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 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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Asia Pacific

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North America

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Africa Jan 27 – Apr 31, 2020

Dec 15, 2019

 May 24 – Aug 29, 2020

Apr 18, 2020

 Sep 20 – Dec 25, 2020

Aug 21, 2020

Asia Pacific Jan 20 – Apr 30, 2020

Jan 5, 2020

May 11 – Aug 21, 2020

Apr 26, 2020

Sep 7 – Dec 16, 2020

Aug 23, 2020

Europe Start: Jan 13, 2020

Jan 5, 2020

Start: May 11, 2020

May 3, 2020

Start: Sep 7, 2020

Sep 1, 2020

Latin America Jan 14-Apr 12, 2019

Dec 14, 2018

June 17-Sep 13, 2019

June 14, 2019

Sep 16-Dec 13, 2019

Sep 6, 2019

North America Jan 17-Apr 17, 2020

Jan 10, 2020

Jun 5-Sep 4, 2020

May 29, 2020

Sep 18-Dec 18, 2020

Sep 11, 2020