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The Mentoring Plus Workshops By Request are FREE one day intensive trainings that offer information on state-of-the-art mentoring practices to California program staff. The goals of these workshops are to assist new and existing programs to create and support best practices.

Interested organizations can request to host a workshop for groups of 15 to 40 people and are designed for all levels of mentoring programs. Please complete and return the TA Application. All requests for workshops are subject to approval and will be scheduled according to trainer availability.

Available Workshops By Request:

Creating a Safe and Effective Mentoring Program:
Designing An Effective Training Program for Your Mentors
Foster Youth Mentorship Training for Program Managers
Mentoring Program Basics for New Managers
Preparing Mentees for Success: A Program Manager's Guide
Responsible Mentoring
Risk Management for Mentoring Programs


Creating a Safe and Effective Mentoring Program:
A two day workshop focusing on establishing a mentoring program using the Recommended Best Practices as a developmental framework. This workshop is especially helpful for new mentoring programs.

Designing An Effective Training Program for Your Mentors
A one day workshop concentrating on the how to's of developing a mentor training manual and program.

Foster Youth Mentorship Training for Program Managers
The Foster Youth Mentoring Training for Program Managers is designed to assist programs who serve youth in foster care in interacting with the foster care system; dealing appropriately with the special needs of foster youth; understanding the experience of being raised in foster care; and creating programs that are friendly and accessible to foster youth and the agencies that serve them placements. Training participants learn to map the resources available to foster youth, and the role of a mentor and the mentor program within that map are discussed. Ideas on how to construct matches with clinical support are given, and integration of the mentor into the foster youth's treatment team is encouraged.

Mentoring Program Basics for New Managers
A half day workshop focusing on two important tools for developing new mentoring programs - the Recommended Best Practices and the mentor training manual. Common obstacles that new managers encounter and the solutions to those challenges will be addressed. This workshop is helpful for organizations that are considering starting a mentoring program.

Preparing Mentees for Success: A Program Manager's Guide
A one day workshop focusing on preparing mentees for the mentoring experience. This workshop will explore what programs are currently doing to promote safe, healthy, and successful matches through working with mentees before they are matched.

Responsible Mentoring
A one day workshop that focuses on one of the most challenging facets of mentoring - dealing with difficult subjects including drugs, sex, pregnancy, and various family issues. The success of a mentoring program requires that mentors be well trained to handle such topics, and that agencies provide mentors the support, supervision and clear guidelines they need when these delicate situations arise. This workshop targets established mentoring program staff.

Risk Management for Mentoring Programs
The Risk Management for Mentoring Programs workshop will present a six-hour comprehensive approach to risk management that utilizes curricula based on the book More Than a Matter of Trust: Managing the Risks of Mentoring, written by the Nonprofit Risk Management Center in Washington D.C. The workshop will cover the six-steps of risk management, and it will help program managers and administrators to not only evaluate safety and liability issues in their program, but to institute an ongoing risk management plan.


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The Workshops By Request offers the participant:

FREE day-long workshops in accessible locations throughout California
Comprehensive trainings developed by leading experts in the mentoring field that are designed for all levels of mentoring programs
Technical assistance resources and forms for requesting technical assistance
Networking with other community members interested in mentoring

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TA Application

Mentoring Consultant Biographies

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