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Invitation - Professor Renée Spencer - Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM)

20 Apr 17

In this update:

  • University of Auckland Seelye Fellow, Professor Renée Spencer will now present in Wellington and Auckland during her NZ visit
  • Palmerston North regional workshop on the new Guide to Youth Mentoring, 4 May 2017 - register online now
  • MentorPlus (mentoring skills) workshop, 23 & 24 May - places still available. 

University of Auckland Seelye Fellow, Professor Renée Spencer to present in Wellington and Auckland

We are delighted to announce that thanks to support from the Ministry of Youth Development and the Hon Nikki Kaye, Minister for Youth we are delighted to be able to bring Professor Renée Spencer to Wellington during her NZ visit. 

This changes (almost) everything: Youth Initiated Mentoring

Professor Spencer will speak about Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM), an innovative new approach in mentoring practice where young people are encouraged and supported to ask adults to be their mentors in formalised matches. This approach holds great potential to address a number of challenges faced by mentoring programmes such as volunteer recruitment and attrition and the low to modest effect sizes of mentoring particularly for high risk youth. Prof Spencer will present finds from two studies detailing the influence of YIM on the entire mentoring process, and implications for programme practices. 

These presentations will appeal to mentoring programme providers, youth development agency staff, educators, policy leaders from government and community agencies. 

They are free events however you will need to register to attend. The details are listed below. 


Invitation - Wellington presentation

Hon Nikki Kaye,

Minister for Youth

Warmly invites you to a presentation by

Seelye Fellow, Professor Renée Spencer

Monday 8 May, 2.30pm - 4.00pm

The Legislative Council Chamber, Parliament

Doors open at 2.00pm | Please allow 20 minutes to process through security.

RSVP: http://Profspencerwellington.eventbrite.co.nz

Event flyer: J000559 NZYMN YIM Invite Flyer


Invitation - Auckland presentation

The University of Auckland, Education and Social Work warmly invite you to a presentation by

Seelye Fellow, Professor Renée Spencer

 Tuesday 2 May 2017 | 5pm - Reception - refreshments provided | 6pm - 7.30pm - Presentation

Epsom Campus, Epsom Avenue, Auckland

Free parking at gate 2. 

RSVP: seelyefellow2017.eventbrite.co.nz

 Event flyer: Renee Spencer - 2017FINAL


Register now - Palmerston North Workshop on the new Youth Mentoring Guide, 4 May 2017

There are still plenty of places availabe for our next regional workshop being held in Palmerstion North on the 4 May 2017. These workshops are proving very popular with youth workers, educators, school counsellors, pastors, mentors, mentor programme providers, central and local government agency staff and community workers.

Click here to read more about the Guide. 

Venue:  Hancock Community House, 77-85 King Street, Palmerston North

Date: Thursday 4 May 2017

Time: 9.00am – 3.30pm (morning tea and lunch catered)

Registration fee: $35 inclusive GST and booking free. You will receive a copy of the new Guide and a comprehensive workbook 

Register and purchase your tickets to the workshop online now

To find out more about this workshop download the one page flyer   


MentorPlus (Mentoring skills) workshop, 23 & 24 May - register online now

There are places still available for our 2 day MentorPlus (Mentoring skills) workshop being held in Auckland:

Dates: 23 and 24 May 2017

Location: Parnell Rosepark Hotel, 92 Gladstone Road, Auckland

Register online now

find out more about this workshop


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Nicki Mcdonald_optNgā mihi nui

Nicki McDonald

New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network
PO Box 99726 Newmarket
M: 027 520 2981
E: nicki@youthmentoring.org.nz


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Newsletter Archives

20 Apr 17:Invitation - Professor Renée Spencer - Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM)
04 Apr 17:April e-news
02 Mar 17:Youth Mentoring news - March 2017
21 Dec 16:Happy holidays from the NZ Youth Mentoring Network
24 Nov 16:Regional workshops: new Youth Mentoring Guide - update
25 Oct 16:Registrations for Wellington & Auckland Regional workshops - now open
12 Oct 16:October update - Regional workshops on the new Youth Mentoring Guide
13 Sep 16:Regional workshops: new Youth Mentoring Guide - update
16 Aug 16:Regional workshops: new Youth Mentoring Guide - update
20 Jul 16:Youth Mentoring latest news - July 2016
07 Jun 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference - just 2 days left to register
31 May 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - final week to register
25 May 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - just 20 days to go
18 May 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - just 4 weeks away
12 May 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - just 5 weeks away
02 May 16:Youth Mentoring special one day conference, 14 June 2016
18 Dec 15:December 2015 update
01 Sep 15:September Youth Mentoring Update
23 Jun 15:June 2015 - Youth Mentoring update
17 Jun 15:Prof. Michael Karcher presentation - update
09 Jun 15:Prof. Karcher presentation - revised RSVP link
09 Jun 15:Invitation - Professor Michael J. Karcher - Mentoring the mentors
16 Apr 15:Youth Mentoring update - April 2015
10 Mar 15:Invitation - Distinguished visitor - Wellington and Auckland events
19 Feb 15:Invitation - Professor Zimmerman, Mentoring at risk Youth
17 Dec 14:December 2014 Update
26 Aug 14:Invitation to register your programme with the Youth Mentoring Network
23 May 14:May 2014 - Youth Mentoring News
22 Apr 14:MentorPlus workshop - Wellington 12 and 13 May - 3 places left!
11 Apr 14:Youth Mentoring April update
12 Mar 14:Festival of Education: Youth Mentoring sessions - places limited - register now
11 Mar 14:INVITATION: Festival of Education - Auckland and Christchurch
20 Dec 13:Seasons Greetings from the NZ Youth Mentoring Network
23 Oct 13:Youth Mentoring - October update
17 Sep 13:Youth Mentoring - September update
03 Sep 13:NZ Youth Mentoring Conference registrations close today!
28 Aug 13:National Youth Mentoring Conference - last chance to register
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14 Aug 13:2013 National Youth Mentoring Conference - special group discount
25 Jul 13:2013 Youth Mentoring Conference - Earlybird registration finishes 31 July
05 Jul 13:2013 Conference - programme and presenters confirmed
30 May 13:May update - 2013 New Zealand conference