The Youth Mentoring Network



May 2019 update

07 May 19

May 2019 update:

We have well and truly hit the ground running with our second series of the Sharing the Kaupapa workshops - Quality Relationships in Youth Mentoring. With just 5 workshops completed and 13 more to come, we have already had 160 people from 42 organisations participate so far. Check out the article below to find out more. 

May is a busy training month with 2 more Sharing the Kaupapa workshops - Christchurch/Ōtautahi next week (15th May) and Whanganui (29th May). There are plenty of places still available for both workshops so register online now. We also have our 2 day MentorPlus (Mentoring Skills) public workshop in Auckland on the 21st and 22nd May. All the details are included below. 

Sharing the Kaupapa 2: Quality Relationships in Youth Mentoring off to a great start

Tāmaki Makarau/ Auckland, Poneke/ Wellington, Otakou/Dunedin, Heretaunga/Hastings, Tūranga – nui-a-Kiwa/Gisborne.

5 workshops enjoyed, 13 more to go

It has been fun, it has been worthwhile, we have learnt new skills, we have made connections with others working as mentors and in youth development. We have learnt from Ross and Rod (our facilitators), we have learnt from the workshop material gathered from across the motu, we have learnt from each other. Experiences discussed, stories shared. Provoking some powerful thinking and reflection.

Over 160 people from 42 organisations (plus individuals) have participated in this workshop so far. It is a full-on day looking at making connections with young people, developing mentoring agreements, handling challenges and evaluating progress in the mentoring relationship. The workshop askes mentors to self- reflect on current practices and to seek new ideas through discussion. There is plenty of material to take home and refer to later.

Positive feedback suggests that the workshop is just what mentors need. NZYMN look forward to bringing the workshops to more locations in the North and South Islands.

Workshop fee: $35 inclusive GST and booking fee

Click here to find out more about the workshops: Workshop

Register online now for our May 2019 workshops

Christchurch Workshop

Date: Wednesday 15th May 2019 | Location: Ngā Hau e Whā National Marae, 250 Pages Rd, Wainoni, Christchurch

Book online now

Whanganui Workshop

Date: Wednesday 29th May 2019 | Location: The Avenue Kingsgate Hotel, 379 Victoria Ave, Whanganui

Book online now

2019 - 2020 Sharing the Kaupapa Workshop Schedule

workshop schedule - flyer

Auckland MentorPlus course, 21st & 22nd May 2019 - Just 3 places left!

Our 2 day Mentor Plus (mentoring skills) workshop is very popular with people working with young people, who need to add a mentoring dimension to their role. We have 2 public workshops scheduled this year. Registrations are now open for our May workshop. The details are:

Date: 21st and 22nd May 2019

Location:  Rosepark Hotel, 92 Gladstone Road, Parnell

Click here to register: Register online now

Course fee: $380 plus GST (discounts offered when sending more than one person from your organisation)

During the two day course attendees will learn key skills in:

  • An introduction to youth mentoring
  • communicating effectively with a young person
  • managing risk & behaviour when working with a young person
  • helping young people explore their identity and culture, and
  • assisting personal development


Please pass this e-newsletter on to others in your community who work with young people and have an interest in mentoring and like our facebook page to keep up to date.

Ngā mihi nui

Joy Eaton and the NZYMN team

New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network
PO Box 99726 Newmarket
M: 021 468 851


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