Announcing a Brand New One Day Workshop:
SHARING THE KAUPAPA 3 Whai Wāhitanga: Active Youth Participation in Mentoring
Thanks to continued funding support from The Tindall Foundation, the NZ Youth Mentoring Network is excited to announce a 3rd Series in our highly successful Sharing the Kaupapa regional workshops. This is a brand new workshop about Whai Wāhitanga: Active Youth Participation in Mentoring. It has been developed by Rod Baxter, a highly experienced practitioner in the youth development sector, in collaboration with others in the sector. As with the previous 2 Series we will be running these workshops around the country over the next 12 months.
In this new workshop you will learn:
- more about effective mentoring, with a particular focus on the unique perspective of young people
- ways to involve young people in training others about youth mentoring
- how to support young people to share their experiences in mentoring
- what helps and hinders young people engaging in mentoring
- what needs to be in place to enable real youth participation
- about relevant models and frameworks, starting with mātauranga Māori and locating ourselves in a global context
- to reflect on your own, and your organisation’s capacity to involve young people in decisions that affect them
- specialised skills, in mentors and mentoring organisations, that encourage and support youth participation in decision making.
Workshop content and structure
- Understanding Whai Wāhitanga in mentoring.
- Thinking through models of participation including indigenous approaches and Wierenga’s Star.
- Hearing the voice of young people in mentoring.
- Exploring 7 pointers for practice: a process for supporting participation.
- Using a new reflective tool.
Who should attend?
Mentors, mentor programme providers, youth workers, educators, school counsellors, pastors, central and local government agency staff and community workers.