Facilitator: Julie Gehring
At “Mother Caroline Academy and Education Center’s” Mentoring programme located in Boston, Massachusetts (USA) we have seen the longevity between mentor and mentee relationships strengthened as a result of mandatory, interactive training sessions for the mentees, mentors and guardians during the on boarding process.
In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn about these interactive strategies in a “train the trainer”-workshop. We will focus on how to prepare all parties for meaningful one-to-one mentoring relationships through collaborative discussions, role playing and mock scenarios. While our programme trains female mentors over the age of 25 years old to work with at-risk female youth ages 13 and up, we are hopeful the skills learned in this workshop will be transferable to many youth mentoring programmes across Europe.
Main Aims of the Workshop
Participants will leave this workshop with the knowledge and tools to create and enhance their organisations` training, screening and on boarding protocols for the mentees, mentors and guardians.
The workshop will use a combination of input from the facilitator, discussions both with all workshop participants and in small groups, role playing and mock scenarios.
- Mentoring Programme Managers, especially those responsible for training and technical assistance,
- Individuals looking to build structured volunteer training methodologies into their mentor programmes and NGOs.