What’s it all about?
Mentoring has become a popular way of working with children and adolescents (especially those from low socio-economic backgrounds) to improve their self-esteem and social, educational and employment prospects. This training will provide future mentors with the skills and knowledge to engage with young people to encourage more positive goals and outcomes for their futures.
Of course, mentoring is not restricted to working with young people, mentoring is also an important part of any workplace.
Clients will expand their understanding of the role of mentors and the long-term positive effects that can be achieved through the use of positive language and interaction. Using positive communication and listening skills have the flow-on effect of teaching others how to use these skills in their everyday lives.
The structure of this course ensures that clients not only learn the theories behind mentoring, it also allows them to put many of these theories into practice, for example, the use of positive listening skills or the importance of body language. Clients will work individually and as part of the group to discuss the content of the course, complete activities and share their own perspectives and life experiences.
This course is structured to run over one full day (approximately six hours with breaks).
Course costs are fully inclusive of all work materials which include: course work book, folder, exercise book and pens.
What we will cover…
- What is mentoring? The role and qualities of a good mentor, benefits for the mentee as well as the mentor.
- Respecting differences – what makes an individual who he or she is?
- Getting to know your mentee – the first meeting, body language, tone of voice and language used, active listening etc.
- Aboriginal Cultural Awareness – guest presenter.
- How people learn – different learning styles, positive learning experiences, creating menthe-focused activities.
- Setting and respecting boundaries, child protection and mandatory reporting.
- Icebreaker activities.
- Training summary and evaluation.
“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image,
but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”
– Steven Spielberg