In support of the North America West Area Single Adult Conference, and its efforts to encourage “The Joy of Learning,” the Institute programs of North America West Area are piloting some innovative offerings in 2021 in the form of

“Connect YSA Workshops.”


These Workshops, open to all singles, ages 18-30, begin the week of the Opening Devotional (Jan. 24th) and will continue through the month of July.


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Taught by Institute teachers, subject experts, and professional gospel presenters, workshops will be held once a week for 3-5 weeks on a broad variety of topics, relevant to you, that are engaging, and gospel-centered.

Help choose the topics that you and your friends are most interested in, and share your feedback on the workshops


Of course, locally hosted social gatherings and refreshments will be provided in conjunction with the workshops.



But are not limited to...

  • Stress and Anxiety and the Gospel of Jesus Christ: Understanding and Practical Applications 

  • Racial issues and the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Historical and Current Events Discussion  

  • Finding Joy in Repentance and Forgiveness  

  • Understanding Your Church: Conversations for those who are new or looking into the Church   

  • The Gifts of the Atonement of Jesus Christ: What they really look like in our lives and how we access them

  • The Teachings of Russell M. Nelson

  • Talking to others about religion: Developing peaceful and meaningful interfaith dialogues

  • Patterns of Understanding and Cultivating the Spirit in My Life
  • Gender and the Church of Jesus Christ (LGBTQ issues, Women and the Priesthood, Plural Marriage, etc.)

  • Mentoring Seminary Students (in the workshop we collaborate to prepare and then spend one day a week at a seminary class)

  •  “I Believe, Help Thou Mine Unbelief”: Finding ways to navigate challenges to our faith


A "Borderless" Workshop is a Connect YSA workshop that allows you to connect online with YSAs from all over the North America West Area on topics that interest you. These workshops allow you to extend your class to geographic areas outside your local workshop groups.