Training - Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ Standard 4: Matching and Initiating
Mentor training is a vital component of any successful mentoring program. New mentors are more likely to succeed if they participate in an effective training session to prepare them for their role. Mentors need to understand the scope of their responsibilities, develop skills to be an effective mentor, understand positive youth development and understand the policies and procedures of the program. This training will equip the program staff member with resources needed to conduct mentor trainings.
Participants will be able to:
1. Describe the purposes of matching;
2. Define compatibility considerations for program practices;
3. Identify criteria for matching and sustaining mentors/mentees; and
4. Apply cultural competency skills in support of the mentor, mentees and their family
• Training practices
• Benchmarks and enhancements for Mentor & Mentee trainings
• Review developmental topics and life skills
• Incorporate the Principles of Adult learners
• Integrate the roles and responsibilities of the mentor into training
Target Audience: School, business, community and faith-based mentoring staff members who are responsible for operating mentor programs and/or training mentors.