The Mentoring Institute

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 10:00am to Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 4:00pm
Mass Mentoring Partnership, 75 Kneeland Street -- 11th Floor, Boston MA
Registration Fee: 
Member: $149; Non-member: $199

Mass Mentoring Partnership is excited to announce the launch of our new Mentoring Institute, designed to provide all the necessary tools and information you need to create and sustain empowering youth-adult relationships. This two-day training was created with your busy schedules and unique program needs in mind. The Mentoring Institute builds upon MMP’s existing training curriculum, offering new staff at mentoring programs the opportunity to receive the quality training they need to hit the ground running and work effectively with mentors and other staff.

The Mentoring Institute offers information and tools based on the Elements of Effective Practice, the nationally recognized research-based standards for mentoring. Participants will learn proven practices to support empowering youth-adult relationships and build the skills to use them in their programs.  Institute topics include an introduction to mentoring and the basics of program operations including recruitment, screening, training, and matching and match support. Both six hour sessions of the Mentoring Institute will be activity based, practical, and packed with tools, tips, and resources that meet the needs of new program staff. Participants will receive MMP’s Mentoring Institute Workbook, which includes the Elements of Effective Practice Toolkit, containing more than 200 tools and templates.

This new institute will be offered twice a year so that all new staff have the opportunity to explore both the theory and practice of mentoring programs. The Mentoring Institute is a great introduction to the Elements of Effective Practice and is essential for all program staff.  Participants will increase their knowledge and skills in all areas of programming which will increase their ability to do their role effectively and work collectively with their colleagues.  

You’ll walk away with the ability to:

  • Define youth mentoring and recognize the essential components of a quality mentoring program
  • Apply the Elements of Effective Practice in your program practices

This training is best for:

  • New mentoring program staff, AmeriCorps members
  • Seasoned staff that need a general “refresher” in quality program practices

Note: The conference will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on September 30th and October 1st. Attendance is required on both dates.