The Youth Mentoring Network

Professional Development

Training workshops

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The New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network training programmes are based on best practice information and research including the Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa (YDSA), adult experiential learning principles, and national and international research on mentoring. We build a great amount of interactive learning activities, discussion and reflection into all our programmes.

Diversity of programme participants support learning opportunities

We bring together diverse groups of youth workers, managers and mentors working with young people. For example at a recent mentor training course we had three senior staff and career counsellors from a high decile school on the NorthShore and two mentors who have just completed a drug rehabilitation programme who shared their own experience of drug addiction and rehabilitation. Attendees also included staff from a South Auckland Pacific mentoring programme, a musician running mentoring programmes through the use of music, and a mentor from Huntly who works with young people who have violently offended. The diversity of participants supports opportunities to learn about different cultures, values and perspectives, and effective skills for working with New Zealand's diverse young people. 

Ongoing evaluations and feedback show that our training programmes support those working in the sector, and support more effective quality assurance and programme implementation.

Training programmes

We are pleased to offer the following training options for those wanting to develop skills in mentoring young people in New Zealand. 

  • MentorPlus:  training is for individuals working with young people, who would like to add a Mentoring dimension to this role
  • Mentoring Matters: Training for organisations wanting to establish a Youth Mentoring programme or align their current mentoring offering with international best practice
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We schedule a number of public courses each year. View schedule.  

We can also tailor programmes to specifically meet your organisation's needs.  Contact us to discuss your requirements.   

Auckland workshop

The first regional workshop will be held in Auckland (Epsom) on 19th February, 2019. Thanks to The Tindall Foundation we will be offering the same workshop in 17 other regional centers throughout the country. Further dates and locations will be published shortly.

Date: Tuesday 19 February 2019

Location:The Kohia Centre, University of Auckland Espom Campus, Gate 1, 78 Epsom Ave, Auckland

Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm

Free parking: at Gate 2, 76 Epsom Ave, Auckland

Fee: $35 inclusive GST and booking fee

Book online now: https://sharing_the_kaupapa_auckland2019.eventbrite.co.nz