Sessions on 18th of March

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Elements of effective practice for mentoring

A cornerstone publication, the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring, of the National Mentoring Partnership in the US, details research-informed and practitioner-approved Standards for creating and sustaining quality youth mentoring programs and consequently, impactful mentoring relationships. The Fourth Edition, released in September 2015, reflects the most up-to-date research, practice, and thinking in the mentoring field. Download the PDF version here.
The session was lead by dr. Janis Kupersmidt, president and senior research scientist of Innovation Research & Training ("iRT")in the US, which she also founded in 1999. iRT's mission is to develop empirically validated assessment tools, such as a training of youth mentors. Dr. Kupersmidt is co-author of the Elements of effective practice for mentoring.
Presenter: dr. Janis Kupersmidt, iRT

European collaboration and European funding in mentoring

European collaboration: how does it work? What are recommendations from a policy and funding perspective? In the course of the Summit, some ideas might have risen about further collaboration and common innovation in the field of mentoring. This session offers you the chance to work on your concrete ideas and communicate them to others. The presenters take you through the process of getting started, and they give you the right tools to move on to a next level around the topic of mentoring. You can download the presentation here.
Presenters: coordinators of Tender Desk of NHL and Stenden Universities of Applied Sciences, ms Joanne Wolters, mr. Jan van der West and mr Melchior van Benthem

Student led Leadership and Mentoring

SLAM! Student Led Leadership and Mentoring – a practical introduction
£50,000 income per year, led by 18-21 year olds; in-built succession and leadership cascade peer learning and applicability to universities, schools, communities & social businesses – this is SLAM!’s in the UK, developed by Bridging to the Future. Young people and community leaders are enabled to initiate, lead, deliver and sustain innovative projects, programmes and enterprises for the long term benefit of the young people, communities, and organisations. SLAM! is a leadership development programme which focuses on building leadership, mentoring & enterprise capacity. Already working with over 2000 young people, SLAM! forms the basis of a bottom up approach to sustainable leadership and mentoring. SLAM! consists of practical coaching sessions, bespoke learning resources & development pathways, peer-led learning & teaching and live experience in real life scenarios. Young people develop their enterprise & leadership QEAS (qualities, experiences, attitudes and skills) to a level where they can cascade their learning to peers & further develop themselves.
Presenters: students of King Edward VI Five Ways students from England.

Leeuwarden Cultural Capital 2018

Leeuwarden is European Capital of Culture in 2018! A year full of cultural events and local experiences for our national and international visitors. The 2018-theme of “criss-crossing communities” evokes new encounters, combines and enforces creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
M.C. Esher, wooden shoes and Frisian delights all in one workshop? Join in for “criss-crossing communities in practice” and enroll now!
Presenters: mr. Jelle Burggraaff and mr. Bram Kruijt

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