Keynote speakers

Take a look at the presentations of the keynote speakers: prof. dr. Jean Rhodes (University of Massachusetts Boston), prof. dr. Nico van Yperen (University of Groningen) and dr. Jens Schneider (University of Osnabrück).

Keynote of prof. dr. Jean Rhodes

You can download the keynote PRESENTATION of prof. Rhodes here.
You can also take a look at the film recordings of the keynote, presented in two parts.

Keynote of prof. dr. Nico van Yperen

You can download the keynote PRESENTATION of prof. van Yperen here.
You can also take a look at the film recording of the keynote.

Keynote of dr. Jens Schneider

You can download the keynote PRESENTATION of dr. Schneider here.
You can also take a look at the film recording of the keynote.

Jean Rhodes

Short bio of prof. dr. Jean Rhodes

Jean Rhodes is the Frank L. Boyden Professor of Psychology and the Director of the MENTOR/UMass Boston Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring. Rhodes has devoted her career to understanding and advancing the role of intergenerational relationships in the social, educational, and career development of disadvantaged youth.
She has published three books (including Stand by Me: The risks and rewards of mentoring today's youth, Harvard University Press), four edited volumes, and over 100 chapters and peer-reviewed articles on the topics related to positive youth development, the transition to adulthood, and mentoring.
Rhodes is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and the Society for Research and Community Action, and was a Distinguished Fellow of the William T. Grant Foundation. She serves as Chair of the Research and Policy Council of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, is a member of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Connected Learning and sits on the advisory boards of several mentoring and policy organizations.

Nico van Yperen

prof. dr. Nico van Yperen

Prof. dr. Nico W. Van Yperen is a professor of psychology at the University of Groningen. He has published in many peer reviewed journals, such as Academy of Management Journal (AMJ), Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (JPSP), PLOS ONE, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (PSPB), Journal of Organizational Behavior (JOB), and European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology (EJWOP). His research focuses on motivation and talent development, and more specifically, on questions such as: Why and how are people motivated in work, sports, school, and other achievement settings? How can supervisors, mentors, coaches, and teachers stimulate subordinates’, athletes’, and children's talents and creativity? What are the factors that promote or hinder learning and achievement? What determines effective coaching and mentoring? Are older workers in particular effective mentors? Check his webpage for more information.

Jens Schneider

Dr. Jens Schneider

Dr. Jens Schneider is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) of the University of Osnabrück. He studied Anthropology in Hamburg and Ethnic Studies in Amsterdam. After his PhD at the University of Tübingen he spent the years 2001-2003 as a Post-doc at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From 2005 to 2010 he was one of two international coordinators of the TIES research project on the integration of the European second generation at the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) of the University of Amsterdam. In Osnabrück, he organized the “Pathways to Success”-research project on success careers in the Turkish second generation in Germany and still coordinates the European research consortium on success and labour market integration in the second generation.
His main research interest are ethnicity, nationalism, migration and education, and questions of identity formation in increasingly diverse societies. His practical work experience includes social work with unaccompanied minor refugees and the setting-up and direction of a student mentor program in Hamburg since ten years.


Chairman of the Summit Mr. Frank van Hout

Chairman of the summit on the 17th of March was Mr. Frank van Hout, member of the executive board of VET Friesland College.
Mr. van Hout was also chairman of the previous European Mentoring Summit in 2014.

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