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.


Asia Pacific


Latin America

Middle East

North America

Batch 1 Batch 2 Batch 3
Africa May 1 – Jul 28, 2017

Apr 14, 2017

 Aug 28 – Dec 8, 2017

Aug 11, 2017



Asia Pacific Jan 9 – Apr 3, 2017

Nov 25, 2016

May 8 – Jul 24, 2017

Mar 31, 2017

Sep 4 – Nov 27, 2017

Jul 28, 2017

Europe Start: Jan 14, 2017

Jan 6, 2017

Start: May 15, 2017

May 8, 2017

Start: Sep 18, 2017

Sep 11, 2017

Latin America Jan 16-Apr 15, 2017

Jan 6, 2017

May 8-Aug 5, 2017

May 3, 2017

Sep 4-Dec 9, 2017

Sep 1, 2017

Middle East Feb 13 – May 19, 2017

Jan 20, 2017

Jun 5 – Sep 8, 2017

May 15, 2017

Sep 29, 2017 – Jan 9, 2018

Sep 16, 2017

North America Jan 23-Apr 17, 2017

Jan 16, 2017

May 22-Aug 18, 2017

May 15, 2017

Sep 25-Dec 8, 2017

Sep 18, 2017