The Youth Mentoring Network

Professional Development

Sharing the Kaupapa Workshops

SHARING THE KAUPAPA 3 Whai Wāhitanga: Active Youth Participation in Mentoring

Following two successful series of Sharing the Kaupapa workshops, we're desiging a brand new workshop about Whai Wāhitanga: Active Youth Participation in Mentoring.

SERIES 1: provided an Introduction to the Guide to Effective and Safe Practices in Youth Mentoring in Aotearoa

SERIES 2: focused on Quality Relationships in Youth Mentoring

We visited 18 regional centres from Kaitaia to Invercargill for both series, and the feedback was extremely positive. You asked for more and you asked us to return to your regions. So now we're designing a brand new workshop based on your desire to learn more about mentoring.

SERIES 3: Workshop Objectives

  • Learn more about effective mentoring, with a particular focus on the unique perspective of young people.
  • Practise what we preach and involve young people in training others about youth mentoring.
  • Support young people to share their experiences in mentoring.
  • Consider what helps and hinders young people engaging in mentoring.
  • Understand and enable the conditions of real youth participation (what needs to be in place).
  • Become familiar with relevant models and frameworks, starting with mātauranga Māori and locating ourselves in a global context.
  • Reflect on your own, and your organisation’s capacity to involve young people in decisions that affect them.
  • Develop specialised skills, in mentors and mentoring organisations, that encourage and support youth participation in decision making.
  • Strengthen regional and national networks in the well-established youth mentoring community.

SERIES 3: Workshop content and structure 

  1. Understanding Whai Wāhitanga in mentoring.
  2. Thinking through models of participation including indigenous approaches and Wierenga’s Star.
  3. Hearing the voice of young people in mentoring.
  4. Exploring 7 pointers for practice: a process for supporting participation.
  5. Using a new reflective tool.

2021 Series 3 - Workshop locations and timeframe

LATEST NEWS, 18 AUGUST 2021:  DUE THE THE LATEST COVID NEWS WE HAVE POSTPONED THESE WORKSHOPS UNTIL FURTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE. WE WILL ADVISE OF NEW DATES JUST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.

As details for each workshop are confirmed we will open registrations for them.  In the meantime here is a list of the regional locations where we are planning to hold a workshop and and an indication of the timeframe. 

Region |  Date

Auckland |  Postponed - this is a Pilot workshop only.

Nelson | Postponed- register on line now

Kaitaia| Postponed - register on line now

Gisborne | date TBC - registrations opening soon

Tauranga | date TBC  - registrations opening soon 

Wellington | date TBC  - registrations opening soon 

Christchurch | date TBC  - registrations opening soon 


2022 Locations 

Palmerston North | February New Plymouth | May
Rotorua | February Dunedin | May
Hastings | March Wellington | June
Whangarei | April Auckland | June
Hamilton | | April

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Nelson Workshop details

Date: Wednesday 25th August | Time:  9.00am - 4.00pm | Venue: Beachside Conference and Event Centre, 70 Beach Road, Tāhunanui, Nelson 7011

Registration fee: $50 inclusive GST and booking fee

Book online now 

To find out more about the workshop download the workshop flyer NZYMN Workshop Promo Flyer_Nelson

Kaitaia Workshop details

Date: Wednesday 1st September 2021 | Time:  9.00am - 4.00pm | Venue: Far North REAP, 33 Puckey Avenue, Kaitaia 0441

Registration fee: $50 inclusive GST and booking fee

Book online now 

To find out more about the workshop download the workshop flyer Workshop flyers_Kaitaia

Quality Relationships in Youth Mentoring - download a copy of the full workbook

We are pleased to be able to make an electronic copy of the full workbook from our Sharing the Kaupapa - Quality Relationships in Youth Mentoring available free of charge.

We delivered 18 of these workshops around the country over the last 18 months with over 450 people attending. They have been incredibily well received. Thank you to Rod Baxter and Ross McCook our 2 facilitators for the tremendous work you have done delivering these.

It was really disappointing to have to cancel our last workshop which was to be held in Invercargill on the 25th March 2020 due to the CoVid 19 outbreak. Hopefully we will be able to reschedule this at a later date but in the meantime we thought it would be helpful to make the workbook available for people to access.

Click on this link here.  Sharing the Kaupapa Workshop Booklet Series Two