Training and Workshops

The Mentoring Partnership of New York provides many different types of training and workshops to our partner programs and those seeking to learn more about Mentoring.  MPNY teaches best practices that have been researched by psychologists, social workers, school administrators and teachers.

MPNY has two ongoing trainings throughout the year; How to Design and Manage a Quality Mentoring Program and our Friday Afternoon Series.  

Below, you'll find more information on those workshops and our Eventbrite Calendar for registration.

 

How to Design and Manage a Quality Mentoring Program:

 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014


Best Practices for Running a Successful Mentoring Program

For youth development professionals interested in developing a mentoring program, this comprehensive session will provide the necessary tools and information to launch and sustain an effective youth mentoring program. Covered in this training will be the Elements of Effective Practice, the industry's nationally accepted best practice standards for the development of youth mentoring programs that have proven effective in a wide range of existing mentoring strategies. 

Participants will: 

Learn about the Elements of Effective Practice

  • Receive a copy of MENTOR's Elements of Effective Practice Toolkit, containing more than 200 tools and templates for effective mentoring program design
  • Understand the planning aspects of developing a mentoring program, and the key roles of staff in ensuring that mentoring relationships are meaningful, sustainable, and fun for youth served.
  • Leave with initial plans for their organization's mentoring program development. 
     
Friday Afternoon Series (2014-2015)

LOOK FOR NEW WORKSHOP DATES COMING SOON


 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Mentoring From The Inside Out: Healing Boys Transforming Men – Rev. Alfonso Wyatt, teacher, minister and mentor to thousands, based on his life time of helping young men and boys through mentoring will provide some inspirational words, read some passages from his remarkable new book on mentoring  and answer your questions about the challenges of engaging youth.  He will be available to sign copies of his book at the end of this session. Whether you are in a faith-based initiative or not, sharing time with Reverend Wyatt is a special experience for all youth development professionals and mentoring managers.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Holiday Craft Project for Mentors and Mentees – Our friends at Free Arts will teach us a great holiday craft idea that coordinators can share with their mentors.  All you need to bring are your hands and a sense of play. Come to learn something new you can pass on to your mentors and relax and have fun with us.

Friday, December 13, 2013

 Preparing Mentees for the Match– This session will be taught by Bruce Beckwith, Director of Services for MPNY The goal of this workshop is to assist program personnel to develop mentee trainings that help youth become aware of the many benefits of participating fully in the mentoring relationship and to help them understand their role in making the relationship successful. A review of the essential components for mentee training will form the basis for developing a customized mentee orientation session. Participants will look at a variety of activities and new training tools available to help them develop and deliver a successful training for youth based on age and program focus.

Friday, February 7, 2014 (registration will begin Mid January)

No Such Thing as a Bad Kid; Understanding and responding to children and youth using a strength-based approach– Conducted by Franca Floro, Director of Training for MPLI- Strength-based practice is an emerging approach to helping at-risk children, youth and their families that is exceptionally positive and inspiring. Its focus is on strength-building rather than flaw fixing. This workshop highlights key principles andtechniques outlined in the work of Charlie Appelstein, MSW,renowned author and child therapist. Self-esteem buildingactivities such as: Reframing, Creative use of metaphors andUsing Solution-Focused Questions will be introduced.

  1. Explore strategies and approaches to working with inflexible and reactive youth
  2. Understand how to enhance empathy for traumatized children and youth
  3. Explore how to give youth a sense of power and possibility to overcome their challenges

 Friday, March 7, 2014 (registration will begin Mid February)

 Managing Expectations - Facilitated by Bruce Beckwith MPNY Director of Services. Question: How do you know when there is a problem in a mentor match?  This is a question all supervisors ask at some point.  Very often the key to success or failure of a mentoring match is in the expectation a mentor or mentee has about the relationship. Mentors with an unsatisfied need to “make a difference” may terminate early which can leave mentees feeling like failures and abandoned. In this workshop mentoring managers will be able to share some of their supervision challenges and learn from the facilitator and their colleagues how to handle these challenges and manage the frustration that often comes with match supervision.

Friday, April 11, 2014 (registration will begin Mid March)

 Termination: The significance of proper closure– Bruce Beckwith - No mentor should ever leave a match without providing him or herself and the mentee an opportunity to express a sincere thank-you and goodbye.  When matches end, mentors are role-modeling how to bring proper closure to relationships.  In this workshop we will explore some of the reasons why mentors leave without saying goodbye, examine a variety of approaches to match termination and practice a few closure exercises to share with mentors.

PLEASE USE THE CALENDAR BELOW TO REGISTER

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR THE EEP CLASS, YOU WILL BE CHARGED $25.00 TO YOUR CREDIT CARD.  

WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR THE FRIDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SERIES, YOU WILL BE CHARGED $10.00 TO YOUR CREDIT CARD.

THESE REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE CREDITED / REFUNDED TO YOUR CREDIT CARD AFTER YOU HAVE ATTENDED THE SESSION YOU REGISTERED FOR. 

IF YOU'RE UNABLE TO MAKE THE CLASS YOU'VE SIGNED UP FOR - YOU NEED TO CONTACT OUR OFFICE 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE CLASS EITHER BY PHONE (212-953-0945) OR BY EMAIL bbeckwith@mentoring.org TO LET US KNOW YOU'RE UNABLE TO ATTEND.  IF YOU DON'T NOTIFY US AND YOU DON'T ATTEND, THE REGISTRATION FEE WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. 

THIS NEW POLICY WILL ALLOW US TO BETTER MANAGE THE ATTENDANCE, SUPPLIES AND REFRESHMENTS SERVED FOR OUR TRAINING SESSIONS.  WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION.



 
 

 

"I attended a training session on Tuesday and was so impressed with the knowledge and expertise of the staff. The work you do is so valuable because of its experiential potential for growth."

Kristy Crabtress, United Way of New York City