Dr. Zach Mural is a professional educator, trainer, and consultant with more than twenty years of youth development experience. Zach has worked as a camp director, after-school supervisor and YMCA branch and program director. He has held senior staff positions in numerous after-school programs, teen centers and camps.
Zach has a master’s degree in Youth Development and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology. In addition to training and consulting, Zach serves as a visiting faculty member at Illinois College and a volunteer after-school endorser for the Council on Accreditation. His education, experiences, and passion for helping everyone who works with youth are the foundation of each of his workshops.
Zach has presented at numerous state and national conferences including the National AfterSchool Association Annual Conference, the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, the Society for Research on Adolescence Bi-Annual Meeting and the annual meeting of the Best-of-Out-of-School-Time Conference (BOOST). Zach is the founder of Youth Development Consulting LLC, which is committed to helping youth development providers create exceptional experiences for kids based on current research, theory and real life experiences working with kids.