National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - just 5 weeks away
12 May 16
National youth mentoring conference - register online now
Tuesday 14 June, 2016 - Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland
Quality | Connections | Impact – lifting the effectiveness of Youth Mentoring in Aotearoa New Zealand
The conference brings together a wide range of people who work with young people - youth workers, educators, mentors, mentor programme providers, government agencies and community workers - to learn about and debate important national issues in the youth development / youth mentoring sector.
Our programme features dynamic speakers with illuninating cultural perspectives interspersed with panel discussions and the strong voice of young people throughout the day.
View the full conference programme
The standard conference fee is $195 inclusive GST
A special group discount of $175 inclusive GST for each additional person from the same organisation is also available.
Registration includes a FREE copy of the comprehensive 2nd edition of the Guide to Effective and Safe Practice in Youth Mentoring Aotearoa New Zealand.
We invite you to join us for this special one-day conference.
Register online now
Our keynote speakers
In the lead-up to the conference we will profile our keynote speakers. Today we are delighted to introduce Dr Karlo Mila; Anya Satyanand and David Richards.
Dr Karlo Mila, award-winning poet, writer and researcher
Dr Karlo Mila is an award-winning Pasifika poet, writer and researcher. Her books are taught in secondary schools and universities in New Zealand and the South Pacific. Karla currently works for Le Va, an NGO specialising in Pasifika mental health and addictions and suicide prevention. She has recently returned from Hawaii from a Fulbright / CNZ creative writing residency.
Karlo will talk about ‘Opening our ears to ancestral mentors:' the importance for young Pasifika and Maori to have access to ancestors as mentors - to draw on and re-engage with ancestral knowledge, wisdom, language, worldviews, wellbeing constructs and proverbs - a treasure-house of somewhat marginalized ‘mentoring’ knowledge.
Anya Satyanand, Executive Officer, Ara Taiohi
Anya is Executive Officer at Ara Taiohi, peak body for youth development in New Zealand. Ara Taiohi is working to promote and champion the value of the work that happens around the country with young people using the principles of youth development, and by the end of the year will have established a professional body for youth workers of all shapes and sizes!
Anya will discuss the state of youth development in New Zealand in 2016. She will present international and national perspectives on where we're at, gathered through Ara Taiohi's international advocacy and work at a national level to connect the sector, raise the standards, champion youth development and promote sustainability.
David Richards, Projects & Strategy Manager, The Tindall Foundation
Dave has worked as Projects and Strategy Manager at The Tindall Foundation for 8 years, where he manages relationships with a number of the foundation’s key initiatives, including support for the Canterbury earthquakes recovery process, and significant youth employment partnerships with Auckland Council and Counties Manukau DHB. He also manages the foundation’s application processes.
Dave will discuss The Tindall Foundation's approach to youth development funding and collaboration and share ideas for achieving long term sustainability.
You can check out the profiles of some of our other presenters here.
Wellington MentorPlus course, 4 & 5 July 2016
Registrations are now open for our next MentorPlus course to be held in Wellington in July.
This is an excellent workshop opportunity for people working with young people, who need to add a mentoring dimension to their role.
During the two day course attendees will learn key skills in:
- communicating effectively with a young person
- managing risk & behaviour when working with a young person
- helping young people explore their identity and culture, and
- assisting personal development.
Youth Week happens 21-29 May 2016
Now's the time to get thinking about events, activities and opportunities where you can champion young people and youth development!
This year's theme is all about giving: whether it's the way you support your family, your friends or your community, whether you it's the volunteer work you do, the help you give to your neighbours or the way you create space for others who are different from you,whether it's about sharing your opinions, your voice, your stories or casting your vote when you have the opportunity. This year we want to hear about what you give and the gifts you receive - the hands, hearts and energy that have helped you on your journey.
We look forward to seeing many of you at our special one day conference.
Please pass this e-newsletter on to others in your community who work with young people and have an interest in mentoring.
General Manager - New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network
PO Box 99726 Newmarket
M: 027 520 2981
P: 09 521 8240