Supporting volunteers to effectively mentor young people begins with initial and on-going training. To support organizations in providing quality, standardized training, AMP has developed an online training program for mentors. It is most beneficial if mentors participate in these trainings before they are matched. Additional in-person and/or program specific training may be required. These trainings provide a foundation of knowledge that you can build upon.
Other Mentorship Training Tools
Further to the AMP online mentor / mentee training are several other useful training tools that can be found below. You can use the Teen Mentor Training Event Toolkit to host your very own teen mentor training event using the included in the toolkits 7-step framework. Also included is a Guide for Training New Mentors and the Building Relationships Guide for New Mentors.
Online Mentor Training
The course introduces mentors to the core concepts of mentoring and what it means to be a mentor. The program includes 5 modules and a quiz to test understanding:
- The basics of mentoring
- The importance of mentoring
- The role of the mentor,
- What kind of support you can expect from your mentoring program.
- You will also be introduced to the dynamics of building a positive mentoring relationship.
To use the Alberta Mentoring Partnership’s online ‘Orientation for Mentors” course as a part of your mentoring organizations training, please first apply to become an Alberta Mentoring Partnership partner. If you are already a partner with us, then please contact us and request to have your organization added to the list of availabl organization volunter mntors can sign up under — this enables your organization to track who does the training under them.
Getting Started – Online Mentor Training
Please download our Getting Started – Mentor Training manual to learn how you and your mentoring organization or school can use the Online Mentor Training.
please contact us. If you are a partner with us, we can add your organization or school to the list of available organizations to have Mentors / Mentees sign-up to train under – this includes the capability for your organization to view user reports for your volunteers.
Want to try the Training out?
If you simply want to do the training and are not currently volunteering for any particular organizationm then you are freely able to by visiting http://moodle.albertamentors.ca/ and creating a new account. When creating a new account simply select “Othr Authorized User” as your organization on the account creation screen.
Online Mentee Trainining
The Alberta Mentorship Partnership has worked with mentees, mentors and parents to develop a short orientation to your mentorship experience – for both kids and parents. The course, which can be used in group, school and one-on-one settings, provides an overview of some of the core concepts of being a mentee, including:
- What is a Mentor? What is a Mentee?
- Getting to Know your Mentor
- Let’s Be Safe and have Good Boundaries
- My Strengths
- All About me
Note: For Mentoring Organizations signing up a large group of participants:
- Mentoring organizations may send the first and last names of each participant to AMP prior to your training session and an account will be created for each mentee.
- If your organization is not already included in the list of available organizations contact us and ask to be added to the list.
- Prompt your mentee groups to sign up under your organization name – you may then track each mentees progress by logging in under your admin account, entering the Orientation for Mentees course and clicking on the user report.
To access the Alberta Mentoring Partnership’s online ‘Orientation for Mentees” course please contact us. If you are a partner with us, we can add your organization or school to the list of available organizations to have Mentors / Mentees sign-up to train under – this includes the capability for your organization to view user reports for your volunteers.
Get Started Using the Online Mentee Training
Other Mentorship Training Tools
Download: Guide (external) | Training New Mentors