Learnings from the Circle Project with Stacey Dakin

Learnings from the Circle Project with Stacey Dakin – Episode 23

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AMP Learning Day 2018: Learnings from the Circle Project with Stacey Dakin Join us as Stacey Dakin, the Circle Project Manager, leads us through a presentation on program design, training considerations and program evaluation. Originally titled, “Mentoring for Change, Mentoring for Good”, the Circle Project is a partnership between BBBSC and three member agencies, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand …

Data Strategies to Improve Collective Outcomes with Jason Lau

Data Strategies to Improve Collective Outcomes with Jason Lau – Episode 22

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AMP Learning Day 2018: Data Strategies to Improve Collective Outcomes with Jason Lau Data Strategies to Improve Collective Outcomes: This presentation is an introduction to the Secondary Analysis to Generate Evidence (SAGE) initiative and overview of preliminary results from a survey we are sending out to get a better understanding of community organizations’ current practices and needs related to data …

Better Grants, Better Evaluations with Terri Dauter

Better Grants, Better Evaluations With Terri Dauter – Episode 21

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AMP Learning Day 2018: Better Grants, Better Evaluations With Terri Dauter How can you build evaluation processes into your work? This project targets marginalized and behaviorally challenged youth who are at risk of dropping out of school, perpetuating familial and social cycles of poverty, sexual abuse, violence, addiction and mental illness by building capacity through healthy relationships. While we didn’t …

Episode 20 AMP Learning Day 2018 - MentoringMinute Podcast

The Alberta Mentoring Partnership Learning Day 2018 – Episode 20

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AMP Learning Day 2018 While we didn’t host a National Mentoring Symposium in 2018, the Alberta Mentoring Partnership in conjunction with the Faculty of Extension (U of A) and the Community University Partnership were excited to host AMP Learning Day 2018! A learning day specifically themed around research, evaluation, and knowledge mobilization— with a focus on tangible, pragmatic tactics you …

MentoringMinute July 2018 | Looking for Free Mentoring Summer School?

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Looking for Free Mentoring Summer School? Looking to spice up your mentoring PD this summer? The AMP has a ton of resources to help you and your mentoring programs be the best they can be, including a Research Portal, informational webinars targeted to mentoring professionals, podcasts, mentoring program toolkits and much more: Visit our Research Portal for a selection of …

Nerd’s Corner A Short Guide to Evaluative Thinking - MentoringMinute Podcast

Nerd’s Corner: A Short Guide to Evaluative Thinking – Episode 19

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Nerd’s Corner: A Short Guide to Evaluative Thinking: Jason Daniels joins us from the Evaluation Capacity Network and the Community University Partnership to share with us all about how we can use evaluative thinking in our work to improve our programs, policies and practices to enhance positive outcomes for children and youth. Click here to listen to the podcast! Download …

Episode 18 - Corporate Mentoring in Action

Corporate Mentoring in Action – Episode 18

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Corporate mentoring in action: Building a happier, more productive workplace through a youth mentoring program partnership: How much does your department or company spend annually on corporate professional development? How often does your church or union lament declining member engagement or employee satisfaction at work? How often have you wanted to “give back” to the community at work beyond a …

Episode 17 - Expanding the Circle into Alberta

The Aboriginal/Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program: Expanding the Circle into Alberta – Episode 17

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This Podcast describes the Aboriginal/Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program (A/IYMP). A/IYMP is a 20-week, peer-led afterschool program delivered by Indigenous high school students for their younger elementary-aged peers. A/IYMP promotes wellness, resiliency, and overall positive mental health, including Mino-Bimaadiziwin (the way of the good life). This after-school health promotion program is informed by Indigenous worldviews and practices. It builds on the …

Episode 16 - The Importance of Bridging Research and Practice in Youth Mentoring

“Placing a Better Bet”: The Importance of Bridging Research and Practice in Youth Mentoring – Episode 16

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Youth mentoring programs are continuously looking to improve the services they offer and the outcomes they produce, but it can be hard to know where to begin with program improvement efforts. And while most mentoring programs strive to be “evidence-based,” it is often unclear what that means, let alone how to go about collecting data that proves it. This webinar …