Upcoming Events

IMPACT Webinar: Workplace Mentoring

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.

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CMWS Webinar: Kickstart Better Strategy at All Levels: How to Run a “Strategy Led” Mentoring Program

Thursday, May 16 2019, 1:00PM – 2:15PM EDT

Business strategy is both critical and often elusive for nonprofits. In our quest to develop effective mentoring organizations that serve our stakeholders, we often find ourselves asking: How can we develop organizational strategy that doesn’t just sit on a shelf gathering dust? How can we help our people within our organizations to truly live our strategy? This webinar will provide a basic framework of how to run a “strategy-led” mentoring program. Speaking from a mentoring program lens, panelists will discuss how strategy is used, how to develop organizational strategy and ownership, and how to operationalize strategy. Experts Bob Tipton of Team Tipton and Khari Brown of Capital Partners for Education will provide participants with specific examples of processes and tools that can be used to shape and implement strategy in your own mentoring programs.

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 Past Events: April 2019

CMWS Webinar: Family Matters: Family Engagement as a Strategy in Strengthening Mentoring Relationships

Thursday, April 18 2019, 1:00PM – 2:15PM EDT

While mentoring programs emphasize the bond between mentors and youth, programs must also acknowledge the crucial role families play in the relationship.  Learning to effectively engage parents, caregivers and other family members can lead to stronger and more positive mentoring experiences and outcomes for the youth we serve. Involved caregivers and families are more apt to have a positive view of their child’s mentoring relationship and to be more supportive of the match.

Webinar Attendees will:

  • Recognize the importance family engagement has on youth and mentoring relationships
  • Understand the barriers and misconceptions to caregiver and family engagement
  • Learn effective strategies on how to engage caregivers and families in helping to support youth in mentoring relationships

 Past Events: March 2019

Developing a Mentorship Mindset: Critical Mentoring Strategies to Support Every Child

Tuesday, March 26 2019, 8:30PM – 9:30PM EDT

Caregivers, educators, coaches, extended family members and other adults in young people’s lives have opportunities to have meaningful conversations with young people every day – conversations that can help young people process their emotions, understand their experiences and the world around them, receive validation and perspective, build a sense of identity, and connect with a sense of purpose. But how many of us really see ourselves as “mentors” to the young people in our lives? And how can mentoring relationships of all kinds directly address the impacts of race, class, gender, sexuality and other factors on young people’s identities and experiences? Join Dudney Sylla of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and Dr. Torie Weiston Serdan, author of Critical Mentoring, for an interactive discussion about the power of having a mentoring mindset in your interactions with the young people in your lives, and how young people and adults can cultivate a critical consciousness and take action against inequality in the context of these powerful relationships.

CMWS Webinar: Rural Mentoring

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.

Advocacy Webinar: Building Your Mentoring Advocacy Family Tree

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.

 Past Events: February 2019

CMWS Webinar: Group Mentoring: Models and Practices

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.

 Past Events: January 2019

National Mentoring Summit

2019 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


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.