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

One-Day Coordinator’s Training

Cost: $75
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019

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!

Sharing Power with Your Mentee

Cost: Free
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Join Cort King of Youth In Action as she explores the Sharing Power piece of The Search Institute’s Developmental Framework for Youth.  The presentation will focus on how you can help your mentee advocate for himself/herself.

Midwinter’s Night Dream – Fun Night: Trivia Night

Cost: TBD
Day & Time in February TBD
Join the members of the MENTOR Rhode Island team for a night of fun.  We’re still working out the details but we know whatever we choose to do, we’ll have a good time together with our friends in the mentoring movement.  It may be a trip to a trivia night, or maybe we break out some board games here in the office, the possibilities abound.

It’s All About Relationships: Fostering Engagement & Creating Community

Cost: Free
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Join Christopher Margadonna, MENTOR Rhode Island’s Director of Partner Engagement for an excellent workshop that he has presented to mentoring practitioners from around the country at the National Mentoring Summit.  Even though we value them, we all cringe at the word icebreaker. We may find them to be awkward and trivial, but imagine a world where you could interact and get to know people in a fun and safe setting. In this workshop we will talk about how to make team building a more engaging and mean-ingful activity, realizing that sometimes we have to buy into a little bit of cra-ziness to reap the rewards of a training or presentation that appeals to all types of learners. Be the Rockstar at your next training or presentation by fostering engagement.

LGBTQ – Sexuality & Gender Identity

Cost: Free
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Join Elda Dawber as she explores the issues of sexuality and gender identity your mentees may be facing.