09 Aug 18
We hope you're as excited about Involve 2018 as we are - Aotearoa's National youth development sector conference. More than 700 people have already registered, and the programme is full of incredible research, methods and tools that will provide inspiration and support for your people to take their work to the next level.
With just 4 days until kick-off it is still not too late to register! tickets here!
So many exciting things are happening outside of Involve too - like the Tuesday night film event, the amazing Praxis are hosting Breakfasts during Involve, there is a Korowai Tupu lunch on Monday 13th and a Tuesday evening event with our international speakers.
If you can't make it - we'll be ensuring that our social media channels are pinging!
The hashtag we'll be using is #involvenz and the official accounts are:
The NZ Youth Mentoring Network is collaborating with the Ara Taiohi, The Collaborative and SYHPANZ to put on this incredible conference that will chart a way forward for our awesome sector.
We are so looking forward to Involve and want to let you know about some of the specific Youth Mentoring sessions that will be running over the two and half days.
There are a number of specific youth mentoring workshops in the programme including:
A bus stop is an exciting, dynamic session format which lets you engage with presenters, and learn about a variety of topics in one go! You'll move around the room in small groups to hear from up to four different presenters, making for a really personal experience.
Facilitated by Joy Eaton, NZ Youth Mentoring Network Deputy Chairperson, each panelist will share some key messages about their experience of what it takes to build quality mentoring relationships between a mentor and a young person. Our panelists are:
A number of our trustees are attending the conference and will be looking after the stall, so be sure to come visit us.
Of course there are heaps of other things in the programme for people working in a mentoring role with young people. View the full programme here.
Dr Pryce is recognised internationally for her pioneering work in understanding the relationship processes involved in youth mentoring. Her seminal work on mentor attunement (a technique combining empathy, interpersonal cue reading, and situational responsiveness) has had a notable impact in helping programs train staff and mentors in interpersonal skills critical to strong mentoring relationships.
Her workshop will focus on the concept of attunement--a set of skills among mentors and staff that facilitate relationship connection. Through this workshop, participants will learn what attunement looks like. Through sharing an evidence-informed practice model (The Mentoring FAN--Facilitating Attuned Interactions), Dr. Pryce will illustrate how programs can develop attunement among their staff and mentors, and how attunement can improve relationships across the mentoring system. She will also introduce the pilot results from the Mentor Attunement Scale, a measure developed with New Zealand colleagues to assess levels of attunement among volunteer mentors, and will invite partners to pilot the scale in their agencies.
It was wonderful to see many of you at Edith "Winx" Lawrence's presentation in Auckland a couple of weeks ago. We hope you found her topic really valuable and thought provoking.
For those of you who were unable to attend in person we are pleased to be able to provide a copy of the handout Winx shared together with her Powerpoint presentation.
Winx's presentation was focused on the Young Women’s Leaders Program she developed at the University of Virginia - with university students mentoring targeted middle-school girls, which has now expanded to several other countries. Despite the specific focus of this work, it was great to see the diversity of our audience, who found so much relevance in the rich range of information that was generously made available.
She noted the universal truth of the importance of language. Leadership is a powerful and positive concept, equally relevant to both age groups of the young women. Based on self-determination theory, the program faces up to challenging issues like “How to have difficult conversations?”
Winx also emphasised the importance of training for mentors and that there is widespread under-estimation of the support needed to do a good job – while peer-mentoring needs lots of adult support. Quoting from US mentoring guru Jean Rhodes (2002) she memorably shared “When the tool of change is a close relationship, everyone involved should proceed with caution.”
NZYMN is very grateful to our academic colleagues at the Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, who have made it possible for us to co-host a range of distinguished US professors speaking on various aspects of Youth Mentoring over the years.
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.
Ngā mihi nui
New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network
PO Box 99726 Newmarket
M: 027 520 2981
|06 Mar 19:||March 2019 update|
|14 Dec 18:||Season's Greetings from NZYMN|
|09 Aug 18:||August e-news|
|16 Jul 18:||Involve 2018 - three exciting announcements|
|09 Jul 18:||July update|
|10 May 18:||May e-news update|
|22 Feb 18:||February e-news|
|19 Dec 17:||Seasons greetings from the NZ Youth Mentoring Network|
|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|
|25 May 16:||National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - just 20 days to go|
|18 May 16:||National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - just 4 weeks away|
|12 May 16:||National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - just 5 weeks away|
|02 May 16:||Youth Mentoring special one day conference, 14 June 2016|
|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|
|12 Mar 14:||Festival of Education: Youth Mentoring sessions - places limited - register now|
|11 Mar 14:||INVITATION: Festival of Education - Auckland and Christchurch|
|20 Dec 13:||Seasons Greetings from the NZ Youth Mentoring Network|
|23 Oct 13:||Youth Mentoring - October update|
|17 Sep 13:||Youth Mentoring - September update|
|03 Sep 13:||NZ Youth Mentoring Conference registrations close today!|
|28 Aug 13:||National Youth Mentoring Conference - last chance to register|
|21 Aug 13:||2013 National Youth Mentoring Conference - registrations close in 2 weeks|
|14 Aug 13:||2013 National Youth Mentoring Conference - special group discount|
|25 Jul 13:||2013 Youth Mentoring Conference - Earlybird registration finishes 31 July|
|05 Jul 13:||2013 Conference - programme and presenters confirmed|
|30 May 13:||May update - 2013 New Zealand conference|