Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series

Webinars

The Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention through the National Mentoring Resource Center and facilitated in partnership with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. These webinars would not be possible without the planning team, which includes the following Mentoring Partnerships: California Mentoring Partnership, Mentor Colorado, Illinois Mentoring Partnership, Mentor Center of Palm Beach County, Indiana Mentoring Partnership,  Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest, and the Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Through ongoing planning and evaluation of the latest developments in the field, this team delivers a webinar each month focused on strengthening mentoring practice, sharing new resources, and helping the field put research into practice.

Mentoring practitioners interested in the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series are encouraged to visit The National Mentoring Resource Center, which is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency and facilitated in partnership with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. Free technical assistance is available, along with approved quality mentoring materials. Take advantage of this resource today to strengthen your program’s services to youth!

Webinars are held monthly on the 3rd Thursday at:

  • 10:00AM-11:15AM Pacific
  • 11:00AM-12:15PM Mountain
  • 12:00PM-1:15PM Central
  • 1:00PM-2:15PM Eastern

Webinars are free and online. Links to register for the upcoming webinar, with full descriptions and panelist information, are posted in the month leading up to the webinar. Check back periodically as plans for each month are finalized!

Upcoming Webinar

Next Live Webinar

Maximizing the Potential of Corporate Partnerships

When done well, corporate partnerships can be immensely beneficial to mentoring programs and corporations alike. So how do we effectively maximize the impact and potential of these partnerships? Learn effective partnership practices from MENTOR’s corporate partnerships consultant, Daniel Horgan, along with leaders from Deloitte and Communities In Schools. These practitioners will discuss recommended processes and share partnership tools and resources related to finding the right fit, building and managing relationships, assessing impact, and navigating challenges. Join us for October’s webinar to identify, build and sustain your own strategic corporate partnerships that align with your organization’s values and goals.

Thursday, October 20, 1:00 – 2:15pm Eastern Time

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Archived Webinars

Capturing Youth Outcomes: An Introduction to the Measurement Guidance Toolkit for Mentoring Programs (September 2016)

Hosts:
  • Michael Garringer, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
  • Meghan Perry, Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest
Panelists:
  • David DuBois, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Carla Herrara, Independent Consultant
Resources:

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Making the Right Match: A Discussion with Experienced Practitioners (August 2016)

Panelists:
  • Russel Dains, FRIENDS FIRST
  • Donnovan Karber, Christian Association of Youth Mentoring
Resources:

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PREPARING MENTEES AND FAMILIES FOR SUCCESSFUL MATCHES (July 2016)

Panelists
  • Dustianne North, Ph.D., M.S.W., California Mentoring Partnership
  • Jerry Sherk, M.A., California Mentoring Partnership
  • Sarah Schwarz, Ph.D., Suffolk University
Resources:

 Build an Ideal Mentor for mentees

 Training New Mentees

 MenteeSeries6

 Pet Peeves

 Youthbuild Mentee Training Toolkit

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BUILDING FUTURE LEADERS THROUGH STEM MENTORING (June 2016)

Panelists
  • Laura Batt, Sea Research Foundation’s Mystic Aquarium
  • Charlie Lindquist, Illinois Tech Global Leaders Program
Resources:

 The Corporation for National & Community Service’s STEM Toolkit

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Mentoring in Rural Communities: Traveling the Distance to Facilitate Your Program (May 2016)

Panelists
  • Amanda Jamison, Heart of Oregon Corps
  • Kimberly Briard, Take Stock In Children Palm Beach County
  • Tina McGuinness, Gunnison Valley Mentors
Resources:

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Activity-Based Mentoring: Can Structured Activities Make Mentoring Better? (April 2016)

Panelists
  • Seth Ehrlich, SOS Outreach
  • Edith “Winx” Lawrence, Young Women Leaders Program
Resources:
References

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Career-Focused Mentoring: A Pathway for 21st Century Opportunities (March 2016)

Panelists:
  • Erin LaBarge, SAP
  • Lori Mastromauro, New York City Mentoring Program
  • Miles Warren, JP Morgan
Resources:

Research Corner: Work Based Mentoring
NYC Mentoring Program Action Steps
NYC Mentoring Program Guidelines

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Mentoring in the Age of Technology (February 2016)

