The Youth Mentoring Network


Regional Workshops - 2016 Youth Mentoring Guide

Sharing the Kaupapa - Regional workshops on the new Youth Mentoring Safe and Effective Practice Guide

Thanks to funding support from The Tindall Foundation, the NZ Youth Mentoring Network is pleased to offer a series of regional workshops on the recently published 2nd edition of the Youth Mentoring Guide to Safe and Effective Practice.  

This edition has been updated with the latest research in effective youth mentoring practice, and the new safety checking and child protection policy guidelines introduced as part of the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014. Click here to read more about the Guide. 

Workshop purpose:

The revised Guide serves as a ready-reference manual, offering practical advice and guidance on how best to approach the provision of high-quality mentoring in day-to-day operations. The workshop will:

  • Introduce the Guide so that you can easily use it back in your work.
  • Build awareness of effective and safe practice in youth mentoring.
  • Meet with others in your region, learn together, and build stronger regional networks.

Who should attend?

Youth workers, educators, mentors, mentor programme providers, central and local government agency staff and community workers - people working with young people, helping them achieve positive outcomes and to reach their potential.

Registration fee

There is a small registration fee of $35 inclusive GST and booking fee. You will also receive a copy of the Guide and a comprehensive workbook to take away with you.

Note: Tickets are limited to 40 attendees per workshop.

2017 Workshop schedule

Dates and locations for the 2017 workshops are:

Region |  Centre  |  Date

Manawatu | Palmerston North | Thursday 4 May - registrations are now open 

Waikato | Hamilton | Wednesday 7 June - registrations opening soon

West Coast | Hotitika | Tuesday 20 June - registrations opening soon

Poverty Bay | Gisborne | Tuesday 4 July - registrations opening soon

Wellington | Wellington | Wednesday 26 July - registrations opening soon

Auckland | West Auckland | Tuesday 8 August  - registrations opening soon

Southland | Invercargill | Tuesday 22 August - registrations opening soon

Marlborough | Blenheim | Tuesday 12 September - registrations opening soon

Click on the relevant link below for further details on the workshop to be held in your region.

Workshop Programme

Time Session focus
9.00am - 9.30am  Registration desk opens
9.30am - 10.00am Mihi / Introductions / Workshop overview 
10.00 – 10.30am

Session one

Guide section 1 - Introduction to Mentoring
10.30 – 10.45am Morning tea
10.45 – 11.45am

Session two

Guide section 2 – Mentoring Maori and Pasifika youth

Guide section 3 - The mentoring relationship
11.45 – 12.30pm

 Session three

Guide section 4  – Programme development: - design and planning

12.30 – 1.15pm


1.15 – 1.45pm

 Session four

Guide section 4 continued – Programme evaluation

1.45 – 3.15pm

 Session five

Overview of Guide section 5– Core elements of effective practice.

This section of the workbook is designed for post-workshop follow-up.

3.15 – 3.30pm

 Reflection on the day and close