22 Feb 18
In this update:
- Early bird registrations now open for Involve, 13-15 August 2018
- Call for Applications to Present at Involve due next Wednesday 28 February
- Register now for our next Mentoring Skills (MentorPlus) workshop being held in Auckland, 22-23 May
- Places available for Theory of Change practitioners workshop being offered by the University of Auckland, Centre for Community Research and Evaluation, 8th March
- Local news: Conversations for Change - free resource for those who work with young people
- International news: Growth Mindset for Mentors toolkit now available.
Earlybird registrations are now open for Involve 2018!
Register before 7th May and get early bird discounts up to $100.
Click on the pic to for more information.
Involve is the largest national youth development conference in Aotearoa - it provides a space where the youth sector can come together to connect, share, learn, grow and celebrate our diversity and strengths.
Applications to Present at Involve 2018 due next Wednesday 28 February
Its not to late to submit an application to present at Involve 2018
. These are due next Wednesday 28 February. We'd love to hear from you if you've got a piece of learning or research, a framework or tool or reflection to share from your strengths based and rights based work with young people!
Auckland MentorPlus course, 22nd /23rd May - Register now!
Registrations are now open for our next MentorPlus course to be held in Auckland in May. The details are:
- Date: 22nd and 23rd May 2018
- Location: Rosepark Hotel, 92 Gladstone Road, Parnell
- Click here to register: Register online now
Comments from previous attendees:
"The workshop is really practical. It taught me how to talk with our mentees more effectively and ask the right questions."
"It gave me really useful activities that we can use with our mentees."
"I really enjoyed sharing korero with workmates and looking at the theory behind how we work with young people."
Places available for Theory of Change practitioners workshop - 8th March
The Centre for Community Research and Evaluation - Pūtahi Rangahau Ngātahi at the University of Auckland is hosting a practitioners’ workshop on the Theory of Change. The step-by-step and interactive demonstration of the process is designed to enable participants to leave feeling confident that they can implement the approach within their own organisations.
- Date: 8th March 2018
- Time: 10am - 1pm
- Venue: Kohia Centre, 78 Epsom Ave, Auckland
- Cost: $40 per person
- Click on the link for further information: CCRE-8 Marchevent1
Please feel free to print and share the attached flyer with your colleagues.
Local news: Conversations for Change - free resource for those who work with young people
The Conversations for Change resource has been created by Mind and Body Consultants, as part of the Like Minds, Like Mine programme which is managed by the Health Promotions Agency (HPA).
It is designed to reduce stigma and discrimination connected to mental distress and to increase social inclusion.
It contains comprehensive facilitator's guides to five group activities which challenge stigma and discrimination, and generate safe conversations about mental distress.
The resource aims to encourage young people to reach out for support, and to include and support each other. The activities are creative, lively, and easy to implement.
All resources are fully downloadable at rethink.org.nz/Conversationsforchange
International news: Growth Mindset for Mentors Toolkit
MENTOR (USA) has released the beta version of the Growth Mindset for Mentors Toolkit, developed in coordination with Stanford University’s PERTS Lab and City Year. This online resource shows mentors how to guide their mentees in developing perseverance, self-reflection, and positive decision-making. The Raikes Foundation supported this initiative to help create an online resource that applies the principles of Growth Mindset to mentoring relationships and shows mentors how to guide their mentees in developing perseverance, self-reflection, and positive decision-making by cultivating a growth mindset.
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Ngā mihi nui
New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network
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M: 027 520 2981