Tag: training

Volunteer coaches as mentors: Tapping a natural resource
By February 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Volunteer coaches as mentors: Tapping a natural resource

Click above to listen to Mentoring U’s Micheline Mann engage in a lively conversation with Program Director of an innovative coaching program, Project Coach. by Jean Rhodes  This week, we introduce a new podcast that explores a great program, Project Coach, which uses an innovative “cascading mentoring” model to engage students as both coaches and mentees. Mentoring U’s Micheline Mann engages […]

From Supermarket Tomatoes to Apples: Aligning growth and quality through evidence
By December 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

From Supermarket Tomatoes to Apples: Aligning growth and quality through evidence

by Jean Rhodes In 2006, David DuBois and I wrote a report about the state of mentoring in which we likened aspects of the mentoring movement to supermarket tomatoes. As we argued, the field’s expansive growth goals in the 1990’s and early 2000’s had moved youth mentoring toward a mass production approach. That is, in […]

POLL: What are your mentoring program’s biggest professional development needs?

POLL: What are your mentoring program’s biggest professional development needs?

As a training and technical assistance provider, I’ve spent the better part of 16 years in mentoring helping programs shore up their weak spots. Sometimes that has to do with program practice, such as codifying staff tasks into an operations manual or revamping a recruitment campaign; other times it may be infrastructure related: a new […]

POLL: Vote on your favorite advice for new mentors

POLL: Vote on your favorite advice for new mentors

At the beginning of February we posted a forum topic on the best piece of advice for new mentors. This wound up being our most commented on, and shared, post on the Chronicle to date! Thank you to the many individuals who contributed ideas as to what was most important for a mentor to remember […]

FORUM: What’s the single best piece of advice for a new mentor you’ve ever heard?

FORUM: What’s the single best piece of advice for a new mentor you’ve ever heard?

Obviously, preparing brand new mentors for their role is one of the most important aspects of building great relationships and, ultimately, achieving program outcomes. Drs. Janis Kupersmidt and Jean Rhodes are in the process of evaluating their promising, new evidence-based training, which many programs have already praised for it’s clarity.  But other trainings are uneven […]

Program Corner: Enhancing Your Ability to Train Mentors through Technology
By December 24, 2012 Read More →

Program Corner: Enhancing Your Ability to Train Mentors through Technology

  In this post, I have asked Butch Schuck and Amy Steinhilber to comment on how technology has enhanced mentor training in the National Guard Youth Challenge Program (www.ngycp.org).  Butch Schuck serves as the Deputy Program Director for the National Challenge Institute – the training arm for the Youth Challenge program.  Amy Steinhilber is the […]

By August 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Mentoring Central

Mentoring Central is the first evidence-based training tool for volunteers. Developed by Janis Kupermidt and her team of researchers at iRT and Jean Rhodes, this web-based product enables follow the EEP with fidelity. Click here to visit Mentoring Central.

By August 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, Third Edition

Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, Third Edition MENTOR’s keystone publication on mentoring standards has been recently updated and released to include the latest research and practice wisdom available to help mentoring relationships thrive and endure. The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, Third Edition, was sponsored through a generous grant from The MetLife Foundation and, […]

Research Corner 1.0

Research Corner 1.0 is an archive of Jean Rhodes’ posts from the National Mentoring Partnership’s Research Corner series. Beginning in the early 1990’s, the articles were posted on mentoring.org with the goal of summarizing peer-reviewed articles as they pertained to a range of topics. Ethical Principles for Youth Mentoring Relationships (PDF), Research Corner.  Author: Jean Rhodes, […]