Panelists
  • Panelists: Kate Schrauth, iCouldBe.org
  • Camille Stone, WeTeachScience.org
  • Lindsay Page, researcher at The University of Pittsburgh
Resources:

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Assuring Your Financial Future: Strategies to Sustain Your Program (January 2016)

Panelists
  • Susan Weinberger, Mentor Consulting Group
  • Jerry Dash, VIP Mentoring, Inc.
Resources:

 2015 DOJ Grants Financial Guide

 Family Foundation Report

 Family Philanthropy Trends to Watch…

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Mentoring Youth from Military Families: Lessons Learned & Effective Strategies (December 2015)

Panelists
  • Antoinette Basualdo-Delmonico, Boston University
  • Jim Seevers, Dare Mighty Things
  • Bonnie Campbell, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County
Resources:

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National Mentoring Month: Amplifying Your Voice (November 2015)

Panelists
  • Liz Hardy, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
  • Carla Hagan, Midlands Mentoring Partnership
  • Brandon Leppke, TeamMates Mentoring Program
  • Susan George, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mid-South, Inc.
Resources:

 2016 Mentoring Month Plan of Action

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School-Based Mentoring: Strategic Interventions to Maximize Positive Youth Outcomes (October 2015)

Panelists
  • Dr. Robert Balfanz, Johns Hopkins University, School of Education
  • Cheryl Ward, Columbus City Schools
  • Abby Fisher, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
Resources:

 Early Warning System Implementation Guide

 On Track for Success

 Continuous Improvement Action Plan Summary

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Cultural and Class Conflicts in Mentor-Mentee Matches (September 2015)

Panelists
  • Brian Sales, MENTOR
  • Pamila Gant, Mentoring Works Washington
  • Desiree’ Robertson, Grizzlies TEAM UP Youth Mentoring Partnership
Resources:

 Example of Activities Part I

 Example of Activities Part II

 Diversity Discussion Starters

 Webliography

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College Access Mentoring: Preparing Students for Graduation and Beyond (August 2015)

Panelists
  • Tammy Pearson, Director of Project Leadership
  • Tracy Butler, a national speaker and consultant
Resources:

 Why Practice for the SAT?

 Sample Mentoring Partner MOU

 Indiana CCM Program Assessment

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Innovative Recruitment: Creative Strategies for Finding Long-Term Mentors (July 2015)

Panelists
  • Lisa Bottomley, Michigan State University Extension
  • Jayne Cravens, Coyote Communications
Resources:

 TVR Tips

 Presentation Grid

 Recruitment Plan

 Blank Recruitment Plan

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“They always come, and they never say goodbye:” Healthy Closure in Mentoring (June 2015)

Panelists
  • Renee Spencer, Boston University
Resources:

 Resource Packet

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Including and Welcoming LGBTQ Youth in Mentoring Programs (May 2015)

Panelists
  • Dr. Christian Rummell, American Institutes for Research
  • Leslie Chudnovsky, Supporting Our Youth Mentoring Program (SOY)
Resources:

 List of Additional Resources

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Peer Mentoring: A Discussion with Experienced Practitioners (April 2015)

Panelists
  • Margo Ross, Psy.D., Center for Supportive Schools
  • Tammy Potts, Basehor-Linwood Mentors & CareCats
Resources:

 List of Additional Resources

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A New Lens for Mentoring: Trauma Informed Care (March 2015)

Panelists
  • Laurie Vargas, M.S., PPSC, Mentoring for Sucess
Resources:

 List of Additional Resources

 Strategies for Mentoring Youth Affected by Trauma

 Self Care Assessment

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Using Research to Inform Your Mentoring Program (February 2015)

Panelists
  • David DuBois, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Jennifer Tyson, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Resources:

National Mentoring Resource Center
Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring
Mentoring Partnership Network

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Leveraging Mentoring to Support Black Male Achievement (January 2015)

Panelists
  • Shawn Dove, The Campaign for Black Male Achievement
  • Steve Vassor, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
  • Natalie Meade, Maryland Mentoring Resource Center
  • James M. Riddick, Jr., Operation Reach Back
  • Sarah Kremer, Acknowledge Alliance
Resources:

Institute for Black Male Achievement
National Mentoring Month
Black Star Project

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