The Youth Mentoring Network

Professional Development

Sharing the Kaupapa Workshops

SHARING THE KAUPAPA 3 Whai Wāhitanga: Active Youth Participation in Mentoring

Following two successful series of Sharing the Kaupapa workshops, we're desiging a brand new workshop about Whai Wāhitanga: Active Youth Participation in Mentoring.

SERIES 1: provided an Introduction to the Guide to Effective and Safe Practices in Youth Mentoring in Aotearoa

SERIES 2: focused on Quality Relationships in Youth Mentoring

We visited 18 regional centres from Kaitaia to Invercargill for both series, and the feedback was extremely positive. You asked for more and you asked us to return to your regions. So now we're designing a brand new workshop based on your desire to learn more about mentoring.

SERIES 3: Workshop Objectives

  • Learn more about effective mentoring, with a particular focus on the unique perspective of young people.
  • Practise what we preach and involve young people in training others about youth mentoring.
  • Support young people to share their experiences in mentoring.
  • Consider what helps and hinders young people engaging in mentoring.
  • Understand and enable the conditions of real youth participation (what needs to be in place).
  • Become familiar with relevant models and frameworks, starting with mātauranga Māori and locating ourselves in a global context.
  • Reflect on your own, and your organisation’s capacity to involve young people in decisions that affect them.
  • Develop specialised skills, in mentors and mentoring organisations, that encourage and support youth participation in decision making.
  • Strengthen regional and national networks in the well-established youth mentoring community.

SERIES 3: Workshop content and structure 

  1. Understanding Whai Wāhitanga in mentoring.
  2. Thinking through models of participation including indigenous approaches and Wierenga’s Star.
  3. Hearing the voice of young people in mentoring.
  4. Exploring 7 pointers for practice: a process for supporting participation.
  5. Using a new reflective tool.

REGISTER NOW - Kaitaia, Tuesday 28 June 2022

Registrations are now open for our workshop to be held in Kaitaia. The details are:  

Date:  Tuesday 28 June
Location:  Far North Reap, 33 Puckey Avenue, Kaitaia 0441, New Zealand
Start time:  9.00am (registration desk opens at 8.30am)
Finish time:  4.00pm
Registration fee:  $50 inclusive GST and booking fee (to cover resource costs and catering)
You will also receive a comprehensive workbook
Places available:  this workshop is limited to 20 participants so be sure to register early so you don't miss out.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW AT: https://events.humanitix.com/sharing-the-kaupapa-3-kaitaia-28-june-2022

To find out more about the workshop download the workshop flyer: Workshop location flyer_Kaitaia

REGISTER NOW - Nelson, 29 June 2022

Registrations are now open for our workshop to be held in Nelson. The details are:  

Date:  Wednesday 29 June 2022
Location:  The Beachcomber Hotel, 23 Beach Road, Tāhunanui, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Start time:  9.00am (registration desk opens at 8.30am)
Finish time:  4.00pm
Registration fee:  $50 inclusive GST and booking fee (to cover resource costs and catering)
You will also receive a comprehensive workbook
Places available:  this workshop is limited to 20 participants so be sure to register early so you don't miss out.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW AT: https://events.humanitix.com/sharing-the-kaupapa-3-nelson-29-june-2022

To find out more about the workshop download the workshop flyer: Workshop location flyer_Nelson

Future workshop locations

As details for each workshop are confirmed we will open registrations for them.  In the meantime here is a list of the regional locations where we are planning to hold a workshop:

- Kaitaia

- Whangarei

- Hamilton

- Tauranga

- Rotorua

- New Plymouth

- Palmerston North

- Gisborne

- Hastings

- Wellington

- Nelson

- Christchurch

- Dunedin

- Invercargill

- Hokitika 


 

 

Quality Relationships in Youth Mentoring - download a copy of the full workbook

We are pleased to be able to make an electronic copy of the full workbook from our Sharing the Kaupapa - Quality Relationships in Youth Mentoring available free of charge.

We delivered 18 of these workshops around the country over the last 18 months with over 450 people attending. They have been incredibily well received. Thank you to Rod Baxter and Ross McCook our 2 facilitators for the tremendous work you have done delivering these.

It was really disappointing to have to cancel our last workshop which was to be held in Invercargill on the 25th March 2020 due to the CoVid 19 outbreak. Hopefully we will be able to reschedule this at a later date but in the meantime we thought it would be helpful to make the workbook available for people to access.

Click on this link here.  Sharing the Kaupapa Workshop Booklet Series Two