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Please come to Boston…Fall international short course on quality mentoring

Jean Rhodes

Please join us for an International Short Course sponsored by the UMB/MENTOR and European Centers for Evidence-Based Mentoring (CEBM) and Mass Mentoring (MMP) on October 4 and 5, 2017.  Youth mentoring is growing rapidly in the U.S., Europe and across the globe. Last year, the European CEBM was launched and this past Spring the ECBM hosted an international short course in the Netherlands. Now the ECEBM is working with the CEBM, Mass Mentor, and others in the US to  foster cross-cultural partnerships and innovations. This is your opportunity to join this movement–and to learn from and meet leading experts from the U.S., the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Russia, and beyond. We will discuss program models as well as the challenges and rewards of adhering to best practice in ways that advance the lives of youth.

On October 4 you’ll hear from expert practitioners about best practice. Learn how to enhance empowering relationships to promote positive outcomes for youth through hands-on and intensive full day series of workshops. The short course offerings connect youth serving staff to explore creative approaches to shared challenges and best practices for serving youth in a variety of settings. The short course programmatic training series provides staff the opportunity to engage in honest conversations about pressing topics in the mentoring and youth development field, such as cultural responsiveness, trauma informed practices and other quality-based standards. These sessions will connect on the ground learning with training on best practices to promote use of research-based standards in mentoring and youth development programming.  Day includes dialogue and training on:

  • Motivating and training mentors for outcome-based relationships

  • Working across difference: Building Cultural Competency in your program

  • Meeting youth where they are; The Culture of Young People

  • Building Developmental Relationships at all Levels of Your Program

On Oct 5, you’ll learn first hand about the latest research in the field, including talks by researchers across Europe as well as me, and Professors Tim Cavell, Belle Liang, Janis Kupersmidt,  Sarah Schwartz, and more from the U.S.. There will be talks in the morning and a series of interactive workshops in the afternoon.

The course will be held at the UMass Boston Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring. Continuing Ed credits available through UMass Boston.

There is no registration fee.  There is, however, a $100 (nonrefundable) food (light breakfast, lunch, snacks) and beverage fee (receipts available).  Optional evening and pre-conference activity fees may also apply.

For more information and to register, please click here.

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