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Adopting a Mentoring Mindset

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  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, February 26, 2020
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $30 for non-YIPA members
  • 100% approval rating
  • Not a member? Annual membership is $99 for individuals or $250 for organizations. Join now or learn more.

Learners' Own Words

"Very good. Easy to understand - able to visualize the recommendations with the youth I work with. Mahalo!"

"I really valued the resources shared in this presentation."

"The content was helpful, relevant, and engaging. A lot of good insights on mentoring."

Your Training Description

It’s no secret young people need caring adults they can turn to for support and rely on as a mentor to provide guidance without judgement. However, too many young people don’t have that positive connection that a mentor offers. Without even one mentoring adult, young people are more likely to be impacted by risk factors that lead to negative outcomes.

No matter the type of youth work you do, whether you’re a formal mentor or not, adopting a mentoring mindset will bring about better outcomes. And with that mindset, you’ll be better equipped to go beyond building resilience to beginning to address structural challenges faced by the young people you serve.

Explore what it means to adopt a mentoring mindset to enhance your youth work. You’ll learn about the Developmental Relationships Framework and how to make the most of a mentoring mindset. By understanding the characteristics of effective mentors, you’ll be able to create and support quality relationships with youth. You’ll also learn how Critical Mentoring is advancing the mentoring field forward to raise youth voice and address structural challenges that impact young people.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Be able to identify different types of mentoring relationships and their purpose
  • Understand the 5 elements of Developmental Relationships and explore how they can enhance mentoring relationships
  • Learn how “Critical Mentoring” and “Youth Voice” are informing the field of mentoring
  • Gain actionable strategies to become a more effective mentor in any type of youth work

Your Trainer

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Hillary Lamberty is the Manager of Enrollment and Matching for the Community-Based Program at Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities. As a licensed social worker, she fosters a strengths-based empowerment approach and authentic relationships in all of her work with families, youth, and volunteers. Having worked in Minnesota public schools and internationally in higher education, she brings a global and inclusive perspective to the innovation and success of her team. Hillary holds a Master of Community Practice Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota, with a focus on community organization and advocacy; and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Winona State University. She loves a good joke and lives with her husband and their three beautiful goldfish in Apple Valley, MN.

Your Competency Focus Area

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Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: YOUTH DEVELOPMENT.

Strengthen your commitment to implement positive youth development strategies, understand development channels, and support youth through developmental changes.

Your Training Details

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, February 26, 2020
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $30 for non-YIPA members
  • 100% approval rating
  • Not a member? Annual membership is $99 for individuals or $250 for organizations. Join now or learn more.
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