On March 20, 2014 an international mentoring conference took place, organized by the Mentor Program Friesland.
The reason was the growing demand for content and experience exchange in the Netherlands and Europe. Throughout the day, speakers and experts shared their views and knowledge on mentoring for young people. The Congress offered state-of-the-art research and success strategies of the mentor methodology.
ProgrammeThe grand opening of the conference was done by Mr. Ir RC van der Giessen , director of the Orange Fund. He outlined the role and relevance of mentoring in the Netherlands. Prof. Dr. Jean E. Rhodes and Dr. Frans Meijers were keynote speakers of the day and gave a broad vision of mentoring, based on years of experience and research. Our special guest was Mr. Amos Carmeli, founder of Perach International.
Senior researcher at the University of Groningen, Dr . Menno Vos presented the results of a large study in Friesland, the long term effects of mentoring for young people, and the connection with business. During the workshops , various organizations showed their experience and knowledge of mentoring to all interested parties on the knowledge market.
Chairman was Mr. F. Van Hout, a member of the Executive Board of the Friesland College.
Language of the conference's plenary parts was English. The parallel sessions were both Dutch and English.