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Mentor Class Agenda

Mentor Training Agenda

Location:
DuPage African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church
4300 Yackley Ave.
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 969-9800
www.dupageamec.org

Saturday, September 27 
8:45 - 9:00 AM SIGN IN / Coffee
9:00 - 9:40 AM Welcome
  • Greeting
  • Housekeeping
  • Review of day’s proceedings
  • How to use training manuals/client packet information
  • Introduction to Bridge staff
  • Confidentiality
  • Poverty, wages and employment analysis in DuPage County
9:40 - 10:30 AM

Bridge Service Team

  • Role of Employment Services
  • Intake, Interview and Referral Process
10:30 - 10:45 AM BREAK
10:45 - 11:35 AM Bridge Service Team, continued
  • Role of Case Manager, Contracts/First Steps
  • Role of Children's Services
  • Role of Education Services
11:35 - 11:55 AM Mentor Role and Expectations about Mentoring
  • Role of Mentor
  • Discuss what expectations new mentors might have about mentoring
11:55 AM - 12:40 PM

LUNCH

12:40 - 1:25 PM Mentor Panel
1:25 - 1:45 PM Listening and Communication Skill Development
1:45 - 2:15 PM Goal Setting
2:15 - 2:45 PM Group Assignment /Activity
2:25 - 3:20 PM Group Sharing
3:20 - 3:30 PM

Wrap Up /Distribute Evaluation for Week One / Overview of Next Week

  • Overview of next training date
  • Homework Assignment

Saturday, October 11

8:45 - 9:00 AM SIGN IN / Coffee
9:00 - 9:05 AM Welcome
  • Greeting
  • Housekeeping
  • Review of day’s proceedings
  • Reading--"Why Are We Here"
  • Mentor University announcements
9:05 - 9:45 AM Client Issues - How to Help
9:45 - 10:45 AM Money Management
  • Homework Assignment from Week One
  • Budgeting
  • Strategies of what to do when there is not enough money
10:45 - 11:00 AM BREAK
11:00 - 11:55 AM

Client Panel

11:55 AM - 12:40 PM LUNCH (provided on-site by Bridge)
12:40 - 1:25 PM Understanding Credit and Credit Reports
1:25 - 1:35 PM BREAK
1:35 - 2:15 PM Debt Repayment Strategies
2:15 - 2:35 PM Housing Options for Families Leaving Transitional Housing
2:35 - 2:55 PM Bridge History and Mentor's Journey
2:55 - 3:25 PM Distribute Evaluation for Week Two, Wrap Up, Closing Ceremony

Register online for Mentor Training.  If you have additional questions, please email yesenia.sanchez@bridgecommunities.org.