MENTOR North Carolina provides a range of capacity building efforts to help mentoring agencies incorporate or enhance quality mentoring practices that lead to long term sustainability.
Trainings & Presentations
Research indicates that training is a critical step for mentoring programs to enhance the quality and sustainability of mentoring relationships. Below is a list of our current offerings designed to inform and strengthen programs and relationships:
- Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring
- Mentoring Youth Impacted by Opioid Use and Misuse
- Essentials for Boys and Young Men of Color
- Leveraging Mentoring for Racial Equity and Social Justice
- Applying Personality Type in Coaching, Leadership Development, and Team Development
- Psychological Type and Emotional Intelligence
- Building the Foundation (New Mentor Training)
- Establishing and Maintaining Boundaries
- Effective Communication in the Mentor/Mentee Relationship Cycle
- Exploring Identity and Its Impact on the Mentor/Mentee Relationship
- In-house custom mentoring training (mentors, mentees, staff)
MENTOR North Carolina is the state’s Lead Technical Assistance Agency as part of the National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC) with the capability to offer free consulting/technical assistance to mentoring programs based on the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring (EEPM) 4th Edition. For qualifying programs, MENTOR North Carolina can deploy a consultant to work with your program for no cost to support process improvement, program design, and implementation of the EEPM). The NMRC provides free specific program practices based on their individual needs.
To take advantage of this opportunity, complete a short Technical Assistance Request for your program on the NMRC website. The NMRC sends your request to the closest MENTOR Affiliate to review your application, complete an exploratory phone call, and begin working with you on your program related needs.
Some recent examples of technical assistance provided to mentoring programs include:
- Development and revision of mentoring training materials
- Guidance and consultation on mentor recruitment plans and strategies
- Analysis of mentor screening processes
- Analysis of match support processes
- In-depth evaluation planning
Is TA a good fit for my organization?
If you are considering applying for TA but are wondering if your organization is a good fit, please consider the following questions:
- Are you a new mentoring organization in need of program support that aligns with best practices?
- Are you an established mentoring program that wants to improve one or more aspects of your program?
- Are you an established mentoring program that wants support as you begin expanding to serve a new population or offering a new program model?
- Are you an established mentoring program going through a period of staff transition or other major programmatic/organizational change?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then your mentoring program can benefit from TA.
For more information, contact Bud Lavery (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of Technical Assistance and Leadership Development.