The Youth Mentoring Network

Training | Events


This section of the website provides information on:
  • The various training workshops offered by the Network
  • Upcoming conferences and events in the youth sector, and the 
  • The Network's current training schedule.

Suite of training opportunities

The Network provides a comprehensive suite of training opportunities to meet the needs of the sector in Aotearoa - from foundational skills, developing quality relationships in mentoring, enhancing a strengths-based approach and fostering youth voice and leadership.

Our workshops bring together youth workers, teachers, social workers, and community-based mentors working with young people. This diversity of participants supports opportunities to learn about different cultures, values and perspectives, and effective skills for working with Aotearoa's diverse young people.  Here is a brief overview of our current offerings.  You can find more details by clicking on the relevant menu tab.

  • Foundational Youth Mentoring skills workshop (MentorPlus) Our two-day MentorPlus workshop focuses on the foundational skills required to be an effective mentor to young people. Whether you’re new to mentoring or looking to refine your skllls, this workshop promises valuable takeaways. 

  • Peer Mentoring workshop Our one-day Peer Mentoring workshop for young people who are going to be mentoring a younger age group within their own school eg. Year 13 students mentoring Year 9 students. Participants are given the opportunities to learn, engage and reflect on what their role as a peer mentor is; communicating effectively with a younger person and helping them to develop resiliency The workshop also inlcludes effective team-building activities and opportunities to practice giving and receiving feedback in peer mentoring scenarios.

  • Sharing the Kaupapa workshops Our Sharing the Kaupapa series of workshops have been designed to build mentoring capabilities. We have 3 one-day workshops:
    • Developing quality relationships in youth mentoring
    • Whai Wāhitanga: Active Youth Participation in Mentoring, and
    • Strength-based skills for youth mentoring. 

In-house (site based) workshops

We are pleased to be able to offer in-house / community based workshops on request.  In 2023 we run a couple in the central North Island and already have one scheduled for Northland early 2024. Please contact us to discuss your requirements -

Consultancy service - Mentoring programme development

Our Mentoring Matters consultancy service focused on assisting organisations to implement an effective Youth Mentoring programme or align their current mentoring offerings with international best practice. This work is offered on-site and on-line. 

Workshop schedule

We publish a workshop schedule at the beginning of each year.   If you would like to discuss you training requirements please feel free to  contact us