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Mentor Training

Bridge Communities Initial Mentor Training

As a continuing component of our service to our Program Partners, Bridge Communities schedules mentor training two times per year - once in the spring and again in the fall.  Mentor training is required before assignment to work with a client family. In addition, a background check is conducted on each mentor before he or she can begin mentoring a Bridge family. Classes are held from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on select Saturdays.  Please note, this class has now been newly formatted to a one-day session, replacing the previous two-day class.

Dates: Saturday, Janaury 12, 2019
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (lunch will be provided)
Location:

Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Ln, Naperville, IL 60540

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Click here to register.
 Please e-mail rachel.benning@bridgecommunities.org for more information.


Mentor University

Continuing Education for Bridge Communities’ Mentors


Mentors are critical to the success of our client families, and Bridge aims to provide mentors with all the support and education needed to guide client families to success. Toward that end, Bridge Communities offers Mentor University, a series of workshops designed to build and strengthen key skills used in mentoring.

Upcoming Class:

The First 100 DaysStarting Strong, Staying Positive

Why do some clients succeed while some do not?

To explore this challenging question, please join us for The First 100 DaysStarting Strong, Staying Positive, a unique Mentor University session where we turn the mic over to you and your mentor peers. The focus of this special event will be on building rapport in the early days of the program to best set up clients for success.
We know that mentors want proven Best Practices— advice, tips, and tools from their extraordinary peers—to help their clients succeed. This forum will provide the setting for mentors to share these insights directly with each other.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Mentor University
The First 100 Days: Starting Strong, Staying Positive
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7-9 PM
City of Naperville Municipal Building
Meeting Room B
400 S. Eagle St.
Naperville, IL 60540  map
Parking is available in lower level of this building.

 

Please contact Vicky Joseph at vicky.joseph@bridgecommunities.org with questions. 

 
REGISTRATION FOR MENTOR UNIVERSITY IS REQUIRED
To register for Mentor University Continuing Education Classes, click here.

"As a mentor, I feel that I have received more than I have given...the goal of a mentor might be to help families find resources to further their education, get out of debt, and plan for the future, but one soon realizes that it is the social and emotional support that is most essential.  Being a mentor has taught me patience, compassion, and perseverance.  It has changed my definition of success and increased my gratitude toward family, friends and God."