Two new and exciting events are now open for registration
Short Course on evaluation and monitoring lead by Prof. Jean Rhodes and Elizabeth Raposa
May 10-11, 2017, a Short Course is being offered to practitioners and researchers. This Short Course will be led by Profs. Jean Rhodes and Elizabeth Raposa and includes best practices from different mentoring programs and research currently underway in Europe. The event is organized by the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring in collaboration with KiPa Berlin, DE (Netzwerk Berliner Kinderpatenschaften).
The Short Course will cover three major areas of interest to researchers and practitioners in the field of youth mentoring.
Researchers at the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring have recently completed several major studies, including a meta-analysis, that have direct implications for improving mentoring service and advancing research agendas in Europe. The short course will provide interesting, accessible overviews of the latest findings from these and other important new research efforts.
Elements of Effective Practice
The recently-released “Elements of Effective Practice,” is a set of research- and safety-informed practices that can ensure that youth mentoring programs are as effective and safe as possible. As co-author of this set of guidelines, Professor Rhodes is well-positioned to discuss the rationale for each standard and benchmark and how programs can ensure that they are adhering to evidence-based practice. The short course will include examples and discussions of each practice in ways that expand its reach and implications to programs beyond the US.
Drawing on case studies from Europe and the US, Rhodes will discuss the various approaches to program evaluation and strategies that programs can use for simple and effective assessment. We will discuss the strengths, choices, and limitations of various evaluation designs, questionnaires and interview protocols that can be used, as well as how best accurately and effectively to communicate findings to various audiences.
For more details and to register for the event, click here!
2) Mentoring Meet and Match Brussels
On April 11-12, 2017, the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring, in collaboration with national and regional mentoring partners, has organized a Mentoring Meet & Match in Brussels. For the first time mentoring organizations and decision makers from all over Europe will gather in order to advocate for the multi-sectoral effects of mentoring and seek multi-sectoral support on a European level.
The Mentoring Meet and Match in Brussels event has a twofold aim: 1) To connect to representatives of EU decision and policy making and to talk about the current focus in terms of European challenges and Europe2020 strategy; and 2) to bring together organizations from different regions, sectors and backgrounds in order to make the case for placing mentoring on EU policy agendas.
Topics of discussion for the Meet and Match will include the following:
- European focus on youth development and the integration of immigrant youth and families
- Raising the visibility and role of mentoring in national and European policy agendas
- Latest findings on the impact of mentoring as demonstrated in the research
- Europe 2020: What we can learn from its focus and how we can connect
- Multi-disciplinary approach to mentoring and its relation to European priorities
For more details on the event and to register your attendance, please click here!