Please note: The training runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on October 17th and from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on October 18th. Attendance is required on both days to complete the training.
Mass Mentoring Partnership is excited to announce the return of the Mentoring Institute, designed to provide all the necessary tools and information you need to create and sustain empowering youth-adult relationships through the modality of mentoring. This two-day training, with optional third day, was created with your busy schedules and unique program needs in mind. The Mentoring Institute builds upon MMP’s existing training curriculum, offering new staff at mentoring programs the opportunity to receive the quality training they need to hit the ground running and work effectively with mentors and other staff.
The Mentoring Institute offers information and tools based on the Elements of Effective Practice, the nationally recognized research-based standards for youth mentoring. Participants will learn proven practices to support empowering youth-adult relationships and build the skills to use them in their programs. Institute topics include an introduction to mentoring and the basics of program operations including recruitment, screening, training, and matching and match support. Each six hour day is activity based, practical, and packed with tools, tips, and resources that meet the needs of new program staff. Participants will receive MMP’s Mentoring Institute Workbook filled with activities and tools to support empowering relationships at their program sites.
The Mentoring Institute is a great introduction to the Elements of Effective Practice and is essential for all new program staff to get the training needed to provide high quality mentoring programming.
You’ll walk away with the ability to:
- Define youth mentoring and recognize the essential components of a quality mentoring program
- Apply the Elements of Effective Practice in your program practices
This training is best for:
- New mentoring program staff and AmeriCorps members
- Seasoned staff that need a “refresher” in quality program practices
What's included in the registration fee?
Your registration includes continental breakfast and snacks, a printed training workbook with tools and handouts, and instruction from MMP's qualified training staff.
Is lunch included?
Lunch is not included. Participants are given a break to get lunch on their own. There are many lunch options in the vicinity. MMP's staff are happy to provide recommendations.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
MMP's office is located in Boston's Chinatown Neighborhood and is accessible by MBTA bus, subway, and commuter rail. Street parking is metered, but there are several garages/lots in the area.
Why are there three registration fee options? How do I become a member to get a discount or access training vouchers?
Members of MMP's Quality Based Membership Initiative qualify for discounted training registration. Visit our Quality Based Membership page to learn more..
My organization is a partner level program with MMP. How do I use one of my training vouchers to attend a workshop free of charge?
To use a training voucher, please contact Zainab Ilumoka, Operations Associate and she will gladly provide you with a promotional code to register for one of our trainings.
I would like to receive training vouchers, how do I work with MMP to get my program up to Partner level?
Partner members are formal youth mentoring programs that demonstrate adherence to high quality standards based on the Elements of Effective Practice. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about moving to partner level in Quality Based Membership Initiative.
What is the refund policy?
MMP's trainings are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend a training, you may transfer registration to someone else, or receive a voucher to be used at a later calendar training. MMP requests at least 48 hours notice for cancellations.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, if you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another individual. Please contact Zainab Ilumoka at least 48 hours prior to the date of the training.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Zainab Ilumoka, Operations Associate, with any further questions.