21/01/2019 : Free Mentor Workshop One Million Mentors Coventry

Free Mentor Workshop with One Million Mentors, Coventry

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Free Mentor Workshop One Million Mentors Coventry

You are warmly invited to join our free Mentor Training Session with One Million Mentors, as part of the Mayor's Mentors initiative. We're looking for professionals who are over 25yrs or retired, to mentor a young person for just 1 hour per month for 6 - 12 months. Watch our video about the programme here. This is an interactive workshop, so please come prepared. Please sign up at www.onemillionmentors.org.uk, and any progress with the training there will be helpful. This workshop will further build on skills, tools and techniques for effective mentoring, enabling you to build, develop and sustain positive mentoring relationships and is a valuable session for all mentors starting a mentor/mentee relationship. By the end of the session you will understand what is required of you in your role as a mentor, be able to apply a range of mentoring skills to support the development of your mentee, recognise the stages of the mentoring relationship and understand the limits and boundaries in the mentoring relationship.

Watch our video about our training workshops here.  With several programmes beginning in January in Coventry and seeking mentors, with more soon to start, now is a great time to get involved. Together we can increase youth employability, support social action, help break down social barriers and inspire a generation. Looking forward to meeting you at the training One Million Mentors ______________________________________________________ FAQs:   Why mentor a young person? By connecting with young people at a crucial life stage, mentoring can raise their aspirations towards further education, the world of work or social action. Mentoring can be a catalyst for positive life choices and exceptional achievement, transforming a young person's future. Our ambition is to train, recruit and connect a million mentors to a million young people.
  What do mentors do? Mentors talk with a young person for 1hr per month, for up to 12 months to: Inspire, support and encourage them to realise their potential Raise aspirations towards further education and the world of work Support with education, training and career choices  Encourage learning, promote self-reliance and facilitate reflection Signpost them to other appropriate sources of support   Who will run the training session? This training session will be run by Sue Belgrave, a qualified coach, mentor and facilitator. Sue has run more than 100 large group interventions across all business sectors and specializes in participative ways of working. Formerly a Director for the Organisational Development Practitioner Programme for six years, Sue now runs her own consultancy businesses and acts as Mentor and Organisation Development Lead at One Million Mentors.
The One Million Mentors team will of course be there too.   When and where would I be volunteering? We are expanding across Birmingham, Coventry, and Wolverhampton, so we are looking for mentors who live or work locally. Once training is complete, you select an opportunity that suits your location & schedule. In Coventry, we currently have opportunities to begin in January available at: Coventry College Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber Training Company Lyng Hall School Do I need to complete a criminal records check (DBS check) to take part? It depends on the mentee (the young person you mentor). For any young person under 18, or anyone classed as a ‘vulnerable adult’, you will need a DBS check, which is the criminal records check undertaken by the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Where needed, this check will be undertaken by the school, college or university and you’ll be given information about this once accepted to an opportunity. I already have a DBS certificate - can I use this if required? If you have registered on the DBS Update service, you will need to provide your DBS certificate number and a photo ID (such as driving license or passport). With your permission, the school can then check that the DBS is valid – this can be completed in a few minutes by verifying your status online. Other questions and queries: If you have any questions or queries, the One Million Mentors team will be more than happy to help. Please email us on [email protected] _______________________________________________________  Getting there: Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber Training, Commerce House, 123 St Nicholas Street, Radford, Coventry, CV1 4FD Google maps link: here Arriving by car: From the city centre, take Exit 9 off the ring road Take B4098 signposted Radford After 300 mtrs, turn right at first set of traffic lights Road bends sharp left As road bends sharp right (Hotel on right) go straight on Chamber Training is at the bottom on the left Parking:  Free parking spaces at the front and back of the building.
Additionally, street parking is available on nearby roads. Public Transport: Approx 20-30 minutes by bus from Coventry train station.  Services 16, 16A, 17B & 735 stop 2 minutes walk away. You may find the following links useful when planning your journey by public transport: Coventry City Centre public transport map Coventry surrounding area public transport map Network West Midlands Journey Planner

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