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Elements of Effective Practice Three: Training

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, 9:00 am- 3:00 pm

This six-hour workshop provides participants with tools and skills for group facilitation, including preparation and delivery techniques, strategies to approach challenging situations, and the opportunity to practice skills learned in a safe and comfortable setting. Participants learn the MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies’ basic mentor training curricula and how the content can be modified to meet specific program goals and target audiences.

  • Training is essential to the success of a mentoring program. Training focuses on ensuring that prospective mentors, mentees, and their parents or guardians have the basic knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to build a safe and effective relationship. Training of mentors, particularly, has documented implications for the length of match relationship as well as both parties’ perceptions of the quality of the relationship.
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New Mentor Training

Saturday, November 9th, 2019, 9:00am - 12:00pm

New Mentor Training is an in-depth training for prospective mentors for the 2019-2020 year. This training is open to the public and will provide the tools necessary to start their transition into a mentoring role for MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies affiliates and partners. 

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New Mentor Training

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019, 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm

New Mentor Training is an in-depth training for prospective mentors for the 2019-2020 year. This training is open to the public and will provide the tools necessary to start their transition into a mentoring role for MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies affiliates and partners. 

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Elements of Effective Practice Four: Matching & Initiating

Thursday, November 21st, 2019, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm

This three-hour training provides participants with basic principles for matching mentors, mentees, and initiate the mentoring relationship using strategies likely to increase the odds that mentoring relationships will endure and be effective.

  • Matching helps create appropriate mentoring relationships by using strategies most likely to increase the odds that the relationship will be safe and effective. Matching should consider individual characteristics about the mentor and mentee in order to foster an enduring relationship. Initiating is the step that formally establishes the mentoring relationship.
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