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06 Jul 17

In this update:

  • Regional workshops on the new Guide to Youth Mentoring - just 4 more to go!
  • Plenty of places still available for the Wellington workshop - 26 July 2017
  • Registrations now open for our August workshops in West Auckland and Invercargill
  • International news - two blogs from the Chronicle of Evidence-based mentoring 

Regional workshops on the new Guide to Youth Mentoring - just 4 more to go!

We are nearing the completion of our regional workshop series on the new Guide to Youth Mentoring with just 4 more to go. Over the last year we have delivered 14 of these around the country with our latest ones being in Hokitika and Gisborne. Thanks to significant funding support from The Tindall Foundation we have been able to make these really accessible with 374 people attending them so far.  Many participants are telling us that the opportunity to network and establish connections with others in the community, and at the same time gain a better understanding of what is involved in youth mentoring is just awesome.  

Attendees at Gisborne workshop earlier this week

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Registrations are now open for Wellington, West Auckland and Invercargill and will be opening soon for Blenheim so be sure to keep an eye on our website or 'like' our facebook page to keep up to date.


There are plenty of places still available for our Wellington workshop - Wednesday 26 July

Venue: Walter Nash Centre, 22 Taine Street, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington  

Date: Wednesday 26 July 2017

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Registration fee: $35 inclusive GST and booking free. You will also receive a copy of the new Guide and a comprehensive workbook 

Register and purchase your tickets to the workshop online now

To find out more about this workshop download the one page flyer  flyer_Wellington


Register now for our August workshops in West Auckland and Invercargill 

West Auckland workshop 

Date and time: Tuesday 8 August, 9.00am to 3.30pm

Venue: Kelston Community Centre, 135 Awaroa Rd  

Register  online now 


Invercargill workshop

Date and time: Tuesday 22 August, 9.00am to 3.30pm 

Venue: Frontline Training Consultancy, 416 Dee Street, Gladstone, Invercargill

Register online now 

Registration fee: $35 inclusive GST and booking free. You will also receive a copy of the new Guide and a comprehensive workbook 

Click here to find out more about the workshops 


International news -  2 very interesting blogs from The Chronicle of Evidence-based mentoring

There are two very interesting blogs from Jean Rhodes at the Chronicle this month that I want to share with you.

The first looks at the Future of Mentoring.  It argues that if we are serious about redressing social inequality, we need to do more to connect low-income youth with a range of caring adults who can help them invent and achieve a promising future. It advocates that mentoring initiatives should be broadened to scaffold young people’s ability to recruit caring adults, and new approaches are showing promising results, such as the Youth-Initiated Mentoring (YIM) approach, where youth nominate adults to serve as their mentors, selecting from among the adults who are already in their social networks. https://chronicle.umbmentoring.org/future-mentoring-infographic/?ct=t(June_21_20176_21_2017)&mc_cid=d523b4fe17&mc_eid=800be7d9b0

In Rhodes second blog, she talks about why idealised approaches to mentoring can be problematic and suggests a more pragmatic, operational approach that is grounded in ensuring programmes adopt a set of minimum evidence-based standards. It’s not about lowering expectations as much as changing them. https://chronicle.umbmentoring.org/expecting-unicorns-mistakes-ive-made/

 


Please pass this e-newsletter on to others in your community who work with young people and have an interest in mentoring and like our facebook page to keep up to date.

Nicki Mcdonald_optNgā mihi nui

Nicki McDonald

New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network
PO Box 99726 Newmarket
M: 027 520 2981
E: nicki@youthmentoring.org.nz


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Newsletter Archives

29 Aug 17:August e-news
06 Jul 17:July e-news
14 Jun 17:June e-news update
25 May 17:May e-news
20 Apr 17:Invitation - Professor Renée Spencer - Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM)
04 Apr 17:April e-news
02 Mar 17:Youth Mentoring news - March 2017
21 Dec 16:Happy holidays from the NZ Youth Mentoring Network
24 Nov 16:Regional workshops: new Youth Mentoring Guide - update
25 Oct 16:Registrations for Wellington & Auckland Regional workshops - now open
12 Oct 16:October update - Regional workshops on the new Youth Mentoring Guide
13 Sep 16:Regional workshops: new Youth Mentoring Guide - update
16 Aug 16:Regional workshops: new Youth Mentoring Guide - update
20 Jul 16:Youth Mentoring latest news - July 2016
07 Jun 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference - just 2 days left to register
31 May 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - final week to register
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18 May 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - just 4 weeks away
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18 Dec 15:December 2015 update
01 Sep 15:September Youth Mentoring Update
23 Jun 15:June 2015 - Youth Mentoring update
17 Jun 15:Prof. Michael Karcher presentation - update
09 Jun 15:Prof. Karcher presentation - revised RSVP link
09 Jun 15:Invitation - Professor Michael J. Karcher - Mentoring the mentors
16 Apr 15:Youth Mentoring update - April 2015
10 Mar 15:Invitation - Distinguished visitor - Wellington and Auckland events
19 Feb 15:Invitation - Professor Zimmerman, Mentoring at risk Youth
17 Dec 14:December 2014 Update
26 Aug 14:Invitation to register your programme with the Youth Mentoring Network
23 May 14:May 2014 - Youth Mentoring News
22 Apr 14:MentorPlus workshop - Wellington 12 and 13 May - 3 places left!
11 Apr 14:Youth Mentoring April update
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20 Dec 13:Seasons Greetings from the NZ Youth Mentoring Network
23 Oct 13:Youth Mentoring - October update
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03 Sep 13:NZ Youth Mentoring Conference registrations close today!
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