Welcome to MENTOR’s Events page, where you can find everything from webinars to local happenings.
Thursday, March 21 2019, 1:00PM – 2:15PM EDT
Join us on Thursday, March 21 for the CMWS monthly webinar on Rural Mentoring! This webinar will be focused on challenges and strategies to overcome those challenges for mentoring programs in tight-knit, rural communities. Presenters from different states will share their rural mentoring program model and the specific local context in which they operate, as well as discuss different practices they have found beneficial for their individual programs, including leveraging community assets and implementing creative training processes and activities for mentees and mentors.
Tuesday, April 30 2019, 2:00PM – 3:00PM EDT
With support from JPMorgan Chase, MENTOR is working on a supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ focused on workplace mentoring initiatives. This webinar will provide a sneak peek at the latest research findings on this topic as well as tangible tips for strengthening workplace mentoring practices. The session will be moderated by Daniel Horgan, Senior Director of Corporate Engagement at MENTOR and include Mike Garringer, Director of Research and Evaluation at MENTOR.
Thursday, March 7 2019, 1:00PM EST
Join us on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 1:00PM EST for a webinar for mentoring advocates on Building Your Advocacy Family Tree: A Genealogy Approach to Advocacy Networking. This webinar will explore how you can learn to identify means to engage your members of Congress through recognizing and recruiting advocacy allies in your community. As a mentoring supporter, you are often the best recruiter and leader for organizing in your own state and community. It is open to first-time and experienced mentoring advocates alike learn how to engage in effective advocacy activities and provide you with tangible ways to approach your community and allies.
Thursday, February 21 2019, 1:00PM – 2:15PM EST
Group mentoring has become increasingly popular within youth serving programs, in part because agencies can serve more mentees with fewer mentors. Yet, with few official guidelines, many organizations struggle to understand what group mentoring is, and how to integrate actual “mentoring” into their efforts. This webinar will explore several successful group mentoring models that have shown to be successful, including 3 mentors to 10 mentees (3:10), 2 mentors to six mentees (2:6), and a third method that provides both 1:1 and group mentoring to their mentees. Panelists will focus on how their particular program model was chosen and how they emphasize relationship building within the group setting. Included in this workshop will be discussions on curriculum development and conducting sharing exercises. Attendees will leave this session with numerous ideas and resources that will help them to enhance their group mentoring efforts.
National Mentoring Summit
January 30 – February 1, 2019 The ninth annual National Mentoring Summit took 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 30, 2019 Join hundreds of your colleagues on January 30, 2019 for the fifth 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.
CMWS Webinar: Maximizing Volunteer Engagement
Thursday, January 24 2019, 1:00PM – 2:15PM EST
This webinar explored the question of “Mentoring programs are focused on recruiting and engaging volunteers as mentors, but is there potential for volunteers to support programs in other ways?” Attendees learned how to maximize the potential of volunteers beyond mentoring, and engage them in recruiting other mentors and mentees, supporting fundraising and events, and much more. They discussed how to manage volunteers in different capacities, what roles and responsibilities are better suited for paid staff, and how volunteers can support a program at various stages of development.