The Youth Mentoring Network



September Youth Mentoring Update

01 Sep 15


Listen to Professor Michael J. Karcher’s Auckland presentation 


We were delighted to host Professor Michael Karcher, Unversity of Texas, leading United States mentoring researcher and co-editor of both editions of the Handbook of Youth Mentoring, recently.

We took the opportunity to record Professor Karcher's address and have included the link to the recording.  It is just over an hour long and finishes just before a video clip he used from the Kung Fu Panda movie which depicts the need as a mentor to ‘trust the process - it is not about trying to fix the young person’.

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Christchurch and Auckland MentorPlus courses - registrations now open

Registrations for our remaining two MentorPlus (mentoring skills) workshops for 2015 are now open and places are filling quickly. The details are: 


Date: 19 and 20 October 2015

Location: Pavilions Hotel, 42 Papanui Road, Christchurch


Date: 23 and 24 November 2015

Location: Rosepark Hotel, 92 Gladstone Road, Parnell

For further details

Mentoring Matters workshop - 9 and 10 November

Our annual Mentoring Matters workshop is to be held in Auckland. The details are:

Date: 9 and 10 November 2015

Location: Parnell Rosepark Hotel, 92 Gladstone Road

Course fee: $450 plus GST

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Guide to Effective Practice in Youth Mentoring New Zealand, Edition 2 - Update

In our June e-newsletter we announced that we were about to get underway with a major refresh of our Guide to Effective Practice in Youth Mentoring NZ and invited people to be part of an advisory group to review and provide feedback on the publication as it develops.

We are delighted with the response we have received and are pleased to advise we have an excellent cross section of representatives from mentoring providers, government agencies involved in mentoring, academic researchers and NZYMN trustees participating in the advisory group. 

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Zeal Tall Poppy 2015, 16 September 

One day, 10 speakers including Nigel Latta, Henare O'Keefe and Tiki Taane.  At Zeal Tall Poppy 2015, hear how local heroes are demonstrating social change in youth communities to astounding effects. Each session will include a story of inspiration, theory of change and application that you can take back to your own community. 

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September webinar - Cultural and Class Conflicts in Mentor-Mentee matches


MENTOR, The United States based National Mentoring Partnership facilitate's a monthly free Mentoring Webinar Series.

This month's webinar topic is:  Cultural and Class Conflicts in Mentor-Mentee Matches: Strategies for Mentoring Organizations and Professionals Thursday, 17 September, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM EDT. Click on the link to check out further details and to register for this.

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Save the date!  National Youth Mentoring Conference - 9 and 10 June 2016 

The NZ Youth Mentoring Network is pleased to announce the dates of our next National Youth Mentoring Conference. Please be sure to 'Save the date' in your diaries and further details will follow shortly. 

Date:  9 and 10 June 2016

Location:  Waipuna Conference Centre, Mt Wellington, Auckland

Please pass this e-newsletter on to others in your community who work with young people and have an interest in mentoring.  

Nicki Mcdonald_opt

Nicki McDonald

General Manager - New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network
PO Box 99726 Newmarket
M: 027 520 2981
P: 09 521 8240


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27 Oct 20:Youth Mentoring - Spring update
20 Jul 20:Youth Mentoring - July 2020 update
12 Dec 19:Seasons greetings from NZYMN
07 May 19:May 2019 update
06 Mar 19:March 2019 update
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09 Aug 18:August e-news
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09 Jul 18:July update
10 May 18:May e-news update
22 Feb 18:February e-news
19 Dec 17:Seasons greetings from the NZ Youth Mentoring Network
29 Aug 17:August e-news
06 Jul 17:July e-news
14 Jun 17:June e-news update
25 May 17:May e-news
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
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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!
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