GOAL OF THE SUMMIT & TARGET AUDIENCE
Mentoring helps to build bridges between people of different lifestyles, encourages younger people in their development and supports new immigrants to settle into their new environments. Despite the diversity of the target groups and forms of mentoring, …
Explore the inner-workings of mentoring, and meet fellow participants that will enrich your skills and understanding of various different approaches to the world of mentoring. The summit includes world renowed speakers, workshops with creative experts, different studying sessions, a special networking-dinner as well as a cultural and social accompanying programme.
CALL FOR SESSIONS
Do you have a burning question you come across while mentoring? Have your experiences in the field led you to form a hypothesis you feel is not discussed enough yet in the mentoring scene? Here is your chance to inspire your fellow matchmakers and mentoring researchers by presenting it and benefit from their knowledge. Read more on how to apply for holding a session.
Our Keynote SpeakersMajor speakers below, see all listed on the speakers page
Major Summit sectionsThat's not all, more sections on the schedule page
Fingerfood and drinks will be provided after the official programme.
– Florian Stenzel (Berlin Mentoring Network e.V.)
– Szilvia Simon (European Center for Evidence Based Mentoring)
– Ralf Kleindiek, Permanent State Secretary,
Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
– Federal Government Commissioner for Migration,
Refugees and Integration (to be confirmed)
– Detlef Pech (Humboldt University Berlin)
Mentoring in Social Work and Social Sciences
There will be a gallery walk where posters will be shown and afterwards there’s going to be a concert held by Orphé. It is a Berlin based ensemble, fuses oriental and Balkan folk with contemporary tango and jazz. The music is also rich because of the diverse musical backgrounds and tastes each of the seven international band members have.
– Research on quality of mentoring relationships: How to build strong relationships –
Mentoring relationships have emerged as a key factor in promoting the social inclusion and educational outcomes of marginalized youth. In this talk, I will provide an overview of current research on the effectiveness of youth mentoring programs, highlights of recent research, and evidence-based approaches to mentor-youth. I will also discuss the theoretical and empirical rationale for innovative new approaches to mentoring, including youth-initiated and other approaches to connecting youth with the caring adults in their extended families, schools, and communities.
– Impact measurement of mentoring programmes –
Clara Péron is the founder and managing director of Value for Good GmbH. Originally from Montréal, Canada, she has lived and worked internationally – with longer postings in India, Cambodia, Egypt, Ukraine the US and Germany. She has experience working with senior executives across public, private and not-for profit sectors.
– Mentoring with immigrants and refugees –
In the Netherlands the idea of mentoring in education has originally been developed by Turkish and Moroccan student organizations. The projects were initiated because migrant parents were largely unable to provide practical support with homework and advise their children with school choices. These scattered projects resulted in a national program on mentoring by the Ministry of Integration aimed at migrant children at the beginning of the millenium. More recently large foundations like ‘Verre Bergen’ and the Royal Orange Foundation have invested millions into mentor programs aimed at disadvantaged students. I will discuss what is needed to make these programs effective based on research work I have done together with colleagues in comparing the challenges of refugee children in education in these three countries.
Session moderators will introduce themselves in form of “elevator pitches”: a 30-second speech introducing goals and methods of your session. Participants of the summit will chose in which sessions they wish to participate upon these super-short introductions.
Ten parallel sessions dealing with diverse questions or hypotheses regarding the main topics of the summit
15:00-15:45 Session I
16:00-16:45 Session II
17:00-17:45 Session III
We invite you to our Network Dinner. The restaurant is located just around the corner. It is the famous italian restaurant “12 Apostel”. For further information please check the different possibilities for buying a ticket.
9 parallel workshops for intensive learning and one academic workshop
(exemplary working titles; complete list will be posted in due time)
Training formats for volunteers
Diversity training/intercultural competence
Critical whiteness in Social Work
Cross-Cultural vs. Same-Cultural Matching
Closing Session with panel discussion and evaluation