As a resource to promote best practices throughout Nebraska, MENTOR Nebraska provides several fundamental training and assessment tools at no cost to mentoring programs. These training opportunities help mentoring programs gain the support and resources they need to provide high quality mentoring experiences.
MENTOR Nebraska Trainings
Elements of Effective Practice of Mentoring Webinar
Part 1: Wednesday, November 11 | 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT
Part 2: Thursday, November 12 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. CT
This two-part training focuses on the best practices for mentoring program design, management, operations, and evaluation. The content provides school, community, and faith-based organizations with tools to learn how to design a quality mentoring program based on MENTOR’s Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™. Participants will learn research-based practices for mentor recruitment, screening, training, matching and initiating, monitoring and support, and closure.
Audience: New mentoring professionals, individuals considering starting a mentoring program, and youth-serving organizations interested in offering mentoring services
Social Emotional Learning Webinar
Wednesday, December 9 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. CT
When it comes to social emotional development, relationships matter, especially during COVID-19. Mentoring is a powerful vehicle for social emotional learning (SEL) development and growth both in school and out-of-school time settings. This interactive webinar will provide a foundation of what SEL is (and is not), the importance of SEL development in young people, and how this healthy development increases their chances of future academic, career, and life success. Participants will walk away with activities and strategies for staff and mentors to use in their mentoring sessions.
Audience: Mentors, mentoring professionals, and youth-serving professionals
Custom Training & Consultation
MENTOR Nebraska offers mentoring and youth-serving organizations up to 50 hours per year of no-cost training and consultation through the National Mentoring Resource Center. Some recent examples of our work with mentoring programs include:
- Social Emotional Learning training
- Recruiting BIPOC Mentors training
- Combatting White Saviorism training
- Development and revision of mentor training materials
- Analysis of mentor screening processes
- Analysis of match support processes
- In-depth evaluation planning
We would love to meet with you to get to know your unique mentoring program, discuss your program’s needs, and figure out how we might best be able to partner with you to improve the quality of your program.