sep 10-Dec 14, 2018

Aug 18, 2018

Middle East Jan 16 – Apr 15, 2018

Jan 6, 2018

May 8- Aug 5, 2018

May 3, 2018

Sep 4 – Dec 9, 2018

Sep 1, 2018

North America Jan 22-Apr 16, 2018

Jan 15, 2018

May 14-Aug 17, 2018

May 7, 2018

Sep 10-Dec 10, 2018

Sep 3, 2018