CalibreMinds Mentoring Workshop
This course guide provides everything you need to know to participate in life-long learning. This programme, which targets mentor’s has been designed, specifically to develop planned relationships with young people who are experiencing difficulties but who have no obvious natural mentors. In order to meet this particular objective, this course has been structured in eight (8) different modules.
1. Introduction to life coaching
2. Understanding the need
3. Communicating with the young
4. Understanding diversity
5. Working on self awareness and Developing self esteem
6. Managing challenging situations
7. Prepping for the future
8. Evaluating the experience
Through this workshop, are aim is to empower you as an individual to become a strong capable mentor.
Course Leader/ Co-ordinator:
Dean Alfred, Director CalibreMinds
"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person." - Mother Teresa
“Mentoring is a one-to-one, non-judgemental relationship in which an individual mentor voluntarily gives time to support and encourage another. This relationship is typically developed at a time of transition in the mentee’s life, and lasts for a significant and sustained period.” (Home Office)
The Mentoring Programme
A programme designed to educate, train and inspire professionals and people from the local community to Mentor, befriend and support young people from the local community.
To meet a young person who has expressed an interest in having volunteer mentor. The time commitment will be approximately one hour per week over around 6 months. You will help the young person develop aspirations, identify obstacles to progression and help them to set and work towards achievable goals.
Ideally, you will be a warm confident and enthusiastic person with plenty of maturity who is able to motivate and encourage another.
Supported by: CalibreMinds and The Bishopgate Institute.
1. Participate in training to prepare you for the role.
2. Be able to commit around 1-2 hours a week for around six months.
3. Meet with your mentee at agreed time and place.
4. Build trust and rapport with your mentee
5. Help your mentee to identify their goals.
6. Be able to encourage and motivate your mentee
7. Be able to provide constructive and positive feedback
8. Use initiative to identify and access relevant resources.
9. Keep a record of meetings
10. Maintain regular communications with project co-ordinators.
11. Participate in mentor support sessions when possible and programme evaluations.
What we are looking for:
1. You have work/life experience that you can draw upon to help a young person improve their chances of completing their secondary education
2. You have excellent listening and communication skills.
3. You are able to encourage and motivate a young person to achieve their goals.
4. You have a confident, positive and friendly persona and you are able to instil confidence in others.
5. You are able to put the agenda of others before your own
6. You can offer non-judgemental attitude to other people’s problems.
7. You will have the ability to get on with on with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
7x training sessions of 2 hours each.
Actual mentoring approximately 1-2 hours a week for up to six months
Training and Support
Volunteers will receive training to prepare you for the role, ongoing support from CalibreMinds.
We will ask you to complete a Mentoring Project Application Form and invite you to an introductory meeting to assess whether you are suitable for this role and whether the role is suited to you. If suitable, the next steps involve attending the training, taking up references and criminal records check and ensuring the best match between mentor and mentee.
Criminal Records Checks