Facilitators: Sarah Barr and Iain Forbes
An interactive workshop discussing the importance of quality assurance and demonstrating how Scottish Mentoring Network (SMN) uses their Project Quality Award system to enable members to improve their performance and efficiency for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Main Aims of the Workshop
- Develop a consensus on what we mean by quality practice.
- Which elements demonstrate quality practice?
- Conduct a “health check” of participants` own projects using SMN’s quality indicators.
- Highlight some good practice examples from Scottish projects which have achieved the SMN award.
- Show how the SMN online system works in practice.
The workshop will use a combination of input from the presenters, discussions both with all workshop participants and in small groups and, participants using the SMN quality indicators as a checklist for their own projects.
- All mentoring projects and especially coordinators/managers,
- Any intermediary organisation wishing to improve/standardise the quality of mentoring projects,
- Policy makers/funders wanting to see how a quality award can help demonstrate the effectiveness of mentoring projects.