Welcome to MENTOR’s Events page, where you can find everything from webinars to local happenings.
Cultivating a Growth Mindset within Your Organization and Mentoring Programs
Wed, Feb 21, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
This month’s IMPACT webinar will explore how foundations, corporations and mentoring programs alike are focusing on growth mindset as a strategy to increase equity, relationships and impact. Growth mindset, a concept pioneered by Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, is the belief that attributes, such as intelligence and abilities, can be developed and enhanced over time through hard work and practice, effective strategies, and input from others. Research shows that when people possess a growth mindset, they are more persistent with their effort and are better equipped to respond positively to adversity. With a growth mindset, we can make our organizations and programs more inclusive as well as enhance relationships among staff, mentors and mentees. Register today for this webinar to gain practical advice and be equipped with tangible tools to advance a growth mindset within your organization and mentoring programs. Panelists will share why growth mindset is a priority within their organizations and how they’ve intentionally fostered it within their teams and mentoring matches. Learn more about the Philanthropic Impact Webinar Series here.
Tips and Tools for Supporting Healthy Matches
Thu, Feb 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
What does a healthy match look like? What are some common issues that arise between mentors and mentees, and mentors and parents? What are the steps staff can take to both prevent and address these? Facilitated by Dr. Dustianne North and Jerry Sherk, M.A. of the California Mentoring Partnership, this webinar focuses on strategies that will help programs to improve their methods of providing match support. This training will feature a number of concrete tools programs can implement with ease. Dr. Naida Silverthorn will also outline key measures of match success and support identified in the upcoming monitoring portion of the OJJDP National Mentoring Resource Center’s Measurement Guidance Toolkit, which can guide both practice and program evaluation. Learn more about CMWS here.
National Mentoring Summit
January 24-26, 2018 The eighth annual National Mentoring Summit will take place at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown. The National Mentoring Summit is the only national convening of youth mentoring professionals, researchers, MENTOR Affiliates, philanthropic investors, and government and civic leaders aimed at collectively strengthening and expanding quality mentoring relationships for young people across the country. Learn more about this event here.
Capitol Hill Day
January 24, 2018 Join hundreds of your colleagues on January 24, 2018 for the fourth annual Capitol Hill Day by signing up to participate when you register for the Summit*. This important advocacy event brings Members of Congress and their staff face to face with mentors, advocates, professionals and researchers to talk about critical issues facing the country’s young people and the legislation and policies they can help implement to expand access to quality mentoring opportunities for youth. Learn more here.
January 18, 2018 What is the true power of purpose? In turbulent times, a sense of purpose can ground us, nourish us, and inspire us to act. Young people with a sense of purpose are better equipped to use their unique skills and strengths to contribute to the world beyond themselves, leading to a sense of fulfillment and wellbeing. Mentoring programs can play a key role in helping young people to uncover their purpose by initiating conversations that empower young people to follow their passions. Join this webinar as Dr. Kendall Bronk, researcher and Associate Professor of Psychology at Claremont Graduate University, shares what the research says about youth purpose and how adults can support young people in navigating the path to purpose. L-Mani Viney, Executive Director at The Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation, will discuss his program’s approach to “purpose development” by exploring strategies and ideas that foster purpose. Learn more here.