Training & Workshops

Training & Workshop Schedule

MENTORS: Training or Workshop Titles in BLUE are appropriate for you to attend.

All Trainings will be held at (unless otherwise noted):

The Feinstein Mentor Training Institute
2065 Warwick Avenue, Unit 1, Warwick, RI 02889

FREE Workshop: “Your Story Matters: Using personal stories to raise the awareness of the need for mentors!”

Wednesday, January 22nd, 9:30am-11:00am

This month we’ll all tell the stories of mentoring in support of National Mentoring Month, but your mentoring story matters and is a key component to promoting your work and finding new volunteer mentors throughout the year.  This workshop will include a panel discussion with marketing and recruiting pros who can tell you why marketing is important and how they achieved success in marketing the work that they are passionate about.  The rest of the workshop will be a time for program coordinators and any mentors who attend to hone their mentoring story so they can take it forward into their community in search of new mentors!
Register Now!!!

One-Day Coordinator’s Training

Cost: $75/Free for National Mentoring Resrource Center eligible programs
This is a full-day interactive training designed to help:
• New program coordinators get a viable youth mentoring program up and running.
• Professionals returning to the mentoring field and agency directors who are considering offering a mentoring program through their school or agency.
• Existing coordinators who want to revamp their current programs.

Using the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring (EEPM), the industry’s nationally accepted best practices, MENTOR Rhode Island’s training staff will take participants through the processes needed to recruit mentors, achieve community buy-in, screen and train mentors, match volunteers and youth in meaningful and fulfilling mentoring relationships, and discuss issues facing youth today.
Attendees receive a copy of the “How to Organize a Community Mentoring Program” training manual which includes all the lessons covered during the training. In addition, they will receive a “Mentor Training” manual as well as access to various forms and samples that can be tailored to individual mentoring programs. It also is the first step to the Assessment & Improvement process called, National Quality Mentoring System (NQMS) AND this training gives participants a chance to network with each other!