The Youth Mentoring Network



Youth Mentoring workshops - 2023 Schedule

03 Mar 23

Kia ora koutou 

We would like to start by acknowleding how incredibly difficult it has been for so many people and communities around our country. Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by the catastrophic weather events over recent weeks. We hope you are getting the support you need, in these times of immense hardship and loss.   

Our aim is to continue to provide ongoing, appropriate programmes and we hope the timing and content of what we are suggesting will be effective.

Announcing our 2023 Professional Development Workshop Schedule

Foundational Mentoring Skills (MentorPlus) | Quality Relationships in youth mentoring | In-house workshops |strength based approaches to mentoring 

Foundational Skills Programme (MentorPlus)

We are running four of our introductory foundational skills mentoring programme (MentorPlus). Registrations are now open for these:

  1. Christchurch: Tues 21 and Wed 22 March 2023, Pavillion Hotel, Papanui Road, Papanui
  2. Auckland: Tues 9 and Wed 10 May 2023, Rosepark Hotel, 92 Gladstone Road, Parnell
  3. Wellington: Tues 12 and Wed 13 September 2023, Atura Hotel, Hawkestone Street, Wellington
  4. Auckland: Tues 7 and Wed 8 November 2023, Rosepark Hotel, 92 Gladstone Road, Parnell

This Workshop is for all practitioners, coordinators, youth workers and volunteers that work with young people. The skills encompassed in this programme will develop you to be an effective Mentor, and enable you to support a young person through various stages of their development. Whether you’re keen to learn about mentoring for the first time or to brush up and learn some new skills, we’re confident you will benefit from this workshop. 

To find out more: workshop overview

Click on this link to register:  Register online now

Quality Relationships in Youth Mentoring

Due to many requests from across the youth mentoring network we are renewing our very popular one-day Quality Relationships in Youth Mentoring programme. This was the second workshop in our Sharing the Kaupapa series. We ran a number of these around the country during 2019. It is focused on the art of forming and maintaining relationships with young people in mentoring.

Click here to find out more: QualityRelationships

At this stage we are planning seven workshops - four in person and three online as follows: 

  1. Online: Mon 3 April 2023 
  2. Waikato region: Thurs  15 June 2023
  3. Hawke Bay region: Thurs 20 July 2023
  4. Online: Wed 30 August 2023
  5. Manawatu region: Thurs 12 October 2023
  6. Online: Wed 25 October 2023
  7. South Island location (tbc): Thurs 30 November 2023

Registrations a now open for the first of our online workshops being held on Monday 3 April.

We will let you know when registrations open for the others.  

In-house (site based) workshops - on request

In additional to our scheduled workshops we often run workshops for organisations and / or community-based groups on request. These can be tailored to meet specific needs. In 2022 we run community based workshops in Whangarei, Auckland and the Coromandel. Please contact us to discuss your requirements  Contact us to discuss your requirements. -

Strength-based Approaches to Youth Mentoring  

Finally, we are working on developing a new one day workshop ready to launch in the second half of the year. This is going to be looking at strength-based approaches to youth mentoring. 

We look forward to keeping you up-to-date on mentoring activities throughout the year. 

Closing message

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

Joy Eaton and the NZYMN team

New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network
PO Box 99726 Newmarket
M: 021 468 851


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