Mentoring Skills Training
Training for Supporting Young Leaders (ASDAN accredited Mentoring Scheme)
Theme: Supporting new and young leaders through mentoring - providing skills and tools to allow you to mentor young people who are taking on roles of greater responsibility and leadership in Woodcraft Folk
Age restriction:14 +
Cost: FREE (travel fully expensed, lunch provided).
Number of places:18
This is an opportunity to learn more about the role of being a mentor. To become equipped with the skills and knowledge to mentor a young person or group of young people who would value your support. These young people might be doing anything from organising the food at a summer camp or campaigning on local issues to running activities for peers at their local youth group. The emphasis is supporting young people in new roles who have taken on greater responsibility or who are in leadership positions.
Everyone joining the Woodcraft Folk Mentoring Scheme is offered the opportunity to register for and, on fulfilling the necessary requirements, be awarded the ASDAN Peer Mentoring Award. (This formal aspect is not compulsory but a great way to recognise your achievement and a great addition to your CV if you are interested in working with young people).
Mentors will offer encouragement and support to their Mentees, providing them with opportunities to try new things and develop the confidence to take on new responsibilities. Mentoring has been widely used in other sectors but there are few examples of a scheme like this one where mentoring is about equality and intended to enhance access to participation. (see www.woodcraft.org.uk/mentoring for more information)
The course comprises of 4 interactive workshops sessions. These explore the aims and benefits of mentoring and develop participant's skills (such as communication, listening, being able to give feedback). During the course participants will create an online profile so they can be matched to young people by a member of the Woodcraft Folk staff team. The role involves a commitment of 3 – 12 months with mentors specifying how much time each week/month they have available to volunteer (it can be as little as 2 hours a month).
This course is designed to embed the necessary skills and knowledge to needed to work with young people in safe and confident ways that respect their desire to be increasingly responsible for their own programs.
How to apply
If you wish to participate, please complete the attached booking form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Deadline for applications July 12th 2012
Get in touch with Verity for more information: email@example.com.
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