1MM: Mentoring Workshop, London [Venue TBC]

1MM: Mentoring Workshop, London [Venue TBC]
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Tue 21 January 2020
Tuesday 21 January 2020
5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

We are currently shortlisting hosts for this workshop.

If you're interested in supporting this or future workshops, or would like us to hold one on-site for your staff, please reach out!

One-to-one. One hour a month. One life changed

You are warmly invited to join this workshop by 1MM. We're looking for professionals who are 25yrs+, and working, retired, or on a career break, to mentor a young person for just 1hr per month for 6-12 months. Watch our video about the programme here.

Come prepared!

Registered attendees must sign up at www.1mm.org.uk for the short online training (appx. 1.5hrs only).

Essential Learning: This workshop will further build on skills, tools and techniques for effective mentoring, enabling you to develop and sustain positive mentoring relationships.

It is a valuable session for all mentors starting a mentor/mentee relationship. By the end of the session you will understand what is required in your role as a mentor, be able to apply a range of skills to support the development of your mentee, recognise  stages of the mentoring relationship and understand very importantly the limits and boundaries in a mentoring relationship. Watch our video about our training workshops here.

Networking & Q&A: You will network with a diverse group of like-minded volunteers in the 1MM community. The 1MM team will be there for any Q&A with regards to mentoring or the vision that we are all working towards. 

Refer a friend/ colleague: Schemes are often starting without being able to match all of their allocated young people, who then regrettably miss out. Now is a great time for you personally to get involved, but equally you can help change more lives by helping to raise awareness of the 1MM offer.

Together we can increase youth employability, support social action, help break down social barriers, and inspire a generation.

We look forward to meeting you!


One Million Mentors

Frequently Asked Questions

Why mentor a young person?

By connecting with young people at a crucial life stage, mentoring can raise their aspirations towards further education, the world of work or social action. Mentoring can be a catalyst for positive life choices and exceptional achievement, transforming a young person's future. Our ambition is to train, recruit and connect a million mentors to a million young people.

What do mentors do?

Mentors talk with a young person for 1hr per month, for up to 12 months to:

  • Inspire, support and encourage them to realise their potential

  • Raise aspirations towards further education and the world of work

  • Support with education, training and career choices

  • Encourage learning, promote self-reliance and facilitate reflection

  • Signpost them to other appropriate sources of support

Who developed the online training & workshop?

An experienced facilitator will deliver the workshop, that is part of the wider bespoke preparations that all mentors complete. This all has been developed by Sue Belgrave, a qualified coach, mentor and facilitator. Sue has run more than 100 large group interventions across all business sectors and specializes in participative ways of working. Formerly a Director for the Organisational Development Practitioner Programme for six years, Sue now runs her own consultancy businesses and acts as Head of Mentor Development for One Million Mentors.

When and where would I be volunteering?

We are currently working across East London, in Newham, Hackney and Tower Hamlets, and so we are looking for mentors who live or work locally. A list of opportunities will be shared, from which you can shortlist preferred schemes that you would like to be considered for. We liaise with mentor coordinators to inform them of your interest and reserve a mentee for the connection. Howver, only when training is complete can the connection be realised - so for the smooth management of young peoples' expectations, promptly completing the online training is extremely important.

Do I need to complete a criminal records check (DBS check) to take part?

It depends on the mentee (the young person you mentor). For any young person under 18, or anyone classed as a ‘vulnerable adult’, you will need a DBS check, which is the criminal records check undertaken by the Disclosure and Barring Service. Where needed, this check will be undertaken by the school, college or university and you’ll be given information about this once accepted to an opportunity.

I already have a DBS certificate - can I use this if required?

If you have registered on the DBS Update service, you will need to provide your DBS certificate number and a photo ID (such as driving license or passport). With your permission, the school can then check that the DBS is valid – this can be completed in a few minutes by verifying your status online.

Other questions and queries:

If you have any questions or queries, the One Million Mentors team will be more than happy to help. Please email us on enquiries@onemillionmentors.org.uk.

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